Google’s Fitbit acquisition draws criticism from advocacy groups worldwide

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Twenty organizations from the US, Europe, Latin America and more have signed a warning statement. Google’s Fitbit acquisition was the topic of a signed statement from 20 advocacy groups from the United States, Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world. The statement called for regulators to take care in the tech giant’s $2.1 billion bid to purchase the popular fitness tracker company. The main concerns voiced by the advocacy groups have to do with privacy and competition. The 20 advocacy groups include Public Citizen from the United States,…

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Google wearables to get a boost with the acquisition of Fitbit

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Internet and tech giant Google has agreed to acquire the popular fitness tracker brand. The Google wearables business is about to get a lot more interesting as the company has announced in a recent blog post that it has agreed to purchase Fitbit. Google will reportedly buy the leading wearables brand for $2.1 billion. The company wants to introduce more Made by Google wearable devices into the market. Over the years, Google has made progress in the wearables sector with the help of partnerships with Wear OS and Google Fit.…

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Fossil’s smartwatch technology purchased by Google

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The Internet tech giant has acquired Fossil’s wearable technology for $40 million. To pursue its smartwatch vision, Google is reportedly buying Fossil’s smartwatch technology for $40 million. This is big news as Google has yet to release or show off a premium version of Wear OS. The new deal also includes a smartwatch that is already in development. With the purchase of this smartwatch technology, this could mean that Google will also be releasing one of these wearable devices, sooner rather than later. According to TechCrunch, the deal between Fossil…

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Wearable technology’s top brand is Apple, even though its device isn’t out yet

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Despite the fact that it won’t be releasing its smartwatch until early next year, it is still the brand in the lead. Even though Apple doesn’t yet have a wearable technology that is actually available to be purchased on the market, it has already become the leading brand in this category which has a considerable number of participants with products for sale. Consumers won’t be able to actually buy and test the Apple Watch until the start of next year but it is already a favorite. This was part of…

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Google Glass is headed to the International Space Station today

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These augmented reality wearable technology devices have received mixed reviews on Earth, now they will try space. Among the latest technology news regarding Google Glass is the fact that it is being blasted into space today, sending it to the International Space Station as a part of a broader mission starting in the Kennedy Space Center located in Florida. The purpose of the mission involves the study of certain functions of flatworms within the outer space environment. Kentucky Space, a nonprofit organization, is taking part in a mission as a…

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