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Privacy and antitrust experts described Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal as sinister: ‘It’s crazy this has been allowed to happen’

Summary List Placement Competition and privacy experts are worried about “sinister” consequences of Google’s acquisition of fitness firm Fitbit, despite the tech giant’s promises to keep user fitness data apart from its ad business. Google first announced its $2.1 billion deal to acquire Fitbit in November 2019, triggering concerns about its growing market power, and […]

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Health Secretary Alex Azar uses resignation letter to fire warning at Trump that the Capitol siege threatens to ‘tarnish’ the administration’s accomplishments

Summary List Placement Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar resigned earlier this week, using his departure letter to strongly criticize President Trump over his role in inciting last week’s violent riot at the US Capitol. In the formal resignation letter, which dates to January 12 but was obtained by NBC News on Friday, […]

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We asked 12 prominent European tech investors to pick out fintech startups they think will blow up in 2021. Here are the 19 they chose.

Summary List Placement Venture capitalists still look to be bullish on Europe’s fintech companies heading into 2021. The sector continued its run as being by far the biggest in the bloc for VC investment, netting $9.3 billion in fresh capital in 2020, according to annualized data from Dealroom/Atomico.  And the breadth of fast-growing venture-backed startups […]

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UK seals its border and requires negative COVID-19 tests for arrivals in a bid to keep out ‘vaccine-busting’ variants

Summary List Placement Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the United Kingdom is to close all travel corridors and that all travelers will be required to supply a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for the UK. In a Friday evening press conference, Johnson said that all travel corridors — routes that do not […]