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.
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We all oohed and aahed when Apple's (AAPL) iPhone came out because of how cool it was, especially its multi-touch capability that let us flick through photos and "pinch" and expand photos and websites.
Now, with Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 7 specially formatted for touch capabilities, and everyone from manufacturers to hotels touting their tough capabilities, we know human contact MOREKim Thai, contributor - Nov 9, 2009 6:02 AM ET
Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray's chief Apple analyst, issued a report to clients Thursday offering his take on 15 "unanswered questions" about Apple's Mac, iPod, iPhone and retail businesses. Much of it covers territory that will be familiar to Apple (AAPL) watchers, but one point struck me as new.
It has to do with Apple's Multi-Touch technology, which Munster describes as a fully-protected "core differentiator" of Apple's products.
Munster believes that the Multi-Touch MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 1, 2008 8:40 AM ET
Two items Apple (AAPL) watchers had expected Steve Jobs to unveil at Macworld -- a 16 GB iPhone and a new MacBook Pro -- could be coming out any day now, if inventory lists at the company's partners are to be believed.
Engadget reports that tipsters with access to the retail inventory computers at AT&T Wireless stores have spotted listings for a 16 GB iPhone -- something iPhone aficionados have been MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 5, 2008 6:23 AM ET
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