Happy New Month (in advance) guys. March is on its ways out and it is important that I ask our esteemed readers how the last 30 days has been. Hope you were okay throughout, even if you were not, you’d be given the tech dose in no tie. No Overdose, No Under dose, just the right dose.
Lets list out some of these timeline news and everything that occurred in March. Stay with me.
MEET ‘MEET’, GOOGLE’S VIDEO CONFERNCING APP
Quite not too cool, Big daddy Google has now launched their seventh messaging application, if we are not mistaken. Maybe this is not just their way but they have launched a new video conferencing app, ‘MEET’.
MEET might not even be given an opportunity to break into the market especially given the fact that skype already has a considerable number of users already. It will be very tedious work trying to change the loyalty of these users especially given Google’s record in the aspect, but again, anything can happen in the business world. We’re waiting to see.
YES… SNAPCHAT WENT PUBLIC
When Snapchat Inc. was registered last year, some people might have seen this coming but most certainly did not see it. Well, here it is as big company and Facebook nightmare, Snapchat is now a public limited company and upon listing, priced its shares at $17. Please do remember that an IPO also valued the company at $24 billion.
The question we have been asking is that given the way Facebook is hell bent on wrecking Snapchat and putting them in the ground, would it still be a right choice to invest in the company? Lets hear your sincere view.
UPDATES ON GMAIL
In the month of March, Google gave Gmail some notable and commendable upgrade. One of which is the increase in the size of attachment it can receive. YES, Gmail can now receive up to 50 MB in attachment.
Another upgrade is the mobile money transfer feature which is now supported by the Gmail for android. Though, the feature had been on the web before now. You can now send and receive money making use of the Google wallet.
A third upgrade allow you to stream videos directly from your Gmail before downloading. You want to save data? This is for you. Watch videos just like you can read documents from the Gmail. The month of March was a back to back hit for Gmail.
BIGGER AND LONGER TECNO
Many people had envisaged the Tecno L9 Plus given the way the makers marketed it, especially as the ‘bigger and longer’ thing really worked on us. View the very on point specs and review of the Tecno L9 Plus, it is most definitely bigger and longer.
DONJAZZY MADE AN INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGY
If you want to call a list of tech investors today, then I will argue that Don Jazzy’s name should be there. Dude just made a recent investment in tech, you want to know more about it? Check here.
JUMIA LOCAL NOW IN KENYA
Just like they did in Nigeria, Jumia has decided to support local brands in Kenya too by launching the ‘Jumia Local’ where local good makers would be encouraged to display their product on the Jumia platform. Thumbs up to them sha.
SMART MOVE BY NOKIA ON NOKIA 6
Hey guys, you might not believe me but I make bold to say that the design of the Nokia 6 smartphone has been patented. Given the kind of acceptability that phone met in the market, including selling out in less than a minute, I don’t think the makers have any choice but to do this. They are doing a great job too. Thumbs up to HMD global.
SO BEAUTIFUL RED IPHONES
Wow.. was the word that first came out of my mouth when I first saw a photo of the newest RED iPhone. They were so beautiful that I was already wishing one for myself. The iPhones were produced with part of the revenue going for a certain disease or viral infection. You can find that out HERE.
Also be in the know that Apple, in the month of March, launched an iPad. Yea, just iPad.
WELCOME SUPER MARIO RUN ON ANDROID
So since December last year, Super Mario Run was released but android users were left out of the setting. I guess Nintendo found out they couldn’t hit it big without those on the android platform so they reconsidered their stance. Android fanboys would be happy now. READ ALL ABOUT SUPER MARIO RUN HERE.
UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM
On Instagram, you can now book appointments with businesses
NIMBUZZ HAS A NEW OWNER
yea, while you were away, Mara social media acquired Nimbuzz.
INTERNET SHUTDOWN IN CAMEROON – OVER 70 DAYS NOW
Can you imagine what 70 days without the internet would do to you as a person? Well, some people are actually experiencing that right now In Cameroon. A day without the internet would almost kill me. See what it is doing to those in Cameroon.
TECNO CX, CX AIR AND PHONEPAD 3
March was surely for Tecno and Tecno was surely for the month of March. There was an emergence of three Tecno phones (even more) in march, and all of them proved to be a hit. The Tecno Camon CX, an upgrade to the Camon C9, the Tecno Camon CX Air and the Tecno Phonepad 3, which is a combination of a normal phone and a tablet. Tecno had a lot of business fun in March.
ALL HAIL THE AFRICAN KING, SAMSUNG
So latest reports emerged and we discovered that Samsung retained their position as the king of Africa in terms of number of phones shipped into the continent. Others trailing behind them include brands like infinix, Tecno, Huawei and many others. All hail the king again – SAMSUNG.
THE FACE OFF – IPHONE AND HACKERS
He he. This is a face off battle between hackers and big smartphone makers, Apple over the iPhone. Hackers do still exist in this world and they are not surely going away anytime soon. They have asked apple for a ransom or else… you want to know what they will do? Continue here…
R.I.P JUMIA DELIVERY MAN
Rest In Perfect Peace is all I can say of a man who went about his normal days job and in the process, got killed in cold blood by wicked fellows over an iPhone and a bike. This is very very sad, you can read the full story over here.
FGN NEW FINANCIAL SOFTWARE
‘OneBook’ is a software by the Nigerian government aimed at increasing transparency and better financial management amongst all states and all tiers of government. It is good to know that tech is solving and helping out of a particular problem. Want to know all about OneBook? Lets go there…