Google has recently announced that it has bought over Labpixies, a developer of personalized widgets such as iGoogle, Android and the iPhone. According to Google, the team will be based in the Tel Aviv office and will anchor the iGoogle efforts across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Taken from the Labpixies website:-
Q: What is happening?
A: We have some very exciting news today – LabPixies has just been acquired by Google. We started LabPixies to help our users express themselves in a fun and creative way and personalize their online experience. We were one of the first developers to create gadgets for iGoogle and our shared focus on the user and passion for apps made this the right time to come together and an exciting opportunity to do more together for users and developers.
Q: Why now?
A: We both felt the time was right to come together. We started LabPixies to create a truly personalized online experience and develop fun widgets that people find useful every day. Working at Google will help us scale to more users as well as giving our team greater opportunities. Google and LabPixies teams have worked on many projects together including the launch of global OpenSocial based gadgets. The acquisition is an opportunity to learn from each other to bring more apps to users, help developers and improve the overall developer ecosystem.
Q: What will happen to LabPixies’ current products, will they continue?
A: There are no planned changes, but we will continue to evaluate this over time.