Late last month BumpTop announced that they had been acquired by Google. In a letter to “BumpTop Fans” (whoever they are) the company said the following:
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.
Since the BumpTop software will no longer be available it sounds to me like Google purchased them to either get developers or intellectual property. I’ve always thought that BumpTop was an incredibly silly gimmick that would never take off, and because of this I’m leaning towards the idea of this being an acquisition of developers.
At the very least, I hope I never have to sit through another BumpTop demo video ever again.