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    Google has confirmed its acquisition of Flutter, a young company with a boatload of talented team members responsible for creating a gestured-based music controller for Apple's iTunes.

    Although Google has since verified the news, Fluttered first spilled the beans on the acquisition through its website.

    "When we started three years ago, our dream to build a ubiquitous and power-efficient gesture recognition technology was considered by many as just 'a dream,' not a real possibility," says Navneet Dalal, Flutter's CEO. "Since then, we have strived to build the best machine vision algorithms and a delightful user experience."

    "Today, we are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing our research at Google," Dalal added. "We share Google’s passion for 10x thinking, and we’re excited to add their rocket fuel to our journey."

    Flutter says its users will be able to continue to use the app.

    As far as Google's plans for the company, that remains to be seen. A company spokesperson for the Internet search giant, however, says the Flutter crew has been monumentally impressive so far.

    "We’re really impressed by the Flutter team’s ability to design new technology based on cutting-edge research," the rep was quoted by various media outlets. "We look forward to supporting and collaborating on their research efforts at Google.”

    Financial terms of the acquisition were not made public.

    Source: Flutter
    2013-10-03 06:27 AM