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Bump, Flock apps to be discontinued

Published on Jan 2, 2014 8:46 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Smartphone file-sharing apps Bump and Flock have announced that they will be discontinued at the end of January.

United States (US) Internet giant Google bought the Bump Technologies start-up behind the apps in September for a deal reportedly worth between US$30 million (S$38 million) and US$60 million.

"We are now deeply focused on our new projects within Google, and we've decided to discontinue Bump and Flock," Bump co-founder and chief executive David Lieb wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

On Jan 31, Bump and Flock will be removed from both the App Store and Google Play, after which neither app will work and all user data will be deleted.

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