TechNext Weekly: Pichai Said a Lot in Lagos and Bezos Tasted the Peak for a few Hours

David Afolayan
Selfies with sundar pichai in Nigeria

Dear friends,
We welcome you to a new week. The Technext team looks forward to a splendid week of great tech events and life changing discoveries. In this report, we will share with you a few details from the major tech updates we shared with you this week:

Pichai was in Lagos

This perhaps was the biggest news of the week. Pichai, the Google CEO surprised everyone with an announcement of his visit to Lagos on Twitter

There were a lot of good tidings that accompanied the event. But the highlight of the visit was when he was inducted into Nigerian Hall of Fame of those who had danced to Small Doctor’s “Penalty-lo-throwing”.

Paystack celebrates a new milestone

We also reported the good news shared on the Twitter handle of the CTO of Paystack, Ezra Olubi (@0x) that the Fintech Startup has reached a milestone. It crossed a billion Naira processed in a single month.

According to Paystack co-founders; Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, who operate as the CEO and CTO respectively, Paystack was built to solve the challenge of online payments in Africa. We are happy they are doing that.

RELATED POST: Paystack Celebrates New Milestone: Processes Over a Billion Naira in One Month
World’s richest man for a few hours?

Jeff Bezos enjoyed a brief stint last week as the wealthiest individual on Earth, ahead of Bill Gates. It only lasted for about six hours. Why?
Amazon reported its second quarter earnings, showing a profit of just $197 million on strong sales of $38 billion. The dip in profit, a drop of 77 percent from $857 million this time a year ago, is mainly due to Amazon’s aggressive investments in its own business. The drop affected Bezos worth but it was good enough to retain him at number 2.

Bill Gates still rules!

RELATED POST: Breaking: Jeff Bezos Overtakes Bill Gates To Become World’s Richest Man
A new James Bond movie is coming in 2019

We told you that a new James Bond film will hit theatres in 2019 but it’s not clear yet who will play the debonair spy in the franchise’s latest movie.

The next James Bond movie will be the 25th in the series if you include “Never Say Never Again” which was made by an outside production company in 1983. It will be produced by Eon’s Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

RELATED POST: New ‘James Bond’ Movie Coming in 2019, Lead Character Not Confirmed
Number of internet users in Nigeria hit 91.6 Million

According to the data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), internet users increased to 91,598,757 in June as against 91,565,010 users recorded in May 2017, showing an increase of 33,747.  The data also showed that the GSM service providers enjoyed the 33,747 increased internet subscribers s after recording 91, 598.757 in June against 91,565,010 users in May 2017.Internet subscribers in Nigeria- June 2017

The good news is that the number of internet users in Nigeria grew by the thousands. The bad news is that the CDMA network providers are losing out big time. See the story for the full breakdown.

RELATED POST: MTN, Airtel Gain Subscribers as Nigerian Internet Users Hit 91.6 Million
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