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Mobile News - Week of May 31, 2021

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

Tech M&A has totaled $136.2 billion in 2020, more than double the year-ago levels. This is according to data provider Dealogic as reported by Kane Wu’s from Reuters. 
COVID-19 has forever changed how businesses operate, communicate, sell, market, and recruit, all powered by technologies. The force also propelled the tech stock market rally in 2020. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft are all in super strong positions to continue their buying spree in 2021. 
On June 14, I am hosting Raymond Liao, Samsung Next Ventures on June 14, 2021 at FoundersHK. Join us and we will chat more on this topic.
Based on my research, here are some of the most notable M&A deals just for the first five months of 2021:
Here are the top mobile news this week >
  • Statistics - Smartphone ownership is now 85%
  • Apple - Appstore generates $643 billion in billings 
  • Apple - Launching AirTags Android detector app
  • Apple - China is the biggest supplier
  • Facebook - Launching Messenger API
  • Facebook - Launching Substack clone
  • Statistics - Top 10 Foundry achieved $22.75 billion in Q1 2021

Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2021 | Pew Research Center
App Store Ecosystem Responsible for Estimated $643 Billion in Billings and Sales in 2020,
Apple bolsters AirTags privacy measures, will offer Android detector app later this year
China ousts Taiwan as Apple's biggest source of suppliers
Facebook opens its Messenger API for Instagram to all
Why you can’t write for Bulletin, Facebook’s new Substack clone
Chip manufacturers' revenues are reaching a historical high as global shortage continues
Techstars Startup Digest Mobile is curated by:
Edith Yeung Edith Yeung - General Partner at Race Capital
edith.yeung@startupdigestmail.com
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