Multi-touch

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.

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