back to article Google’s Fitbit lift strains competition laws says Australian regulator

Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission has flagged “preliminary competition concerns” with Google’s acquisition of wearables-for-fitness-tracking business Fitbit. The Commission (ACCC) today issued a announcement and Statement of Issues [PDF] that reveal it worries the deal “will allow Google to build an even more …

  1. YetAnotherJoeBlow Bronze badge


    "Google has promised Fitbit data won’t be used to fuel ads, that promise is not binding."

    Well then, that pretty much sums it all up for the tech industry.

    1. DS999 Silver badge

      Re: Google

      Google couldn't resist that temptation for long. If a future model can detect high blood pressure or cholesterol then Google's ad slingers would claim they are helping people by using that information to show them ads for statins and so forth. They'll claim it is a public service, that not showing those ads would be the opposite of saving lives!

  2. OffBeatMammal

    But Apple are okay?

    I am confused. This acquisition is a problem, but Apple and their willfully closed and anti competitive walled garden is fine?

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