San Francisco: Google Inc., the most popular Internet search engine, has bought a software program called Trendalyzer that lets users display information using moving graphics.
Google said it bought the program from Gapminder Foundation, a non-profit organization in Stockholm. The team that created Trendalyzer has joined Google, the Mountain View, California-based company said on Saturday on its web log. The programme is designed to display information such as population growth and income distribution on animated charts or maps to show trends over time. Google said it aims to make statistics available to a broader audience. The terms of the purchase weren’t disclosed.