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Google Wallet Launches in South Africa: How It Works

Google has today launched its flagship payments system Google Wallet in South Africa. South Africans who use Google Wallet will now be able to save and access payment cards, loyalty cards and boarding passes through the system, with support for...

Google.co.za Back Up After Sudden Shutdown on Friday Morning

It seems like the Google domain is back up after it suddenly shut down on Friday morning when South Africans started to see domain name service (DNS) errors on the main Google search page. All Google services that use the...

Google Pledges $1-Million to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

Google today announced that its philanthropic arm, Google.org, is committing $1-million (R15.3 million) in charitable funding to support programs helping women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, as part of a series of new initiatives aimed at supporting women-owned businesses. “Research...

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Google’s $1-Billion Investment in Africa

US-based tech monolith Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, has announced its plans to invest $1-billion over 5 years to accelerate and support digital transformation across Africa through a series of new initiatives, from faster internet to backing startups. The...

Google Restored After Outage in South Africa

Google suffered an outage that lasted roughly 30 minutes on Wednesday evening. South Africans reported being unable to access search, Maps, YouTube, and Gmail. https://twitter.com/shailynjeftha_/status/1367171553041866753?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1367171553041866753%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmybroadband.co.za%2Fnews%2Fit-services%2F388346-google-outage-in-south-africa.html According to Business Insider, the outage was first reported just before 19:30 in Gauteng, Cape Town...

Vodacom and Google Give Smartphones to Rural Communities in South Africa

Vodacom has partnered with Google to give away hundreds of Android-powered smartphones to communities across Limpopo, South Africa. This move forms part of the companies continued efforts to "reduce the digital divide" and offer many who reside in deep rural...

Google Play Introduces Rewards Programme in South Africa

Google Play's free rewards programme has just launched in South Africa. The programme allows users to earn points and redeem them for in-app purchases or credit. According to Gadgets, the reward points can also be earned by "downloading free apps...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the articles that resonated most with our readers. From an interview with the head of information security from Kaspersky and Google dropping another of their worldwide initiatives to...

Google Quickly Drops Out Of Free WiFi Initiative In South Africa

‘Google Station’ – the tech and multimedia colossus’ free WiFi offering service looks to be taking a similar route to a host of other Google plans as Google cancels involvement into the service in South Africa within 3 months...

2019’s trending Google Searches in South Africa

On Wednesday, 11 December 2019, Google released the results of its 2019 'Year in Search', providing a unique insight into the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa. Search trends information is gleaned from...
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Bolt Unveils New Safety Enhancements in South Africa

Bolt is introducing a rider verification function that allows its South African customers to self-verify. As part of this in-app...
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