Understanding Google’s ‘Healthy’ Acquisition Strategy

03CGGOOGLE.jpgNo stranger to acquiring companies with tech and talents that can be put to good use, Google is said to be focusing its 2014 acquisition objectives toward companies proficient at designing and developing mHealth solutions and wearable mobile technologies.

According to mHealthWatch, Google’s hardware portfolio may look healthier than ever within the next twelve months.

Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. DeepMind Technologies for $550 million. Which company will Google buy next?

“The tech giant has been studying wearable technology companies to acquire, according to three people briefed on the internal discussions,” The Information recently reported. “It isn’t clear whether the studying has led to formal talks and which companies Google is focused on. But the people said Google CEO Larry Page is serious about making a move.”

Given that Google and Apple – arguably, the two largest and most influential tech companies in the world today – are purportedly making mHealth and wearable tech top priorities for 2014, it’s clear that mobile health and its related resources and solutions are about to hit the mainstream at a pace previously unimaginable only a short time ago.

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