Today’s hottest news: CVS has decided to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by the end of this year, and the response has been like an explosion – it hit every news outlet; tweets using #cvsquits became the second top hashtag second only to the Olympics; and health experts and consumers alike are applauding the drugstore chain’s move saying this will help decrease smoking. Our POV digging deeper on this news is forthcoming. Meanwhile at that other chain…Walgreen’s is making an analytics tool and data available to doctors to enable them to make better diagnoses.
Our Prince of Search Justin Freid has a monthly column on Search Engine Watch; this month’s article focuses on how search advertising revenue is rising this year. Why is it rising and what a does it mean? Check out his article to find out – you’ll enjoy it. He’s the William Carlos Williams of search industry insights reporting.
The Motley Fool guys have their eyes on the health industries Google is disrupting, and it’s keeping them pretty busy. Google is “disrupting the traditional business models of industry stalwarts” in pharma, medical devices and EHRs. As an example, although there are many EHR providers, Google Glass may become the device of choice for accessing them. More here. (Thanks Susan Dorfman for the article.)
Some good news comes out of all this nasty weather – shivering can be considered a form of exercise. What a workout!
-Carly Kuper, VP, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications
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