TechCruch reports that Google has acquired Gecko Design, the firm responsible for the mechanical design of the original version of the fitness tracking device Fitbit. Gecko Design was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Google reportedly acquired them to help with its Google X special projects laboratory. In addition to working for Fitbit, Gecko Design has also worked with high-profile clients such as Aliph (Jawbone), Dell, HP, Slingmedia, and OLPC. Here is what the President of Gecko Design had to say about the acquisition in a statement posted on their home page: This is an incredible […]The post Google Acquires Gecko Design, Designers Of The Original Fitbit by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.