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Google closes $2.1bn deal to buy Fitbit as US govt probe continues
Justice department still to reach decision on any enforcement action.
Jan 15 2021 7:00AM
Google undertaking for Fitbit buy fails to gain ACCC support
Final decision pushed back to the end of March 2021.
Dec 22 2020 10:07AM
Google wins EU antitrust nod for US$2.1 billion Fitbit deal
After agreeing to restrictions on health-related data use.
Dec 18 2020 6:32AM
Google sweetens Fitbit concessions
Heading for EU okay.
Oct 19 2020 11:52AM
Google set to win EU okay for Fitbit deal with fresh concessions
To address antitrust concerns.
Sep 30 2020 12:04PM
Amazon launches first fitness band, app 'Halo'
Takes on Fitbit, Apple and Samsung in crowded fitness tracker market.
Aug 28 2020 7:00AM
Google's Fitbit deal hits roadblock as EU opens probe
Antitrust regulators to investigate.
Aug 5 2020 11:18AM
Google's US$2.1 billion Fitbit deal faces EU antitrust probe
Data pledge not enough.
Jul 31 2020 6:52AM
Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms?
Researchers studying wearables as a way to identify COVID cases.
Jul 24 2020 12:22PM
EU regulators seek feedback on Google's Fitbit data pledge
Asks whether a full-scale investigation is needed.
Jul 16 2020 12:23PM
Google can ward off EU antitrust probe into Fitbit deal with data pledge
Decision due by 20 July.
Jul 10 2020 1:32PM
EU regulators probe Google's proposed Fitbit acquisition
Investigate whether deal will boost clout.
Jul 3 2020 6:57AM
ACCC to probe Google's proposed $3bn Fitbit acquisition
Access to health data may stymie competition.
Jun 18 2020 11:41AM
EU consumer group warns against 'game-changer' Google-Fitbit deal
May harm consumers and hinder innovation in the health and digital markets.
May 14 2020 2:20PM
Fitbit starts study to test if devices can detect irregular heart rhythms
As wearables firm is being acquired by Google-parent Alphabet Inc.
May 7 2020 6:49AM
EU privacy body warns of privacy risks in Google, Fitbit deal
Data Protection Board labels $3.2bn deal 'worrying'.
Feb 21 2020 6:42AM
US Justice Department to review Google's deal for Fitbit
Antitrust investigation into US$2.1b deal.
Dec 11 2019 1:20PM
Key antitrust lawmaker frustrated with Google's Fitbit deal
Watchdog groups urge FTC to block deal.
Nov 14 2019 12:45PM
Data harvesting company takeovers worry regulators
Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager concerned after Goolge's Fitbit buy.
Nov 8 2019 6:51AM
Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit
As it eyes slice of data rich market for fitness trackers and smartwatches.
Oct 29 2019 6:59AM
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