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Google's Latest Plan: Woo Brides

Who needs a wedding planner when you have Google?

(Newser) - Google has already enmeshed itself in your email , your mapping needs , your book collection … why not your wedding as well? The search giant announced Google for Weddings yesterday on its official blog . Wedding planners, watch out: The site will allow users to do everything from organizing guests lists and... More »

Who's Afraid of Google Health?

Concerns over personal privacy "misguided"

(Newser) - Google's new health record-sharing service has privacy advocates' hearts racing. But the benefits outweigh the risks, both in costs and potential lives saved, James Gibney argues in the Atlantic. Ready access to personal health records could prevent medical errors like incorrectly prescribed meds while saving billions in related  costs. More »

Google Launches Online Health Records Service

Early tests show enthusiasm from consumers and doctors

(Newser) - Google has launched google.com/health, the latest in a field of online personal health services that allow consumers to send records to doctors and clinics and to schedule their care. Early tests indicate that patients are excited to use the portal—and unconcerned about putting personal information in the hands... More »

Web Health Records Raise Privacy Fears

Top docs say Internet health ventures could bring 'seismic change'

(Newser) - Medical researchers worry that Internet giants’ ventures into personal health records could turn the system on its head, threatening individual privacy, the New York Times reports. Two experts warn that companies like Microsoft and Google, whose new services put patient information on the web, aren’t subject to standard healthcare... More »

Google Health Will Be Ad-Free

Medical-records service now being tested will profit by increasing search traffic

(Newser) - The newest member of the Google family, Google Health, will not have advertising, CEO Eric Schmidt said this week, but will earn its keep from the traffic it draws to the company’s search engine. The new service stores health records, allowing users to share test results, prescriptions and other... More »

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