Silicon Valley, California; Icarian corporation software; 5:18 PM: Doug Merritt and Rani Hublou, the husband and wife team that leads Icarian, Inc. and the Icarian workforce in the company's Sunnyvale, California office. Merritt says that Icarian is managed so as to be a fun place to work. This is exemplified by the company-wide Friday afternoon in-line-skate hockey competitions that are held in the parking lot. Usually they drink beer from the company keg in the company lunchroom after the game but since this was the beginning of the Fourth of July weekend, everyone went home after the game at 6 PM. (1999).