Google Buys 3D Desktop UI Designer Bumptop

Wellington Financial LP, a privately-held bridge financing & venture debt fund, has announced that Google has acquired Bumptop, a Canadian-based 3D desktop user interface designer.

Although the exact terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed, observers posit that it must have been around $40 million, with venture capitalists having invested up to $3 million since the company launched back in 2007.

Bumptop was founded by Anand Agarawala, who remains the company's CEO, and launched its flagship application, BumpTop Pro earlier this year for Windows and Mac platforms.

The company however did send an email to its customers saying that there will be no longer downloads or product support by the end of this month and those unhappy can seek a full refund.

How Google will integrate Bumptop remains to be seen. We expect to see it in Android OS where it will be the ideal UI for something akin of a Google Tablet. This is the fifth acquisition by Google in the month of April, after Episodic, Plink, Agnilux and Labpixies.