10 Things In Technology: Amazon Healthcare Plans

Good Friday night, readers. An email from Amazon’s head of healthcare details the team’s “four key pillars,” and Serena Williams discusses her investment firm in an exclusive interview.

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1. Amazon’s head of healthcare gave a clear look at the unit’s focus areas. In an internal email expanding on the company’s ambitious healthcare plans, Senior Vice President of Health and Brand Neil Lindsey highlighted the following “four key pillars” of Amazon’s health business:

  • The first two pillars are AmazonCare, which is Amazon’s primary healthcare offering, followed by Amazon Pharmacy, the company’s online pharmacy.
  • The third pillar, Partner Services, focuses on “identifying other offerings that we may need to make available – often with and through partners – to make it easier for customers to find what they need and stay healthy,” the email said.
  • Finally, the Storefront and Shared Tech team will build the technology “to make it easier to find, buy, and engage with the healthcare services and products they need,” according to the email.

Here’s what we also learned from the email.


In other news:

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Williams wears a black stretchy Versace dress, Voyetté shoes, and the designer’s vintage earrings.

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2. Serena Williams talks about mother guilt, a possible sequel to “King Richard,” and venture capital in an exclusive interview. The tennis star (among other things) discussed her investment firm, Serena Ventures, which aims to support diversified founders — which raised $111 million in its initial round of funding. Read Insider’s editorial cover story about Williams.

3. The CEO of Fast Company revealed why his startup has crashed and burned. He told his podcast that the main reason Dom Holland closed his one-click software company was that they hired too many people too quickly. This is what he said too.

4. The mother of a teenager who committed suicide is suing Facebook and Snap. Christopher Dawley’s family says the 17-year-old has become addicted to platforms, affecting his mental health – and that companies are “aware of the addictive nature of their products and have failed to protect minors”. Look at the federal lawsuit.

5. A former employee of Google’s DeepMind said the company mishandled harassment allegations. The former employee has now written a second letter accusing the Google-owned AI company of trying to “smear” and “salvage its reputation” after the leaked DeepMind exec email. What we know so far.

6. Amazon products may be more expensive later this month. Thanks to inflation and rising fuel costs, the e-commerce giant is hitting its sellers with a 5% fee, and experts say merchants are more likely to pass those costs on to customers. catch up here.

7. Female venture capitalists band together to break into the boys’ crypto club. As investors dump money into the hot sector – which is mostly male-dominated – some women are creating Web3 groups that enable female venture capitalists to jump into cryptocurrency and share the flow of deals. How are they working to grab an equal share of the next big tech boom.

8. The owner of Jack Dorsey’s first tweet listed it on NFT for $48 million. The highest bid was around $280. After paying $48 million for an irreplaceable tweet and Similar to the Mona LisaThe owner put it up for resale and got seven bids, some of which amount to $6. More on NFT’s Unremarkable ROI.


Possibilities and endings:

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10. BeReal, a bustling new photo-sharing app, is the latest craze for Generation Z. In an effort to encourage people to be more realistic, BeReal removes filters and opportunities to organize, overthink, or edit photos. This writer tested it for a week – and he’s really hooked.


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