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  • AI predicting floods in India

    AI predicting floods in India

    October 1, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on AI predicting floods in India

    As part of the Google Public Alerts program, Google is helping to keep people safe from floods and similar natural disasters with AI-enabled flood forecasting. Last year, Google launched SOS Alerts on Search and Maps to make emergency information more...

  • European Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

    Google, Facebook agree on EU ‘fake news’ code of conduct

    September 28, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Google, Facebook agree on EU ‘fake news’ code of conduct

    On Wednesday, 26 September 2018 major tech companies including Facebook and Google agreed on a code of conduct to combat online disinformation in the European Union, although critics said the commitments were too weak. According to Reuters, seven months...

  • Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations

    Microsoft, Google, Amazon join famine prevention initiative

    September 25, 2018 • Healthcare, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft, Google, Amazon join famine prevention initiative

    Tech giants Microsoft, Google and Amazon are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled on Sunday, 23 September 2018....

  • Common backup blunders - how even the smallest error can cost you your data

    Will your business survive equipment theft? The cloud could save you

    September 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Will your business survive equipment theft? The cloud could save you

    Today, data is the lifeblood of businesses, yet many individuals and businesses are clinging to outdated data security practices. Business owners therefore need to ask themselves the question ‘Will my business survive equipment theft?’ If the...

  • The Silicon Valley-based company has a history of introducing new "Made by Google" smartphones in October

    Google introduces new pixel smartphone 2018

    September 10, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Google introduces new pixel smartphone 2018

    Google has been fairly consistent with its Pixel smartphone releases. The original Google Pixel launched back on October 4, 2016, which was a Tuesday. It then went on sale on Tuesday, October 25 that same year. Then last year’s Google Pixel 2 was...

  • IT News Africa: Most read stories of the week.

    IT News Africa: Most read stories of the week

    September 9, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Most read stories of the week

    It’s been an insightful week in the world of tech. Despite the sad news of South Africa slipping into technical recession, this week we saw the credit data deal between Google and Mastercard, we learned of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security protocols,...

  • Google Kenya kicked off the first ever Web Rangers Africa summit to tackle how to make the internet safer for young users.

    Kenya hosts first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit

    September 6, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya hosts first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit

    Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on the continent. 26 Web Rangers from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are attending the summit to...

  • Ten years after first launching, Google's Chrome browser is getting a new look and features.

    Google Chrome gets redesigned for its 10th birthday

    September 5, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google Chrome gets redesigned for its 10th birthday

    Ten years after first launching, Google’s Chrome browser is getting a new look and features. The first version of Google Chrome was released on September 2nd, 2008, and in honour of its tenth birthday, this new UI is being rolled out across desktop...

  • Google Lens tests feature to analyze imported images

    Google and Mastercard in credit card data deal

    September 4, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Google and Mastercard in credit card data deal

    Last year Google announced a new feature for advertisers called Store Sales Measurement, which gave the company access to around 70% of US credit and debit card data. According to an investigation by Bloomberg, Google and MasterCard brokered a partnership...

  • US President, Donald Trump claims Google’s news service is rigged.

    Trump accuses Google of rigging Search engine

    August 29, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Trump accuses Google of rigging Search engine

    US president, Donald Trump took to Twitter in a series of tweets to complain that Google’s news service is “rigged” against him and has pledged to address this “very serious” situation. The president said the existing system was biased in favour of...

  • South Africa: Google Impact Challenge opens public voting

    Google announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2

    August 27, 2018 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2

    Google announced the launch of its second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class as part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent. The accelerator, which is housed in Lagos, Nigeria, has already demonstrated its value. The first...

  • Google Assistant is testing a new feature that will provide you with only positive news stories.

    Google aims to brighten your day with “Tell me something good”

    August 23, 2018 • Internet of Things, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google aims to brighten your day with “Tell me something good”

    “Hey Google, tell me something good.” Google Assistant is testing a new feature that will provide you with only positive news stories. Simply ask the Assistant “tell me something good” and you’ll be supplied with positive stories from all...

  • Google Lens tests feature to analyze imported images

    Google employees protest censored search engine For China

    August 17, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google employees protest censored search engine For China

    About a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s efforts to build a censored version of its search engine in China, as reported by The New York Times. The employees are demanding more transparency so they can understand the...

  • Africa Code Week empowers teachers in Ghana

    Africa Code Week empowers teachers in Ghana

    August 16, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa Code Week empowers teachers in Ghana

    More than 560 teachers took part in this year’s Africa Code Week (ACW) Train-the-Trainer workshops over four days in Accra and Kumasi as part of this year’s efforts to drive 21st century skills development among African youth. Now in its fourth year, ACW...

  • Daan Du Toit, MD of Mark1

    Most users won’t mind ads, if they are relevant, timely and of good quality

    August 16, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on Most users won’t mind ads, if they are relevant, timely and of good quality

    A few years ago, it was hard to get through a meeting without someone throwing the term: “big data” around. Today, we all still cringe when we hear that phrase, and the most annoying part is that those who talk about big data, usually don’t...

  • Google Lens tests feature to analyze imported images

    Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

    August 2, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

    Google is reportedly gearing up to launch a search engine app in China that will be censorship friendly, blocking websites and search terms that the communist country doesn’t want its citizens searching for. Google withdrew its search engine from China...