Another piece of Chrome OS for tablets in Google's pocket

May 3, 2010: 10:31 AM ET

The Canadian Multi-touch, 3D desktop GUI maker will add to Google's desktop and possibly portable products.

Over the weekend, the news slowly broke through that Bumptop had been acquired by Google.  Bumptop makes a Windows and Mac desktop 3D multi-touch interface that allows gesture support above and beyond what is currently available in the market.

The move helps Google (GOOG) compete with Apple (AAPL) -- and to a lesser extent,  Microsoft (MSFT) -- in the operating system user interface realm.  Since the interface is a touch-desktop hybrid, it will likely rekindle rumors that Google's Chrome project will include tablets.

Check the video below.

You can still download the free Mac and PC versions of Bumptop for another week, but the Google buyout news has brought Bumptop's bandwidth to a crawl.  Pro users will still be supported throughout the acquisition process.

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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