Next Billion Users Stories March 21, 2021

One big focus for Google today is making products for what it dubs the Next Billion Users in countries just coming online. The initiative has been led by Caesar Sengupta who announced today that he’s leaving Google after nearly 15 years.

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Next Billion Users Stories August 4, 2020

Files by Google officially starts rolling out PIN-encrypted ‘Safe Folder’

Back in June, we spotted Google’s Files app working on a password-protected “Safe Folder.” This feature is now rolling out in beta, while the company reports 150 million monthly users.

Next Billion Users Stories August 20, 2019

While most Go edition apps are limited to the Next Billion Users, Google has been slowly releasing them internationally. Google Go with Lens and Search is now the latest to see a worldwide launch.

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Next Billion Users Stories April 30, 2019

Google publishes ‘Towards Gender Equity Online’ report focused on creating for Next Billion Users

The Next Billion Users coming online around the world have different contexts and are using technology in a manner different from the developers creating it. Google’s NBU initiative creates apps and services that are tailored to those users. Its latest project is a report on how to build a “more representative internet.”

Next Billion Users Stories March 11, 2019

Area 120’s Kormo app is aimed at young job seekers and the ‘Next Billion Users’

Area 120 is Google’s internal incubator and its latest project is called Kormo. Aimed at the Next Billion Users, it is specifically designed to new young job seekers without experience or resources.

Next Billion Users Stories July 26, 2018

The Next Billion Users will come online from developing countries around the world with Google making investments to build out features unique for those areas. Focusing on Nigeria today, Google announced a number of updates to its line of Go applications.

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Next Billion Users Stories May 31, 2018

With the next billion users expected to come online from developing countries in Asia, Google has a specialized team focused on creating products suited for those consumers and available devices. The latest is called Neighbourly, a social network of sorts for querying your neighbors.

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