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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...

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...
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US: Google’s Fitbit acquisition sparks privacy concerns for some

Google‘s recent announcement that it is buying Fitbit is leading some users to ditch the device. “I’m not only afraid of...

UK: Labour party calls for halt to Google’s acquisition of Fitbit

Labour has written to the competition regulator calling for Google’s reported acquisition of Fitbit to be halted, at least until a wider inquiry into...

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