Overseas:

1. Duet Display 2 uses hardware acceleration to catch up with Luna Display

2. Spotify for Xbox One now works with Cortana voice commands

3. Google invests in Japanese AI and machine learning startup ABEJA

4. SoftBank’s Vision Fund is said to be opening its first China office

5. Waymo launches self-driving car service Waymo One

6. Pindrop raises $90M to bring its voice-fraud prevention to IoT devices and Europe

7. Camunda hauls in $28M investment as workflow automation remains hot

8. Workato raises $25M for its integration platform

9. Pay-as-you-go energy startup SolarHome raises US$10M in debt financing to accelerate Myanmar expansion

10. Aussie education startup gets $3m from Pangaea, others

China:

1. WeChat is suspending one of its popular features because people are using it to sell porn

2. WuXi AppTec: Going to the Hong Kong stock market(Medical device company)

3. Didi plans reorganisation to address safety

4. Tencent responded to the game “face recognition verification”: no user identity information will be recorded

5. Is the WeChat public account fully accessible for shopping? Tencent responded: just renamed

6. Guangzhou Automobile Group: plans to set up 300 million yuan to participate in the establishment of the Guangzhou State Assets Development M&A Fund

7. Chinese Startup Mogu Is Said Poised to Raise $67 Million in IPO(Online shopping platform)

8. Travel startup AsiaYo raises $7m in series B funding

Blockchain:

Hong Kong Blockchain Startup Hires China’s Bitcoin Evangelist After He “Quits”

Mobile:

1. AT&T announces a second Samsung 5G smartphone for 2019

2. Game company Yandex gets in the smartphone game

3. Apple is starting to sell its first iPhone XR case, and it’s clear so you can show off your bright new phone

Emerging Market:

1. Neuron Mobility raises $3.7M to bring e-scooters to Southeast Asia’s cities

2. Contacts management firm Sansan nets US$26.43M to drive expansion in Southeast Asia, Japan

3. Neuron’s e-scooters set to roll across Asia after $3.7m seed injection

 

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