Google has uncovered the startups who will take part in the main Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class. The event was made at an event held in Lagos, Nigeria. It additionally reported an association with Udacity and Andela to give 15 000 single course scholarships and 500 nano degree scholarships desiring and professional developers crosswise over Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.
Google reported the principal Launchpad Accelerator Africa class on 9 November and applications shut on 10 December 2017. Launchpad Accelerator Africa is a program for top early-stage African startups that will operate out of Lagos, Nigeria.
Juliet Ehimuan, Country Director of Google [...]
Google has unveiled a new app called Google Go, in Nigeria and other countries in Africa in a bid to give users a faster and lighter way to search and access the internet.
Weak data connectivity, high data costs and low RAM or storage space often make it hard for people to get the most out of the internet – Google Go is built to handle these challenges.
Speaking at the launch, in Lagos, Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan, Google’s Country Director, Nigeria, revealed; “There are about 30 million smart phone users and the number increases annually, however, upon expansive and in depth research in to smart phone usage it was found that 73% of users have less than or 1GB RAM and low [...]
Google’s Connected Consumer Survey is a platform under the Think with Google initiative that provides key insights about audiences, consumer trends and technology shifts in the market.
Not only did the latest report reveal the percentage of people who use Smartphones in Nigeria, it also revealed the Internet penetration in the country as well as other insights. According to the study, only 23% of Nigerians use computers in 2017. What’s more is the fact that only 53% of Nigerians use smartphones, this number is lower than South Africa’s 60% but higher than Kenya’s 43%.
The report further reveals the internet penetration in selected African [...]
Google has announced a major new development, which will provide a major boost to African entrepreneurs by announcing the introduction of Google developers Launchpad to Africa. In line with the commitment Google CEO Sundar Pichai made to support African entrepreneurs earlier this year, Google has officially announced Google Developers Launchpad Africa, the new hands-on comprehensive mentorship program tailored exclusively to startups based in Africa. Building on the success of Google’s global Launchpad Accelerator programme, this initiative will operate from a new Google Launchpad Space in Lagos (the first onsite location for the programme outside the US).
It will provide [...]