Google launches online flu shot finder (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Google on Tuesday launched an online tool for tracking down where to get vaccinations against H1N1 and seasonal influenza in the United States.

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Flu scare shuts Google Hyderabad office (The Times of India)

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

HYDERABAD: Google?s office in Hi Tech city here was closed on Tuesday for two days after one of its employees tested positive for H1N1 virus. Worried that the virus may spread, Google?s Jayabheri Silicon Towers office was shut after a 28-year-old employee got infected on Monday.

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Google tool tracks flu in Australia, New Zealand (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Google on Wednesday expanded “Google Flu Trends,” its online tool for tracking influenza outbreaks, to Australia and New Zealand.

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Is Google Any Help in Tracking an Epidemic? (Time.com via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Private data-tracking services like Google Flu Trends and Veratect say they can offer faster information for predicting potential disease epidemics

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Is Google Any Help in Tracking an Epidemic? (Time Magazine)

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Private data-tracking services like Google Flu Trends and Veratect say they can offer faster information for predicting potential disease epidemics

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Google puts flu tracker to work on swine flu (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Using a new tracking tool, search engine giant Google said on Wednesday it saw a spike in searches for information about flu among people in Mexico last week even before news of the outbreak became widely known.

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Track Swine Flu via Google Maps (PC Magazine via Yahoo! News)

Monday, April 27th, 2009

If you’re interested in tracking swine flu cases, there is now a Google maps app to help.

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Privacy groups target Google Flu Trends (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Google’s recent announcement that it may have found a way to predict U.S. flu trends has led to the inevitable expressions of concern from some privacy groups.

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First Bytes: Spam, Sun, Google Flu Trends, James Murdoch, Universal (Portfolio.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Spam down 75 percent after ISPs shut down host.[SiliconAlleyInsider ]Sun restructures and plans at least 5,000 layoffs.[NYT ]Privacy risks in Google Flu Trends?[NYT ]James Murdoch: Acquisitions possible but timing is everything.[PaidContent ]Universal Music Group insists music business isn’t dying.[AllThingsDigital ]–Andrea Chalupa . ?

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Is There a Privacy Risk in Google Flu Trends? (New York Times)

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Google sought to avoid this kind of reaction by talking about how Google Flu Trends protects the privacy of its users . The service relies ?on anonymized, aggregated counts of how often certain search queries occur each week,? Google said.

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