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February 05, 2016

I finally got the chance to plan my itinerary for MWC and I am hosting a casual 500 Startups Founders Happy Hour at Mobile World Congress on February 24. Join us!

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Why Mobile First Is Outdated


So if you’re designing and building software to sell to employees or companies, and that includes everything from enterprise software to calendar and to-do apps, you better be thinking about big screens as well as small ones. It’s not just about mobile-first.

WhatsApp passes 1 billion monthly active users


It took 6 years for WhatsApp to get to 1 billion versus it will take 11 years for Gmail.

IDC: Tablet shipments decline 10.1% in 2015, leaders Apple and Samsung both lose market share


But only Amazon and Huawei managed to grow their pie slices year over year.

Apple builds secret team to kick-start virtual reality effort

Tim Bradshaw - Financial Times

The company’s latest acquisition in the area is Flyby Media, an augmented reality start-up that lets mobile devices “see” the world around them. Flyby’s team worked closely with Google in developing software for its 3D positioning technology Project Tango.

Phones Will Drive Internet Traffic Past the Zettabyte Mark This Year

Arik Hesseldahl - Recode

Cisco reckons that 5.5 billion people — about 70 percent of the world’s population — will have a mobile device by 2020.

Uber wants to be your express delivery service for everything


The rise of delivery as a service. I believe Lyft and other ride sharing apps will follow suit.

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