Ebola update: WakaWaka did not actually bring Ebola to CES

wakawakaRemember that crazy email about Ebola that I shared with you a couple days ago? At the time, we joked that someone in WakaWaka’s PR department didn’t know the different between getting publicity and making potential terrorist threats, but luckily, the company followed up with a bit more information.

As it turns out, the company wants to make the case that the Ebola crisis in Africa needs the attention of the consumer electronics industry, especially as infections keep rising. WakaWaka produces solar-powered lights, phone chargers, and other electronics, designed to bring access to basic technology to places where its needed most. This year, the company decided…

…to dedicate our time at #CES2015 to help bring light and power to the courageous health care workers and first responders and the families that are battling the spread of the virus in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. #WakaWakaLIVE: You Can’t Fight Ebola In The Dark is a crowd-funding event taking place during #CES2015 to donate WakaWaka Power+, the world’s most efficient solar light and phone chargers to one of the paces in the world that needs it most.

So there you have it. Kudos to WakaWaka!

More information can be found at the company’s Indiegogo page below.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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