Source | www.channelnewsasia.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Friday (Mar 27) pledged US$800 million worth of support in response to the coronavirus pandemic for health organizations, researchers and businesses impacted by the crisis.
The aid will come in the form of cash, ad credits, and cloud services from the California-based internet colossus, according to chief executive Sundar Pichai.
Google will provide US$250 million in ad grants to the World Health Organization and more than 100 other public agencies around the world providing information to stem the spread of the coronavirus, according to Pichai.
Some US$340 million worth of free advertising will be made available to small- or medium-sized businesses in Google’s network that are taking financial hits as people stay home due to virus risk.
“We hope it will help to alleviate some of the cost of staying in touch with their customers,” Pichai said in a blog post.