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Overseas:

1. Pinterest puts an IPO on its pinboard, hiring Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to lead an offering this year

2. FanAI buys Waypoint Media to better track fan engagement for streaming monetization

3. Waze expands its Bluetooth beacons to New York City to end GPS signal blackouts

4. Nvidia’s Quadro Virtual Workstations are now available on Azure

5. IBM builds a more diverse million-face data set to help reduce bias in AI

6. Data management giant Rubrik leaked a massive database of client data

7. Facebook, Google and Twitter told to do more to fight fake news ahead of European elections

8. Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

9. Home improvement platform Houzz lays off 180, reportedly gears up for public listing

10. Amazon to fund computer science classes in over 130 NYC high schools

11. Line partners with Visa to launch credit card

12. Alphabet-backed Medicare Advantage startup Clover Health raises $500M

13. Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users

14. Knotch raises $25M to help marketers collect data about their content

15. Argo AI acquires permit to test autonomous vehicles in California

16. Starting with data centers, Carbon Relay is slashing energy costs and emissions using AI

17. Petal raises $30M from Valar to bank the unbanked with credit cards

18. Verbit raises $23M for its transcription service

19. Timescale announces $15M investment and new enterprise version of TimescaleDB

20. Aiming to change the way people take medicine, Lyndra Therapeutics raises $55 million

21. Humanforce bags $16m from Accel-KKR (workforce management solution)

 

China:

Blockchain:

First Hong Kong dollar-backed stablecoin hits crypto exchanges

 

Mobile:

1. Apple is rethinking international iPhone pricing as revenues slip

2. Apple’s global active install base of iPhones surpassed 900 million this quarter

3. iPhone FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying Was Flagged to Apple Over a Week Ago

 

Emerging Market:

1. Indonesia’s Salim Group ventures into esports

2. Indonesian health and fitness startup nabs funding from East Ventures

3. Southeast Asia’s Grab is adding Netflix-like video streaming to its ride-hailing app

4. New VC firm focused on Southeast Asia and India launches with $50m fund

5. Oyo plans to invest $100m to expand its Indonesia business

 

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