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Thank you to everyone supporting the global efforts against COVID-19. We have created ‘Support Global’ to help share some of the initiatives.

Google release phone technology to notify users of coronavirus exposure

Google partners with Apple to provide a software that can be used to develop apps that detect when a user has spent time near another user who later tests positive for the virus.
The companies had announced the unprecedented collaboration to leverage their technology to help trace and contain the spread of coronavirus last month, and say 22 countries and several US states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. The software relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive for the virus.
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Facebook is expanding its Community Help hub to better serve local communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Facebook ads gift cards, jobs and donation tools to its COVID-19 Community Help hub.

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The hub has already seen significant usage by those requesting food, supplies and information about local resources, as well as use by volunteers and groups willing to lend a hand. Now, Facebook is adding more features to the hub to allow people to support local businesses, blood banks, nonprofits and more. Launched on May 5th, the initiative already has a number of partners and supporters, including Facebook, as well as PayPal, America’s Food Fund, Ford, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CDC Foundation, LinkedIn, United Way, GoFundMe and many others.
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Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes launches The Way Forward for Small Business, a new online resource, providing relevant information and solutions each week to help small business on their path to recovery during this challenging time.

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"Your vital need to maintain revenue and manage expense is why we are providing key facts about the government assistance now available and how to access it, along with valuable tips and solutions to help you save when you send mail and parcels."
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Amazon

Amazon committed £3.2m to organizations supporting those most affected by COVID-19 in the UK.
Our teams worldwide are working around the clock to ensure we continue to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Microsoft

Microsoft has launched a map tracking the number of COVID-19 cases and recoveries in countries around the world & every US state.
Related articles for each region, as well as nearby medical centers and testing locations are available.The map also gives users charts and graphs to see the trends in COVID-19 cases over time.
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Zalando

Zalando sells affordable face masks in all markets for charity
Zalando will sell “affordable textile masks on the Zalando Fashion Store in all 17 markets”. The sales are in support of charity Humedica’s coronavirus response.
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FedEx Stands Up Special Operation to Help Fight COVID-19

“We have a great responsibility in these unprecedented times to do what we do best mobilize our network quickly to help the communities where we live and work."

FedEx

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp to help the U.S. government quickly move COVID-19 test specimens from more than 50 remote drive-thru testing centers at major retailers across 12 states.
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Busuu

Language-learning platform Busuu has announced a new initiative called Keep Kids Learning.
Keep Kids Learning will offer free live streamed language classes for children in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese.
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Merck

Merck donates half a million masks to support Covid-19 emergency response in New York City.
At Merck, we embrace our fundamental responsibility to provide our essential medicines and vaccines to patients who need them, especially in times of crisis.
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Tesla

Tesla donates hundreds of ventilators to New York. Tesla will give all its ventilators.
"Giga New York will reopen for ventilator production as soon as humanly possible. We will do anything in our power to help the citizens of New York."
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Spotify

Spotify pledges $10m to struggling musicians hit by COVID-19 outbreak. The music streaming giant will also match each donation made by the public through its COVID-19 Music Relief page.
The company says it is launching a tool which will allow artists to link out of the app to alternative donation pages. Some of the service's creator tool features will now also be free.
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Nike

Nike is creating personal protective equipment (PPE) for supporting doctors, and nurses amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Nike is prototyping personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields to help doctors and nurses during the outbreak with guidance from the healthcare workers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). "Companies like Nike need to do our part."
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Audible

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.

Audible

Amazon-owned Audible is throwing parents a lifeline. Audible is the largest audiobook listening platform in the country and is making hundreds of their audiobooks available to the public for free during this crisis.
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Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff created a ragtag corporate alliance to source 50 million pieces of medical gear in 10 days

Salesforce

Benioff received a call for help from the University of California, San Francisco on March 19, the newspaper reported. Soaring numbers of coronavirus patients were threatening to exhaust the medical center's supplies of masks, gowns, face shields, and swabs. In the next 10 days, Salesforce spent north of $25 million to source more than 50 million pieces of protective equipment, The New York Times said. About 15 million pieces have already been delivered to hospitals, medical centers, and states, the newspaper added.
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Ford

Ford is committing to producing 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days in concert with GE Healthcare.
Production is aiming to produce 30k units per month. The ventilators produced are unique in that they don't require any electrical power to function, operating on air pressure and bottled oxygen.
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GE

A team Of GE workers Is helping Italian medics keep hospitals running.
A team of 200 GE engineers and technicians, is making sure that doctors and nurses have the tools they need to care for patients.
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Accor Group

Covid 19: Mobilization of Accor Group.
Introduction of a national platform to provide healthcare professionals and disadvantaged people with accommodation solutions in the Group’s hotels
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Snapchat

Snapchat’s Zenly launches shelter-in-place leaderboard.
A leaderboard of which friends have spent the most percentage of the last three days in their homes. Users can see who’s social distancing the best and share stickers.
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McLaren

McLaren Racing which designs parts for F1 racing cars will use its machine shop to manufacture components for ventilators.
McLaren Racing will use its machine shop to manufacture components for ventilators and will help procure the parts needed to ramp-up production of the devices. McLaren Group, is also building test equipment.
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Medidata

Understanding what is happening on the ground is critical to define a path forward.
Medidata solutions can be immediately leveraged by our customers to both better understand the impact of the pandemic on their trials, and to mitigate the challenges of patients unable to visit sites.
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Tencent

Tencent Sets Up US$100 Million Global Anti-Pandemic Fund to Support Fight Against COVID-19
The Fund will initially focus on the sourcing and donation of medical supplies, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essential products, for hospitals and front-line healthcare workers.
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New Balance

New Balance is manufacturing facial masks, in an effort to assist with the high demand for medical supplies.
The New Balance Foundation committed $2 million in non-profit grants to a number of organizations, including No Kid Hungry, the Boston Resiliency Fund, Groundwork Lawrence, and Good Shepherd Food Bank in Maine.
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Dyson

Dyson to build 15,000 ventilators to fight the COVID-19 virus.
Hospitals are the frontline in the war against Covid-19, where heroic doctors, nurses, and care workers are battling to save lives and help people recover from this terrible virus.
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Ingka Group

IKEA grants €26m to protect the health and livelihoods of communities, co-workers, suppliers and consumers impacted by coronavirus. Ingka Group will be taking an initial step of supporting emergency relief with €26m of in-kind donations, allowing its 30 countries in which it has operations, to take more immediate action.

People are at the heart of the IKEA business.

IKEA touches the lives of millions around the world and has long promised to stand by the side of the many people. This is true now more than ever.
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Twitter

Twitter announces employees will be allowed to work from home ‘forever’
“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere,” the company said in a blogpost.
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Adobe

While the COVID-19 crisis is affecting everyone, we know that there are those who are facing more hardship than others. At Adobe, we are committed to supporting our neighbors locally and globally.
In the face of this unfolding crisis, we believe that it is more critical than ever to come together – with other businesses as well as public and civic organizations to help those most in need. That’s why Adobe is proud to announce a $3 million commitment to trusted organizations that are providing vital assistance to our neighbors – locally and globally.
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Medtronic

Medtronic is ramping up its Galway factory to more than double its capacity to manufacture and supply ventilators.
Medtronic manufactures the PB 980 and PB 840 ventilators, which are primarily designed for critically ill patients, including Covid-19.
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Irish Distillers

Large scale quantities of free alcohol (gel) delivered to the HSE for hospitals and healthcare facilities.
We are working with the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive to supply alcohol gel to frontline healthcare workers.
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Novartis

Novartis and life sciences companies commit expertise and assets alongside Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Effects on health systems, economies, and livelihoods are significant, and effective response requires an unprecedented collaboration.
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Zoom

Zoom has provided free services and technical support to NGOs to assist with disaster relief efforts.
Doctors from more than 1,000 public hospitals in China are using Zoom’s high-definition video meetings to conduct online consultations, remotely diagnose patients, and provide treatment during the coronavirus epidemic.
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Hilton

Hilton is assisting local and national governments to provide housing for first responders and health care workers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on the travel industry, but Hilton continues to deliver hospitality even during this crisis. Hotels have been donating excess food to local pantries.
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Slack

Any team working on a collaborative research, response, or mitigation to the coronavirus can access a paid plan for free.
"We've done hundreds of upgrades and consultations already and have an incredibly helpful, speedy and energized team standing by. We're grateful to be able to help where we can."
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KnowBe4

KnowBe4 have started several positive initiatives for both staff and the wider community.
KnowBe4 are providing online training sessions to help people maintain internet security and internet safety tips to those working from home.
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GAP Inc.

Gap. Inc is shifting its resources to make vital gear for health care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Gap Foundation will also be donating over $1 million to local, state, national and international non-profit organizations.
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National Geographic

National Geographic have launched the [email protected] initiative for parents and kids.
[email protected] includes lessons using a variety of content, along with day-to-day lesson plans for parents to follow with their children.
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