“A powerful earthquake struck the city of Ya’an in Sichuan province over the weekend, not too far from the site of the larger and even more catastrophic quake in 2008,” Steven Millward reports for Tech In Asia. “Now, with rescue teams already on site, it’s time for donations to flood in to help sustain survivors and rebuild the area. Tech companies are keen to be philanthropic too.”
Apple has pledged RMB 50 million (US$8 million) this morning for the Chinese victims,” Millward reports. “Apple has a memorial image for the quake victims on its homepage right now.”
Millward reports, “According to Sina Tech, the Cupertino company released a statement that also pledged new gadgets for quake-hit schools: ‘At this difficult time, our hearts are with the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. Aside from the cash donation to help the affected people to tide over their difficulties, we are committed to providing new Apple devices to schools in the disaster area, and Apple employees in the locality are on stand-by at any time to help.'”
Full article here.
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