Where to Watch Obama’s Health Care Summit Online

UPDATE Granted, the beer summit had a catchier name, but today’s Health Care Summit is still hotly anticipated. Democrats want to prove that Republicans don’t have any substantial ideas for health care reform and Republicans are eager to show that the whole process is flawed. Sounds like a recipe for success, right?

The summit, which was initiated by President Barack Obama, will start at 10 am EST / 7am Pacific and end at about 4pm EST / 1pm Pacific. CSPAN will air the whole thing live, as will CNN and Fox News. No TV at work? No worries, there’s also going to be plenty of live video coverage online, so you won’t have to call in sick to watch why actually being sick won’t get better any time soon.

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Twitter Creator Gives Clues About His Next Venture

Team Twitter

(From left to right) Biz Stone, Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey, co-founders of Twitter. (Photo by Om Malik)

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey during a talk today at Webster University in St. Louis outlined his next venture, which he hinted may be focused on health care and financial services, according to the Wall Street Journal. Dorsey, who is now the chairman of Twitter’s board after stepping down as CEO last year, said the city of St. Louis would play a “very large part” in his next venture, according to a local paper.
Dorsey’s interest in health care mirrors other tech companies’ plans to enter the space, including Dell (s dell), Verizon (s vzn) and Google (s goog). Read More about Twitter Creator Gives Clues About His Next Venture

Will Real-Time Google Traffic Maps Really Help?

Google is bringing its considerable heft to the hot traffic applications space, collecting speed and location information from mobile users and reporting its analysis of that data in real time through its Google Maps app. But will its participation make traffic apps better or worse?

Will Technology Cure Health Care — Or Kill It?

Obama says technology will save health care, and it’s true that IT is quickly becoming a medical resource: Google, which recently launched an online medical records service, claims that online search is where consumers turn first for health information. Computerization can eliminate much of the 30 percent of medical costs that are due to inefficiency, according to Dr. Dean Ornish, founder of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. And advanced diagnostics will encourage prevention and reduce costly reactive treatment.
Two weeks ago, a small green box showed up in my mail. Inside was a “spit kit” my wife had ordered me from DNA sequencing startup 23andme. Within a few minutes, I’d completed and returned the sample. In a few weeks, I’ll be able to analyze my DNA online. What if I find something I don’t like?
Thanks to technology, such diagnostics are now within the reach of consumers. As more people test themselves, doctors and insurers may face the additional burden of just-in-case surgery and a “previvor” mentality. So, will technology cure health care, or kill it?
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