Discontinuing soon, Bump is the latest in Google’s acquisition graveyard

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Bump, the mobile app that gained traction nearly four years ago for its “magical” information transfer when two phones touched each other, seemed poised for greatness at the early dawn of the smartphone era. But the app struggled after its initial popularity, which eventually led creator Bump Technologies to accept an acquisition offer from Google in September. Like many other apps purchased by the search giant, Bump and sister app Flock will join the Google acquisition graveyard at the end of the month.

“We are now deeply focused on our new projects within Google, and we’ve decided to discontinue Bump and Flock,” David Lieb, Bump Technologies co-founder and CEO said on the company’s blog. “On January 31, 2014, Bump and Flock will be removed from the App Store and Google Play. After this date, neither app will work, and all user data will be deleted.”

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