Indexing & Search Engine: Google Earth Reveals Haiti Earthquake Devastation
Google, Microsoft and other IT companies are donating their money and skill sets to help Haiti in the wake of a massive earthquake that devastated the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, on Jan. 12. Google collaborated with GeoEye to make satellite imagery of the earthquake's aftermath available to users of Google Earth. In addition to promising to update the images as more data comes in, Google has inserted a Spotlight on YouTube's homepage and ticker designed to drive traffic toward videos from Oxfam and the American Red Cross. Companies ranging from Apple to Salesforce.com to Microsoft have all posted similar pleas for donations on their various sites and online storefronts.