Google Acquires Bebop, Appoints Founder as Head of Cloud Businesses

Alex Spencer

Google HQGoogle has acquired enterprise app development start-up Bebop for an undisclosed amount.

"We think this will help many more businesses find great applications, and reap the benefits of cloud computing," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai of the decision. "Bebop and its stellar team will help us provide integrated cloud products at every level: end-user platforms like Android and Chromebooks, infrastructure and services in Google Cloud Platform, developer frameworks for mobile and enterprise users, and end-user applications like Gmail and Docs."

However, Google seems equally interested in the company's founder, Diane Greene, who also co-founded data centre tech firm VMware back in 1998, and who has already been a Google director for three years.

Greene is being appointed to head up a newly-created team that draws together Google's cloud businesses, including Google for Work, Cloud Platform and Google Apps.