Global cases: At least 125,288, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization
Google has cancelled plans to buy a 12.5 per cent stake in Africa's largest wind farm after delays to the project. The 310 megawatt (MW) Lake Turkana wind farm in Kenya was initially set for completion 2017, after which Google had committed to buy the stake from Danish wind turbine maker Vestas. Also the country set up two new facilities to test for the coronavirus. Initially, all samples taken from individuals suspected to have the virus were sent to South Africa. Rodney Omukhulu, Assistant Investments Analyst at Cytonn joins CNBC Africa for more.
“Africa similarly presents some fundamental leapfrog opportunities that have been unlocked through the use of mobile phones and other technology platforms,”, says Jim Breyer, an early Facebook investor.
Google's Country Manager for Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor says emerging technological innovations provide growth acceleration opportunities for Nigeria as well as solutions to Africa’s problems in radically different ways. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole caught up with her on the side-lines of Zenith Bank’s Tech Fair in Lagos.
The Nigeria Country Manager for Google, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor says the third annual Google for Nigeria event was an opportunity for Google to engage with Industry stakeholders and roll out new and exciting products peculiar to the needs of Nigerians. She discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.
Google and its operations in China have come under the spotlight in the past few days. Billionaire investor Peter Thiel this week accused the U.S. technology giant of working with the Chinese military and called for the U.S. government to investigate Google.
You might assume that as the second richest person in world with a net worth of $107 billion, Bill Gates doesn’t have a lot of regrets. But there is a big one that still eats away at him, he says.
Amazon has overtaken Google and Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand, according to a ranking of global companies. Google and Apple had spent a combined 12 years at the top of the list, with Google taking the top spot in 2018.