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EU opens investigation into Google's acquisition of Fitbit

EU opens investigation into Google's acquisition of Fitbit
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London, Aug 4 (IANS) The European Commission on Tuesday said it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google under the EU Merger Regulation.The regulator is concerned that the proposed transaction would further entrench Google's market position in the online advertising markets by increasing the already vast amount of data that Google could use for personalisation of the ads it serves and displays."Our investigation aims to ensure that control by Google over data collected through wearable devices as a result of the transaction does not distort competition," European Commission's Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said in a statement. Google announced plans to buy the California-based fitness tracking company for $2.1 billion in November 2019. Google said the combination of Google and Fitbit's hardware efforts will likely increase competition in the sector, making the next generation of devices better and more affordable.

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Speeding car crashes into shopping complex in Surat, driver dies on spot | Watch

Speeding car crashes into shopping complex in Surat, driver dies on spot | Watch
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Speeding car crashes onto ramp of a shopping complex.

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  • The video shows how the speeding car lost control as it was raining during the night
  • The car was badly damaged after the accident
  • The car hit the fence in front of the shopping complex at a very high speed

In a heart-wrenching incident, a man died on the spot after his speeding car crashed onto a fence of a shopping complex in Surat, Gujarat.

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Samantha Akkineni Shares Screenshot of Emotional WhatsApp Message from Mom: 'Bless You, My Baby'

Samantha Akkineni Shares Screenshot of Emotional WhatsApp Message from Mom: 'Bless You, My Baby'
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After announcing her split with Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Akkineni is slowly and steadily trying to move on in real life.


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