One of the first developers to create gadgets for iGoogle was Labpixies. Over the years, we worked closely together on a variety of projects, including the launch of a number of global OpenSocial based gadgets. 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 team will be based in our ever-growing Tel Aviv office and will anchor our iGoogle efforts across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. We are looking forward to working with Labpixies to develop great web apps and leverage their knowledge and expertise to help developers and improve the ecosystem overall.
In the meantime, have fun trying to beat me at Flood-It!
Ran Ben-Yair - CEO
While fusing the technology, creative and business aspects of LabPixies, Ran leads the company towards achieving its goals, remaining true to the company vision of simply creating the coolest gadgets on the web. Prior to LabPixies, Ran was a senior team leader at the Israeli branch of Samsung's Research and Development Center developing cutting-edge mobile technology applications. Ran holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Equally important, Ran – the green pixie, cycles to work daily and is the most environmentally conscious of the team.