Google buys Gecko Design to work in the division that made Google Glass

Douglas Soltys

August 22, 2014 6:35pm

Gecko Design announced Friday that it has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount. Gecko will be joining the Google X division to work on what the company terms “moon shot” projects, the most notable of which being Google Glass and those zany driverless cars.

“This is an incredible opportunity for everyone at Gecko,” wrote Gecko’s President, Jacques Gagne, as part of the announcement. “We are very excited and honored to join Google(x) and work on a variety of cutting edge projects.”

Gecko is known for its design work with Fitbit, Hewlett Packard, Dell, and Logitech, so it’s obvious they’ll lend quite a bit of hardware experience to the Google X team. That said, with ATAP helping build robots with NASA for the International Space Station, it’s still a tossup as to which is the cooler division within Google.

  • shabbasuraj

    Google glass??? This crap is still around? Dumb product for dump people. FAIL.

    • lol srsly

      People have said that about most emerging technologies, like the car. Who wanted that when they already had perfectly good horses. This “crap” is still around because it’s still improving, and “dumb” people buy in because they’re not so narrow minded to only see it’s current value.