Facebook is following the likes of Samsung and Apple by planning to enter the healthcare industry, starting with the creation of online support communities on the social network.
According to a Reuters exclusive, three people familiar with the matter say the tech giant is soon to enter the lucrative healthcare industry -- starting with online "support" communities which would connect Facebook users that suffer with afflictions. In addition, a separate team is considering how "preventative" applications could help people improve their lifestyles. These kinds of apps could include fitness and calorie trackers -- in the same manner as MyFitness Pal -- or perhaps could issue guidelines on nutrition, exercise and recommended food consumption.
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