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Google’s Fitbit acquisition is being criticized for privacy and competition concerns

Google’s Fitbit acquisition is being criticized for privacy and competition concerns

Google set out to acquire fitness company Fitbit in November of last year, but the deal hasn’t gone through all the required regulatory approvals yet. There have been concerns that the acquisition could lead to reduced competition and Google extending its apparatus of data-collecting for targeted advertisements, and now advocacy groups around the world are...

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Google confirms acquisition of smart glasses maker North

Google confirms acquisition of smart glasses maker North

This story was originally published 2020/06/29 9:39am PDTon Jun 29, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/30 3:24pm PDTon Jun 30, 2020.  Google is acquiring smart glasses manufacturer North Inc., reportedly to the tune of $180 million,  shoring up its own hardware, wearable, and “ambient computing” efforts with the acquisition. Google saw limited success with its own “Google...