Google Acquires Video Editing Startup Fly Labs

Google has acquired Fly Labs, a maker of iOS apps for video editing. New York-based Fly Labs has developed four iOS apps for quickly editing videos.

Fly said in a statement posted on its website that they were excited to announce that Fly Labs has been acquired by Google. The company further said, they were excited to continue on the mission by joining Google and the Google Photos team in Mountain View, California. Google Photos is a home for life’s memories, powered by Google’s machine learning and computer vision technology. It’s a perfect match for what was built at Fly Labs, and were looking forward to folding our technology into Google Photos.

Founded by Tim Novikoff, Fly said its apps have been downloaded 3 million times in over 150 different countries and that over 20 million videos have been created with apps made by Fly Labs.

The search giant has not disclosed terms of the deal. Also, it is not clear how Fly’s apps would be incorporated into Google Photos, which so far do not support editing. Fly Labs had reportedly raised $750,000.

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