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Big tech is struggling to upend healthcare. The wounds are usually self-inflicted.

Big tech companies have a lot of potential to change the messy healthcare industry, and they’re trying. Whether it’s funding startups, building wearables, or powering research on the cloud, giants like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are already making their mark. And the coronavirus pandemic has made digital tools more important […]
Big tech is struggling to upend healthcare. The wounds are usually self-inflicted.
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One chart shows how well Pfizer’s vaccine works

Hello, Today in healthcare news: One chart shows just how well Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine works at preventing COVID-19, our most detailed look at AstraZeneca and Oxford’s vaccine data, and a Verily cofounder’s plan to address one of the most overlooked parts of caring for patients. One striking chart shows […]
One chart shows how well Pfizer’s vaccine works
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Google’s sister company Verily announced it will start selling insurance — but says it won’t use data from its COVID-19 sites for its ‘data-driven’ insurance product

Verily, the health company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, announced that it will start selling insurance through a new product called Coefficient. Coefficient will sell stop-loss insurance, which is bought by employers, not consumers, to cover the cost of employees’ health claims that exceed a predetermined limit. The move […]
Google’s sister company Verily announced it will start selling insurance — but says it won’t use data from its COVID-19 sites for its ‘data-driven’ insurance product
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he’s sticking around until 2030

Hello and welcome to Trending, Business Insider’s weekly look at the world of tech. I’m Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider’s West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: What’s one more decade when you’re […]
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he’s sticking around until 2030
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Google’s name game gets the Trump treatment

Hi everyone, welcome back to Trending, Business Insider Prime’s weekly newsletter of the latest tech industry developments. I’m Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider’s West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. You can get Trending in your inbox every week by clicking here. This week: A Google by any other name… […]
Google’s name game gets the Trump treatment
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Lawmakers are raising concerns about Google’s coronavirus screening website that Trump announced, saying it could violate privacy laws

Five senators have sent letters to Google and the White House raising privacy concerns over the new screening website run by Google that Donald Trump announced Friday. Trump initially announced that Google was building a website to coordinate nationwide screenings for coronavirus. Google later clarified that Verily, a subsidiary, was […]
Lawmakers are raising concerns about Google’s coronavirus screening website that Trump announced, saying it could violate privacy laws
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It looks like Google’s sister company Verily rushed out a half-finished coronavirus testing website after Trump botched the announcement

Google’s life sciences sister company, Verily, appears to have rushed to unveil a website for coronavirus testing after a botched announcement from President Trump. Verily’s Project Baseline site offers information about COVID-19 and a process for people worried about their risk to schedule tests. The site, live as of Sunday […]
It looks like Google’s sister company Verily rushed out a half-finished coronavirus testing website after Trump botched the announcement
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Google tweeted a description of its coronavirus screening site hours after Trump touted it – and it sounds very different than the nationwide test Trump promised

Verily, an Alphabet company, is building a website to help triage people for coronavirus testing in the Bay Area. Earlier today, President Donald Trump appears to have exaggerated these claims, describing it as a nationwide website being built by Google to help with coronavirus screening. A Verily spokesperson clarified the […]
Google tweeted a description of its coronavirus screening site hours after Trump touted it – and it sounds very different than the nationwide test Trump promised
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Alphabet moonshot companies must pay Google a ‘services fee’ to eat at cafeterias and ride the shuttles, and it’s apparently a big source of tension

Google’s parent company Alphabet has a number of “Other Bets” subsidiaries under its umbrella, as a result of the corporate overhaul made by founder Larry Page in 2015. These units were charged a ‘shared services fee’ for using Google resources, like its employee shuttles and cafeteria food, according to a […]
Alphabet moonshot companies must pay Google a ‘services fee’ to eat at cafeterias and ride the shuttles, and it’s apparently a big source of tension
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Dispensed: What we saw at JPMorgan’s big healthcare investor conference

Hello, It’s been a long, exciting albeit tiring week for the healthcare team as we made our way around San Francisco’s Union Square during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Hills were climbed, cricket tacos consumed, and healthcare discussed at length. Many, many stories ahead from those conversations. But to start, […]
Dispensed: What we saw at JPMorgan’s big healthcare investor conference
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Uber launches ride sharing platform for hospitals — Teladoc nearly doubles revenue — Google-sister Verily plans insurance market play

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. Write […]
DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Uber launches ride sharing platform for hospitals  —  Teladoc nearly doubles revenue  —  Google-sister Verily plans insurance market play