Europe’s antitrust authority will expand its investigation into Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit over concerns that the search giant could use the fitness-tracker company’s sensitive health data in advertising. Google announced it would buy the US-based Fitbit last November, which was seen as an effort to push into the smart personal devices market dominated by companies like Apple. ...
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Meta’s Resistance to Sharing Ad Sales Starts to Crumble
For at least a year, one question has hung over Meta Platforms-owned Facebook and Instagram: whether the apps will introduce a way to share a cut of ad revenues with more creators, similar to how YouTube pays video-makers. Our story today by Sylvia and Kaya goes deep into the debate at Meta over introducing ad-revenue sharing, which some staff viewed as a slippery slope, and a parallel argument...
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