Ericsson Response is a volunteer initiative at Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) that deploys employees and telecom equipment to support partnering humanitarian organizations in times of disaster. Ericsson Response was founded in April 2000 at the request of company employees who wanted to use their experience and skills in disaster relief situations on a voluntary basis. Since then hundreds of Ericsson employees from all over the world have volunteered, been trained and deployed in various disaster relief operations.
Skype is a communications software whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. At low cost, they can also call landlines or mobiles virtually anywhere in the world. Skype has recently introduced group video, allowing groups of more than two people to do things together whenever they're apart.
Founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg, Skype is a division of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT). Skype can be downloaded onto computers, mobile phones and other connected devices for free at www.skype.com.