Google Acquires Gesture Recognition Technology Startup Flutter For About $40 Million

Posted: Oct 3 2013, 4:20am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 3 2013, 6:31am CDT, in Technology News


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Google Acquires Gesture Recognition App Flutter for $40 Million

Google has acquired the hand gesture interface startup known as Flutter. The amount Google paid to get hold of this enterprise hovers around the figure of $40 million.

Google has had its eyes set on the hand gesture technology of Flutter. That is why it has undergone a merger with the company. The CEO of Flutter, Naveet Dalal has confirmed this. The staff will continue their work except for the fact that this time around it will be for Google. The message from Google is clear.

The Google administration is impressed by the capabilities of the people at Flutter and has welcomed them to its setup. Flutter has a Mac app and refers to itself as “Kinect for OS X”. Via manual signals you may manipulate movies and music. Exploration of iTunes, Spotify, Windows Media Player and Winamp is possible through Flutter technology.

Flutter officially announced the acquisition on its blog stating , "Today, we are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing our research at Google. We share Google’s passion for 10x thinking, and we’re excited to add their rocket fuel to our journey."

Flutter also got $1.4 million in funds from several firms. Google may have acquired the startup in order to include some of its cutting edge technology into its own products (such as Google Glass). Flutter has mainly been used for Apple software up until now. And it runs on Android too. However, addition of support for YouTube and Netflix makes the deal a lucrative one for Google.

Flutter is a sort of vision-like feature for computers. It almost takes technology into the realm of science fiction as portrayed in the movie “Minority Report” starring Tom Cruise. Google has luck on its side since it has now acquired this startup of its dreams.

Source: TechCrunch

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