1. NBCUniversal to launch streaming service in 2020

2. Goldman Sachs leads $8M round in cybersecurity skills platform Immersive Labs

3. U.S. proposes to allow drone operation at night, over people

4. Apple’s services revenue growth is slowing down as it looks for new ways to fight weak iPhone sales, RBC says

5. VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles

6. Freelancer banking service Shine switches to paid subscriptions

7. Computer vision startup AnyVision pulls in new funding from Lightspeed

8. Open Bionics closes $5.9M Series A for its affordable and cool bionic limbs

9. Wiliot nabs $30M from Amazon, Avery Dennison, Samsung for a chip that runs on power from ambient radio frequencies



1. China’s Waymo rival Pony.ai quietly launched an Uber-style app for driverless cars, making it one of the first to do so

2. Alibaba.com wants to move offline trade shows like CES into the online world

3. Hong Kong self-driving start-up AutoX in talks to raise up to US$100 million in funding

4. Tencent invested in 13.6 companies per month on average in 2018

5. Meituan probably started entering the gaming industry.



Alibaba taps Kabbage to loan up to $150K to SMBs after it quietly acquired OpenSky to ramp in North America



1. HSBC settles FX deals worth $250 billion on blockchain in last year

2. ShareRing launches blockchain-powered car sharing on top of existing rental services


Emerging Market:

1. Vietnam e-commerce site Leflair raises US$7 million Series B

2. Flipkart founder Sachin Bansal takes a $21 million ride in Ola


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