Google Health vs. Microsoft Health

As if Google and Microsoft weren't ubiquitous already, the two giants will soon be entering the one of the few arenas they haven't yet had...

As if Google and Microsoft weren't ubiquitous already, the two giants will soon be entering the one of the few arenas they haven't yet had a say in: healthcare. The New York Times reports today that both are developing tools to help consumers make health care decisions, and of course attract the advertising dollars from related companies. Neither company has revealed much about their respective products, but it seems safe to assume that, with the increased dependence on the Web for health information, either one of these announcements could cause some serious waves. We have a while to wait still apparently, with Microsoft set to announce towards the end of the year and Google next.

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