Gooogle acquires Gecko Design (engineering/design services)

Companies in Relationship

Gecko Design, Google

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 8/14

Consideration: not disclosed

Google acquires Gecko Design, a mechanical engineering and product-design firm, with expertise in developing consumer-electronic products. Gecko typically works with a customer's engineers prior to the start of manufacturing. Jacques Gagné (president) and Gecko's four other employees will join Google X.

Strategic Implications

Google X is looking to enhance its design expertise as it builds its pipeline of consumer and commercial products such as Google Glass, Iris smart contact lens, and Project Loon high altitude balloons for Internet access.

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