Google CEO Sundar Pichai and other executives announced in Nigeria

Spread the love

Sponsored Ads

We are glad to inform you that for the past few weeks that the attention of Google was caught by the country Nigeria, which as a result to many Google executives including Google CEO Sundar Pichai touring around Lagos State, in Nigeria.

The tour reaches its greatest point at the “Google for Nigeria” event held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Even other global google executives followed to make various announcements on new products features for Google users in Nigeria, while the initiatives focused on digital skills training, education and economic opportunity, and support for African startups and developers.

Caesar Sengupta also revealed that Google will be partner with MTN Nigeria to bring the freetel ICE 2 into the Nigerian market. According to Google, the smartphone will retail for only #13,000 and will also come with freebies such as double data bonuses.

Sponsored Ads

Google previously launched a feature that streamlines search results so they load with less data and at high speed, even on 2G networks. However now, they’re extending that feature to streamline websites you reach from search results, so that they load with 90% less data and five times faster, even on low storage devices.

Google is Set to Hold the Second Edition of its Google for Nigeria Event in  Lagos - Technext

Locally relevant search results

Google has also made several updates to Search to bring more useful, relevant answers and information to people in Nigeria, such as;

  • Knowledge Cards for everything from local football teams to Nigerian musicians and actors.
  • Also, locally relevant Health Cards, in collaboration with the University of Ibadan, to detail common symptoms and treatments for the most prevalent health conditions in Nigeria. To launch later this year.
  • PostsWithGoogle to enable musicians, entertainers and other public figures to share updates images and videos directly on Google Search. Nigeria is the third country where Google has made this feature available.
See also  Facebook, WhatsApp Service may be Shutting down again

Google also launched Lagos on the Street View, with 10,000 kilometers of imagery, including the most important historic roads in the city. Google will add more Nigerian cities in due time, as soon as they can get permission from state governments of any state in the country Nigeria.

Sponsored Ads

Google has also been putting to test a lighter “offline first” version of YouTube, called YouTube Go.  With YouTube Go, users can download videos offline and share them wirelessly and without data, to friends nearby, promise to make that available as soon as it is ready.

Earlier this year, Google met its target of training 1 million Africans in digital skills. Sundar Pichai announced that Google plans to extend this to over 10 million Africans within the next 5 years.

According to Sundar Pichai, Google is also committing to providing mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world-class apps, with an initial focus on Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

All this was said during the discussion between Google CEO, Sundar Pichai and Adesuwa Onyenokwe.

Google also plans to provide $3 million in equity-free funding, mentorship, working space and access to expert advisers to more than 60 African startups over three years with the Launchpad Accelerator programme. In addition, the Launchpad Accelerator programme will be setting up base in Lagos, Nigeria, in collaboration with the Co-creation Hub.

Also, Google’s charitable arm, Google.org, is committing $20 million over the next five years to non-profits that are working to improve lives of people across Africa.

To kick-start this initiative, $2.5 million in initial grants will be given to the non-profit arms of African startups Gidi Mobile and Siyavula to provide free access to learning for 400,000 low-income students in South Africa and Nigeria.

See also  Dr Mrs Becky Enenche comment on Facebook, Whatsapp Shutdown

With all these it very obvious that Nigeria is beginning to get very much attention from Google.

Related Posts

Facebook Shares Drop By 20% After Losing Traffic For First Time

Spread the love

Spread the love Sponsored Ads Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc’s (FB.O) shares plunged more than 20% late on Wednesday after the social media company posted a weaker-than-expected…

Which is most Important between Youtube Views and Subscribers?

Spread the love

Spread the love Sponsored Ads STOP FOCUSING ON SUBSCRIBER COUNT Tom Nash Sponsored Ads I am a YouTuber who has 275k subscribers…On the surface, many of us…

How to use the NIMC App to generate your I.D Card for verification?

Spread the love

Spread the love Sponsored Ads How to use the nimc app perfectly to generate your id card for verification? 1. Download the nimc app on the play…

Primate Ayodele Releases 2022 Prophecies For Telecommunication Companies

Spread the love

Spread the love Sponsored Ads The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has released prophecies for telecommunication companies, stating what they should expect in…

Mark Zuckerberg Reacts As Jay-Z Joins Instagram For The First Time

Spread the love

Spread the love Sponsored Ads American rapper and music executive, Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay-Z, has joined one of the popular social media platforms, ‘Instagram’…

How to easily get Google Adsense approval for your Blog/website

Spread the love

Spread the love Sponsored Ads Google Adsense is presently one of the major ways content publishers around the world make money off their content, more than 85%…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.