Google commits USD 1 mln for Nepal, mourns executive

Monday 27 April 2015 | 09:12 CET | News
Google's Dan Fredinburg has died in an avalanche which was triggered by the earthquake that hit Nepal last week, TechCrunch reported. Fredinburg, who was on Mount Everest at the time, headed privacy for Google X and lead its product management team. The earthquake has already killed over 2,000 people in the region. Some 18 other climbers have been killed. Google's Crisis Response team has launched Person Finder for Nepal, and is working to get updated satellite imagery to aid in the recovery effort. Google.org has committed USD 1 million to earthquake relief efforts and will have

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