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Google closes deal to buy Fitbit as US Justice Dept probe continues

Search and advertising giant Google has closed its deal to purchase gym tracking company Fitbit, the companies said, even as the US Justice Department said that it was continuing i...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Australian regulator rejects Google’s undertaking over Fitbit competition concerns

Australia’s antitrust regulator has refused an undertaking by Google that sought to address competition concerns over its projected $2.1 billion acquisition of gym tracker ma...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google sweetens Fitbit concessions, heading for EU okay

Google has tweaked its own concessions aimed at allaying European Union antitrust concerns regarding its contentious $2.1 million buy of Fitbit, individuals familiar with the issue...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google’s Fitbit deal set to win okay from EU regulators after fresh concessions

Google is set to win EU antitrust approval for its $2.1 billion purchase of fitness tracker maker Fitbit to carry on Apple and Samsung from the wearable technology market, people f...

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Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

Apple rolled out a brand new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscribers, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on solutions that are the backbone of ...

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Apple expected to unveil updates to Watches and iPads

Apple will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus on Tuesday where analysts expect it to show updated Apple Watches, iPads and other apparatus while booking an iP...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Amazon launches its first fitness band in bid to dominate wearables market

Amazon.com Inc has just launched a fitness group and program,”Halo”, as the dominant e-commerce giant looks to take on Apple, Fitbit and Samsung in an increasingly crow...

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Fitbit unveils stress-tracking smartwatch with Google acquisition pending

Fitbit has unveiled a new fitness tracker along with two smartwatches, such as one which succeeds to help track users’ stress levels, as the company’s pending sale to G...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal faces EU antitrust investigation

Google’s $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker manufacturer Fitbit will face a comprehensive EU antitrust investigation next week, people knowledgeable about the matter has sa...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms

Fitbit and other wearable devices typically linked to exercise are being studied as ways to identify people who are potentially infected with COVID-19 before symptoms appear, when ...

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European Union regulators seek feedback on Google’s Fitbit data pledge

European Union¬† antitrust enforcers are asking interested parties whether Google’s pledge not to use fitness tracker maker Fitbit’s health data for its advertising, and...

Fitbit

Google offers pledge on data in bid to win EU okay for Fitbit acquisition

Google has offered not to use health data of fitness tracker company Fitbit to help it target ads in an attempt to address EU antitrust concerns about its proposed $2.1 billion acq...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google can ward off EU antitrust probe into Fitbit deal with data pledge

Google may be able to stave off a full-scale EU antitrust investigation into its planned $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker Fitbit by pledging not to use Fitbit’s health da...

Google Fitbit Wearables

European Union regulators checking if Fitbit deal will increase Google’s clout

European Union regulators are checking whether Google’s purchase of Fitbit might allow it to drive rival makers of wearable devices, app developers and other online service p...