Google kicks off its first Launchpad Accelerator Africa in Lagos

Google has revealed the list of Afrikan startups who will participate in the first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class. At the announcement that took place in Lagos, Nigeria, Google also announced a partnership with Udacity and Andela to provide 15,000 single course scholarships and 500 nanodegree scholarships to aspiring…

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How to delete almost everything Google knows about you

As each year passes, the more we become aware of how important our personal information privacy and security of the data we share online is. Whether it is the security breaches which lead to data leaks that we hear of or how creepy some Internet company's employees abuse the access…

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A very terrible Google Chrome flaw

A flaw in the Google Chrome web browser has been discovered that allows almost anyone to steal your saved passwords, form fields, bookmarks and browsing history. It was discovered by Lior Margalit during December 2017 and he reported it to Google but the company apparently gave a nonchalant answer. What…

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Google’s 2017 Year in South African search

Google's results of their trending searches for 2017 offer a sneak peek into 2017's major South African moments. During 2017, Google's trending searches show a growing interest in South African celebrities and events. This is evident with 7 of the top 10 trending South African search terms being local, in…

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New planet discoveries thanks to AI

Two new exoplanets have been discovered thanks to NASA’s collaboration with Google’s artificial intelligence (AI). One of those in today’s announcement is an eighth planet – Kepler-90i – found orbiting the Sun-like star Kepler-90. This makes it the first system discovered with an equal number of planets to our…

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Making the taxman in Afrika dance Azonto

In Afrika, some things like death, taxes, and traffic gridlocks are certain. Heavy traffic gridlocks are more of a recent phenomenon like the mobile phone. However, these gridlocks can also be viewed as an opportunity to pause and observe the informal sector in motion - the growth engine supercharging livelihoods…

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