1. How Standard Chartered Bank is tackling digital disruption

2. RideCell expands funding round to $60 million (Car sharing service)

3. WeWork picks up ANOTHER $3B from SoftBank 

4. Volkswagen Adds Siri to Control Car-Net Connected Cars 

5. MetaCert can catch phishing links in your email

6. Fintonic users offered 0% interest on Amazon.es purchases (Fintech)

7. Zendesk shifts to platform play with Zendesk Sunshine launch 

8. Google’s Project Fi gets an improved VPN service

9. DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google

10. Facebook takes on LinkedIn as a career portal with e-learning, expanded mentorship and jobs features 

11. Former Beats Music CEO is back with an electric scooter startup 

12. Roivant Sciences, a four-year-old biotech holding company, just raised $200 million in fresh funding at a whopping $7 billion valuation



1. Why the future of Chinese e-commerce is in its rural areas

2. 11/11 used facial recognition for payments which shows biometrics are the norm for payments in China

3. China says exports to US rising ‘because American economy is strong and they want to buy our products’

4. ly.com(同程艺龙) is going to Hong Kong IPO (traveling service provider)

5. Renren announces disposal of all assets in its Renren social networking service business to Beijing infinities

6. Alibaba has acquired team collaboration platform Teambition 

7. The Trade Desk Inks Deals In China With Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent


Asia Development & Investment Bank Announced Its Plan of Expanding Into the US Market 



1. Two blockchain-powered startups partner for technologies concept-proofing 



Snapchat launches Bitmoji merch and comic strips starring your avatar


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