Privacy, Consumer Groups Seek To Block Google-Fitbit DealNine privacy, social justice and consumer groups are calling for the U.S. government to block Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of San Francisco fitness-gadget maker Fitbit.
Google's Alphabet Buying Fitbit For $2.1 BillionGoogle's parent company Alphabet announced Friday it was acquiring Bay Area wearable fitness tracking giant Fibit for $2.1 billion.
Report: Popular Wearable Tech May Not Accurately Track Heart Rates In People Of ColorThe heart rate sensors in the most popular wearables tech, including the Apple Watch and Fitbit, might not work as well for people of color, according to a new article published in STAT.
Fitbit Data Leads To Elderly Man's Arrest In Murder Of Stepdaughter In San JoseA San Jose woman's Fitbit helped provide clues to police investigating her death, leading to the arrest of her 90-year-old stepfather this week.
Fitbit Employees Charged With Having Stolen Trade SecretsProsecutors have charged one current and five former employees of San Francisco-based Fitbit, Inc. with possessing trade secrets stolen from rival company Jawbone.
Study: Don't Expect Fitbits To Improve Health, Drop PoundsScientists say that although the activity trackers may boost the number of steps people take, it probably isn't enough to help them drop pounds or improve overall health.
Tech Darlings Fitbit, Tesla Pounded Despite Strong EarningsA number of firms have posted big second quarters, Apple, Facebook and LinkedIn to just name a few, and have been hammered despite those results with investors jumping on specific details.
Fitbit Winning New Fans; Stock Doubles Following June IPOFitbit continues to garner strong reviews on Wall Street
Ranks Of Employed Swell To All-Time High In San FranciscoThe new high watermark of 525,600 employed workers holds implications for housing as well as ideal career paths for those entering the job market, and there is reason for even greater optimism going forward thanks to a technology growth trend in the city.
Fitbit Shares Rocket In NYSE Debut After Pricing IPO At $20Fitness-tracking device maker Fitbit on Wednesday priced its initial public offering of stock at $20 per share, slightly more than anticipated.
San Francisco-Based Fitness Device Maker 'Fitbit' Denies Selling Personal DataThe maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
HealthWatch: Hacking Into Body Metrics May Be Key To Better HealthA community of people is measuring and collecting every detail of their lives using new technology, and sharing their findings in the hopes of improving their health and the quality of their life.