Technology Fitbit takeover: Google makes further concessions
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler leaves game after face is cut by skate
Vancouver's Alex Edler checked St. Louis' Jordan Pyrou, whose skate came up and appeared to catch the Canucks defenseman in the ear.The Canucks were leading the St. Louis Blues 4-3 with less than two minutes left in the second period of Game 5 after rallying from a 3-1 deficit. Edler checked Jordan Kyrou, and the Blues forward fell to the ice, his skate coming up and appearing to catch Edler in the ear.
The EU Commission has postponed the deadline for examining the Fitbit deal a second time. Google has apparently made a new offer.
The outcome of the EU Commission's review process for the takeover of Fitbit by Google has not yet been decided. For the second time, the Commission has postponed the, now to January 8th. , citing anonymous sources, that Google has made further concessions.
The EU Commission wants to prevent Google from expanding its market power through the takeover and from personalizing advertisements with the user data. TheGoogle had to make improvements
Washington Capitals fire coach Todd Reirden after two first-round playoff exits
Todd Reirden, who was promoted to Washington Capitals head coach after Barry Trotz left, won two division titles but lost twice in the first round.Reirden was the top assistant to Barry Trotz when the Capitals won their lone Stanley Cup title in 2018. Trotz left the team in a contract dispute and later joined the New York Islanders. The Capitals promoted Reirden to the head coaching job.
Google has already made several concessions and offered the Commission to limit the use of Fitbit data for advertisements. Other companies whose services can be linked to the Fitbit platform should also continue to be able to access the data. After the EU Commission obtained feedback from competitors and consumers on these proposals, Google now had to make further improvements, reports Reuters. The aim was again to allay the EU's antitrust concerns. It is not known what specific measures Google is planning to take. Even if it has already been leaked that the EU Commission will probably approve the deal
, the last word has probably not yet been said about the specific design.
Declaration of war on Intel: AMD should want to incorporate Xilinx for 30 billion .
In the coming week, the chip manufacturer AMD could buy the FPGA specialist Xilinx and so on to catch up with Intel. The deal could be worth around $ 30 billion. © Remus Rigo / Shutterstock.com Xilinx is a manufacturer of programmable logic chips. As the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports, AMD and Xilinx are in takeover talks. The newspaper claims to have found out from insiders who are familiar with the matter. AMD could buy Xilinx via a share swap.