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Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, May 2, 2010
14 years ago10,186 views

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Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Official announcement on their website:

<<Dear BumpTop fans,

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.

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

Existing BumpTop Pro users should visit for more information.

Thanks again for all your support over the years. Despite our change in strategy, we remain as passionate as ever about helping shape the future of computing!>>

PS: sorry, I hit Enter by mistake in my previous post.

ArpitNext [PersonRank 7]

14 years ago #

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

Above 3 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yes I like Bumptop and use it when ever I occasionally use WIndows, but WHY Google?

The Chaos Factory [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

What a terrible idea. My desk is a mess. It's impossible for me to keep it organized. Why would I want to do the same thing to my computer desktop.

I want an operating system that makes it easy to organize everything without worrying about clutter. The closest thing I have found is gmail, which makes search so easy that it's easy for me to get back some long buried email. I hope this move isn't a sign that Google is going backwards.

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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #


Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I would love to organize my stuff in 3D from my Android TVs: Project Natal + BumpTop + Android anyone?

Martin [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

As someone on YouTube said: "Finally a way to organise your computer like a teenager's bedroom floor!"

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Exactly, Martin. So teenagers may feel at home. Probably it is Google's strategy to appeal to teenagers.

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

seems to me a talent acquisition to help out with the future Chrome OS ... no integration of BumpTop (at least as it is) in chrome OS.

Omnivorous [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Ten years ago Microsoft was showing a three-dimensional desktop with what was then the developing Windows 2000 OS. It seemed to make sense in organizing databases but never appeared in a release version.

Dan Tobias [PersonRank 6]

14 years ago #

I notice from the website that they're discontinuing all their current products; that seems to be the norm whenever any company is acquired by Google. The newly-acquired company stops making or selling anything publicly, and presumably works behind the scenes to get their technology integrated into some future product or service from Google.

Nikolai [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I was a user of bumptop a while ago. But it is absolutely not practicable, and so I stopped using it. Its hard to believe that you can use this technology for the cellphone. But it is perhaps something for android, chrome os and a tablet pc.

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