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Google acquires 3D desktop software BumpTop

By Jos
May 3, 2010
  1. In a surprise move, Google has reportedly acquired Bump Technologies, a Canadian startup whose innovative BumpTop software transforms one's generic, two-dimensional desktop into a 3D navigable environment where users can toss files and folders around, stack them in related piles and "hang" them on virtual walls. The software is fully compatible with multi-touch gesturing and works with both Windows and Mac OS X systems.

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  2. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Enthusiast Posts: 123   +23

    Looks really cool, but in practice it's cumbersome and gives no real advantages over the current folder tree system we have in place. Hopefully google will do something sweet with it. Maybe release a dope tablet with some of these functions.
     
  3. SilverCider

    SilverCider TS Rookie Posts: 72

    Until 3D environments come into play I see little gain in this other than to say it is fancy. If something comes up similar to that used in Minority Report, then a 3D worknig environment will be useful.
     
  4. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Google is just Buying all these companies up like Candy.... wow ..... :)
     
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