Google picks Nairobi for first Africa innovation centre

Google has announced that it will open its first product development center in Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.

The new product development center will hire innovative engineers, product managers, UX designers, and researchers to help create revolutionary goods and services for people in Africa and throughout the world, laying the groundwork for major expansion in the coming years.

The center is looking for innovative people who can help tackle difficult and significant technical problems, such as improving the smartphone experience for Africans or constructing a more stable Internet infrastructure.

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, revealed a proposal to invest $1 billion over the next five years to promote Africa’s digital transformation at a Google for Africa event last October.

The investment focuses on providing more Africans with fast and inexpensive Internet access, developing useful products, assisting entrepreneurs and small enterprises, and assisting charitable organizations in improving lives across Africa.

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