Google acquires LabPixies (web/mobile apps)
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Consideration: $25 million in cash (Sources:TechCrunch; TheMarker)
Google Israel Ltd. acquired LabPixies for $25 million. LabPixies publishes web and mobile applications such as personalized gadgets including calendars, to do lists, news feeds, games, and entertainment. The company was one of the first gadget creators for iGoogle in 2005. LabPixies specializes in cloud-based applications development and enables developers to create applications for iGoogle users. LabPixies will be joining the iGoogle team and operate in Google Israelís Research and Development Center.
June 2013 -- Three LabPixies founders leave Google to establish ubimo, a mobile location based-ad platform.
November 2013 -- iGoogle is discontinued. Google states: "With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for something like iGoogle has eroded over time."
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