mandag den 3. maj 2010

Google acquires BumpTop: Will Android get a 3D facelift?

Jeg har længe anvendt BumpTop og været rigtig godt tilfreds ... et godt produkt, som nu skal re-inkarneres som et fremtidigt Google produkt ...

I've been using BumpTop for a while now ... and it's been great ... Grab a copy while you still can:

For the next week, we're keeping BumpTop Free available for download at to give BumpTop fans one last chance to grab a copy.



Google is acquiring BumpTop, a startup that aimed to improve the interface of your computer desktop.

BumpTop launched its first productabout a year ago. The idea, as founder and chief executive Anand Agarawala described it during a talk at the 2007 TED conference, was to do away with the “same old crap” found in the layout of both the Windows and Mac operating systems. By turning the desktop into a three-dimensional space, users can arrange things more naturally and creatively. [...]

More than three years ago, we set out to completely change the way people use their desktops. We're very grateful for all your support over that time — not just financially but also through all the encouraging messages from people who found BumpTop inspiring, useful, and just downright fun.

Today, we have a big announcement to make: we're excited to announce that we've been acquired by Google! This means that BumpTop (for both Windows and Mac) will no longer be available for sale. Additionally, no updates to the products are planned. [...]

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