Posts Tagged: disaster

Thailand earthquake

Thailand hit by earthquake, but telcos promise mobile networks still work

An earthquake with magnitude 6.0 occurred near Chiang Rai, the northernmost city in Thailand.

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 11:42 am
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typhoon-haiyan-philippines

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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#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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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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Peppermeet: LBS App Could Help Japan’s Disaster Response

Rocket Staff is a young, Tokyo-based startup which has introduced a location-based iPhone app called PepperMeet. With GPS technology, the ap...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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Thailand Floods Cripple Hard Drive Supply Chain, Create Shortages

In the market for a new hard drive? Better buy it sooner rather than later, as a global shortage will probably jack up prices on the devices...

  • October 21, 2011
  • at 4:45 pm
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4 search trends Google saw in Asia in 2013

Check out the 4 search trends Google noticed in Asia in 2013

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been looking at the hottest search topics and online trends in Asia in 2013 – and here are the results. Let&#...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 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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Typhoon Ondoy

6 Useful Apps to Prepare You For Natural Disasters in Asia

Asia is no stranger to disasters and calamities. And though you never know exactly when these disasters strike, you can keep yourself inform...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 5:30 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-china

Blocking Google Services Puts China at a Handicap During Disasters

I was just reading a piece from Xinhua that says Chinese authorities suggest that it could use forms of social media to “educate the p...

  • May 24, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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internet

In China, Local Government Learned of Deadly Mudslide From the Internet

The internet is a magnificent communication tool that has enabled knowledge and news to transverse the world nearly instantaneously. That sa...

  • January 2, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Twitter Trends worldwide

Indonesia Trends Bittersweet Today: Floods, Football Grip the Twittersphere

What’s hot on Twitter in Indonesia today? Support. But for a number of different causes. There are two topics caught the public’...

  • July 28, 2011
  • at 9:36 pm
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