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Google’s New App Speeds Up the Internet in Places Where It’s the Slowest

April 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

Google (GOOGL, -1.22%) is releasing an app in Africa that will help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data on the continent.

The release of Google Go is the U.S. technology giant’s latest attempt to extend its reach into emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa, where Facebook (FB, +1.30%) is also making inroads. The Alphabet unit has laid fiber-optic cable on the continent, eased access to cheaper Android phones and trained a workforce in digital skills.

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