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Mobile News - Week of January 4, 2020

2021 is off to a chaotic start for America! While President Trump is banning all the Chinese apps, a
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2021 is off to a chaotic start for America!
While President Trump is banning all the Chinese apps, all the American apps are banning him.
Snapchat announced today that they will too block President Trump’s account. I am actually quite surprised that he actually has a Snapchat account. This triggered me to check out his social media influences by the number:
President Trump’s social accounts following:
  • Twitter - 88.7M
  • Facebook - 35.2M
  • YouTube - 2.68M
  • Snapchat - 1.9 million
  • Instagram - 1.8M
  • Twitch - 151K
  • Shopify
Guess what? He does not have a TikTok account! =)
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Here are the top mobile news this week >
  • Trump - Social ban
  • Trump - China apps ban
  • Apple - $1.8 billion holiday spending
  • Open AI - GPT-3 images generated by text
  • Gaming - Honour of Kings’s 100M DAU
  • Statistics - App Store $72.3 billion spend in 2020

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Techstars Startup Digest Mobile is curated by:
Edith Yeung Edith Yeung - Partner at 500 Mobile Collective Fund
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