Google acquires Bitspin (alarm app design)

Companies in Relationship

Bitspin, Google

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 1/14

Consideration: not disclosed

Google acquires Bitspin GmbH, a developer of the elegant Smart Rise alarm app based on sleep-cycle theory. The stylish app runs on the Android operating system for mobile devices and is available on Google Play. Bitspin's Timely can be used to synchronize alarms across multiple devices owned by a user.

Strategic Implications

Elegant design in apps continues to be highly valued by Google as it ramps up its offerings in the face of Apple competition.

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