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Google’s parent company to lay off 12,000 workers

Google’s parent Alphabet Inc is cutting about 12,000 jobs, or 6% of its workforce, it said in a staff memo Friday, as the technology sector reels from layoffs and companies stake their futures on artificial intelligence (AI). Alphabet’s shares were up nearly 3% in pre-market trading. The cuts come at a delicate moment for the U.S. company, which has long… Read More
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Google map now has Nigerian local accent feature

Technology giant, Google on Wednesday launched a local accent voice service on its map product. Nigerian commuters can now hear travel advice in a local voice on Google Maps under the new features. Unveiled in capital Lagos, the local accent voice feature will also be available on Google Assistant. Google says the aim is to attract more users in Africa.… Read More