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Identity: The Key to Unlocking the New App Economy In 2007, there were virtually no mobile apps. Last year alone, over 100 billion apps were downloaded, generating $26 billion in sales. App stores operated by Apple and Google now offer more than a million apps each and people every day depend on apps like Facebook, Google Maps and Uber. The app economy is here. And - with the coming tide of wearable devices giving rise to a new generation of applications and the Internet of Things taking off - it's going to get big. Fast. There are app developers right now who are working on ways to connect your TV to your fridge, so you know what drinks are available without tearing yourself away from "Orange Is the New Black." In tomorrow's app economy, there will be more of everything: more apps, more devices, more stuff that's connected. For example, I'm a runner and I just he... (more)