Academics warn that Googles Fitbit acquisition must be stopped

Monash University’s Professor Chongwoo Choe, Director of the Centre of Global Business (CGB), and Associate Professor Zhijun Chen, coordinator for CGB’s Digital Economy Research Network, are leading the fight against the acquisition, alongside a group of the world’s leading economists, after their research raised concerns


Google says it wont use Fitbit data, as it seeks EU acquisition approval

Google has decided to promise not to use Fitbit’s health data for targeted advertising in a bid to convince EU regulators that their antitrust concerns are misplaced


Google to buy Fitbit for over $2bn

The transaction is expected to close next year


Apple continues to dominate wearable market, but Huawei and Samsung show rapid growth

The global wearable market is growing in strength with 49.6m units sold during the first quarter of 2019, up 55.2 per cent from the same period in 2018, according to


New Yorkers can now use their Fitbit to travel with the MTA

Fitbit users will now be able to use Fitbit Pay to travel on seven major transportation systems around the world, starting this week. As part of the Fitbit Pay expansion,


Apple smartwatch dominance remains clear but market share is falling

Apple’s dominance in the smartwatch market is continuing to decline, despite the overall market seeing steady growth, according to a report from market research firm ABI Research. The iPhone maker’s


Fitbit Charge 3 is a fitness tracker thats a lot like a smartwatch

Fitbit has announced the latest in its line of Charge fitness trackers, delivering a swimproof model that adds smartwatch-style features from the company’s other wearables. The Fitbit Charge 3 has


Apple Watch market share decreasing despite 30 per cent uplift in sales

Apple saw its number of smartwatch shipments increase, but witnessed market share decrease amid strong performances from other brands, in the second quarter of 2018. According to Canalys, the tech


Fitbit links up with Google to provide doctors with health data

Google has agreed to join forces with Fitbit to work on digital health and wearables with plans to innovate the sector for people around the globe. The partnership will see


The US government is going to hand out 10,000 Fitbits for medical research

Fitbit has been selected as the first wearable for use by US government’s research project aimed at gaining more insight into diseases in order to prevent and treat them. The

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