Category: Surprise

This Week in Apps: iOS 14’s surprise arrival, Apple’s app bundle, TikTok & WeChat banned from app stores Sunday
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This Week in Apps: iOS 14’s surprise arrival, Apple’s app bundle, TikTok & WeChat banned from app stores Sunday

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day…

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Surprise Earnings Beat at Disney Overlooks Some Deep Pain
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Surprise Earnings Beat at Disney Overlooks Some Deep Pain

Disney reported a surprise profit after the bell Tuesday, and shares are rallying. Disney+ subscribers hit the company’s five-year estimate within eight months. With parks closed or at limited capacity, the company’s earnings will take years to rebound. Two cheers for the House of Mouse. Few companies have been more impacted by the pandemic than…

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Trump’s Surprise Coronavirus Approval Boost Teases 2020 Election Win
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Trump’s Surprise Coronavirus Approval Boost Teases 2020 Election Win

Americans increasingly approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. The president’s overall approval rating is surging too. Could COVID-19 actually deliver Trump a victory in November? In an unexpected twist, coronavirus could win Donald Trump the 2020 election. A new Ipsos Mori poll has found that 55% of Americans approve of the president’s handling…

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