May 6, 2010

Google buys BumpTop

BumpTop is an application designed for touch-screen interaction and was introduced at TED by Anand Agarawala, who worked on the application for his Masters thesis at the University of Toronto. The company was recently bought by Google. 

Below is the video of Agarawala's 2009 TED Talk:

Here is a link to a previous post about BumpTop:
Bump Top 3D Desktop on a Touch Screen: Toss Your Photos to your Facebook Icon!


Announcement about Google's acquisition of BumpTop, from the BumpTop website:

Dear BumpTop fans,
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.

For the next week, we're keeping BumpTop Free available for download at to give BumpTop fans one last chance to grab a copy.
Existing BumpTop Pro users should visit for more information.
Thanks again for all your support over the years. Despite our change in strategy, we remain as passionate as ever about helping shape the future of computing!
Signature of 
The Bumps April 30th 2010

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