By BS Reporter
Google has acquired Flutter, a San Francisco-based company founded by two persons of Indian origin - Navneet Dalal and Mehul Nariyawala. Three-and-a-half-year-old Flutter's Mac app uses hand gestures to detect movements using the built-in webcam in machines to control YouTube, Netflix, iTunes and Spotify.
Though none of the companies has disclosed the size and terms of the acquisition, news website TechCrunch reports Google may have spent around $40 million (Rs 248 crore) to buy the company. Dalal and Nariyawala had previously worked with Google after Like.com, a start-up where they were working, got acquired by it 2010.
Flutter's team of six will join Google, according to reports. "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," said Dalal, chief executive of Flutter.
Dalal did his BE in Computer Science from Delhi university in 1999 before moving to Grenoble in France to pursue his MS in Computer Vision & Robotics, and PhD. in Computer Vision from Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble (The Grenoble Institute of Technology).