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It’s now Bard vs Chat GPT, the Browser wars have begun

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Recent developments have transitioned to from AI taking jobs to now AI wars, which is is an interesting narrative to follow up for the...

Google Invites African Women Tech Founders for Inaugural Training Program

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Google has invited applications for the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program. The program aims to empower women founders on the...
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State of Tech Layoffs: Firing Spree Continues in 2023

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We argued that tech companies have been copying each other in terms of the number of workers they lay off, starting as early as...

Google Joins Microsoft, Fires 12K Employees

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Google is laying off a significant amount of their workforce, around 12,000 jobs, which is 6% of their global workforce, due to the rise...
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Nigeria Tops Africa’s Loan App Searches

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AppsFlyer and Google have recently released a report which examines how mobile apps are impacting finance in Africa. The report found that there has...

Google, Other Global Tech Firms Start Charging 16 Percent VAT in Kenya

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As required by the Value Added Tax (Digital Marketplace Supply) (Amendment) Regulations of 2022, global technology companies and firms have begun charging a 16%...

Rigathi Gachagua, IEBC Portal Among Top Google Searches in Kenya

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With the year coming to an end in just a few weeks, it's best that we reflect on what the year 2022 has been...

5000 Entrepreneurs Graduate from Google’s Hustle Academy

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Google today held graduation events in Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria to celebrate 5000 business owners who have completed its Hustle Academy training program....
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Google Puts Predatory Loan Apps in Kenya and Nigeria on Notice

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Loan apps have not been having a good time for the last couple of months - and that is a good thing. What happened...

Google Has Trained Over 105K Devs in Africa Since 2017

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Google hosted software developers and technical industry professionals to a full-day event of talks and workshops in Nairobi. The Google Sandbox program seeks to activate...

Google Sets Up Africa’s First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

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Google has revealed its intent to establish a new Google Cloud region in South Africa. This is its first cloud facility on the continent. The...

Addicted to Your Phone? – Manage Your Screen Time with the Digital Wellbeing app

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Do you feel as if you are wasting too much time on your device, especially your smartphone? We have all been there. This problem...

Google Schedules Second ‘for Africa’ Event in October

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Google has scheduled the second virtual Google for Africa event for 2022, which will be held on October 5. The show follows a similar one...

How to Improve Your Productivity With a Smartwatch

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Are you a smartwatch owner? Would you like to own one in the near future? This article is meant for you. Watches used to...
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­­Google’s October 6 Event – What to expect

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The fall season in the US is here and it brings along with it some tech events from the Tech giants where we get...

12 Kenya Startups Picked for Second Cohort of Google for Startups Black Founders Fund

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Search giant and ad corporation Google has announced that 60 eligible black-founded startups across Africa have been selected for the second cohort of Google for...

Road To Android 13: The Progress So Far

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Android 13 launch date is slated for next month. Android 13 developer previews started rolling out in February and beta releases followed in April...

Google Offers 1000 Scholarships For Kenya Businesses To Open Online Shops

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Google announced 1,000 scholarships to enable small retail business-owners in Kenya to open online shops to market their wares and services. The development was...
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Sendy and Google Hustle Academy To Empower SMEs With Funds, Fulfilment Infrastructure

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Logistics firm Sendy, which has since launched fulfilment systems for ecommerce has announced that it will be working with Google in an initiative that...

Kenyan Startups Invited To Apply For Cash And Mentorship From Google

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Google has announced that applications for the second cohort of the Google for Startup Black Founders Fund for Africa are now open. Following the success...

Google Announces Africa Developer Scholarships for 30K People

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Google has announced an additional 30,000 Android and Google Cloud training opportunities for aspiring and professional developers in Africa. The program, to be implemented...
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Google to Shut Down YouTube Go

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In focussing on low-end devices, Google started developing lightweight Android apps so that they could work on smartphones that had low phone specifications including...
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Jack Ngare Leaves Microsoft ADC, Joins Google Cloud As Technical Director

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Google Cloud has hired Jack Ngare to join Google Cloud’s Office of the  Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as a Technical Director. With over 15...

Google Is Hiring Engineers For Its First Product Development Centre In Africa

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To realize Google's mission, Google is opening its first product development center in Africa. The company is hiring Engineering Managers, Product Managers, Software Engineers,...

KCPE Results, Vladimir Putin Most Searched Keywords in Kenya in March 2022

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Google search trends in Kenya show that the Forest road video, Winter paralympics, KCPE results 2022, International Women's Day, and Vladimir Putin Russia Ukraine...

African Startups Raised Over $4 Billion in 2021, 2.5 Times More Than in 2020

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Google has revealed that Africa’s developer ecosystem is growing, despite the ongoing pandemic. The development matches a study done across 16 countries in the continent. The...
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Google Backs Airtel India With Up To $1 Billion Investment

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Search engine giant and ad corporation Google will reportedly pump USD 700 million into Airtel India in an investment plan that will also see...
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Android 10 Outranks Android 11 as the Most Popular Google’s OS Version in 2021

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Android 10 was launched in late 2019 by Google to succeed Android 9 Pie. This version also dropped including the desert name and letter...

How to Apply for the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Program

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Google for Startups Accelerator Africa program has been around since 2017. Now, interested groups can drop their applications for the search giant’s three-month virtual accelerator...

Google Starts Disbursing KES 1 Billion in Low-Interest Loans in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, and SA

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Google Kenya announced a disbursement of $10 million to support the economic recovery of small and medium enterprises across Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, and...

Google To Offer KES 1 Billion in Low-Interest Loans in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa

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Search and ad corporation Google has announced a plan to invest $1billion over 5 years to support Africa’s digital transformation. According to the company,...

Google Fined KES 19 Billion For Limiting Android Modification

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The dominant market position of a tech company never fails to come at a heavy cost, mostly involving legal battles on patenting or sharing...
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Google Disclosed Some User Data to Authorities in Hong Kong

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Google has in an interesting twist been reported to have broken a user data privacy stand given by themselves just a week after a...

Android 12 To Be Unveiled on October 4th

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UPDATE: Google will be launching Android 12 for its Pixel phones on October 4th which means this could also be the official launch of...
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Gmail is Becoming a Jack of All Trades, Will Now Make Voice and Video Calls

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Google has been on a spree of regular updates to its Workspace suite of applications, and one of the latest in the features is...