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Bump data-sharing startup snapped up by Google

Bump Technologies - which produces apps that facilitate information sharing - has announced that it has been acquired by Google.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Bump said in a blog post that Google "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."

The company's Bump and Flock apps "will continue to work as they always have for now; stay tuned for future updates."

"The Bump team has demonstrated a strong ability to quickly build and develop products that users love, and we think they'll be a great fit at Google," a Google spokeswoman said.

"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," the Bump team said.

Bump is best known for its mobile app of the same name that lets users share data like contacts by simply tapping their phones together.

A May 2012 update added the ability to "magically" move photos from their phone to computer.

Flock, meanwhile, landed on iOS in June 2012 and on Android in December. It was designed so that users don't have to think about sending photos to family or friends after a get together.

It recognises the photos on your phone that were taken with family or friends, then automatically brings all the photos from each person's phone together into a single album and shares it with everyone.

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