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A look at why Fitbit users hated Google buying the company – Android Central

A look at why Fitbit users hated Google buying the company – Android Central

Source: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central Most of the online chatter about how Google buying Fitbit is a crisis waiting to happen has died down. That's good in some ways while being bad in other ways. It seems all good crises are that way. With the dust settled, I've spent some time looking at how…
Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Is All About Apple – Motley Fool

Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Is All About Apple – Motley Fool

Apple's lead in wearables is a threat to Android smartphone sales. Google has agreed to acquire Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) for $2.1 billion in cash. The move will give the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary a foothold in the wearables market, an area it's been trying to develop for several years now by licensing Wear OS, a smartwatch…
Fitbit Sales Beat Wall Street Expectations Ahead of Google Deal – Yahoo Finance

Fitbit Sales Beat Wall Street Expectations Ahead of Google Deal – Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Fitbit Inc. reported revenue that beat analysts’ estimates in its first quarterly results since Google announced its planned acquisition of the wearable technology company.Third-quarter sales were $347 million, the San Francisco-based company said Wednesday in a statement. That was a decline of 12% from the period a year earlier, but ahead of analysts’…
With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble – SlashGear

With Fitbit, Google should make a new Pebble – SlashGear

Google acquired Fitbit on November 1, 2019, making it the second major smartwatch-related buy made by the company just this year.* In December of 2016, Fitbit acquired (most of) Pebble. We’ve taken a brief trip, here, down the unlikely path that’d lead Google to use what they’ve acquired to bring Pebble devices back to life.…
Fitbit is doomed: Why everything Google buys turns to garbage – ZDNet

Fitbit is doomed: Why everything Google buys turns to garbage – ZDNet

Late last week, Google announced its intention to purchase Fitbit, the beleaguered health tracker manufacturer, in an attempt to vitalize its wearables business, with the presumed intent of producing a Pixel Watch to rival Apple and Samsung's offerings sometime in the future. You'll have to excuse my pessimism. I fully expect this to result in a…
Man claims Fitbit began ‘burning up’ on wrist, caused third-degree burns: ‘This was a traumatic experience’ – Fox News

Man claims Fitbit began ‘burning up’ on wrist, caused third-degree burns: ‘This was a...

A man claims his activity-tracking Fitbit malfunctioned and caused third-degree burns to his wrist.In a viral Facebook post with more than 4,000 shares as of Monday, Ethan Landers said he was fast asleep the night of Oct. 23 when he “woke up in a panic to my wrist burning.”OMAN'S WORKOUT TRIGGERS POTENTIALLY DEADLY CONDITION “I quickly realized my Fitbit…
Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a Pixel Watch – PCWorld

Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a...

It's not the devices, it's the data. Michael Simon/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors The smartwatch wars just got a whole lot more interesting. Google has announced that it will be purchasing Fitbit for $2.1 billion and bringing one of the most popular…
How to delete your Fitbit data before Google takes charge

How to delete your Fitbit data before Google takes charge

The news that Google is buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion has come as something of a shock to Fitbit users, many of whom are nervous about how Google will handle their personal health data. Google itself is aware of this issue; in his blog post announcing the sale, Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior VP of devices…
4 Fitbit features that are likely going away after the Google deal (and 4 that will get way better) – Macworld

4 Fitbit features that are likely going away after the Google deal (and 4...

Now that Google’s purchase of Fitbit is official, let’s take a look at how things could change. Ben Patterson/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by Macworld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors In a move that's equal parts obvious and shocking, Google announced Friday that it is acquiring Fitbit, bringing an…
Why Google’s Fitbit deal could break its legacy of hardware failures – CNBC

Why Google’s Fitbit deal could break its legacy of hardware failures – CNBC

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, speaks during the company's 2017 Cloud Next event in San Francisco.Bloomberg | Getty ImagesNews of a Google hardware acquisition conjures traumatic images of product graveyards and rebranding nightmares. So, skeptics are right to wonder why a multi-billion dollar deal to purchase a smartwatch company will be any different.On Friday, Google…

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Congress is running out of time to secure the 2020 elections

Russian hackers targeted US elections in 2016. They spread misinformation across social media platforms and attempted to infiltrate voting machines. Last week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller warned Congress that 2016 “wasn’t a single attempt” and that foreign actors continue to threaten the democratic process “as we sit here.” He wasn’t the first to give that…

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