Google purchases Toronto-based BumpTop

Posted by Rob Lewis

Toronto-based Bump Technologies, who make the popular BumpTop product, is now part of the Google family.

The maker of an innovative 3D user interface made the announcement earlier today on its website.  In fact, that's all there is on their website.  There are no more links.  Here's the announcement

More than three years ago, we set out to completely change the way people use their desktops. We're very grateful for all your support over that time — not just financially but also through all the encouraging messages from people who found BumpTop inspiring, useful, and just downright fun.

Today, we have a big announcement to make: we're excited to announce that we've been acquired by Google! This means that BumpTop (for both Windows and Mac) will no longer be available for sale. Additionally, no updates to the products are planned.

According to the Wellington Financial Blog, the deal looks to be in the $30-$40 million range.

Company:
Google
Website:
http://www.google.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's largest search engine --... more

Company:
Bump Technologies Inc.
Website:
http://www.bumptop.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bump Technologies Inc. is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based company that has created and brought to market BumpTop, an innovative 3D user interface enabling natural organization and sharing. The technology was demonstrated at TED, the annual, invitation-only "Technology, Entertainment, Design" conference where the world's leading thinkers and doers gather to find inspiration; based on its success there, it received... more

Company:
Extreme Venture Partners
Website:
http://www.extremevp.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Extreme Venture Partners is focused on providing early stage venture capital. We recognize that sometimes all that is needed to propel a good idea into greatness is a small amount of funding and support from a seasoned team of technology and business alumnus. We bring together the agility and eagerness of an angel investor with the structure and support of venture capitalists. more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more




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