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Australian regulator says Google’s $2.1bn Fitbit deal could harm competition

Australian regulator says Google’s $2.1bn Fitbit deal could harm competition

Australia’s antitrust regulator warned Google’s planned $2.1B acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit may give it too much of people’s data, potentially hurting competition in health and online advertising markets. The ACCC said it is also considering whether Google could favour its own wearable devices over competitors’ when supplying services such as Google Maps, or the Google Play Store.

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Anne
Anne 2 months

I switched back to Garmin from my Fitbit Charge 3 because of this acquisition, even though that watch was perfect for me. I didn’t want my data shared with Google when I bought it (which is why I originally bought Fitbit and not a WearOS device) and I don’t want them to have that data now. Google is creepy and unethical.

Bernard
Bernard 2 months

yh here comes Google again...

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