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Google and watchmaker Fossil Group today announced a $40 million deal that sees the search giant taking ownership of a good portion on Fossil’s smartwatch technology.
If you’ve never heard of speed limits popping up in Google Maps, we can’t blame you. As of July 2017, Maps’ speed limit feature was only confirmed to work in two areas: San Francisco, California and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There’s been little news since then, but tonight we received three tips from different parts of the US showing that speed limits were live in Maps.
Back in October, Google actually downgraded the US’s speed limit availability from “good data quality and availability” to “approximate data quality or availability.” Given that the Bay Area was basically the only place where speed limits on Maps were [...]
The Fossil Group announced a pretty big transaction today — the sale of apparently secret smartwatch tech which the leading Wear OS device manufacturer still has under development.
Google is the buyer and is paying $40 million for certain intellectual property as well as for the acquisition of part of Fossil’s R&D team as part of the deal that’s expected to close this month. For its part, Fossil Group — which made today’s the announcement and has developed smartwatches across 14 owned and licensed brands — said the deal showcases both companies’ “shared investment in the wearables industry.”