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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Google and Microsoft battle on health

Two giant competitors on the internet, Google and Microsoft, are competing on the issue of health. From pure gossip and circumstantial evidence it is suggested that Google would be interested in products to store and transport personal health information — information that is now often buried in paper files in doctors’ offices. Microsoft is looking at online offerings as well as software to find, retrieve and store personal health information on personal computers, cellphones and other kinds of digital devices — perhaps even a wristwatch with wireless Internet links some day.
Read all about it:
Wall Street Journal
New York Times
Article on this blog

Why not, although safety seems an important issue with these developments and getting people to trust this service a major challenge.

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