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    Thumbs up 2011 Japan Earthquake - Microsoft Disaster Response

    For every retweet of this status @bing will give $1 to Japan quake victims, up to $100K.

    Twitter / Bing: How you can #SupportJapan ...

    Microsoft is also putting in place a range of services and resources to support relief efforts in Japan including:

    Reaching out to customers, local government, inter-government and non-government agencies to support relief efforts.
    Working with customers and partners to conduct impact assessments.
    Providing customers and partners impacted by the earthquake with free incident support to help
    get their operations back up and running.
    Offering free temporary software licenses to all impacted customers and partners as well as
    lead governments, non-profit partners and institutions involved in disaster response efforts.
    Making Exchange Online available at no cost for 90 days to business customers in Japan
    whose communications and collaboration infrastructure may be affected. We hope this will help them resume operations more quickly while their existing systems return to normal.
    Making a cloud-based disaster response communications portal, based on Windows Azure, available to governments and nonprofits to enable them to communicate between agencies and directly with citizens.



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    Bing has apologized on Twitter for this tweet that many viewed as a way to gain exposure in the name of raising money for victim’s of Friday’s earthquake in Japan.

    Twitter / Bing: We apologize the tweet was ...

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    Sad that some people got the wrong impression of Bing's offer.

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    If you haven't seen these images yet, definitely check them out. They are horrifically amazing. Horrific because of the obvious devastation. Amazing because of what technology can show us.

    Japan Earthquake: before and after
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    Aerial photos taken over Japan have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Hover over each satellite photo to view the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami.

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    I agree completely!

    The update today: Microsoft Supports Relief Efforts in Japan

    Here is Bill Pytlovany's effort to help, via WinPatrol Tweet:

    This week all revenue from upgrades to WinPatrol PLUS will be donated to shelter survivors in Japan.Our chosen nonprofit is the organization supported by Rotary International called ShelterBox ShelterBox USA: - Home

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    The pictures we have seen to-date are only the brick-and-mortar one's - and they have been horrific, yes! But once the human stories start coming out, only then will the true magnitude of the tragedy unfold! So many lives lost - so many family members -friends ... really tragic!

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    You have that spot on, Anand. Considering the thousands of lives lost, miraculous rescues (like the man rescued from the rooftop of his house several miles out in the ocean) and reuniting of family members will be the only rays of sunshine in this tragedy.

    The global ramifications are yet to be determined -- and most certainly will have a long-term impact.

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