Google buys product design firm Gecko

Aug 22, 2014
The Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on September 02, 2011

Google on Friday confirmed that it bought Gecko Design to bolster its lab devoted to technology-advancing projects such as self-driving cars and Internet-linked Glass eyewear.

Gecko Design specializes in working with engineers on designs early in the creation of .

"This is an incredible opportunity for everyone at Gecko," president Jacques Gagne said in a post on the company's website.

"We are very excited and honored to join Google X and work on a variety of cutting edge products," he said, referring to Google's reserach lab.

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Gecko was founded about eight years ago and is based in Northern California not far from Google headquarters.

Explore further: Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac

Aug 18, 2014

Google confirmed Monday it has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that creates insightful travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks such as Instagram.

Google Internet eyewear heads for Britain

Jun 23, 2014

Google on Monday made Glass available in Britain to early adopters willing to spend 1,000 pounds for a chance to dabble with the Internet-linked eyewear.

Recommended for you

Visa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa

8 hours ago

Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are ...

Venture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex-bias suit

16 hours ago

A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon said Tuesday during testimony in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that his firm is not run by men and has many ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.