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Asian tech companies chip in relief to Japan quake victims

Dan Nystedt | March 16, 2011
Technology companies across Asia have found ways to help people in Japan left devastated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake last Friday, the 7-meter tsunami it spawned, and displacement caused by troubles at a nuclear power plant there.

Efforts by these companies match contributions and services offered by a number of technology companies worldwide.

Google, for example, set up an entire crisis response page in several languages complete with updated information, emergency contact information, links to charities and a 'person finder' to help people locate lost loved ones.

Zynga, maker of social networking games such as the Facebook hit, FarmVille, has offered a chance for its 250 million users to contribute by dedicating proceeds from purchases of virtual items on several of its most popular games. All monies collected will go to Save the Children for the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children Emergency Fund, the company said.

 

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