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Australian regulator rejects Google’s enterprise more than Fitbit opposition fears

FILE Photograph: The logo of Google is seen on a constructing at la Protection enterprise and economic district in Courbevoie close to Paris, France, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

(Reuters) – Australia’s antitrust regulator on Tuesday rejected an endeavor by Alphabet Inc-owned Google that sought to tackle competitiveness concerns around its prepared $2.1 billion acquisition of health and fitness tracker maker Fitbit.

The development arrives as Google continues to be at loggerheads with the Australian government around a quantity of concerns, including proposed legislation that will make Australia the initially nation in the earth to power Google and Facebook to shell out for news sourced from neighborhood media retailers.

In June, the Australian Competitors and Shopper Fee (ACCC) voiced considerations in excess of the Fitbit deal, warning Google’s acquisition would give it too much of people’s details, probably hurting opposition in wellness and on the internet promoting marketplaces.

Google had