Google to launch a Health site?

Posted on Friday, May 05 2006 @ 1:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
USA Today heard from Marissa Mayer that Google is going to make a couple of big announcements on Wednesday at the annual Google Press Day.
Not long after, I asked her why Google doesn't have more vertical offerings, like for health. Those tend to give users better results in a specific area. Like, now if you type "knees" into Google, on the first page you get an article from Arthritis Today, a British site called Kneeguru, and another site with a subtitle of "Kink Notes by a Pansexual Polyfetishist." But we won't go there.

Anyway, Marissa then said, "Health is an interesting one -- keep your eye out for that next week." But that was about it. Considering that hint, though, an announcement of a Google Health site seems a good bet. Rumors about just such a site have been bouncing around the Web on sites such as SearchEngineWatch.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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