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Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit

Google has acquired Gecko Design, a firm operating out of Los Gatos, Calif., to help with its Google X special projects laboratory. The acquired company has done design work for a number of high-profile clients, including Aliph (Jawbone), Dell, HP, Slingmedia, OLPC and FitBit. 197 more words


Google X buys product design firm to bring more polish to projects

Google X, the experimental research arm of Google that’s responsible for Glass and driverless cars, has just acquired a product design company, Gecko Design. 248 more words


Google acquires design firm Gecko Design for its X research lab

Google is acquiring Bay Area product design firm Gecko Design to work within its Google X research lab, Bloomberg reported Friday, and the company also  399 more words


Google acquiring Gecko Design for help with X projects

Google is acquiring Gecko Design, a firm that helps develop products for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Slingmedia, Dell, Fitbit and furniture maker Herman Miller. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed but the Los Gatos, California company will be rolled into Google’s X lab, which is responsible for items like… 74 more words

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Novartis To Explore New Therapeutics Using Google X's Smart Lens Technology

    Michael McCoy of Chemical & Engineering News reports (july 26, 2014 issue)  that “Google X”, Google®’s “secret” lab, is working with Novartis’ Alcon (NYSE:ACL) eyecare division to develop therapeutic “smart lenses.” Smart lenses are non-invasive sensors that will be embedded in contact lens-like eye lenses.   455 more words

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Why archaeologist make better futurists than science-fiction writers

Human beings seem to have an innate need to predict the future. We’ve read the entrails of animals, thrown bones, tried to use the regularity or lack of it in the night sky as a projection of the future and omen of things to come, along with… 2,699 more words


Google X's Jeff Huber joins Illumina's board of directors

Today, genetics research firm Illumina announced that Google Senior VP Jeff Huber of the search giant’s Google X lab has been appointed to its board of directors. 442 more words

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