Overseas:

1. NEA spin-out NewView Capital raises $1.35B for its debut growth fund

2. U.S. lawmakers make final push to win approval of self-driving car bill

3. Tesla changes plans to start Model Y production

4. Apple launches online store with 10 percent discount for active military and veterans

5. Google is building digital art galleries you can step into

6. Apple Music is getting native Android tablet support

7. Samsung overtakes P&G as worlds’ largest advertiser

8. Uber’s Middle East rival Careem launches bus-booking service in Egypt

9. 7/11 convenience store in Japan is testing to become unmanned stores by applying facial recognition. 

10. Macron to call on U.S. funds to build French start-ups, not steal them

11. Tumblr will remove ‘adult content’ from December 17

12. DeepMind claims early progress in AI-based predictive protein modelling

13. UK peer-to-peer lender Zopa gets banking license as it looks to compete with industry giants

14. Sleep-tracking ring Oura surpasses $20 million in funding

15. Agricool raises another $28 million to grow fruits in containers

16. Corporate food catering startup Chewse raises $19 million

China:

1. Tencent Music presses play on $1.2 billion U.S. IPO

2. Ping An-backed Lufax raises $1.3 billion at lower valuation

3. Upstart Chinese apps use aggressive clickbait and free cash tactics to win over new users

4. Twitter of China Weibo eyes expansion to overseas ‘Chinese-speaking world’

 

Cross-border:

1. Qualcomm says China comment will not revive NXP deal

2. FuboTV, a sports-focused internet television streaming service, launches streaming TV service in Spain

3. TD Ameritrade becomes first US brokerage to partner with Tencent’s WeChat in America

 

Blockchain:

Dr.Crag Wright unveils game-changing Bitcoin project – Metanet

 

Mobile:

Verizon, Samsung to release 5G smartphones in U.S. in 2019

Emerging Market:

1. Thai VC firm Siri Ventures invests in Singapore startups Techmetics, Neuron

2. Singapore’s customer management company Everise acquires US-based Trusource Labs

3. TRIVE Ventures launches government-backed blockchain accelerator

4. Singtel Innov8, Singapore Airlines invest in Australia’s Data Republic

5. Experian leads US$10M funding in Malaysian fintech firm Jirnexu

 

Cover picture credits from China Money Network.

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