1. With investors knocking, PlayVS opens the door to a $30M Series B

2. Five years and one pivot later, Trueface emerges with a promise for better facial recognition tech

3. LinkedIn for blue-collared workers secures US$444k seed funding led by Captii Ventures

4. INFINITI launches collaborative space dedicated to open innovation

5. Agritech startup CropIn raises US$8M from Chiratae Ventures, Bill & Melinda Foundation

6. Kindred’s robots help retailers handle fulfillment centers — and take on Amazon

7. LinkedIn launches its own Snapchat Stories: ‘Student Voices’

8. Facebook is finally rolling out its ‘how long do I spend on Facebook’ dashboard

9. Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls

10.  ‘Cloud canteen’ startup Feedr raises £1.5M to provide office workers with a healthier lunch

11. Autodesk Scoops Up PlanGrid For $875M As Construction Tech Exits Heat Up



1. Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49%

2. Tongcheng Yilong(同程艺龙) IPO financing 180 million US dollars: pricing close to the lower limit of the interval  (Treveling App)

3.  JD.com’s fintech unit promises to lower cost of pig farming with new digital tools

4. Bilibili Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results Nasdaq :BILI

5. Pinduoduo’s losses widen as e-commerce player offers incentives to attract higher-quality merchants

6. Pinduoduo Announces Third Quarter 2018 Unaudited Financial Results

7. Youbao Online(友宝在线) won the 1.2 million capital increase intention of Ant Financial(蚂蚁金服) [Vending Manchine]

8. Tentacle Live(触手直播) announces iQiyi as a new investor



1. The Future of Cross-Border Transfers Could Be Central Bank-Backed Digital Currency

2. NETS Group partners Thailand’s ITMX for cross-border usage and acceptance



Argent, a smart crypto wallet app with a banking look, raises $4M from Euro VCs



1. A closer look at HTC’s blockchain phone, the Exodus 1

2. Viral short video app TikTok grows by drawing in celebrities around the world

3. Xiaomi takes over Meitu’s phone business, will manufacture Meitu-branded phones and smart products

4. Half a million Android users tricked into downloading malware from Google Play


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