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People will spend 3.5 trillion hours on mobile apps by 2021

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HBO Max will lean into mobile viewing

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The HBO Max team is looking at ways to make the streaming service more mobile-friendly than some of its subscription video competitors.

Why it matters: If AT&T can build an app that can successfully leans into mobile, it may be able to capture an audience that Netflix and Hulu have intentionally been less focused on, at least to date.

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Report details TikTok security vulnerabilities in 2019

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

TikTok patched multiple holes in its security at the end of 2019 that had left the video sharing app's accounts, videos and user information potentially exposed for most of the year, as detailed in a new report from cybersecurity research firm CheckPoint.

Why it matters: No personal data was found to be compromised, but this report provides some of the first in-depth details of security risks faced by TikTok — which is under the microscope as lawmakers criticize its Chinese ownership.

Go deeperArrowJan 8, 2020

Quibi unveils "Turnstyle," its flagship mobile video format

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Quibi on Wednesday revealed a new mobile video technique called Turnstyle that allows mobile video consumers to seamlessly switch between watching the same video on their smartphones either vertically or horizontally.

Why it matters: The technology, which was demoed to reporters on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, is a huge part of what Quibi thinks will help differentiate its product from other mobile video experiences, like Snapchat or Instagram.

Go deeperArrowJan 8, 2020