Microsoft Buys Health Data Search Firm

Microsoft said Monday that it would acquire Medstory, a company that develops web search technology for health information. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Redmond company said that it intends to use the move to begin a push into the realm of consumer health. Medstory would be folded into the recently created Health Solutions Group at Microsoft.

Medstory's technology allows users to perform searches on health information in a more intuitive way, which more closely mirrors the way a person thinks. Microsoft said this helps searchers to receive more relevant results, and allows the user to make better health-related decisions.

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