Google-acquired mobile contact and file-sharing service getting shut down


Just three months after acquiring Bump, a mobile contact and file-sharing service, Google has decided to shutdown the company. The company is pulling its apps from the Apple App Store and Google Play on January 31. After this, neither app will work and all data will be deleted.

In September, Google acquired the mobile contact and file-sharing service Bump, but said that there weren’t any plans to shutter the company. Well now three months later, things have changed. In a blog post, company CEO and co-founder David Lieb announced that Bump and its second product Flock will be shutting down on January 31, 2014. The reason for this decision: Lieb and his team are now “deeply focused” on new projects within Google and don’t have the resources or time to devote to innovating on either product.

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