Overseas:

1. Mozilla and Qualcomm are bringing a native version of Firefox to Windows 10 on ARM

2. Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars (avatar company)

3. FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping

4. Pandora’s Podcast Genome Project goes live for all

5. Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project welcomes Google, Facebook and Uber

6. Spotify’s 2018 Wrapped feature is now live and ready to take you down memory lane

7. Microsoft calls on companies to adopt a facial recognition code of conduct’

8. Lyft Confidentially Files IPO Paperwork With SEC

9. Contentful raises $33.5M for its headless CMS platform

10. Mobile payment co. Boku acquires Danal for up to $68M to add user authentication (Mobile payment company)

11. Flipdish raises €4.8M Series A to wean restaurants off takeout aggregators like Just Eat

12. Looker snags $103 million investment on $1.6 billion valuation (Data Analytics Platform)

13. LeanIX, the SaaS that lets enterprises map out their software architecture, closes $30M Series C

14. Aceable Scores $47M, As Startups Look To The Future Of Education

15. Berlin’s Camunda Raises $28M To Grow Its Workflow Automation Platform

China:

1. Hong Kong IPO issue price of Fosun Tourism Culture(复星旅游文化) is expected to be close to the lower limit of the promotion period

2. Gaorong Capital Raises $500M For Fourth USD Fund

3. Chinese gaming firm iDreamSky stumbles in its Hong Kong debut

4. Quick Read: Wechat freezes accounts over ‘ransom virus’

5. Youxin Taobao reached an agreement to build a secondhand car supply chain

6. Huatian teamed up with Tmall to launch Tongxingcheng New Convenience shop

7. Carrefour China’s first blockchain application landing

8. Reduce cost and increase efficiency ofo launch users need to park specifications in designated areas

9. Xi’an ofo small yellow car volume reduced by 20%

10. Mogu’s long journey: From rejecting Alibaba’s advances to US IPO

 

Blockchain

Chinese Investors Have Lost Their Faith in Blockchain 

 

Mobile:

Oppo and Vivo also demo 5G smartphones with a Qualcomm modem

 

Emerging Market:

1. Asian streaming startup M17, still recovering from a failed IPO, raises another $25M

2. Grab’s $103m investment in Oyo Rooms confirmed

3. Singaporean cloud computing startup gets strategic funding from Japan’s Global Brain

4. Salesforce Ventures commits $100m for Japanese cloud startups

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