Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Google Invests into Kenyan Mobile Messaging Company

It has started! Google is making direct investments into African
companies that hold the promise of providing the search giant with
inroads into the buzz, hype and business explosion that is Africa's
mobile industry.

Announcing the investment via their Google Africa blog http://google-
africa.blogspot.com/2008/08/announcing-new-investment-in-kenya.html -
Africa Office Lead Joseph Mucheru sounds quite upbeat about their
expectations and very clear on how he envisions SMS and related
mobile technologies as an avenue for future growth and applications.