Microsoft To Buy Health Search Engine Medstory Inc.

Microsoft to Buy Health Information Search Engine at the New York Times reports that Microsoft is buying the Medstory health search engine.

Microsoft plans on building out a specialized search engine focused on delivering medical information to consumers, the story reports.

There are a number of health search engines including the leader: WebMD, RevolutionHealth, Google is working one up with Adam Bosworth, and some smaller players.

Postscript: Here is the Microsoft press release.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Microsoft: Other Search | Search Engines: Health & Medical Search Engines

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  • familydoc

    Actually, WebMD doesn’t have a search engine, they use Google on their site. A few of the smaller players like Healia have some neat features. Revolution Health and WebMD are portals more than search engines.

  • Pablo Palatnik

    WebMD stats for traffic are impressive. I had a presentation given to me when requested about marketing on thier website for a client. This could definatley be a good and smart move from microsoft to add to its portfolio. With MSN performing as it is, they need whatever they can get.

  • http://www.daviddalka.com/createvalue/ David Dalka

    Great.

    Step 2 – acquire a first rate blog search engine and create options to merge it with news and then please put the link on the front page to the left of news like I explain here”>http://www.daviddalka.com/createvalue/2007/01/29/making-it-easier-for-blogs-to-link-to-blogs-instead-of-news-sites/”>here

  • http://www.healthcanvas.com/ First Comment

    nice information

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