A Medtronic executive turned a few heads recently when he told MassDevice.com that when it comes to rivals, the medical technology company sees Google as its biggest challenger in the coming years.
That's right. Not Johnson & Johnson. Not Boston Scientific. And no, not Apple either, but the search giant Google.
While surprising, the statement is not completely coming out of left field. Experts have been talking about how Silicon Valley is poised to disrupt healthcare and medtech. There are plenty of examples of nontraditional firms innovating in healthcare these days.
Google itself is developing a...