Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has acquired BumpTop, a software company that lets users make their computer desktops resemble an actual 3D desk. Terms weren’t disclosed, but the Canadian company confirmed the sale in an announcement on its homepage. Speculation about the deal was first mentioned on Wellington Financial’s blog, as the author noticed that Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) was no longer a BumpTop BizSpark partner. BumpTop itself hinted at some changes coming, telling visitors to its site that downloads for Windows and Mac would no longer be available for sale and that no updates to the products were being planned (however, for those who want try try out the free version, BumpTop will continue to allow non-premium downloads through next week). Google reps confirmed the deal, but had no additional comment.
This is the latest in a string of small acquisitions for Google lately. BumpTop’s technology would seem to be right at home on mobile phones and tablets and it could be a way for Google to try to advance to the next move in its current battles with Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) over dominance in the mobile arena.
Not that much is publicly known about BumpTop’s financials. The company has been around three years and Wellington Financial guesses that it has received over $2 million in funding since then. Wellington also speculates that the deal was done for around $35 million.