1 China Cancels Patent Subsidies In Effort To Boost Innovation

2 China Audio-Video Copyright Associate Asks Kuaishou To Delete Infringing Videos

3 New rule reins in China’s flourishing self-publishing space

4 Tencent Music Entertainment Group Acquires Additional Equity Interests in Universal Music Group

5 Chinese gaming firm Quwan Network bags $100m from Matrix Partners China, Orchid


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2 ‘Iron Man’ Downey’s new venture fund invests in SG biotech startup RWDC

3 Singapore’s ComfortDelGro launches ride-hailing beta

4 India boosts healthcare spending, opens up insurance in “get-well-soon” budget

5 Indian gov’t allocates $205m of its 2021 budget to boost digital payments

6 India proposes social security benefits for gig workers in annual budget

7 Indian edtechs went on a fundraising spree in 2020 but still trail global standards

8 Tokopedia may hold on to OVO stake even after potential Gojek merger, eyes synergy with GoPay



1 Tesla Apologizes For Blaming Charging Failure on China’s State Grid

2 Tesla’s missed target draws investors to home-grown EV makers NIO, Xpeng and LiAuto in search of value

3 Twitter restricts over a dozen high-profile accounts in India following ‘legal demand’



1 Google to pay $3.8 million to underpaid female engineers and overlooked job candidates

2 Ford and Google sign six-year deal for in-car connectivity and cloud services

3 Facebook strikes back against Apple privacy change, prompts users to accept tracking to get ‘better ads experience’

4 Sequoia, GIC invest in TPG-backed Novotech at $2.3b valuation

5 Spotify debuts its music streaming service in South Korea with 60m tracks

6 Canon takes tentative step towards eliminating photographers with robotic PICK camera

7 Data automotive startup Otonomo to go public via SPAC

8 Amazon, Alphabet and Salesforce are all investing in a $28 billion company that crunches big data, Databricks

9 Robotic process automation platform UiPath raises $750M at $35B valuation

10 VC firm backed by Saudi sovereign wealth fund leads $20m in foodtech startup Foodics

11 DesignCrowd, an online Design Company Draws Up $7.7M Funding Round

12 Poppy Plants $1.65M Seed; Aims To Grow Into Blooming Flower Company

13 Clubhouse, the social network Elon Musk just joined, plans to make money through subscriptions

14 Shares of audio technology company Agora soar as investors try to jump on Clubhouse app’s growth


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