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LEAKED MEMO: Alphabet's healthcare unit Verily suspended bonuses mid-pandemic to fund diversity programs instead, frustrating employees (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google sister company Verily Life Sciences has suspended employee spot bonuses for the remainder of 2020. It says it will redirect the money into diversity and inclusion programs instead. Employees aren't happy about it. In an internal letter sent to management, viewed by Business Insider, employees are calling on leadership to reinstate spot bonuses and subsidize diversity efforts by other means. The decision "implies that these efforts are charity causes not worthy of their own investment," ...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Alphabet, Business Insider, Google Life Sciences, Andrew Conrad, Business Insider Employees, Verily Life Sciences, COVID, Carolyn Wang, Hugh Langley

Google’s Andrew Conrad Buys Malibu’s Sundance Ranch

Veteran geneticist and longtime Malibu resident Andrew Conrad and his wife, noted fashion model Haylynn Cohen, have significantly expanded their property holdings with the $10.5 million acquisition of the so-called Sundance equestrian ranch set near the coveted Paradise Cove section of town. The May-December couple paid only $10.5 million, a significant discount off the original […]
Tags: Google, Los Angeles, Tech, Compass, Moguls, Malibu, Paradise Cove, Andrew Conrad, Haylynn Cohen

5 Democratic senators are pressuring Verily to drop the requirement for a mandatory Google sign-in to use its COVID-19 testing website

Verily's screening website requires a Google sign-in. Lawmakers are asking why. A letter signed by five senators probes Verily on how it will handle sensitive user data, including whether it is HIPAA-compliant. The letter is the latest in a chain between senators and Google, as Verily scales up its testing facilities. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Five US senators have sent a letter to Alphabet life science company Verily, asking how it will safeguard user data collected...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Kamala Harris, Business Insider, Bay Area, Trump, Mike Pence, HIPAA, Cory Booker, Robert Menendez

The 3 Biggest Tax Scams to Avoid in 2020

Preparing and filing your business taxes accurately and on time is stressful enough on its own. The last thing you need is for a scam artist to get involved and make the experience much worse. In 2019 alone, the IRS identified $1.8 billion worth of tax fraud incidents. Luckily, the IRS is a powerful organization, and they’d much rather see your tax money end up with them than in the hands of some shady con artist. In addition to relentlessly hunting down scammers and fraudsters (they convict mor...
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Google spinoff Verily is building a 'tech-enabled' rehab center in Ohio to treat opioid addiction (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's life sciences spinoff Verily will start to take on the opioid crisis.  Beginning this spring, Verily will be partnering with health networks in Dayton, Ohio to create a data-driven rehab facility for those experiencing opioid addiction. The non-profit initiative will be called OneFifteen and will be headquartered in Montgomery County, Ohio — a region Verily described as "ground zero" for the opioid epidemic.  "We are focused on making health information useful so people can live he...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Trends, Ohio, Cnbc, Ruth Porat, Dayton Ohio, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Montgomery County Ohio, Andrew Conrad, Kettering Health Network and Premier Health

Alphabet's life sciences company has designed prototypes of high-tech shoes with built-in sensors (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet's life science arm, Verily, is interested in embedding sensors into sneakers to monitor a person's health and movements, CNBC reported on Friday. The company has been showing off prototype designs in private meetings and hopes to attract a shoe industry partner to bring the concept to life.  Watching out for weight gain, as well as detecting-sudden falls are two health related use cases for the shoes.  Can the company that revolutionized search technology, do the same for, shoes? App...
Tags: Google, Trends, Cnbc, Andrew Conrad, Silver Lake Read

Alphabet’s Biotech R&D Arm Verily Raises $1B to Fuel Growth

Verily, the biotech research and development company owned by Google parent Alphabet, has raised $1 billion in an investment round led by Menlo Park, CA-based private equity titan Silver Lake.The South San Francisco, CA-based company was formerly known as Google Life Sciences before Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) spun it off from the search engine giant and rebranded it in 2017. Other new investors in the round include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other global investment management firms, Verily...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Singapore, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Vc, Healthcare, Private Equity, Biotech, Silver Lake, Alphabet, Ruth Porat, Google Life Sciences

Alphabet & GSK joint venture to develop bioelectronic testing

Alphabet Inc’s Verily Life Sciences is forming a joint venture with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to invest $714 million in a new company called Galvani Bioelectronics, reports The Guardian. The joint venture will get access to GSK’s drug development and disease biology expertise, whereas Verily will provide miniature electronics, data and software for clinical purposes. Galvani will have about 30 scientists, engineers and doctors to start with. GSK will work on interfacing devic...
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Google's hopes for 'Star Trek' gadget that instantly diagnoses cancer haven't gone as planned

Science fiction is great for inspiring scientists to tackle big problems with innovative, out-of-the-box solutions. Take one of Google's signature life sciences projects: a device that offered the promise of diagnosing cancer long before someone showed any symptoms. It's inspired by Star Trek's medical tricorder, a diagnostic super-computer. But turning science fiction into reality, it turns out, is a tricky nut to crack. In fact, the tricorder is giving Verily, Google's life sciences arm, so mu...
Tags: Google, Trends, Charles Piller, Andrew Conrad

Google's Internet of Things divisions have fallen on some hard times

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Google is unquestionably a leader in the tech world, but even leaders struggle from time to time. That's the case in Google's Internet of Things divisions, as recent reports show that several of the company's IoT projects are struggling as independent companies working under Alphabet, the holding company Google created in 2015. For example, Nest has not released a succes...
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