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Overseas:

1. Koenigsegg takes $170 million investment from NEVS, says will ramp up electrification

2. Facebook plans new products as Instagram Stories hits 500M users/day

3. Free streaming service Tubi plans to invest $100M+ on content in 2019, expand internationally

4. Amazon partners with New York colleges on a cloud computing job training program

5. Foxconn pulls back on its $10 billion factory commitment

6. Facebook’s VPN app puts spotlight on kids’ consent

7. Rebooted startup program WeWork Labs celebrates its one-year anniversary

8. Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data

9. American Airlines taps Apple Music for in-flight entertainment

10. Google is using 3D printers to re-create ancient artifacts

11. SF denies Spin’s appeal to operate electric scooters, but offers some hope

12. FabFitFun raises $80 million for its growing lifestyle brand

13. Wanna Kicks, a new AR app from Wannaby, lets you virtually ‘try on’ your next pair of kicks

14. Altice to acquire majority stake in OTT startup Molotov

15.  Stripe valued at $22.5bn after $100m follow-on fundraise

 

China:

Mobile:

1. You can pre-order Meizu’s crazy phone with no port for $1,299

2. Your smartphone may soon pack 1TB in storage thanks to Samsung’s new memory chip

 

Emerging Market:

1.Prominent VC and Private Equity firms in Philipines have united to create an investment industry association

2. India’s largest bank SBI leaked account data on millions of customers

3. Singapore’s Xseed Education acquires India’s Report Bee

4. Central Group plans to infuse US$200M into Grab’s Thai unit

5. Vietnam edtech platform bags funding from CyberAgent Capital, others

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