Mobile News - Week of June 21, 2021

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

This week, my partner Chris McCann wrote an extensive piece on DeFi Infrastructure 101 — Overview & Market Landscape and this quickly became #1 when you google “DeFI Infrastructure”. This article delineates Race Capital’s view on Decentralized Finance (DeFi). We truly believe DeFi is redefining the future of finance and money.
As of June 17, 2021, overall crypto market daily trading reached $1.5 trillion vs Nasdaq’s $254 billion. It’s hard to believe that crypto trading volume is almost 6X bigger than Nasdaq! I had to count it twice when I saw the numbers.  😀  DeFi applications grew 10X from less than $1 billion in 2019, to over $10 billion in 2020, and over $80 billion at its peak thus far in 2021.
This shift is happening whether we like it or not. There is a lot going on with the underlying infrastructure powering financial applications. And it will change how we think about permission and control, transparency and risks.
Here are the top mobile news this week >
  • Apple - Launch of Search ad in China
  • Apple - Fight for Control Over Apps Moves to Congress and EU 
  • Google - Delay of Chrome’s cookie-blocking privacy plan
  • Google - Launch of JioPhone Next 
  • Microsoft - Microsoft Store for Windows 11
  • Microsoft - Android apps to Windows 11 with Amazon’s Appstore 
  • Amazon - Google’s FLoC
  • Vodafone - Build Europe’s first commercial Open RAN network

Apple to drive China revenues with search ad launch
Google delays Chrome's cookie-blocking privacy plan by nearly 2 years
Google and India’s Jio Platforms announce budget Android smartphone JioPhone Next
Microsoft reveals the new Microsoft Store for Windows 11, and it has Android apps, too
Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11 with Amazon’s Appstore
Amazon is blocking Google’s FLoC — and that could seriously weaken the fledgling tracking system
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