Leading search engine Google will be setting up its first Africa product development center in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. The company took on Twitter to make this announcement this week which comes as the company continues to serve a rapidly growing number of customers across the African continent.
According the Google by 2030, the African continent will be having 800 million internet users and a third of the world’s youth population which makes it an attractive investment destination.
“We can’t keep still we’re opening our first Product Development Center in Africa!!! And we’re hiring engineers, product managers, UX designers and researchers, to build more helpful products for Africa and the world,” tweeted Google Africa.
Back in October, the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), Sundar Pichai, said the company will be investing $1 billion to help economies accelerate their digital transformation.
Similarly, fellow American tech company Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has also been investing in technology development hubs in Nigeria and Kenya. So far, Microsoft has invested $100 million and hired hundreds of engineers in the both African countries.