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2010s - The Smartphone Decade

This WSJ article about the smartphone decade was really interesting. Did you know that the Uber, Instagram, FaceTime, and Netflix apps all launched in 2010? Spotify and WhatsApp also launched in 2009. What an insane couple of years (and decade) for VCs and startups focused on mobile.


(Btw, check out this link to WhatsApp’s first marketing post back in 2009. Jan Koum asked the FlyerTalk forum to try a new app he built for people who travel a lot. Fun to read because no one wrote back to him for four years!)


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