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Happy New Year 2021! It’s time to turn the page in 2020. Like you, I am reviewing my 2020, making bi
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Happy New Year 2021!
It’s time to turn the page in 2020. Like you, I am reviewing my 2020, making big plans, and setting goals for the new year ahead. But we should not be so naive as to think that this year will be without its travails, but I have every hope that it would be better for you, for your loved ones, and for all of us.
Hope 2021 isn’t as bad a sequel as WW84! =)
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Here are the top mobile news this week >
  • Statistics - Apple and Google are big Christmas winners
  • Statistics - Phone sales down 23% year-over-year
  • Adobe - Goodbye Flash!
  • Apple - Removed 39,000 Chinese game apps
  • HBO Max - 12 million downloads
  • COVID - Reopening: A Post-Covid World

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Surprise Ending for Publishers: In 2020, Business Was Good

Christmas day in the United States is the single greatest day for new smartphone activations. And despite supply chain delays caused by COVID-19, Apple launched its iPhone 12 line—complete with four 5G-enabled devices—just in time for the holidays.
This year’s holiday season has come with extraordinary challenges. Normal visits to shopping destinations have been all but curtailed, forcing the majority of sales online.   •   Share

Adobe Flash rides off into the sunset

Apple removes 39,000 game apps from China store to meet deadline

HBO Max, Disney+ See Bump in App Downloads on "Wonder Woman," "Soul" Debuts

Reopening: The Tech-Enabled Office In A Post-Covid World
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