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Internet search giant has taken Ramadan celebrations for over a billion Muslims to the next level offering a live broadcast of prayers from Mecca.
In a blog post by Maha Abouelenein, Head of Communications Middle East and North Africa for Google, she announced Google will be offering a dedicated YouTube channel that will be broadcasting live from Mecca.
“We’re sharing the Islamic prayers live from Mecca on a dedicated YouTube channel. Millions of people from around the world will be able to experience and comment on the event by tuning in via video,” Maha stated.
Further Google will also be offering a new YouTube Ramadan channel that will offer special television shows that are generally broadcast only during Ramadan.
“A new YouTube Ramadan channel lets viewers see more than 50 premium Ramadan shows the same day they air,” said Maha noting Ramadan is also a special occasion for Muslims to gather with friends and family.
Maha continued announcing Google will also be making use of Google+ Hangouts as they plan to host 30 virtual get-togethers over the 30 days of Ramadan where chefs and doctors will share recipes and healthy eating tips.
“Ramadan’s tastiest tradition is the food. After fasting through the day, families gather for evening break-the-fast meals called Iftar. Through Google+ Hangouts, we’re hosting 30 virtual get-togethers in the 30 days of Ramadan, in which celebrity chefs will share their favorite recipes and doctors will give tips on eating healthy,” detailed Maha.
“The hangouts will engage people in subjects far beyond eating. Actors will talk about their favorite Ramadan shows. Poets will discuss literature inspired by the holiday. Religious figures will answer questions,” she described.
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