Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google invested in the debut of its product development center for Africa in Nairobi, aiming to host 800 million internet users and a third of the world’s population by 2030. Its peer, Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), also invested in technology development hubs in Kenya and Nigeria, pumped $100 million and hired hundreds of engineers in both countries, Reuters reports. Also Read: Google Launches Private Submarine Cable Connecting Africa to Europe Google sought engineers, product managers, user experience designers and researchers to staff the new center. Google has already opened an artificial intelligence center in Accra, Ghana. Last October, CEO Sundar Pichai spoke about investing $1 billion in various projects across the continent over five years to help economies accelerate their digital transformation. Price Action: GOOG stock closed 2.01% higher at $2,610.62 on Tuesday.
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