This surpasses Pokemon Go’s epic 2016 download milestone and TikTok‘s monumental 2020 numbers.
Zoom’s revenue spikes while TikTok is battling the United States government as ban rumors circulate.
Why is this a thing? Well, there have been concerns that TikTok has too much access to Americans’ information due to its Chinese parent company, ByteDance.
“It’s unclear how much effort the administration will put into actually investigating the seriousness of the specific security concerns with the app versus using this as a threat for broader geopolitical leverage,” tech policy expert Betsy Cooper tells Cnet.
While we’re talking apps, Americans are downloading and spending more than ever.
Three out of 10 Americans have downloaded a gaming, streaming, or shopping app since the beginning of quarantine.
One-third being within the last 15-30 days AND 51 percent being a food or alcohol delivery app.
Which leads Critero to find that 58 percent of Americans make in-app purchases.
So, if anyone or anything can benefit from a global pandemic, its technology.