Blog entries from: Official Google Africa Blog

Google in Sub-Saharan Africa: news, stories and thoughts.

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December 3 2014

From Official Google Africa Blog Wed Dec 3 2014, 06:37:00

To celebrate 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa, we held our first Doodle 4 Google competition dedicated to the country this year. We asked school children to get out their kokis and crayons and pour onto paper their dreams for the future of our country. Our guest judges reviewed thousands of submissions and short-listed their top Doodles, before the public selected their favorite.

Today, we are announcing the winner: Katya Ludick, a Grade 8 pupil from Noordheuwel High School in in Krugersdorp.

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November 25 2014

From Official Google Africa Blog Tue Nov 25 2014, 09:09:00

Last June we started a new program for tech start-ups around the world - Google Developers Start-up Launch. In addition to events like Launchpad and online content, the program offers participants Google Cloud Platform and Adwords product credits.

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November 10 2014

From Official Google Africa Blog Mon Nov 10 2014, 08:50:00

At the core of an efficient online learning experience is a robust infrastructure. Through our Education Go Digital program, we partner with universities and schools to address the infrastructure challenge through an Infrastructure Collaboration Agreement (ICA), a one time co-investment geared at rolling out new infrastructure or improving existing one.

In Africa, the Infrastructure Collaboration Agreement is offered to schools and universities in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda that have successfully deployed and adopted Google Apps for Education. Through the Education Go Digital program we have supported International University of Professional Studies, Strathmore University, Daystar University and St.Paul's University in their infrastructure build out.

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November 5 2014

From Official Google Africa Blog Wed Nov 5 2014, 05:38:00

Running a successful small business is about finding and connecting with the right customers.

Business users are increasingly using their smartphones, so today we're making it easier with some enhancements to the Google My Business Android app (iOS update soon). We hope that this makes it easier to find the right customers, whether they're looking for you at their desktop computers or on their phones when they're out and about.

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October 30 2014

From Official Google Africa Blog Thu Oct 30 2014, 10:55:00

In July 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall stepped off the boat in what is now Gombe National Park, Tanzania with a pair of second-hand binoculars and a notepad. She was 26 years old, and was there to observe and record the behavior of chimpanzees in the wild. This summer, after four planes and a boat ride, I took my first (wobbly) steps onto the shores of Lake Tanganyika. I was about to walk the same paths that Dr. Goodall tread to do her groundbreaking research into the lives of chimpanzees. And now--thanks to a Google Maps partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute and Tanzania National Parks--so can you.

We were invited to Gombe National Park to capture a record of this historic place, where today the Jane Goodall Institute manages the longest-running chimpanzee research study in the world. It was ...

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October 24 2014

From Official Google Africa Blog Fri Oct 24 2014, 04:18:00

If you're a news publisher, your website has probably evolved and changed over time -- just like your stories. But in the past, when you made changes to the structure of your site, we might not have discovered your new content. That meant a lost opportunity for your readers, and for you. Unless you regularly checked Webmaster Tools, you might not even have realized that your new content wasn't showing up in Google News. To prevent this from happening, we are letting you make changes to our record of your news site using the just launched Google News Publisher Center.

With the Publisher Center, your potential readers can be more informed about the articles they're clicking on and you benefit from better discovery and classification of your news content. After verifying ownership of ...

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