1. Apple launches payments service in Germany following delay

2. SoftBank set the final price for the 2.65 trillion yen ($23.6 billion) initial public offering of its Japanese telecom business at its original target

3. Google+ shutdown speeds up, new privacy bug affected 52.5 million users

4. Uber plans to integrate London bus, Tube timetables into its app

5. Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon

6. More Americans now get news from social media than from newspapers, says survey

7. SoftBank invests in parking startup ParkJockey pushing valuation to $1 billion

8. Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging

9. Walmart partners with Rakuten to open its first e-commerce store in Japan

10. Google+ bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M users

11. Solo.io raises $11M to help enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies

12. Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, acquires Campus Vacations for $7M

13. Verizon Communications to Shed More Than 10,000 Workers in Voluntary Separation Program



1. China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle

2. Chinese province Zhejiang pledges billions to drive tech, innovation

3. China’s AI start-up Megvii raising $500 million at $3.5 billion valuation

4. China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences

5. Tencent Music sued by investor ahead of $1.2 billion US IPO

6. China tries to walk a tightrope as nationalist backlash over Huawei case threatens to derail US trade talks



1. Apple files appeal to overturn iPhone sales ban in China

2. GoPro is moving camera production out of China, citing tariff worries

3. Google has acquired one of India’s most popular train-tracking apps



Google Maps’ new personalized suggestions come to iOS


Emerging Market:

1. Grab launches R&D centre in Malaysia

2. Singapore’s Osome raises US$2M in seed funding to enter Australia, Hong Kong

3. Social entertainment platform M17 Entertainment raises US$25M for R&D and more


Cover picture credits from Reuters.

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