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Mobile Minutes: Facebook adds $200 billion to economy; Turkey’s Twitter ban; “Tinder for fashion” app; Charlie Hebdo app

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January 21, 2015

facebook adFacebook report says it adds more than $200 billion to global economy
While its users may populate only a virtual country, Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity – $227 billion worth of economic impact and 4.5 million jobs in 2014, according to a new study by consulting firm Deloitte & Touche that Facebook commissioned.
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Turkey threatens to ban Twitter (again)
Turkey-based Twitter users could soon be staring at blank screens again after the government threatened to block the social media service for the second time in less than a year.
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‘Tinder for fashion’ app Grabble targets 1m users as ecommerce moves to mobile
If, in the past apps have lacked the functionality to make shopping a suitable “on the go” endeavour, larger screens, advances in technology and our workaholic lifestyles have made it an essential part of how we manage our day to day lives.
Read more on Forbes

Charlie Hebdo launches app version of latest issue
With millions of people wanting to get a copy of the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper has launched an app allowing users to purchase a digital copy.
Read more on ABC News

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