Japan will join forces with the US and Europe to take on any market abuses by the four Big Tech companies, the new head of its antitrust watchdog said on Monday.
Fitbit on Tuesday unveiled a fitness tracker and two smartwatches, including one that purports to help monitor users’ stress levels, as the company’s pending sale to Google remains mired in antitrust reviews.
Google’s $2.1-billion bid for fitness tracker maker Fitbit will face a full-scale European Union antitrust investigation next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
If you’re concerned about the pervasive role in daily life of technology companies such as Google, then its planned $2.1-billion acquisition of Fitbit is a worry.
Twenty advocacy groups from the US, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere signed a statement on Wednesday urging regulators to be wary of Google’s bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit.
Google’s takeover of fitness tracker Fitbit could be “a game-changer” for health data that will need close European Union scrutiny, consumer advocates said.