April 27, 2010 / 9:49 AM / 9 years ago

Google acquires Israeli gadget provider LabPixies

JERUSALEM, April 27 (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOG.O) has agreed to buy Israeli web gadgets provider LabPixies, the two companies said on Tuesday.

Israeli financial news website TheMarker said Google paid $25 million for LabPixies, which develops gadgets ranging from calendars, news feeds and to-do lists to entertainment and games.

The deal is Google’s first acquisition of an Israeli start-up.

LabPixies is one of the first developers of personalised Web gadgets for Google’s iGoogle and Android software applications and for iPhone, which is made by Apple Inc (AAPL.O).

Reporting by Joseph Nasr, Editing by Erica Billingham

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