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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Applovin, a mobile ad tech company that's expanded into video game publishing, has filed with the SEC to go public on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol APP.

Why it matters: Applovin was one of the more high-profile casualties of CFIUS' heightened scrutiny of deals involving Chinese investors early on during Donald Trump's presidency.

By the numbers:

  • In 2020, the mobile ad tech firm saw a net loss of $125.93 million on $1.45 billion in revenue. In 2019, it had $119.04 million in profit on $994.1 million in revenue.
  • In 2020, the company counted 172 enterprise clients, defined as customers generating at least $125,000 in the trailing 12 months, and 1.5 million monthly active players (unique consumer mobile devices using one of its apps), generating $41 in monthly average revenue.
  • Applovin's biggest shareholders include Applovin's cofounders, KKR, Orient Hontai Capital, Angel Pride Holdings and Nimble Ventures.

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Real estate company Compass files for IPO

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Real estate software company Compass filed for its long-rumored IPO on Monday.

Why it matters: It's the latest company in SoftBank's Vision Fund portfolio to file for an IPO — a source of much of the megafund's good fortunes over the past year.

Trump's assault on Chinese tech left loose ends galore

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

President Trump's haphazard war on Chinese tech has left the Biden administration with a raft of unfinished business involving efforts to restrict Chinese firms and products in U.S. markets.

Why it matters: The Chinese and American tech industries are joined at the hip in many ways, and that interdependence has shaped decades of prosperity. But now security concerns and economic rivalries are wrenching them apart.

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Bomb cyclone prompts blizzard warnings from Virginia to Maine

Computer model projection showing the intense storm off of Cape Cod on Jan 29, 2022, with heavy snow and strong winds lashing the coastline. (Weatherbell.com)

Blizzard warnings are in effect for 11 million people from coastal Virginia to eastern Maine as a potentially historic winter storm is set to slam the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast beginning Friday.

Why it matters: The storm will bring hazards ranging from zero visibility amid hurricane force wind gusts and heavy snow, to coastal flooding that will erode vulnerable beaches and threaten property from the Jersey shore to coastal Massachusetts.