Saturday, October 5, 2013

Google acquires Indian led company Flutter



Google has acquired gesture recognition startup Flutter. The San-Fancisco-based company is founded by Navneet Dalal and Mehul Nariyawala of Indian origin.

No details on the price or the terms of the deal have been released.

Flutter develops gesture recognition technology that controls popular apps like YouTube, Pandora and Netflix via webcam.
Announcing the deal on Flutter's homepage, CEO Navneet Dalal wrote, "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."

A Google spokesperson too confirmed the deal to the media, "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."

Flutter was received funding from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Spring Ventures and Y Combinator.

The deal has tech circles speculating if the new tech will find its way into Google's upcoming devices like Nexus 5.

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