Dropbox acquires 3D photo-stitching app Bubbli

21 May 2014

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Cloud storage giant Dropbox is boosting its photo service with the acquisition of Bubbli, a start-up whose technology incorporates 3D technology into 2D views via a mobile app.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the existing Bubbli app will still exist.

The acquisition may mean Dropbox users will be able to do more innovative things with the images they are recording and storing, TechCrunch reported.

The start-up’s founders, Ben Newhouse and Terrence McArdle, created Bubbli’s photo-stitching technology that lets users take panoramic-style photos with their phones, and then create spherical-like, moving images, including sound.

“Bubbli’s goal has always been to capture experiences in a way that feels like you are not just viewing photos but reliving memories,” Newhouse and McArdle said in an email to Bubbli users.

“By joining forces (with Dropbox), we’ll be able to continue to transform how you experience your memories on a much larger scale.”

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic