Bumble's IPO, Google's missing privacy labels, a developer crusades against scams
Week of Feb. 14, 2021
The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day, but now spends four hours per day on their mobile devices.
The Bumble IPO
A developer’s crusade against shady subscription apps and fake reviews
Google’s still-missing privacy labels
Outside these top stories, This Week in Apps rounds up the news from the platforms, products and services that define the app store ecosystem.
It also covers funding and M&A news from the past week and recommends downloads.
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