Fitbit

Fitbit, Inc. is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Its products are activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other personal metrics involved in fitness.

(source: fitbit.com)

EU Questions Rivals About Competition Concerns In Google-Fitbit Deal
EU Questions Rivals About Competition Concerns In Google-Fitbit Deal
July 02, 2020  |  ANTITRUST

European regulators are investigating Google’s proposed $2.1 billion takeover of Fitbit, the San Francisco-based wearable technology maker, the Financial Times reported. Consumer and privacy groups have argued...

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EU Sets July 20 Deadline On Google, Fitbit Merger Decision
EU Sets July 20 Deadline On Google, Fitbit Merger Decision
June 16, 2020  |  ANTITRUST

European Union (EU) antitrust regulators will decide by July 20 whether to approve Google’s $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit, the California fitness tracker company, Reuters reported....

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Fitbit Introduces $5K Emergency Ventilator To Address Urgent Pandemic Needs
Fitbit Introduces $5K Emergency Ventilator To Address Urgent Pandemic Needs
June 04, 2020  |  Coronavirus

Fitbit, the manufacturer of activity trackers and wearable technology devices, has received federal approval for a low-cost emergency ventilator. The San Francisco tech company has introduced Fitbit...

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Consumer Groups Ask DOJ To Look At Google’s Fitbit Acquisition
Consumer Groups Ask DOJ To Look At Google’s Fitbit Acquisition
April 30, 2020  |  ANTITRUST

Public advocacy groups want the government to closer examine the acquisition of Fitbit by Google, due to the former’s potential as a rival in advertising,...

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Google Eyes Revamp Of Health Wearable
Google Eyes Revamp Of Health Wearable
March 01, 2020  |  Google

Despite struggling sales for the Wear OS smartwatches, Google said this week that it intends to fix users’ issues and move forward. The problems are...

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Google’s Bid For Fitbit Prompts Warning From EU Over Data Privacy
Google’s Bid For Fitbit Prompts Warning From EU Over Data Privacy
February 21, 2020  |  Partnerships / Acquisitions

The European Union’s (EU’s) privacy body has voiced skepticism over the acquisition of Fitbit by Google, saying it could lead to privacy risks, Reuters reported....

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Fitbit Sells 6M Wearable Devices In Q4 Amid Pending Google Acquisition
Fitbit Sells 6M Wearable Devices In Q4 Amid Pending Google Acquisition
February 20, 2020  |  Earnings

As it sold more wearable devices and average selling price fell, which was driven by more affordable devices as well as higher promotions, Fitbit reported...

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Antitrust, Privacy Concerns Surround Google’s Fitbit Takeover Bid
Antitrust, Privacy Concerns Surround Google’s Fitbit Takeover Bid
February 11, 2020  |  Google

Google‘s plan to buy Fitbit isn’t going as well as it had hoped, reports said. The search engine giant has been running into a wall...

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Regulators Investigate Fitness Bands Amid Patent Violation Claims
Regulators Investigate Fitness Bands Amid Patent Violation Claims
January 10, 2020  |  Wearables

After allegations of patent infringement by Koninklijke Philips and its North American unit, regulators with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) said they will...

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