How to find a song stuck in your head without the artist name or lyrics

You probably have been going through what has also been upsetting me for years. Every time while traveling and a piece of good music plays on the radio, I keenly…

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G Suite rebranded Google Workspace to integrate Gmail, Chat, Drive, and Docs

Google has announced the rebranding of its set of online productivity and collaboration tools for businesses, G Suite into Google Workspace in a bid to integrate Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs,…

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Google pledges to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

As the world continues to confront the disrupting effects of climate change, tech titans have not been left behind and are already on course to carbon neutrality. Google has today…

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How Google Maps uses AI to predict traffic and determine routes

According to Google, over 1 billion kilometers are driven with Google Maps in more than 220 countries and territories around the world every day. Google says behind scenes of offering satellite…

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Google introduces Cloud Confidential Computing with VMs to encrypt data in-use

Google announced on Tuesday that it is launching two new security offerings; Confidential Computing with Confidential VMs, designed for customers with highly-regulated or sensitive data that require extra protection in…

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Technology companies are taking action on misinformation, but more transparency is needed

Yes, it is no doubt technology companies have been at the forefront in the battle against the COVID-19 misinformation. Facebook is supporting the global public health community’s work to keep…

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There is only one way Google can hack social media – and it requires patience, lots of patience

Word on the streets has it that hardly four months after Google pulled the plug on Google Plus (Google+), the search giant is again making attempts to hack social media….

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Google Launches Website For Employees To Report Harassment and Discrimination

Reporting harassment or discrimination in the office is one of the challenges most employees face. Some choose to live in silence for fear of judgement that may lead to further…

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How You Can Use Cost Free Gmail Alternatively

When it comes to cost-free services, a majority of users only dwell on the basic functions provided. For example, most people use Gmail just to send and receive emails. Sharing…

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Google’s flagship online safety program Launches Training In Kiambu County

Content Development and Intellectual Property Trust (CODE-IP), a local NGO, and Kenya Web Rangers, have extended their youth online safety training to Karuri in Kiambu County. The training session, targeted…

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Saudi Arabia – Google and Apple Accused Of Facilitating Women Abuse Through Application

Over the last few weeks, Google and Apple have been under fire for refusing to take down an application believed to violate human and women rights in Saudi Arabia. Absher…

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Why ‘Florida Man’ Is Trending Across Social Media Platforms

The internets are going crazy with ‘Florida man’ with online challenges being thrown across the platforms under ‘Florida man’. The twitter feed that has spilt over to Google, Instagram, Reddit…

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Facebook Under fire After New Zealand Attacker Live Streams Killings For Minutes

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube platforms are under fire for failing to stop the spread of the Christchurch mosque attack videos. The platforms have been blamed for allowing the proliferation of…

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Determine Your Court Sentencing

When the topic Artificial Intelligence is introduced in a room of techies whether armature or veteran, opinions galore emerge on the impact of AI both positive and negative. Even though…

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How To Use Symbols From Your Keyboard For Accurate Google Results

In this digital error most discussions end up in a Google search when participants totally disagree and one of them will even throw a ‘Googling’ challenge. Somehow the search engine…

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Google Slapped With $57 Million Fine Over Advert Personalisation

French regulators are blaming Google for violating Europe’s new data privacy rules after a close investigation that began on May 25, 2018, the day the General Data Protection Regulation was…

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Microsoft’s Kyle Alden Addresses Concerns Around Overhauled Browser

Microsoft’s new Chromium-based browser will support existing Chrome extensions, Edge project manager Kyle Alden has said. This comes days after the technology company announced its intention to adopt the Chromium…

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Telkom and Google to roll out Internet-by-Baloon in Kenya

Google’s affiliate company Loon and telecommunications firm Telkom have secured approvals to launch balloon-powered Internet on Telkom’s network next year. Loon’s technology targets people living in rural areas without sufficient…

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Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google announces 2nd Launchpad Accelerator Africa cohort

Google yesterday saw its second class of entrepreneurs graduate from a $3 million (Sh300 million) mentorship programme it runs for technology start-ups in Africa. A total of 12 start-ups from…

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Alphabet to charge Device manufacturers up to $40 for Installing Google Apps

Alphabet To Charge Device Manufacturers Up To $40 For Installing Google Apps

Alphabet Inc, Google’s parent company will charge hardware firms up to Ksh4, 000 ($40) per device to use its apps. This will be implemented under a new licensing system that…

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Google brings competition with new the Pixel XL

Google has launched a new smartphone. The Pixel 3, priced at $799(Ksh 80,000), and a larger Pixel 3 XL, priced at $899(Ksh 90,000), mark Google’s latest entries for a phone…

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Trump Accuses Google Of Sabotage In New Twitter Feud

Google has been accused of rigging its search results to sabotage Trump’s presidency. The accusation by right-wing site PJ Media (an American conservative news, opinion, and commentary collaborative blog) was…

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Safaricom and Google Partner in new “Maisha Ni Digital” Campaign

Safaricom is determined to give at least 10 million Kenyans access to the internet through their mobile phones in a new partnership with Google Kenya. The three-month campaign “Maisha Ni…

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Google reports a drop in it’s Q2 results

Google parent company Alphabet reported a sharp drop in profits on Monday as the company absorbed the likely $5bn cost of a record-breaking fine from European regulators. The European Union…

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YouTube Bent To Legitimise Online Content In New Investment

Google is investing ksh2.5 billion in a pact with media houses in what it says will help in stemming the flow of misinformation in the news industry, one that has…

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Google grants Ksh 200 million to Kenyan Non-profits

Google has unveiled a Sh200 million grant for non-profit and social-based enterprises using technology to improve lives in Africa. The 12 finalists of the first African Google Impact Challenge, which…

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Good news as MPESA gets integrated into Google Playstore

Giant search company, Google has integrated M-Pesa as a form of payment into the Google play store making it easier for Kenyans to buy apps and tokens on the platform.The…

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Safaricom Dominance : Why Other Telcos Need To Innovate To Survive

On the story asking why Wangusi was sent home, I mentioned that Safaricom dominance issue could not be the reason. Since then I have spent a lot of time thinking…

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Google parent releases internet balloons to connect Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria

Alphabet Inc, Google parent company set off flying solar-powered balloons to provide internet service to Puerto Rico. The effort is to provide internet to remote areas of the United States…

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Google under fire for restricting Zulu content

South Africa’s Zulu tribe is blaming Google for undermining their culture terming it “An attack on African culture”.  The accusations by the South Africans stem from age restrictions on their…

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