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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


Silver Lake has been plowing money into bets like Airbnb, Twitter, and Waymo. Here's a look inside why it's being called the Warren Buffett of tech.

Silver Lake Partners is a private-equity firm known for doing leveraged buyouts of tech giants like Dell Technologies and Skype. But this year, the firm has done at least seven deals in which it's taken a minority stake. Altogether it has invested in deals worth a combined $7.3 billion. The big question across Wall Street is whether the deals represent a change in strategy for the investment firm, or just a reflection of the environment in which it's operating.  Silver Lake is run by Egon Durb...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Hollywood, Stanford, India, Amc, US, Trends, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Dell, University Of Chicago, Jack Dorsey, Skype, Broadcom


Silver Lake has been plowing money into bets like Airbnb, Twitter, and Waymo. Here's a look inside what's driving its rapid-fire dealmaking.

Silver Lake Partners is a private-equity firm known for doing leveraged buyouts of tech giants like Dell Technologies and Skype. But this year, the firm has done at least seven deals in which it's taken a minority stake. Altogether it has invested in deals worth a combined $7.3 billion. The big question across Wall Street is whether the deals represent a change in strategy for the investment firm, or just a reflection of the environment in which it's operating.  Silver Lake is run by Egon Durb...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Hollywood, Stanford, India, Amc, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Dell, University Of Chicago, Jack Dorsey, Skype, Broadcom, Expedia


'The tech version of Warren Buffett': Inside Silver Lake's pandemic-era dealmaking machine, where big buyouts have given way to minority stakes

Silver Lake Partners is a private-equity firm known for doing leveraged buyouts of tech giants like Dell Technologies and Skype. But this year, the firm has done at least seven deals in which it's taken a minority stake. Altogether it has invested in deals worth a combined $7.3 billion. The big question across Wall Street is whether the deals represent a change in strategy for the investment firm, or just a reflection of the environment in which it's operating.  Silver Lake is run by Egon Durb...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Hollywood, Stanford, India, Amc, US, Trends, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Dell, University Of Chicago, Jack Dorsey, Skype, Broadcom


Johnson & Johnson to Buy Robotics Startup Auris Health for $3.4B

[Updated 2:07 p.m. See below.] Johnson & Johnson is acquiring medical robotics developer Auris Health for $3.4 billion in cash, a deal that builds on the company’s stated plans to become a player in “digital surgery.”Privately held Auris has commercialized a robotic system cleared by the FDA to assist surgeons in diagnosing and treating lung conditions. According to the agreement announced Wednesday, the Redwood City, CA-based medical device startup could gain up to $2.35 billion in additional ...
Tags: Google, Deals, New York, Trends, Lung Cancer, Fda, Johnson, Biotech, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson, Alex Gorsky, Redwood City CA, National blog main, New York blog main, New York top stories


Johnson & Johnson to buy surgical robotics firm Auris for $3.4 billion: Reuters

Johnson & Johnson is buying privately held Auris Health Inc, which makes a robotic scope used in respiratory and lung cancer procedures, for $3.4 billion in cash to gain access to devices that make difficult surgical procedures simpler. J&J, which makes everything from Band Aid to replacement knees, has been selling off some divisions such as diabetes care, as it tries to improve sales at better-performing businesses such as cancer treatments and medical devices. Sales in J&J’s medical device un...
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, M&a, Johnson, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, BMO Capital Markets, J J, Alphabet Inc, Ethicon, JNJ, Moll, Verily Life Sciences, Frederic Moll, Auris, Auris Health Inc


Alphabet’s healthcare subsidiary Verily is expanding its startup investment program

Verily Life Sciences, the healthcare subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is expanding the investment and collaboration program — called Partner Space — that it launched in 2017 to work with startups. The Partner Space already houses somewhere between six and eight companies (of which only two are publicly disclosed). That number could almost double to between 12 and 15 companies, according to Verily Life Sciences’ head of business and corporate development and ventures lead, Andy Ha...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Silver Lake, Ontario, Harrison, South San Francisco, Verily Life Sciences, Andy Harrison Verily, Harrison Or, Onduo Galvani


Google’s Parent Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitoes Worldwide

“You hear that little beating sound?” says Kathleen Parkes, a spokesperson for Verily Life Sciences, a unit of Alphabet. When those 80,000 lab-bred Wolbachia-infected, male mosquitoes mate with their counterpart females in the wild, the result is stealth annihilation: the offspring never hatch.Better make that 79,999.
Tags: Google, Science, Verily Life Sciences, Kathleen Parkes


Google Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitoes Around the World

“You hear that little beating sound?” says Kathleen Parkes, a spokesperson for Verily Life Sciences, a unit of Alphabet. When those 80,000 lab-bred Wolbachia-infected, male mosquitoes mate with their counterpart females in the wild, the result is stealth annihilation: the offspring never hatch.Better make that 79,999.
Tags: Google, Science, Verily Life Sciences, Kathleen Parkes


Why Google Is Killing Off Fresno’s Mosquitoes

“You hear that little beating sound?” says Kathleen Parkes, a spokesperson for Verily Life Sciences, a unit of Alphabet. When those 80,000 lab-bred Wolbachia-infected, male mosquitoes mate with their counterpart females in the wild, the result is stealth annihilation: the offspring never hatch.Better make that 79,999.
Tags: Google, Science, Fresno, Verily Life Sciences, Kathleen Parkes


Google's Parent Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitoes Worldwide

“You hear that little beating sound?” says Kathleen Parkes, a spokesperson for Verily Life Sciences, a unit of Alphabet. When those 80,000 lab-bred Wolbachia-infected, male mosquitoes mate with their counterpart females in the wild, the result is stealth annihilation: the offspring never hatch.Better make that 79,999.
Tags: Science, Verily Life Sciences, Kathleen Parkes


These 50 founders and VCs suggest 2018 may be a tipping point for women in tech: Part 2

On Friday, we featured 25 founders and VCs who are having a notable 2018 — and who happen to be women. Herewith, 25 more who deserve some kudos for getting it done in the first half of this year. This list, meant to highlight the growing number of women with interesting companies or starting venture firms to watch, could easily be several times longer, we’re gleefully aware. Please feel free to tweet us or nominate in our comments section other women who’ve reached a particular milestone in 2018...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Asia, England, New York, Texas, Craigslist, Greece, Mexico, Stanford, China, Russia, San Francisco, Tech, CMO, Diversity


Google AI device could predict a person’s risk of a heart attack

Google researchers along with those from its health technology subsidary Verily Life Sciences, have created a new way with which a person’s heart attack risk may be predicted.
Tags: Health, Google, Verily Life Sciences


In our genes: How Google Cloud helps the Broad Institute slash the cost of research

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the pioneering biomedical and genomics research center, has been a valued collaborator since the early days of Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We helped them move their genomics data storage and analysis from an on-premises data center to the cloud; they helped us make GCP a useful and cost-effective place to conduct some of the most important research that science has to offer.It’s been a privilege to support the Broad in their mission to advance our underst...
Tags: Google, Harvard, Broad, Broad Institute of MIT, Broad Institute, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud, GCP, Verily Life Sciences, Jonathan Sheffi, GATK, FireCloud Broad


20 million engineered and bacteria charged mosquitoes to be released in California

Alphabet Inc.’s Verily Life Sciences unit has come up with a plan to release around 20 million bacteria-filled engineered mosquitoes in Fresno, California. These are male mosquitoes that have been reared by machines and the campaign begins this Friday.
Tags: Health, California, Alphabet Inc, Fresno California, Verily Life Sciences


Duke's Califf joins Google parent's Verily Life Sciences

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf, the founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, has taken a position with Alphabet company Verily Life Sciences. Alphabet is the holding company for Google and its subsidiaries. “After concluding what has been an amazing experience as FDA Commissioner, I’m excited to turn to a new career with Verily and Duke University,” Califf stated in a blog post on Verily’s website Wednesday. Duke Health stated in its own announcement Wednesday… ...
Tags: Google, Fda, Duke, Duke Health, Duke University, Robert Califf, Califf, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Verily Life Sciences, Verily Life Sciences Alphabet


Alphabet exec quits to join startup that tracks mental health using smartphones

A high-profile executive at Alphabet’s health-focused division, Verily Life Sciences, is leaving the company to join a stealth startup that believes it can track a person’s mental health by studying changes to the way they use a smartphone. Thomas Insel spent 13 years as the director of the National Institute for Mental Health, before joining Verily in late 2015 to head up the company’s mental health division. He spent about a year and a half at Alphabet before quitting to join a startup called...
Tags: Alphabet, Thomas Insel, Verily Life Sciences, National Institute for Mental Health


Read Larry Page's new letter about the current status of Alphabet, Google's parent company (GOOGL, GOOG)

Almost two years ago, Google announced it would change its name to Alphabet, which would effectively be a holding company for Google and its various businesses — YouTube, Android, etc. — as well as Google's more outlandish experiments like its moonshots factory, "X"; its investment arms; and more. And in a letter to Alphabet shareholders on Thursday, Google cofounder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page says Alphabet is "working well" with regards to overseeing and guiding its various companies, adding "...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Trends, Larry Page, Google Ventures, Sundar Pichai, Google Fiber, Google Capital, Alphabet, Temasek, John Krafcik, Pacifica, Diane Greene, Fiat Chrysler, Zika, Genentech


Google's healthcare cousin to stick 10,000 human guinea pigs under the microscope

Four-year study will bung patient records in the cloud Alphabet’s healthcare arm, and Google stablemate, Verily Life Sciences has today announced Project Baseline: a study that will glean massive amounts of healthcare records by monitoring thousands of patients over four years.…
Tags: Google, Software, Verily Life Sciences


Verily’s Baseline study seeks to build a perfect model of human health

Verily Life Sciences, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, will recruit 10,000 participants for a four-year study of human physiology. It aims to gain insight into conditions like heart disease and diabetes. The post Verily’s Baseline study seeks to build a perfect model of human health appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Health, Google, Mobile, Trends, Baseline Study, Alphabet, Health & Fitness, Cool Tech, Verily Life Sciences