Bump, Flock apps to remain active for the immediate future
Bump, the contact and content-sharing app for iOS and Android triggered by bumping smartphones into each other, has been acquired by Google. The company, founded in 2008, will now become integrated into Google's existing teams, though the Bump app itself and a group photo sharing app called Flock will continue to operate for the moment.
Flock 3 now out, uses Chromium instead of Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox-based Flock browser is now available in a Flock 3 beta build that drops Firefox roots in favor of Google's Chromium and its WebKit engine. As one would expect, the new browser is much different from the original. While the latest Flock browser is currently only available for Windows, a Mac beta is due in July.
Flock 2.0 browser released
The developers of Flock have announced v2.0 of the browser, which is launching today across multiple platforms. Flock is oriented towards social networking sites, and thus has built-in functions for sites such as Digg, Flickr and Twitter. The second edition adds support for MySpace through the MySpace Data Availability platform, which lets users track contacts via the People Sidebar, and browse or share photos, links and videos.
Mozilla Aurora Concept
The Mozilla Foundation is investigating web browsers that would allow users to share websites and compare information in real time, Aurora, the concept would revolve around the notion of data and pages organized into cells, or clusters of relevant information. The approach would not only let individuals jump to similar pages covering a given subject but would also allow fellow users to compare information from their own cells in real time; an integrated messaging system would let users speak to each other without interrupting the primary view.