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Startup Digest

Mobile

October 21, 2016

I am back in the US :) Check out my tweet about VR Arcade in China. It was really fun!

Mobile Startup Digest is curated by:
Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung - Partner at 500 Mobile Collective Fund

Contact Edith Yeung at edith.yeung@startupdigestmail.com

Remember operator billing?

Operator billing was once thought to be the perfect mobile commerce platform. But for various reasons, it failed to pick up traction. Learn why, and find out about the new future of m-commerce, here.

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

Gartner

VR and AR capabilities will merge with the digital mesh to form a more seamless system of devices capable of orchestrating a flow of information that comes to the user as hyperpersonalized and relevant apps and services. Integration across multiple mobile, wearable, Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor-rich environments will extend immersive applications beyond isolated and single-person experiences.

Qualcomm Announces New X50 5G Modem, First Gigabit Class LTE Network and Router

Anandtech

Qualcomm announced 5G networks - a partnership with Netgear, Telstra, and Ericsson to deliver the first commercial gigabit class LTE device and network. Qualcomm sees gigabit LTE as a necessary building block and foundation for 5G, providing more bandwidth over a wider area until even higher bandwidth, shorter range 5G networks come online.

China Overtakes the U.S. in iOS App Store Revenue

Techcrunch

The country earned over $1.7 billion in Q3 2016, which puts it ahead of the U.S. by over 15%. The U.S. had been the number one iOS market since 2010, the report notes.

Facebook Gives App Developers a New Way to Target Users with Push Notifications

Techcrunch

Facebook claims apps have seen up to 180% higher retention when users opt into receiving the push notifications.

Apple Listed as 2017 Exhibitor at Mobile World Congress

Macrumors

Apple said trade shows have become a very minor part of how it reaches its customers. For that reason, Apple's public presence at Mobile World Congress is questionable, although still plausible.

T-Mobile Fined Millions for Selling Unlimited Data Plans that Weren’t Really Unlimited

Washington Post

T-Mobile has agreed to pay $7.5 million to the government and to compensate affected consumers with $35.5 million worth of additional mobile data and discounts on phone accessories.

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