1. Hyundai, Yield Capital launch US$100M hydrogen energy-focused VC

2. Volvo Cars taps Baidu tech to develop robotaxi for China

3. Apple held talks to take stake in iHeartMedia

4. GM looks to cut costs by offering buyouts to 18,000 employees

5. Facebook is separating Workplace from the main Facebook site to appease business customers concerned about security

6. Uber begins accepting cash in Mexico City, tapping key market

7. Chat app Line’s games business raises $110M for growth opportunities

8. Dialog Semiconductor sees 2019 growth, stable margins after Apple deal

9. Japan’ Rakuten, KDDI to tie up, challenging NTT Docomo, SoftBank

10. Tech stocks plunged in October, suffering their worst month since the 2008 recession

11. Handshake, a LinkedIn for university students and diversity, raises $40M

12. Influencer marketing startup Mavrck raises another $5.8M

13. After canceling ‘Rift 2’ overhaul, Oculus plans a modest update to flagship VR headset

14. Starship is using self-driving robots to deliver packages on demand

15. An AI Lie Detector Is Going to Start Questioning Travelers in the EU



1. Didi considers letting users choose their own route as it seeks feedback from customers in wake of safety overhaul

2. Rwanda joins Alibaba-led electronic world trade platform amid US-China trade war

3. China’s Video App Kuaishou Targets a $25 Billion Valuation

4. Bilibili got investment from Tencent (Rumor)

5. Alibaba updates their machine translation system for Double 11 global shopping festival.



1. China’s Youon expands into Europe as other bike startups backpedal worldwide

2. Xiaomi doesn’t want Lyft using its electric scooters



1. HSBC, StanChart, others launch HK blockchain trade finance platform

2. Nasdaq and Microsoft join forces to deliver blockchain services


Emerging Market:

1. Fintech startup AND Global raises US$2.8M to grow in the Philippines, Myanmar

2. Genetic testing startup Nalagenetics raises US$1M pre-seed funding round

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