1. China doubles down on regulation of livestream e-commerce

2. Baidu’s Jidu Auto to invest $7.7 bln in ‘robot’ smart cars

3. Chinese greentech firm Envision Group launches smart charging robot for EVs

4. TikTok owner ByteDance takes on Alibaba, Pinduoduo in big e-commerce push

5. TikTok owner ByteDance ramps up local services expansion, squaring off against industry leader Meituan

6. Beijing-based ByteDance says it has no immediate listing plans

7. China’s Ant cuts down on smartphone loans amid regulatory crackdown

8. Tencent Esports Partners With Hubei Province, Results of LPL and LDL Match-Fixing Investigation Announced

9. Tencent-backed E-commerce Firm Missfresh Now Available on JD Daojia Platform

10. Xiaomi in talks to inevst in Black Sesame Technologies, an AI digital imaging technology firm 

11. Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab weighs IPO amid region’s digital finance boom

12. AfterShip, automation tools provider, snags US$66M in Series B funding led by Tiger Global

13. Tencent leads $50m funding in fashion ecommerce platform CHICV


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9. Saudi fintech firm Tamara raises USD 110 million in record Series A led by



1. Brazil’s Nubank readies U.S. stock market listing



1. Google’s recently promoted Search boss earned cash and stock worth $55 million last year

2. Tesla cars can drive with nobody in the driver’s seat, Consumer Reports engineers find

3. Honda aims for 100% electric vehicles by 2040, says new CEO

4. Standard Chartered-backed virtual bank Mox wants to double its customer base in 2021

5. Vivid Seats, a marketplace for connecting fans with event ticket sellers, to go public via SPAC

6. SoftBank-backed SPAC to take Mapbox public in $2 bln deal

7. Semiconductor specialist Alphawave IP plans $4.5B London IPO and move to UK HQ

8. Snap paid $124M for Fit Analytics as it gears up for a bigger e-commerce push

9. Israeli cybersecurity company Deep Instinct nabs USD 100 million investment

10. Holoride, a Munich-based startup developing in-vehicle media technology, raised $12 million in a Series A round

11. Hyundai invests in teleoperations startup Ottopia as part of $9M round

12. Hawke Ventures raises $5.6M to back digital marketing startups

13. PowerX Supercharges Home Utilities With $4M Seed Round

14. Introvoke raises $2.7M to power online events that can be embedded anywhere


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