Posts Tagged: disaster response

Health hacks to fight against the next global pandemic

Health hacks to fight against the next global pandemic

Silicon Valley has inspired a series of hackathons across Asia to build a front-line defense against disease outbreaks in remote and under r...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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5 ways that social media rocked the Philippines in 2013

Facebook is still growing in Asia with over 351 million active users at the last count. The Philippines, contributes more than 30 million...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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5 ways to help victims in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

The Philippines has been hit by a terrible typhoon, and some areas have been left completely without any food, water, or means of communicat...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 8:51 pm
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Philippine floods 2013

Google helps Philippine flood victims through a crisis response map

We noted this week how social media plays a crucial role in crowdsourcing information about natural disasters in the Philippines. Now Goog...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 12:41 pm
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Google Rolls Out Public Alerts in Taiwan

Ahead of Looming Typhoon, Google Rolls Out Public Alerts For Natural Disasters in Taiwan

Typhoons and flash floods are the two biggest natural disaster dangers in Taiwan’s tropical climate. And with another threat looming in th...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 4:06 pm
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malaysia and singapore haze crisis maps

Google Rolls Out ‘Southeast Asia Fires’ Map to Track Haze Across Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore’s air is not quite so saturated with burning wood particulates as it was two weeks ago, but the environmental disaster that’s ...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 7:41 pm
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Tablets Could be Philippines’ New Tool Against Natural Disasters

Tablets Could be Philippines’ New Tool Against Natural Disasters

Find out how the Philippines will use tablets to save lives.

  • June 24, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Google Public Alerts for disasters in Japan

Google Launches Online Public Alerts for Disaster Warnings in Japan

Japan already has a sophisticated and trigger-quick public alerts system for disasters like earthquakes and tsunami – and now Google (...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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Google Big Tent, and the Discussion of Digital Disaster Response in Japan

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has just published a series of videos from its recent Big Tent Japan event that took place in Sendai on July 2nd, to di...

  • July 19, 2012
  • at 10:14 am
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Thanks to Japan’s technology, soon the Philippines can receive disaster-related information through digital TVs

As we’ve seen over the years, the Philippines is frequently hit by disasters. Philippine startups and the government have used technology...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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This app helps Filipinos gear up for nasty storms before they get hit

With natural disasters such a regular occurence in the Philippines, tech companies and startups have found it necessary to provide web- and...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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To help earthquake victims in Cebu, Google creates a crowdsourced map of affected areas

Earlier this week, the Visayas region of Cebu in the Philippines was hit by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that affected thousands of families a...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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#RescuePH uses social media and new site to crowdsource information about flood victims

Once again it’s typhoon season in the Philippines. When heavy rains and storms happen in the country, flooding is the next thing people wo...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 3:07 pm
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Uttarakhand Government Launches Person Finder Site, 02

With Thousands Still Missing After Floods, Uttarakhand Government Launches Person Finder Site

With thousands still missing – Action Aid estimates 5,000; local authorities say 7,000 – after the Uttarakhand floods in norther...

  • July 5, 2013
  • at 9:20 pm
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Tudlo: Keeping You Safe Even When Disaster Strikes

Tudlo: Keeping You Safe Even When Disaster Strikes

Look at that. Now, an app can save you from danger.

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 9:10 pm
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Sichuan quake resources online

Google, Baidu and Many Web Companies Set Up ‘People Finder’ Boards After Chinese Quake

Shortly after this weekend’s earthquake near the Chinese city of Ya’an in Sichuan province, which has so far claimed nearly 200 ...

  • April 22, 2013
  • at 3:57 pm
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Google's Crisis Response map for Typhoon Pablo

Government, Google, and Citizens Come Together for Crisis Response in the Philippines

Folks in the Philippines have been hit by another typhoon over the past few days, as Typhoon Pablo hit on Monday. More than 40,000 people we...

  • December 5, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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