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Google simply purchased Fitbit today for $2.1 billion dollars, however obviously the search huge wasn’’ t the only tech business circling around —– Facebook was supposedly likewise in talk with purchase the physical fitness tracking company prior to Google, according to a report from The Information .

It’’ s not totally clear what occurred with Facebook’’ s talks, however it ’ s likely the cash played a huge part. According to The Information’’ s report, Facebook was using Fitbit approximately half of what Google wound up paying, which appears to have actually swayed the choice in Google’’ s prefer.

Facebook has actually revealed interest in physical fitness tracking prior to

Facebook’’ s interest in Fitbit might appear odd initially, however it tracks with the business’’ s current ventures into hardware. In between its Oculus virtual truth …


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