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Emergency services are embracing technology as new ways to investigate, send alerts and receive reports of crises. And now, the Japanese are looking at social networks to support communication in disaster scenarios, especially when traditional services fail. The local Fire and Disaster Management A...

August 30th 2012 at 1:41am 0 Comments
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In the midst of an overwhelming catastrophe, Japan's wireless carrier SoftBank is stepping up to the plate to help many of those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son recently traveled to Tamura, a city that is serving as a refuge for those devastated by the...

March 30th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The Japanese earthquake had a devastating effect on the people of Japan and temporarily shut down many manufacturing facilites. Analysts speculated this disaster might have produced a shortage of key components used in the electronics manufacturing process, but according to Piper Jaffray analys...

March 25th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The developer community is stepping up its offers of help to disaster-struck Japan with increasing ways to send money to those in need. This is a roundup of offers we've heard about -- let us know in comments of any others. Simplest of all is the offer from Japanese startup Lunascape: down...

March 19th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments