1. Intel’s Mobileye, Volkswagen plan Israel’s first autonomous ride-hailing service

2. Amazon says it has donated $100 million from sales since 2013

3. Google looks to AI interactions and cats to power its latest AR feature

4. Google seeks to grant $25 million to AI for ‘good’ projects

5. Google and Disney launch interactive Little Golden Books that work with Google Home

6. Russian search engine Yandex trumpets fastest growth in six years

7. Baillie Gifford willing to invest more in Tesla

8. Facebook suddenly banned this start-up from advertising, and its founder thinks Facebook is trying to squash a competitor

9. UK proposes a 2% tax on tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook for profits they make in the country

10. Europe’s most popular ride-hailing service is launching e-scooters

11. Unu raises $12 million to build new electric scooter

12. Naspers announces $300 million initiative to support startups and tech in South Africa

13. Portable wifi rental service startup Passpod officially listed on IDX, raises US$32M

14. P2P lender PeopleFund raises $11m from Kakao, 500 Startups, more



1. Social commerce startup Goxip lands $1.4M investment to add flexible payments

2. Parenting app Qinbaobao 亲宝宝 raised 8-digit RMB in C round

3. Healthcare technology company 医起Yiviv raised 6-digit USD in A round.

4. Firm linked to Alibaba opens China’s biggest robot warehouse to help deal with Singles Day demand



China’s OnePlus, backed by Qualcomm and T-Mobile, launches smartphone in U.S



JP Morgan’s Ethereum Blockchain based Platform “Quorum” to Enable Tokenization of Assets


Emerging Market:

1. Southeast Asia’s Grab pulls in $200M from travel giant Booking

2. Go-Jek reportedly raises another funding, valued at US$9B+

3. Vietnamese food recipe portal Cooky raises US$500K investment led by ESP Capital

4. Dubai-based ride-hailing app Careem raised $200 million from backers including Kingdom Holding Company, the investment vehicle of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

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