Startup Digest


February 03, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year!  Let's Make Rooster Great Again!

Last week I did a talk on the latest 2017 Silicon Valley Investment Trends in Taipei and here is a really detailed write-up (but in Chinese).  Check it out!

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'Pokémon Go' is now a billion dollar business

In July 2016, it made an astonishing $18 million (£14 million) in a single day, according to Sensor Tower — and even though the hype has since dissipated, it still nets between $1.5-2.5 million per day.

Apple Services Revenue Up 18% on App Store Growth


Developers have now earned more than $60 billion through the App Store, with $20 billion earned in 2016 alone. 

Nextbit Robin phone will be no more as new owner Razer steps in


It's so tough to build a smartphone brand.  No more Cinderella dreaming.

Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That Would Lessen Intel Role


Although Apple only accounted for 7.5 percent of worldwide computer shipments in the fourth quarter, according to data from IDC, the Mac line has long set the standard for design and component improvements. Its feature additions often start new technology trends that other manufacturers rush to follow.

Lyft surges to the top 10 on Apple’s App Store following the #DeleteUber campaign


Lyft climbed from #39 to #7 in the Free Apps charts ranking for iPhone in less than 48 hours. Thanks to #DeleteUber 

Facebook beats in Q4 with $8.81B revenue, slower growth to 1.86B user


All of Facebook’s engagement and ad targeting is paying off. It reached a massive $19.81 average revenue per user in the U.S. and Canada, up 44 percent YoY. Globally, it hit $4.83 ARPU, up 29.5 percent YoY. 

Snap files to raise $3 billion in much-hyped IPO


With almost ~160M DAU, Snap is generating $404M in revenue in 2016.

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