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Posted On July 14, 2014By Akinyemi OgunsanyaIn Business, Top Stories

Google Ventures launches in London with $100 million

Google Ventures, the venture capital arm of Google has announced its expansion into London. The firm which was launched in 2009 in order to expose Google to some of the technology world’s hottest startups. The fund will have an initial funding of $100 million with the aim of investing in European startups that criss-cross Western Europe – London, Paris, Berlin and the Nordics. The fund will have 4 general partners with Eze Vidra, Google Campus’ manager in London leading the pack. He will be supported by  Tom Hulme, a serial entrepreneur,Read More
Google just announced the first Nigerian archive on Google Cultural Institute that documents photography of early 20th century Nigeria. The archive is owned by the Pan-Atlantic University, making them one of the nearly 400 partners from 52 countries that make up the Cultural Institute. The Google Cultural Institute aims to preserve the world’s culture and history online by partnering with museums, cultural institutions, and archives all over the world. The Pan-Atlantic University currently has two exhibitions up: Birth of the Nigerian Colony visually displays the birth of the colony thatRead More
Google, the online search behemoth has launched a website for people who need help on just about anything from photography to cooking; other categories include Home & Garden, Computers & Electronics, Health & Counseling, Nutrition & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty, Art & Music, Cooking and Education. It utilises much of Google’s existing services like Wallet and Hangouts to create an online marketplace where people can sell their service. Previously unveiled in August as a private service, Helpouts is now open to anyone and they can tap into more than 1,000 vetted providers. Helpouts alreadyRead More

Posted On September 5, 2013By Paul OgunlowoIn Mobile

Jelly Bean Now On 45% of Android Devices

Google released the most recent Android statistics, and they are looking good for Google. The percentage of Android devices on Jelly Bean is now at 45%; this is nowhere close to Apple which has 93% of all devices running iOS 6 (their latest operating system) but it is definitely encouraging news. 30% of devices still run on Gingerbread but this number will most likely keep shrinking as people upgrade their phones as well. The number of devices running Jelly Bean will also continue to grow as more and more Android handset manufacturersRead More

Posted On September 3, 2013By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Gadgets, Mobile, Top Stories

Google Is Calling Android 4.4 Kit Kat?

We kid you not, Google is calling the next Android version Kit Kat. The company’s head of Chrome and Android, Sundar Pinchai teased this in a Google+ post earlier today. Pinchai also revealed the company has activated over 1 billion Android devices. Since its inception, Android has named their newer versions after deserts, and according to TheNextWeb, Google formed a partnership with Nestle. No word yet on when it would be available, but we’ll make sure to keep you posted as always. “Love the new #AndroidKitKat statue and can’t wait to release theRead More
  Google released the top ten searches from Nigeria and the ASUU strike, Ramadan and Kate Middleton and the royal baby topped the list.   The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike for the past seven weeks according to Sahara Reporters and for most of July, Muslims all over the world observed Ramadan. Also in July, people (myself included) became a little obsessed with royal baby from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or as they are popularly known, Prince William and Kate Middleton.   AlsoRead More
Chromecast is an inexpensive wireless video dongle by Google which simply streams videos to your TV from an Android or iOS device. it also gives Android users access to Google Music and Google TV and Movies. The new dongle which has features similar to Apple’s Airplay feature small in size like a USB stick and hides neatly behind your TV. Chromecast will allow you to do screen-mirroring as well as access Netflix and Youtube in addition to Google TV and Google Music but does not support some major apps like Amazon Instant,Read More

Posted On August 4, 2013By Faridah Demola-SerikiIn Mobile, Top Stories

Android Finally Gets Device Location Service

Finally, Google gets it! Android announced via its official blog that it would get device location services. This means that when you lose your phone or someone steals it (or lock it in your suitcase by mistake in my case), you can make your device play a loud sound even if it’s on silent. You can also locate your device on a map or remotely wipe it to protect your data if it has indeed been stolen. You can access these services via the Android Device Manager, and you wouldRead More
A lot of people can’t wait to get on BBM for iOS and Android smartphone since Blackberry announced it would make the app cross-platform. The company said it would arrive this summer but did’t mention an exact date, and it seems someone has taken advantage of this. There is a fake Blackberry messaging app in the Google Play Store created by a developer called RIM (BlackBerry phones are no longer called Research in Motion or RIM). Although the app has been pulled down by Google, the developers managed to get more than 100,000Read More
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Posted On April 2, 2013By Adetunji Openiyi (freeshype)In Entertainment, Top Stories, Viral Content

ROUNDUP: This Year’s April Fools Pranks From Google

Google has a history of April Fool’s day pranks. This year they seem to have quite a number of crackers. Here’s a roundup of the pranks the company pulled this year. The first one I noticed was Google Nose BETA It could be a great idea only that, you would look rather silly at work if you were intently sniffing your screen. Opting to try it out encourages you to do just that. You’d do it too and then linger on wondering why it’s not working. Read more here. NextRead More