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Mobile News - Week of August 24, 2020. It's all about TikTok

Talked to CNN's Sherisse Pham on Wednesday on the TikTok acquisition situation. I think whatever happ
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Talked to CNN’s Sherisse Pham on Wednesday on the TikTok acquisition situation.
I think whatever happens to TikTok, it will change the course of China-US tech history. I don’t think any American would blame Kevin Mayer for quitting, but I do what to emphasize - leader don’t quit.
A leader cannot jump ship in the most critical time for a company.
Good luck to Vanessa Pappas (former Global Head, Creative Insights at YouTube) now running one of the most impactful platforms in the world.
Here are the top mobile news this week >
  • TikTok - Why does Walmart want it?
  • TikTok - Kevin Mayer quits
  • Apple - Fortnite Suspension
  • Apple - Zuckerberg Denounces Apple
  • Mobile Payment - Visa AI tools
  • Statistics -Smartphone sales plummet 20%
Why does Walmart want TikTok? Look at how teens shop in China

Vanessa Pappas, currently general manager of TikTok, will become interim head, according to a letter to the company’s employees. The former Disney executive made the decision to leave after President Donald Trump ordered a ban on TikTok unless ByteDance sold its US assets to an American company within 90 days, the people briefed on the matter added. 
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Apple suspends Fortnite maker Epic Games' App Store account

Zuckerberg Denounces Apple's Monopolistic “Stranglehold” On Your iPhone

Visa Unveils More Powerful AI Tool That Approves or Denies Card Transactions

COVID-19 blamed as smartphone sales plummet 20% in Q2
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