Google, Paylink empower MSMEs with digital expertise

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Google, Paylink empower MSMEs with digital expertise   Paylink, a payment and ecommerce solution provider, has partnered with tech giant, Google. The deal involves empowering Micro, Small, and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) with the digital expertise through the Paylink MSME Digital Bootcamp. The organiser of the bootcamp, SystemSpecs, providers of Paylink, made this known at a forum. Through online training, MSMEs will be equipped with the digital skills to drive and scale their businesses in the digital era, recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as sustain their…

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APPLY: Google opens $25m GIC grant for women and girls

Google opens $25m GIC grant

APPLY: Google opens $25m GIC grant for women and girls   Google.org’s open call on International Women’s Day today, for applications for grant funding from its new Global Impact Challenge (GIC) for Women and Girls. The tech giant said this reinforces its commitment to the empowerment of women and girls on the African continent. The GIC for Women and Girls, which will provide $25 million in overall cash grants to nonprofits and social enterprises creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls, follows previous initiatives such as the 2019 Africa…

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Google to resume accepting political ads but with strict policies

Google opens $25m GIC grant

Google resumes accepting political ads but with strict policies   Alphabet Inc’s Google will resume accepting political advertisements in the United States from Feb. 24, according to an email to advertisers seen by Reuters. Google paused such advertisements in January following the violence at US Capitol and in the run-up to the presidential inauguration. “We will continue to rigorously enforce our ads policies, which strictly prohibit demonstrably false information that could significantly undermine trust in elections or the democratic process,” a company spokeswoman said, confirming the move. Facebook Inc has paused political ads after…

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Google strengthens Africa-wide programmes to keep internet users safe online

Google opens $25m GIC grant

Google strengthens Africa-wide programmes to keep internet users safe online   Google today announced a number of initiatives across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, bolstering its continued efforts to keep children, young people and families safe online. Aligning with the theme of this year’s global Safer Internet Day, “Together for a better Internet”, Google has teamed up with several organisations across the continent to boost education efforts and develop programmes around online safety. “With an estimated 346 million internet users that came online for the first time in the last…

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New Deal: Google becomes Nokia’s cloud infrastructure provider

New Deal: Google becomes Nokia’s cloud infrastructure provider

Networking equipment provider Nokia said it has signed a multiyear agreement to use Google as its cloud infrastructure provider. Nokia said it will migrate its global data centers and servers, as well as various software applications, onto Google Cloud infrastructure over an 18- to 24-month period. Nokia said the deal reflects the company’s operational shift toward a cloud-first IT strategy. The cloud move is also meant to help Nokia manage its digital operations and expand collaboration capabilities for its employees working remotely amid the pandemic, Nokia explained in statement. Under the…

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Airtel partners Google to enhance mobile internet experience in Nigeria

Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Dinesh Balsingh, said Airtel is delighted to be the first telecoms operator in Nigeria and Africa to partner with Google to

Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with Google to unveil Mobile Data Platform (MDP), a new feature that enhances and digitalizes the journey of customers’ data purchase, utilization and management in Nigeria. According to the duo, the newly introduced Mobile Data Platform, which is only available to Android Operating System (OS) users, offers a personalized experience and provides interface for data customers on the Airtel Network to purchase data plans, check data balance and receive threshold notifications seamlessly without a need for memorizing codes or short words. To access…

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Here are Google’s five online tips for keeping in touch

Google opens $25m GIC grant

Keeping in touch sometimes requires conscious effort. We meet a lot of people physically and virtually. Today as we embrace the new normal of working remotely, staying at home and practicing social distancing, staying close to those you care about can be a challenge. Technology can help. Here are five online tips that will help you keep in touch with those you care about. Video calls/meeting Connect with your friends, co-workers and family using Google Duo. It is a free video calling app that allows you to spend time face-to-face…

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Google launches Google for Nonprofits in Nigeria

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Google has launched Google for Nonprofits in Nigeria, an initiative designed to empower not-for-profit organizations (NPO) by providing them with free premium services. For organizations that qualify, Google for Nonprofits gives access to a collection of premium apps – the same tools large enterprise corporations use – at no cost. Once approved, qualifying nonprofits can gain access to programs such as Google Ad Grants, G-Suite for Nonprofits, YouTube’s nonprofit program, and more, the tech giant announced on Thursday. This assists nonprofit organizations to work more quickly and efficiently to reach…

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Google simplifies address system with Plus Codes

Google simplifies address system with Plus Codes

Digital communication giant, Google, has rolled out Plus Code to simplify location addressing system. It observed that while most people take having a fixed, physical address for granted, 2 billion people across the globe either do not have an address or have an address that is hard to locate. “This makes it difficult for people to find them, particularly in an emergency. This is why Google has developed Plus Codes, and is rolling them out for Google Maps on Android,” it said. It explained further that Plus Codes are simple,…

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