Google announced a major restructuring today. The company has separated its revenue-generating ventures from its research and development projects; the Google Autos and the Project loons of that cluster. The whole corporation will come under the parent company called Alphabet. We didn’t see that coming.
Here are some of the stories that made the rounds across African tech-space today.
Google Reorganises its Businesses
Google co-founder, Larry Page, announced that he and his partners, Sergey Brin and Sunday Pichai were creating a new company – more like a corporation really – named Alphabet.
Nigerian Millennials Pick Konga Over Every Other
Ventures Africa and Jobberman came together to rank the Nigerian companies millennials would enjoy working for, Konga emerged as the number one.
M4JAM Acquires Pondering Panda
South African micro-jobbing platform, M4JAM has acquired Pondering Panda and the company is looking to expand to other parts of Africa.
Nigeria’s IDea Launches Open House For Universities And Freelancers In Lagos
Lagos-based accelerator, iDea is opening its facility for students and freelancers under a new programme it’s calling the iDea Open House.
Apply for Wits University’s Student App Challenge In Jo’burg
Developers can now apply for the University of the Witwatersrand’s Student App Challenge set for the institute’s new Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ) in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Trevolta Will Shut Down This Month
South Africa’s crowdfunding platform for travellers, Trevolta, will wind up its services by the end of August, 2015.
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The Flagship Killers Are Coming
Jude Obafemi touches on flagship killers and the fact that they will never be out of job as far as flagships exist.
Where Will The Next Revolution Come From?
The future is unpredictable. But Ladi Adimefe believes that shouldn’t stop us from being excited, and at the same time, apprehensive about it.