Dive Brief: Fitbit and Google announced Monday they are partnering to help physicians and patients better manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension by combining Google Cloud's Healthcare API with Fitbit's recently acquired Twine Health platform. The wearables giant plans to use the Google API to connect user data and individual health records so physicians can deliver more personalized care. The partnership echoes Apple's announcement in January that it was launching viewable medical records on its phones. More than 40 health systems have announced they are partnering with Apple on the initiative. Dive Insight: The move is the latest example of Silicon Valley tech giants moving into digital health. Google is increasingly reaching into healthcare by providing its infrastructure to providers, payers and other companies. As part of the partnership, Fitbit will migrate to Google Cloud's platform. Google noted that the majority of its products support … [Read more...] about Fitbit, Google join to push patient-generated data into health records
Chronicle Staff and News Services Published 2:11 pm, Monday, April 30, 2018 Photo: Dania Maxwell / Bloomberg Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 John Thompson, chairman of Microsoft Corp., speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills April 30, 2018. He is joining Lightspeed. John Thompson, chairman of Microsoft Corp., speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills April 30, 2018. He is joining Lightspeed. Photo: Dania Maxwell / Bloomberg Fitbit’s Google move; royal wedding packages; Microsoft chair to Lightspeed 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Stock looking more fit Fitbit’s stock jumped the most in two months Monday after announcing a move to Google’s cloud computing service, which will make data sharing easier. With the agreement, for example, information … [Read more...] about Fitbit’s Google move; royal wedding packages; Microsoft chair to Lightspeed
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a privacy case involving Google that considers making it more difficult for companies to pay settlements in class-action lawsuits to unrelated third parties, rather than to those who are members of the class action. Bloomberg first reported the court's decision to hear arguments about Google's "cy pres" settlement in a 2010 case that paid a quarter of the $8.5 million decision to lawyers and the bulk of the remaining proceeds to six organizations that would promote internet privacy. The decision was upheld in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Google, now part of Alphabet Inc., argued it wouldn't have been feasible to distribute the money to the 129 million members affected by the class action suit, and the court agreed, noting that each of the 129 million would have received "a paltry 4 cents." Ted Frank and Melissa Holyoak, of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C., filed the challenge, asking … [Read more...] about Supreme Court will hear privacy case involving Google
THIS huge superyacht, which is owned by one of the world's richest women, has been spotted moored in Britain. Although the exact price of the luxury boat is not known as it was custom made, Boat International estimate it could in the region of £30million. For comparison, the latest government figures for the average cost of a detached house in the UK is just under £366,000. Elfje has been spotted moored at Plymouth Yacht Haven this weekend and turning plenty of heads. Built in the Netherlands by Royal Huisman the eco-friendly Elfje is actually owned by one of the world’s richest women, American philanthropist and environmental campaigner Wendy Schmidt. Sailing enthusiast Wendy is the wife of Eric Schmidt, the former executive chairman of Google, who has amassed an estimated fortune of £9.7billion. He is ranked among the top 150 richest people in the world. But the Antiguan-based boat, which has been dazzling people looking out over Plymouth Sound, is more than just … [Read more...] about Inside Google billionaire couple’s 172ft eco-friendly £30million superyacht spotted off UK coast
GOOGLE doodle is celebrating mathematician Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß on what would have been his 241st Birthday. However, many of us may not know anything about him - here's who he is and why he has been given his own Google doodle. Who was Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß? Gauß was born in Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, now part of Germany, on April 30 1777 to poor working class parents. He was a child prodigy and according to stories his genius was first noticed when he corrected an error in his father's payroll calculations at just three-years-old. He was also rumoured to be able to add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 when he was just eight. Gauß made his first groundbreaking mathematical studies as a teenager and completed Disquisitiones Arithmeticae when he was just 21 - which is revered by many as his greatest work. Disquisitiones Arithmeticae is a textbook of number theory written in Latin which brought together the number theories put forward by … [Read more...] about Who was Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß and why is the German mathematician honoured by a google doodle?