LabPixies/Google

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0

Google made a small acquisition today of an Israeli startup called LabPixies, which is probably best known for its Flood-It! game on the iPhone (it’s the new Tetris).

Labpixies was one of the first companies to create gadget for iGoogle back in 2005. But LabPixies also creates tons of games in the form of  Facebook apps, Hi5 games, MySpace games, and Android apps.

Over the years, we worked closely together on a variety of projects, including the launch of a number of global OpenSocial based gadgets,” Dan Loeb with the iGoogle team wrote in a blog post. “Recently, we decided that we could do more if we were part of the same team, and as such, we’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of Labpixies.”

The Labpixies team will be based in Google’s Tel Aviv office and will focus on iGoogle efforts across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Loeb wrote.

We both felt the time was right to come together,Labpixies wrote on its Web site. “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.”

The acquisition is an opportunity to learn from each other to bring more apps to users, help developers and improve the overall developer ecosystem,” Labpixies said.

via PC World

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0