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Mobile News - Week of January 4, 2020

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The latest news and information about startups and innovations from the mobile world.

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

Trump blocked from Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat after violence on Capitol Hill
Trump bars U.S. transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay
Apple services entertain, inform, and connect the world in unprecedented year
This avocado armchair could be the future of AI
Before Honour of Kings became the world’s most popular game, it was a desperate experiment
Global Consumer Spending in Mobile Apps Reached a Record $111 Billion in 2020, Up 30% from 2019
Techstars Startup Digest Mobile is curated by:
Edith Yeung Edith Yeung - General Partner at Race Capital
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