Is Google’s Switch To Alphabet Good For Healthcare? Definitely Maybe

(By – Matthew Herper, Forbes Contributor)

In the past, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have been pretty clear that they view the company’s efforts in healthcare as a sideline.

“Generally, health is just so heavily regulated,” Brin said at a Khosla ventures fireside chat in 2014. “It’s just a painful business to be in. It’s just not necessarily how I want to spend my time. Even though we do have some health projects, and we’ll be doing that to a certain extent. But I think the regulatory burden in the U.S. is so high that think it would dissuade a lot of entrepreneurs.” Read more…


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