China’s mobile internet records over 1.4b devices in June 2020

2. Chinese e-commerce platforms strengthen efforts on IP protection, paper finds

3. ‘Darkest moment’ for earnings over, as profit growth at China’s listed companies rebounded in second quarter from worst showing in decade

OnePlus founder Pete Lau takes on new role heading product planning at Oppo’s holding company.

5. Didi Chuxing 滴滴出行 upgrades taxi service unit, renames it ‘Kuaidi New Rental’ 快滴新出租

6. Chinese data center owner ChinData Group readying US IPO of up to $400m

7. Geely Auto 吉利汽车 set to become first carmaker to list on Shanghai’s Star Market as it seeks to raise $2.9b

8. Chinese floor cleaning robots startup Gaussian Robotics 高仙机器人 raises RMB 1.5b in B+ round funding

9. Chinese online education firm Yuanfudao 猿辅导 to raise $1.2b in new funding

10  Chinese Biopharma Firm Adlai Nortye Raises $100m in Series C Round


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India: e-commerce, hyperlocal supply chains to benefit from EV adoption

2. India: Saas startup Quintype raises $3.4m in Series A funding from IIFL AMC

3. Indian consumer electronics startup boAt raises $3.4m from InnoVen Capital

Indian hyperlocal delivery startup Dunzo to raise $28m from Google, Lightstone, others

5. Malaysia’s ACE Market-listed Rev Asia to acquire digital media firm iMedia for $2.4m

6. Singapore fintech startup GoBear lays off 11% of workforce



1. Trump reportedly says TikTok has until September 15 to find a US buyer or it will be banned

2. Google’s AI-powered flood alerts now cover all of India and parts of Bangladesh



1. Oakland Black Business fund launches investment platform for Black-owned business

Walmart’s stock gets a $24 billion boost after retailer announces subscription service

Tesla taps market rally keg, announces $5b stock sale

Apple and Google will build their coronavirus contact tracing software right into your phone

Apple reportedly plans to launch 5G iPhones, watches, and an iPad Air in October

6  Google Cloud lets businesses create their own text-to-speech voices

7  Amazon to open first online-only Whole Foods store in Brooklyn

Lunchclub, a 15-person AI superconnector startup, tops $100m valuation as usage spikes in quarantine

Sarcos Robotics Lands $40m Series C To Commercialize Exoskeletons

10  Japanese flying car startup SkyDrive raises $37m in Series B funding

11  South Korea-based Saas enterprise software company Toss Lab raises $13m Series B for its collaboration platform JANDI, the ‘Slack of Asia’

12  WhatsApp integrated merchant e-commerce platform Bikayi raises $2m seed funding round


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