Healthcare is the next big target for innovative tech companies. Through the use of tracking devices and robotics, the medical profession stands to be transformed in the coming years. Always interested in cutting-edge technology, Google has its sights set on keeping people healthy, with parent company Alphabet leading the way.
The tech is under Alphabet’s Verily Life Science, which joined French pharmaceutical company Sanofi in putting $500 million into a joint venture to help improve patient care for those suffering from diabetes. The two groups call their joint venture Onduo, which will pour its efforts into bringing technology to diabetes monitoring and treatment.
The company has no revenue and no products on the market. But it just landed $542 million from a group of investors that includes Google. Magic Leap, a Miami-based start-up, was valued at $2 billion despite the fact that it currently has no product to show. Little is known about the company's technology, which remained quiet throughout the process of raising funding.
To answer what its technology does, Magic Leap's founder mentioned the experience a person has when looking at nature. The lightweight wearable piece of hardware Magic Leap manufacturers will provide a way to enjoy nature the way we enjoy it when we're experiencing a beautiful piece of scenery. Terms being used to describe Magic Leap include "the world is your new desktop" and the world is your new silver screen," but details won't be unveiled until Magic Leap is willing to divulge more.
Google may be constantly adding bells and whistles to its Chrome browser, and fans of Mozilla Firefox routinely sing the praises of that browser's open-source programming. But when it comes down to the number of users accessing one or another browser, Internet Explorer still claims a market share that, according to a recent report, is larger than the combined shares of the other two.
Market research company Net Applications released data that shows that, for the month of June 2014, 58.38% of people use Microsoft's IE browser to surf the Net, with Chrome snagging a 19.34% share and Firefox earning a 15.54% share. All other browsers, including Maxthon, Safari and Opera, added up to a 22.46% share.