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Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion
Published in News
Monday, 04 November 2019 10:20

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion


Will take on Apple and Samsung

Google has written a $2.1 billion cheque to buy exercise outfit Fitbit as part of a cunning plan to take on Apple and Samsung in the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches.

Google makes an offer for Fitbit
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:55

Google makes an offer for Fitbit


Wants to get into the fitness tracker business

Google owner Alphabet Inc has made an offer to acquire US wearable device maker Fitbit as part of a cunning plan to get into the market for fitness trackers and smartwatches.

Fitbit mulls sale
Published in IoT
Monday, 23 September 2019 11:50

Fitbit mulls sale


Chatting to investment banks

Wearable device maker Fitbit has been in discussions with an investment bank about the possibility of exploring a deal.

Fitbit launches Versa 2
Published in News
Thursday, 29 August 2019 12:29

Fitbit launches Versa 2


Half the price of the iWatch with a battery that lasts for days

Fitbit launched its latest smartwatch, Versa 2, adding Amazon. voice assistant Alexa, online payments and music storage in a bid to compete strongly with Apple.

Fitbit returns to health
Published in IoT
Thursday, 02 May 2019 11:55

Fitbit returns to health


…petty about the Bluetooth

Wearable device maker Fitbit reported better than expected first quarter results and reaffirmed its full-year revenue forecast, as it sells more smartwatches and wearable devices.

Fitbit Charge 3 gets hammered
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:34

Fitbit Charge 3 gets hammered


Synching issues not fixed

Fitbit’s new Charge 3 is turning out to be a lemon and users are furious.

Fitbit provides key evidence against 90 year old alleged "murderer"
Published in IoT


Always take the watch off someone when you kill them

A 90-year-old man is facing a murder charge after a victim's Fitbit provided the exact time she was killed.

Fitbit's money man defects to autonomous vehicle technology startup
Published in Transportation


From something declining to something yet to happen

Wearable device maker Fitbit chief financial officer, William Zerella, will leave the company next week to join an unknown autonomous vehicle technology startup as its finance head.

Google does not innovate any more
Published in IoT
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:16

Google does not innovate any more


Yegge scrambles, rants, quits and rants 

A Google engineer who gained popularity after his rant on Google+ went viral has  announced he has left Google, because the outfit does not innovate any more.

Fitbit will take on Apple with a useful smartwatch
Published in IoT


Innovation


The Tame Apple Press is getting its knickers in a twist over how wearable device maker Fitbit has released a smartwatch which is direct competition to their favourite manufacturer.