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Google Acquires YC-Backed Flutter, A Gesture Recognition Technology Startup, For Around $40M

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http://techcrunch.com – Google’s Glass, Android and other products may soon be picking up more Kinect-style gesture features: the company has bought Flutter, a Y Combinator-backed startup that focuses on gesture recognition technology. Its first and only product — an app that provides gesture detection and recognition from standard webcam devices — will remain live and operational, the company says. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but we have heard that the price was around $40 million. Flutter confirmed the news on its site, where it said it will continue to offer its app — it currently (IT news)