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Release date- 07072014 - Will Google ever be a healthcare company? The answer to that question appears to be 'not really,' based on the tenor of a recent interview between
In that conversation, Khosla hinted at the potential of mobile technology to be used in healthcare. 'Android is a natural platform for health. Mobile is, and health needs to be distributed and highly accessible - broadly, not just at the hospital.'
While acknowledging that healthcare represented a larger business than search, Brin lamented how heavily regulated that market was. 'It's just a painful business to be in. It's just not necessarily how I want to spend my time,' he said. Brin later opined that the 'regulatory burden in the U.S. is so high that think it would dissuade a lot of entrepreneurs.'
Still, the company does plan to continue doing a number of health projects that it has announced recently.
In the first half of 2014,
More recently, the company announced its plans for Google Fit, a health-data platform.
The company, however, has shied away from healthcare in general after shutting down
The abstract challenge of working on innovative projects that require working complying with complex safety rules hasn't stopped
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