According to Reuters, the deadline for the approval by European anti-trust authorities of Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit has been extended from Dec. 23 to Jan. 8 after Google expressed some readiness to change the concessions it would be willing to make. This came after receiving feedback from a group of 19 consumers’ organizations in the European Union, the U.S. and Brazil, where the takeover proposal is being reviewed. Google repeated a statement to the effect that the deal was about the use of devices, not of data.