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Google is offering $340 million in free ads for small businesses as part of coronavirus help package

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Google is offering $340 million in ad credits to small and mid-size businesses with active Google ad accounts as part of an $800 million coronavirus response package, the company announced.

As part of the package, the company is also donating the following:

  • A $200 million investment fund that will help NGOs and financial institutions provide small businesses with capital
  • $250 million in advertising grants to help the World Health Organization and government agencies offer information on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • $20 million in Google Cloud credits for academic institutions and researchers
  • Unspecified financial support to help increase production capacity for life-saving equipment, including face masks and ventilators. —Jennifer Elias

The announcement comes as Silicon Valley tech giants like Apple, Salesforceand Facebook fund relief for the economic disparity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Google’s sister company Verily this week ramped up drive-thru coronavirus testing with 1,000 Google volunteers as a part of an effort to screen and test people with symptoms, CNBC reported yesterday. Google launched a separate informational site a week ago.

Pichai said that employees from across Alphabet are “bringing engineering, supply chain and healthcare expertise to facilitate increased production of ventilators, working with equipment manufacturers, distributors and the government in this effort.”

In addition to the commitments, the company said Friday it has increased the gift match Google offers every employee annually to $10,000 from $7,500.

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Goldenboy Countup shares new single “Dinner Date”

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Goldenboy Countup, the all-star Florida rapper with a Detroit flair, has just shared his new single and video “Dinner Date” via Simple Stupid Records/Geffen Records.  LISTEN (more…)

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Papa San’s ‘Life Lessons’ A Hit-Filled Glory Album

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Veteran performing artist Papa San delivers his new anticipated album ‘Life Lessons’ with hit-filled songs that accentuate messaging that praises God, balanced with sonics that seamlessly blend with Trap-Dancehall, Dancehall, and Reggae. (more…)

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Fashion designer Issey Miyake dies of cancer at age 84

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Revolutionary Japanese fashion designer, Issey Miyake, has died aged 84, his company has announced. (more…)

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Elon Musk sells $6.9bn of Tesla shares in case he is forced to buy Twitter by lawsuit

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The world’s richest man, Elon Musk has sold another 7.92 million shares in electric car maker, Tesla worth around $6.88bn (£5.7bn). (more…)

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50 Cent casts son Sire in first acting role

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Nigerian mom shot dead by 12-year old son in Alabama, USA

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A 12-year-old boy has confessed to accidentally shooting his mother, a Nigerian woman, after initially claiming an intruder killed her in their US home. (more…)

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