Overseas:

1. This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done

2. Twitter and NBA game streaming deal is about connecting with cord-cutters and younger fans

3. Twitter gives events a boost with new publisher tools

4. Instagram now lets you regram your posts to multiple accounts

5. Put Amazon Alexa and a JBL speaker in your ceiling with this clever LED downlight

6. DJI drones can fly over crowds if they wear this certified parachute

7. Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone production by 10% between January and March

8. E-scooter startup Bird is raising another $300M

9. Tiger Global just invested $18 million in Olo, a low-flying ordering platform for more than 50,000 fast-casual restaurants

10. Hands-on with Ledger’s Bluetooth crypto hardware wallet

11. Omnicharge’s new power pack sports a swappable 40,300 mAh battery

 

China:

1. Baidu Cloud launches its open-source edge computing platform

2. LinkedIn now requires phone number verification for all users in China

3. Baidu announces Apollo Enterprise, its new platform for mass-produced autonomous vehicles

4. Meituan partners with Nvidia, Valeo and Icona for its autonomous delivery platform

5. China fintech startup bags $30m to boost AI tools for enterprises

6. Tencent Holdings rose 3.49%

7. Daily active users for WeChat exceeds 1 billion

8. TikTok will hold a new social product “Shake Letter” conference next Tuesday.

9. Alipay released the latest data: the number of users worldwide has exceeded 1 billion

10. Daoyuanketang(道远课堂) receive 10 million RMB of investment

11. Y.T BASE(曜石科技) Achieves Ten Million Class Angel Wheel Investment

 

Cross-border:

Alibaba launches second data center in Indonesia

 

Blockchain:

Thailand issues its first licenses to 4 crypto exchanges

 

Mobile:

Square launches its in-app payments SDK

 

Emerging Market:

1. Vietnam threatens to penalize Facebook for breaking its draconian cybersecurity law

2. BasisAI, a Singapore startup from Bay Area returnees, comes out of stealth with impressive creds

3. Go-Jek’s Southeast Asia expansion runs into a roadblock in the Philippines

4. Online investment startup Ajaib secures US$2.1M from SoftBank

5. Fitness and beauty tech startup WeFit secures US$1M pre-Series A funding

 

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