Ukraine

More Canadian Wireless Carriers Extend Free Calling, Texting to Ukraine

In late March, wireless carriers such as Telus and SaskTel first announced they would be extending free calls, text messages and more to Ukraine. Since then, other wireless carriers have similarly extended long distance charges to Ukraine as well. Rogers The Rogers website says the company continues to waive long distance calls and SMS charges […]

Intel Suspends All Business Operations in Russia

A month after halting all chips sales to the country, Intel is now suspending all business operations in Russia. Days after Russian troops marched into Ukraine and the conflict began, the chipmaker said it was complying with applicable export regulations and sanctions against the country — though US sanctions only initially pertained to the supply of...

Google Commits Over $35 Million in Funding for Ukrainian Refugees

To help the humanitarian aid efforts on the ground in Central and Eastern Europe, Google.org and Googlers have committed over $35 million in funding and in-kind support of Ukrainian refugees. The commitment includes support for organizations focused on people in Ukraine, like Nova Ukraine and Fight for Right, as well as nonprofits supporting refugees in...

Telus to Extend Free Calls and Text to Ukraine Until May 31

Telus announced on Tuesday the company will be extending its support for Ukraine by waiving long distance calling and texts from Canada to the nation, from now until May 31, 2022. A company spokesperson confirmed the extension to iPhone in Canada, saying, "We are extending our support to keep our customers connected with their friends...

1Password Halts New Account Creation, Renewals in Russia

In response to the growing number of companies removing their services from Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, 1Password is halting new account creation in Russia. In addition to preventing new accounts from being created in Russia, 1Password is also halting renewal payments for existing customers in the region. In a blog post on Tuesday,...

Samsung Halts Product Shipments to Russia in Response to Ukraine Invasion

Samsung Electronics Co. has stopped shipments of everything from consumer electronics like smartphones and TVs to chips to Russia in light of the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine — reports Bloomberg. The Suwon, South Korea-based tech giant leads smartphone sales in Russia with a market share that’s slightly above 30%. Russia accounts for about 4% of...

Microsoft to Suspend New Sales of Products and Services in Russia

Microsoft will suspend all new sales of its products and services in Russia due to the country's attacks on Ukraine. Microsoft is joining the chorus of companies that have stopped offering their products in Russia following the county's invasion of Ukraine. Microsoft President Brad Smith announced the news today and spoke on behalf of the company...

Ukraine Has Received Over $50 Million USD in Crypto Donations

Ukraine has started to accept various cryptocurrencies as donations toward its military as Russia's invasion continues. The Ukraine government and organizations supporting its fight against a Russian invasion have amassed more than $52 million USD through more than 90,000 separate crypto asset donations — and already deployed at least $14 million — amid an influx...

How to Send Text Donations to Ukraine from Canada

The federal government announced last week it would be matching individual donations up to $10 million, made by Canadians to the Canadian Red Cross from February 24 to March 18, 2022, to support relief efforts for hose in Ukraine, which is under attack by Russia. Canadians can donate by texting donations from their cellphones to...

Google Maps Restricting User-Submitted Tag Features in Ukraine

Google has blocked users from being able to edit Maps in Ukraine. According to a report from Buzzfeed News, users across social media have accused Google Maps of hosting content that has allegedly been used to target airstrikes on Ukrainian cities like Kyiv and Kharkiv. "The tags in Google Maps were created on Feb 28th,...