Google wants to give Africans R1.3m just about every for news-business suggestions, amid Australian war


  • Applications for the next round of the Google News Initiative Innovation Problem across the Africa region just opened.
  • Projects that qualify can obtain grants of up to R2.2 million. Or, in fantastic situations, perhaps even far more.
  • Any person from freelancers to firms can use.
  • “Jobs can be experimental”, but ideally Google is looking for tangible strategies to build new profits streams for media organisations.
  • Australia and massive tech providers are at present at war about media funding, and the battle looks most likely to spill over into Europe.
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Apps have just opened for a new spherical of a Google-funded scheme to help media organisations in the African region boost their revenues – as tech giants combat it out with Australia about funding news.

The Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge offers up to $150,000 (R2.2 million) in funding for selected suggestions,