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Australia Rejects Google’s Concessions For Fitbit Acquisition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will not accept a long-term behavioral undertaking offered by Google that sought to address...
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Australia’s ACCC Consulting On Google’s Pending FitBit Deal

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking consultation on a court-enforceable undertaking submitted by Google in relation to its pending acquisition of FitBit. Under...
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Japan’s New Antitrust Head Interested In Probing Any Merger Involving Fitbit

Japan's antitrust watchdog can open a probe into any merger or business tie-up involving fitness tracker maker Fitbit if the size of such deals...
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ACCC Delays Decision On $3B Google, Fitbit Merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delayed its ruling on Google’s proposed takeover of fitness wearables manufacturer, Fitbit, by another four months. The...
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Democratic Senators Speak Against Google’s Fitbit Deal

Senators Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and five other Democratic senators urged the Justice Department to be cautious in reviewing Google’s planned purchase of Fitbit,...
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Brussels Wants Major Concessions From Google In Fitbit Deal

The EU is demanding Google make major concessions relating to the acquisition of Fitbit if the deal is to be allowed to go forward,...
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Feds Step Up $2.1B Google-Fitbit Probe

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has stepped up its investigation of Google’s proposed US$2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, a deal that critics say could...
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Google’s Plan To Buy Fitbit Runs Into Antitrust Concerns

Google’s plan to buy Fitbit is running into a wall of antitrust and privacy worries in the US, Europe and Australia, reported Bloomberg. Google’s $2.1...
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US: DOJ to review Google’s Fitbit acquisition for antitrust flags

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is going to investigate Google’s proposed US$2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit for potential antitrust issues, according to...
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US: Senators fear Google will mine Fitbit’s health data

Google’s US$2.1 billion Fitbit deal is sparking privacy concerns that the search giant will mine the health data of the 27 million people who...

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