Google acquires Bump technologies

Deal for multitouch desktop maker was for $30 mil-$40 mil

TORONTO -- The Canadian 3D multitouch desktop maker Bump Technologies has been acquired by Google.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google picked up PC and Mac software that enables photos and other items on a touchscreen to be dragged, shuffled and sorted into piles, or rotated, using two or more fingers. Canadian media reports put the price tag for the Canadian startup at $30 million-$40 million.

The Google deal means Bump Technologies, which was operated by Toronto VC Extreme VP since 2007, will no longer be selling its software, or providing product updates.

The BumpTop technology is expected to resurface on Google's Android tablets.