1. Alibaba records billions in sales as China’s first post-virus Singles’ Day kicks off

2. China’s Alibaba dives deeper into offline with smart apparel factory

3.New forecast pegs TikTok to top 1.2B monthly active users in 2021

4. Huawei reportedly set to sell Honor budget phone division for $15B

5. Huawei to Launch First Harmony OS for Smartphones

6. New Oriental Education Debuts on Hong Kong Markets, Shares Surge on First Day

7. Chinese tech giant Baidu launches new skill-learning social networking app Youpu

8. Hong Kong insurtech startup Coherent gets $14 million Series A led by Cathay Innovation

9. IDG leads $30m funding in Chinese medical imaging services provider Keya Medical


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1. Southeast Asia’s internet economy to cross $100 billion this year

2. Online travel is expected to bounce back to US$60B by 2025, says e-Conomy SEA Report

3. SE Asia digital payments hit $620b during pandemic

4. Malaysia’s internet economy to leap to $30b GMV by 2025

5. Grab, Lazada announce tie-up in Vietnam

6. Grab launches Grab Tech Center in Indonesia

7. Grab leads series B round of up to $100m in Indonesian fintech LinkAja

8. Indian social commerce firm Citymall banks $3m in Elevation Capital-led round

9. Gobi-Core Philippine Fund adds livestreaming startup Kumu to its portfolio

10. Singapore electric motorbike maker Scorpio Electric bags $6.3m in funding

11, raises US$2.15M to build a sales collaboration platform for B2B firms



1. Apple suspends iPhone assembler Pegatron over labor violations in China

2. Brazil backs U.S. Clean Network proposal for transparent 5G technology

3. France’s OVH partners with Google for European cloud computing push

4. Xiaomi Wins Patent Lawsuit In Europe



1. Spearhead launches $100M fourth fund to transform founders into top-notch VC investors

2. Apple launches MacBook laptops powered by its own computing chips

3 .With new chip, MediaTek aims to put 5G in lower-cost smartphones

4. Chipmaker TSMC to set up Arizona subsidiary with $3.5 billion capital

5. Spotify to buy podcast ad company Megaphone for $235 million

6. SoftBank makes its first e-scooter bet, leading a $250 million investment in Germany’s Tier

7. SoftBank removes board members including Rajeev Misra and Marcelo Claure to improve perception of independence

8. Walmart and Cruise partner to test autonomous grocery delivery in Arizona

9. South Korean mobility platform SOCAR prepares for IPO

10. IVP, Tiger Global lead virtual events provider Hopin’s $125M Series B

11. Carbon Health secures $100M for primary care platform

12. Securing Remote Workforces Helps JumpCloud Land $75M

13. Buoy Health posts $37.5M for health care navigation tool

14. Remote raises $35M to help orgs with global workforce payroll, benefits and more

15. Kinetic Lands $11.25M Series A For Wearable Device

16. Explo snags $2.3M seed to help build customer-facing BI dashboards


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