1.  Citrix pays $200M to acquire Sapho, which connects legacy software with ‘micro apps‘

2. Facebook reports a massive spike in government demands for data, including secret orders

3.  Airtable, maker of a coding platform for non-techies, raises $100M at a $1.1B valuation

4. A leaky database of SMS text messages exposed password resets and two-factor codes

5. Uber joins Linux Foundation, cementing commitment to open-source tools

6. After first commercial launch, Rocket Lab announces $140 million in funding

7. Google partners with MotherCoders to bring tech training to moms in New York City

8. Spotify alums create Canopy content suggester that won’t steal your data

9. AT&T is launching a new app to manage parental control features

10. Dia&Co Raises $40M Series C For Inclusive Try-At-Home Fashion

11. Tracking Podium’s Revenue Growth Through Its $60M Series B

12. Group Video Chat App Startup Bunch Raises $3.8M


1. Tencent-Backed Fashion Site Mogu Halves IPO Valuation Goal

2. “Shared Accommodation Service Specification” released in Beijing

3. Redpoint Ventures China Leads Series B Round In Chinese CMP Provider FIT2CLOUD

4. Tencent earnings, bounce for oil help spur Asian stocks

5. Tencent earnings and A-share gains help lift Hong Kong stocks

6. Chinese online lender Weidai makes NYSE debut

7. Meituan (美团) silently shut down the time-sharing business

8. Meituan (美团) group’s orders in 2018 exceeded 20 million, and its market share increased to 59.1%.

9.  Ofo was involve in a number of cases E.g breaking of contract, difficult to get refund.

10. Tencent Health System launches new features Opens face recognition secondary test

11. Chinese-Backed Buyout Firm Nears Deal to Buy German Rayon Maker



Grab unveils cross-border remittance feature



1. Blockchain ride-hailing app gets nod from Singapore taxi companies

2. Bitcoin and the crypto market is once again crashing hard


Emerging Market:

1. Emerging Markets-Mexico steady ahead of c.bank meeting, Argentine peso lower

2. Grab is going let you remit money in early 2019


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