Google starts Africa SMS service

source: Fin24
2009/06/29 10:21:00 PM

Washington – Google on Monday unveiled a new service designed to provide information via SMS text message to mobile phone users in Africa, where cellphones are prevalent but internet penetration is low.

“At Google we seek to serve a broad base of people – not only those who can afford to access the internet from the convenience of their workplace or with a computer at home,” the Mountain View, California, company said in a blog post.

“It’s important to reach users wherever they are, with the information they need, in areas with the greatest information poverty,” Google said.

The internet search and advertising giant noted that Africa has the world’s highest mobile phone growth rate and [continue reading]



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