Google held its “Google House” event in Nigeria from the 14-16th October 2014 at the imposing Churchgate building in Victoria Island, Lagos. The event which hosted over 400 guests from government, media, education and content creation sectors was the first of its kind in Africa.
Commenting on the Google House initiative, Affiong Osuchukwu, Google’s Country Marketing Manager said “our goal is to introduce Nigerians to the Google brand, as well as our key features like Voice Search, Maps (and Google Now) via the Google Search App as well as YouTube, Google+, and Play.” She added that the Google Nigeria team aimed to show Nigerians how Google can be a smart intelligent assistant, making everyday life simpler for everyone. “We want everyone that attends to feel that they are entering a better, easier, smarter world powered by the Internet and Google” he added.
The Google House Nigeria was sectioned into over five rooms; Kitchen, Living room, Teen room, Business professional room and travel room”, with a sixth called the Future Room set aside for visitors to try out Google Earth and other recent technologies like Cardboard and Google Glass.
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