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    📱 | Google offers 40,000 African developers scholar…

    Google is offering scholarships to 40,000 African developers, through the launch of a new partnership with Pluralsight and Andela. It has also announced the opening of applications for the 6th Class of the Google Startups Accelerator programme for 17 countries including Nigeria. The announcements were made during a virtual event today, where Google hosted key industry players, policy leads, startup executives and investors driving the growth of Africa's tech ecosystem. They reviewed opportunities unfolding throughout the internet economy, paying special attention to the support of developers a…

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    👍 | From Jollof to Twitter: Nigeria vs Ghana rivalr…

    It is no more news that US-based social media company Twitter Inc has concluded plans to establish a presence on the African continent in line with its growth strategy. Recall, that, visited Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, and South Africa in 2019 in anticipation This was communicated in a statement where Twitter Inc described Ghana “as a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet. ”The social media company joins Face…

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    👍 | News Roundup: Twitter snub Nigeria for Ghana, i…

    Twitter chooses Ghana and not Nigeria as first African headquartersIn what came as a disappointment to many Nigerians, twitter announced that it will set up its first Africa base in Ghana. Many Nigerians believe twitter's decision to snub Nigeria was as a result of the “inconducive business” environment ”for Twitter choosing Ghana over Nigeria. This might not be far from the truth as Twitter described Ghana“ as a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, ”majors reason for its choice. Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey capped a whirlwind tour of…

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    👍 | How beauty blogger Sabrina Bradley spreads posi…

    With a platform based on images first and text second, Instagram is the social media of choice for creative businesses such as food, wine, art, and beauty. Skin-care specialists, makeup artists, beauty bloggers, and manufacturers flock to Instagram to post And share their work. One such user is Sabrina Bradley. Located in Los Angeles, Sabrina is a self-made esthetician with clients varying from everyday people to A-list celebrities. She has made a name for herself in this industry with a specialization in holistic skincare. This gives people a better understanding of what leads to better skin,…

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    👍 | Facebook Launches'LeadHERs: Life Lessons from…

    As part of its celebration around International Women's Month, Facebook has announced the launch of'LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women', a collection of beautifully inspired stories & life advice from 19 women who are breaking boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, Available for free in digital and physical formats, the book provides inspirational real-life stories for future generations and young leaders. Each chapter focuses on a personal experience and life lesson around how these women have navigated their path to success , alongside the…

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    📱 | Google pledges $ 25m to advance girls, women emp…

    Nonprofits and social enterprises creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls in Africa can apply to get part of a $ 25 million grant by Google, announced today in celebration of the International Women's Day. With women noted to be bearing disproportional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through job losses, and millions of girls not likely to return to school, the initiative will seek to even out some of the odds stacked against women and girls across the continent. Grantees, to be announced later this year, are eligible to receive funding ranging from $ 300,000 to $ 2 million. Selected…

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    👍 |'Life Lessons From African Women' – a Book Spot…

    As part of its celebration around International Women's Month, Facebook announced the launch of'LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women', a collection of beautifully inspired stories & life advice from 19 women who are breaking boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, politics , education and business. Available for free in digital and physical formats, the book provides inspirational real-life stories for future generations and young leaders. Each chapter focuses on a personal experience and life lesson around how these women have navigated their path to success, alongside the cha…

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    📱 | After many threats, Google begins paying for ne…

    In January, Google threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government approved legislation that would force tech companies to pay for journalism shared on their platforms. The government went ahead with its plans anyway but Google has now blinked first. Australia's novel legislation is expected to pass before the end of February and Google is trying to blunt the impact by striking deals of its own with media companies, according to a New York Times report. Some of the deals negotiated are worth tens of millions of dollars a year including one with Australian media…

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    👍 | Ingressive For Good, Facebook partnership to em…

    Ingressive For Good (I4G) has unveiled a digital skills training program in partnership with Facebook to help African youth leverage digital tools to move their brands and career forward. The I4G Facebook programme covers topics on brand storytelling, community building, advertising, audience discovery, and using digital tools (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.) to promote yourself and advance in your career. The training is designed for those interested in developing their digital skills for personal or professional reasons. It includes African youths interested in a digital marketing , tech ...

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    📱 | Google partners Nigerian Tourism Development Co…

    The tourism and hospitality industry has been one of the worst hit in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Google has now announced a partnership with the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) to help the Nigerian tourism sector recover and grow following the pandemic .The partnership will among other things, culminate in a training for small businesses, digital skills tourism for individuals and the launch of a new Google Arts & Culture collection called'Tour Nigeria'.Google Arts & Culture, according to a press statement, has worked with the NTDC over a number of months to cre…