Businesses across Africa to get $3m Grants from Google,says Juliet Ehimuan

Posted by - September 17, 2020

Google has announced new initiatives to support African businesses with grants, Nigeria inclusive. Google Nigeria Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan, who announced the initiatives during the virtual Google Economic Recovery Roundtable, held, recently, said to provide assistance to vulnerable populations, Google.org has set aside $3 million in grants to nonprofits that support education, entrepreneurship and women

Google and YouTube launch new teaching resources

Posted by - March 23, 2020

Google and YouTube have launched new resource pages to help teachers and families continue to educate students while they’re home from school due to the novel coronavirus. Google’s page, called Teach From Home, offers recommendations on how teachers can teach remotely using Google products. Right now, the page features ideas like doing a video call

Google wants to Work with Huawei despite US China Trade Ban

Posted by - February 28, 2020

Google is reportedly eager to work with Huawei again, after telling German news publication DPA that it has applied for licensing with the US government. This comes after US president, Donald Trump claimed that Huawei is a danger to American national security in May 2019. Trump then went on to sign an executive order allowing his

African Company That Won Google Challenge

Posted by - February 21, 2020

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing in Nigeria is one of the seven news organisations that won the Google News Initiative (GNI) innovation challenge and among those to receive $1.93 million in funding. The countries that were awarded were Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google Communication Officer, West Africa, said

Google unveils the first developer preview of Android 11

Posted by - February 20, 2020

Google unveils the first developer preview of Android 11: Google has launched the first developer preview of Android 11, which is presently available as system images for Google’s own Pixel devices, beginning with the Pixel 2. And as of now, the updates cannot be installed over the air and we expect that to come at

Google Announces $1 Million Internet Safety Fund for African Children

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Google has announced a fund of $1 million for Google.org to support new and innovative ideas in the sphere of privacy, trust and safety in order to make online access across sub-Saharan Africa safer for families, and especially children. The ‘Be Internet Awesome programme’ is being launched in South Africa, Nigeria and the

Google Announces Launch of $1 Million Pan-African Grant, Launches Internet Awesome

Posted by - February 11, 2020

Google has announced the launch of a $1 million pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and the safety of families online across sub-Saharan Africa. Seember Nyager, Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google Nigeria, said at the 16th annual Safer Internet Day (SID) “that Google was committed to a safe internet for

Google Maps turns 15: A look back on where it all began

Posted by - February 7, 2020

From whiteboard to browser It’s been 15 years since Google Maps was launched by Australian software engineer Noel Gordon, Stephen Ma, and Danish-born Rasmussen brothers Lars and Jens. “What I remember that day mostly was that we had, what we considered, a pretty amazing launch. We served some 10 million maps on the very first

4 reasons why WhatsApp can empower your business

Posted by - February 4, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Today Customers demand more than ever before from brands, including fast, personalised, reliable and free two-way communication. Organisations that have realised how important it is to reach their customers where they are and on a communication channel that they know and trust, are increasingly looking to WhatsApp Business API (Application Program Interface) as

YouTube is a $15 billion-a-year business, Google reveals for the first time

Posted by - February 4, 2020

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]YouTube generated nearly $5 billion in ad revenue in the last three months, Google revealed today as part of parent company Alphabet’s fourth quarter earnings report. This is the first report under newly instated Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, who took over as the chief executive of the entire company late last year after