Facebook was also in talks to buy Fitbit, but Google offered more cash

Facebook was also in talks to buy Fitbit, but Google offered more cash

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Google on Friday announced that it was acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion. A new report suggests that Google wasn’t the only tech giant in talks to buy the fitness tracker and smartwatch making company. Google was closely competing with Facebook for the deal. According to a report by The Information, Facebook was reportedly also in
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Facebook and Google antitrust investigations: all you need to know

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Facebook and Google could face legal action comparable to what Microsoft went through 20 years ago. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images Attorneys general in a number of US states are opening antitrust investigations into Facebook, New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, announced on Friday. A separate inquiry into Google is expected to be announced Monday. The new
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Google Hardware quits the tablet business, again

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Google and tablets just don’t mix. The company tried over and over again to make Android tablets work, peaking with the 2013 Nexus 7 and ending with the Pixel C in 2015. After a three-year hiatus from the market, Google took a second swing at tablets with Chrome OS and the Pixel Slate. Four months later, we heard Google Hardware’s laptop
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Google May Build Its Own Smartwatch After All, Tips Wearables Hardware Job Listing

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It’s been around four years since Google launched Wear OS, formerly called Android Wear, but we still don’t have any wearable such as a smartwatch or fitness tracker from Google itself yet. However, according to a recent job listing, Google is looking to hire a Vice President, Hardware Engineering and a Design Manager for the
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Google gets access to Fossil’s secret smartwatch technology for $40 million

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For years, Google has been struggling to get a strong foothold in the wearables market with its Android Wear platform, later renamed to Wear OS. Despite that, Google has been pushing its smartwatch platform to boutique manufacturers making expensive timepieces. The company has already been collaborating with several of its partners to develop new wearable
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Facebook, Google, Twitter Lawsuits Over San Bernardino Shooting Dismissed

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A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook, Google and Twitter liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California for letting Islamic State flourish on their social media platforms. In a decision late Monday, US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said the attack, which killed 14 people
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With Billboard About Privacy, Apple’s “Not-So-Subtle Shot” At Google

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Apple’s presence is hanging over CES 2019, the annual consumer technology confab – even though the tech giant isn’t attending. In a not-so-subtle shot at Google, Apple touted its commitment to privacy on a giant billboard in Las Vegas as tech companies and tech enthusiasts gathered there. “What happens on your iPhone stays on your
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