Google confirms hand gesture interface startup Flutter acquisition

October 3
1:26 PM 2013

A spokesperson of Google Inc had confirmed its acquisition of hand gesture interface startup Flutter. The spokesperson said, "We're really impressed by the Flutter team's ability to design new technology based on cutting-edge research. We look forward to supporting and collaborating on their research efforts at Google." No financial details were disclosed. Flutter chief executive Naveet Dalal said it would be continuing its research and development of its product at the facilities of the search engine company.

The company had likened its product, which is currently available on Apple Inc's Mac OS X, to Microsoft Corp's Kinect. The built-in camera would detect movements via hand gestures to enable users to navigate through movies and music programs like Winamp and iTunes. Information technology news site The Next Web had confirmed, without specifying sources, that the app would not be affected by the Google's acquisition of the startup.

Flutter had already received USD1.4 million in investment commitments from Andreessen Horowitz, Start Fund, Y Combinator, Spring Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. 

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