Our friends at GigaOM have a Friday afternoon scoop: Apparently Google has acquired the WIMM assets for their own smartwatch plans.
At the time, some publications speculated that Apple may have snatched up WIMM Labs to bolster its iWatch efforts, but GigaOM has now learned that the buyer actually was Google. The acquisition was facilitated by Woodside Capital Partners, and it looks like a significant part of WIMM’s staff stayed on to join Google. Most of WIMM’s senior staff still list their original company on their Linkedin profile, but a few have updated it with a mention of their new employer. We have asked Google for comment, but have yet to hear back.
It looks like it's going to a busy week next week with smartwatch news!