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Fitbit buys Pebble, Apple may get early movie rentalsToday in tech news: Details on Fitbit's Pebble acquisition, Apple could be negotiating to offer early movie rentals soon after theatrical release and an FTC complaint alleges that a pair of toys violates privacy rights.
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. Fitbit announced it's acquiring fellow wearable company Pebble, the deal includes personnel and intellectual property but not hardware. Pebble says it will refund unfulfilled Kickstarter pledges for Time Round, Time 2, and Core which are all now officially cancelled. [MUSIC] Apple is looking to make deals with major studios to bring early movie rentals to its platform, according to a report in Bloomberg. Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, and 21st Century Fox, all want to offer higher priced home rentals for new movie releases soon after they hit theaters. Apple declined to comment on the report. An FTC complaint claims smart toys are violating privacy The toys in question are the My Friend Cayla doll and the IQ Intelligent Robot. The complaint states these toys record conversations and transmit data without parental permission or clear language regarding how the data is used by software maker Nuance Communication. Similar complains have enlarged in the European Union. [MUSIC] Stay up to date to the latest by downloading the C Net Tech Today app in the Apple App Store