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Google launches second Google News Initiative in Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey

By Staff Writer 24 February 2021

Open call for projects that increase reader engagement and explore new business models FULL STORY >

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With Valentine’s Day coming, South Africa turns to Google

By Staff Writer 11 February 2021

South Africans are getting ready for Valentine's Day by Googling. FULL STORY >

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People Cards to help Africans who want to be found on Google Search

By Staff Writer 1 December 2020

People Cards allow people to create their presence on Search in the form of a card that includes all the details they want other people to have about them. FULL STORY >

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Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help get SMEs selling online

By Staff Writer 19 October 2020

Partnership sees SMEs get free access to Standard Bank’s SimplyBlu powered by Mastercard plus free Google Ads to the value of R500. FULL STORY >

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Google releases a new and improved Read Along app for International Literacy Day

By Staff Writer 8 September 2020

Google today joins the world in marking International Literacy Day (ILD) by upscaling Read Along, a speech-based reading app designed to help primary school children learn to read - anytime, anywhere. FULL STORY >

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Google for Startups Accelerator Africa announces Class 5 online

By Staff Writer 24 June 2020

The selected pool of startups for Google for Startups Accelerator Africa 2020 are from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. FULL STORY >

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Google Maps gets Plus Codes for easy address identification

By Staff Writer 29 May 2020

Plus Codes are simple, easy to use digital addresses derived from latitude and longitude coordinates FULL STORY >

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Google Meet video conferencing made free for everyone

By Staff Writer 29 April 2020

Google Cloud today announced it is making Google Meet, Google’s video-conferencing solution, free for everyone, everywhere. FULL STORY >

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Google launches tools to help educators and students stay connected

By Staff Writer 26 March 2020

Google has announced two new resources to help teachers and students stay connected FULL STORY >

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Google plans to train 20 000 women across Africa this year

By Staff Writer 11 March 2020

In honour of International Women’s Day, Google today announced it is doubling down on its commitment to women in Africa and aims to train 20 000 women this year. FULL STORY >

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Google announces $1M child online safety fund in Africa

By Staff Writer 11 February 2020

In recognition of Safer Internet Day today, Google has announced a $1M pan-African Google.org fund. FULL STORY >

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Google South Africa gets new country director

By Staff Writer 17 January 2020

Google South Africa today announced that Alistair Mokoena will take up the role of country director. FULL STORY >

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Google releases 2019 Year in Search results

By Staff Writer 11 December 2019

Google has announced the results of its 2019 Year in Search, providing a unique insight into the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa. FULL STORY >

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First Google Startup Week Lagos sees startups pitching to top UK and African VCs

By Press Release 29 November 2019

Google this week hosted its first Google Startup Week in Lagos, which saw Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa graduates, from across Africa, pitch for funding from some of Africa & the UK’s top venture... FULL STORY >

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Puma releases new Smartwatch

By Staff Writer 14 November 2019

After debuting its smartwatch at IFA in September, Puma has now officially launched the device at an event held yesterday on the Empire State Building’s 86th Floor Observatory. FULL STORY >

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