Popular file transfer application Bump has been acquired by Google. Bump allows two users to transfer contacts, photos, and other files between phones by physically bumping the two devices together. Bump CEO David Lieb announced the acquisition in a post on the company blog:
Our mission at Bump has always been to build the simplest tools for sharing the information you care about with other people and devices. We strive to create experiences that feel like magic, enabled behind the scene with innovations in math, data processing, and algorithms. So we couldn’t be more thrilled to join Google, a company that shares our belief that the application of computing to difficult problems can fundamentally change the way that we interact with one another and the world.
Lieb stated that Bump, as well as the company's photo-sharing app Flock, will continue to work for the time being.