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Google pledges over $800 million in coronavirus crisis response fund

The pandemic is savaging small businesses and communities. Google wants to help.

What you need to know Google has pledged over $ 800 million towards coronavirus crisis response. As part of that, it will apportion $ 250 million in ad grants for health agencies like the WHO to help educate local communities. It will also fund research into coronavirus treatments like vaccines as well as throw its weight behind the production of face masks and ventilators.

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Netflix announces $100 million coronavirus fund

“This community has supported Netflix through the good times, and we want to help them through these hard times…”

What you need to know Netflix has announced it has set up a $ 100 million fund amidst the coronavirus outbreak. The money will go towards “hardship in the creative community”. Much of this money will go to workers on its own productions, but at least $ 15 million will go to third parties and non-profits.

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Merge VR launches $1 million fund to fuel VR and AR developers

There are a lot of great ideas out there — they just need the resources to make them happen.

Hoping to spur VR and AR development to grow the platforms even further, Merge VR has announced it is launching a $ 1 million fund for developers who build for Merge platforms. Several studios are participating in the Merge VR Developer Fund, including React VRX, Draw & Code, Steelehouse Productions and Chicken Waffle.

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Google sets up a $4 million fund to help immigration organizations

Google creates its largest humanitarian fund yet to deal with Trump’s immigration order.

Google has set up a $ 4 million “crisis fund” following President Trump’s executive order on immigration. As reported by USA Today, the money will go toward four organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and UNHCR.

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Google will match your donations to help fund European migrant and refugee relief

It’s hard not to be in the loop regarding the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis in Europe, but Google is preparing to do what it can to aid those currently on the field. The company is asking everyone and anyone to donate to its fundraiser, which will be shared between four front-line charities. What’s more is Google will match your donations at a rate of 1:1, meaning the company will match every penny you donate.

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Saygus pushes back V2 launch, opens Indiegogo campaign to fund fresh start with new features

Saygus has pushed back the launch of its new V2 smartphone citing manufacturing issues, and wants your help funding the project this time around.

Though we’ve held the phone in our hands and the V2 actually went up for pre-orders at one time, Saygus says that manufacturing problems are going to push back the launch of its dual-SD card behemoth. In a press release today, Saygus explained that the phone is expected to ship now in  [Read More…]

Kyocera to fund long-distance phone calls for military with new ‘Take Back’ recycling program

Kyocera’s new phone recycling program, ‘Take Back’, will take old phones and turn them into long-distance calling time for deployed soldiers.

A new partnership between Kyocera and SecondWave Recycling will turn your old cellphone into paid calling time for deployed soldiers. Kyocera’s ‘Take Back’ recycling program will accept phones in any condition, working or not. For every four phones recycled, Kycoera will donate $ 1 to Cell Phones for Soldiers, who provides free long-distance calling cards  [Read More…]

Pebble announces million-dollar fund to bring smartstrap ideas to life

Pebble will put their own money in backing smartstrap ideas to help turn them into products.

When the Pebble Time Steel was announced Pebble also announced smartstraps – an open hardware accessory platform. Since then there has been a lot of buzz in the developer community about smartstraps, which allow sensors to be added right into the bands. To help these ideas grow into actual products Pebble has just announced that they are putting 1 million  [Read More…]