Tag Archives: Google

Google pushes further into health care

330ogleAmbitious search giant Google has bought a company which helps people with Parkinson’s disease.

The firm, Liff Labs, will become part of Google’s R&D division – Google X.  Google X works on projects such as driverless cars and Google glasses.

Financial terms are not disclosed but according to a Google blog, a spoon made by Liff includes sensors that can pick up tremors in a patient’s hand are cance them. more»

Amazon getting into advertising business

amazonOnline bookseller Amazon is getting into the internet advertising business.

The Wall Street Journal has been telling the world+dog that the in-house platform aims to replace ads supplied by Google on Amazon’s own website.

However the plan is to later expand the program to challenge Google and Microsoft advertising business in the future. more»

Megacorps get the hard word

Judge-DreedA settlement between Apple, three other IT outfits and their employees has been rejected by a judge saying it was too low given the strength of the case against the employers.

Apple, Google, Intel  and Adobe failed to persuade  US District Judge Lucy Koh to sign off on a $324.5 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit by tech workers, who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other’s employees. more»