The money that Google has entered into an agreement to smartwatchmaker Track for a 2.1 billion dollar (1.9 billion euro). Reports that the U.s. technology giant. Google’s use of the purchase of a foothold in the market.

Google, it will 7,35 usd per share payable to the company, out of San Francisco, california. This is a bonus of 71% on the price of a share of stock for the uitlekte that Google will make a bid, it had to be released. Track side in 2015 at the fair for $ 20 per share.

Track, it is one of the most well-known brands in the field of the so-called wearables, that has all kinds of information about your health to keep track of. So fitnessfanaten with the products of their pulse, the number of steps taken or the amount of calories burned to monitor.

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The deal is expected to close in 2020 to be around, after obtaining the approval of shareholders and regulatory authorities. This is likely to Track the acquisition, the attention of the concurrentiewaakhonden, who will wonder what Google is planning with the data, which Track users over the past few years, will have to be shared.

In a blog post about the acquisition, it promises, Google is already transparent.“Strong guidance on privacy and security since the beginning of the part of the DNA of the Track, and that won’t change,” says it is. So says the Google health data from Fitbit are not going to be used for advertising.

no Messages at the hands of his acquisition of the Track were already in the hand. News agency Reuters reported earlier this week that, on the basis of the insiders that Google has made an overture to the company in the Us. The share of a Track lap and then up at the fair.

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