Startup Digest


February 24, 2017

I so look forward to Mobile World Congress next week.  Hopefully to see you at:
1) TechCrunch “Pitch-Off” event on Feb 28
2) 500 China / Cheetah Mobile networking event on March 1. And yes it's official. I am the news 500 China partner focusing on cross-border US/China investments.

P.S. Check out my Nasdaq / Piper interview.

Mobile Startup Digest is curated by:
Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung - Partner at 500 Mobile Collective Fund

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WhatsApp Launches Status, an Encrypted Snapchat Stories Clone


If WhatsApp Status takes off, it could hinder Snap’s global growth opportunity in user-generated content, forcing it to rely on squeezing more cash out of existing users, or earning more revenue from hardware or professional content.

Facebook Analytics Passes 1 Million Apps


Facebook Analytics for Apps launched at F8 in 2015 and bears similarities to Google Analytics, Twitter’s Answers product that was recently purchased by Google, Localytics, App Annie, Adobe, and others.

WIRED's Mobile World Congress Predictions for 2017


Apart from Apple, all the big mobile players will be there. Here is some early predictions in terms of announcements. 

Nobody likes Uber Anymore


From Jan. 1 through Feb. 22, Uber accumulated 4,479 one-star reviews from US users in the iOS App Store.

Apple's New Paid Search: How App Store Optimization Comes Into Play


Within the body of your description, there are two great places to increase relevancy for words you wish to target. The first is in your description's first sentence, as this is the first -- and sometimes only -- part of your description users will see. Apple places an appropriate level of importance on the first sentence.

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