1. Google will spend $13 billion on U.S. real estate in 2019, expanding into Nevada, Ohio, Texas and Nebraska

2. Apple aims for April launch of TV service with CBS, Viacom and Starz

3. Apple ramps up self-driving program as Waymo says its tech improves

4. Johnson & Johnson to buy surgical robotics firm Auris for $3.4 billion

5. Ford executive raises doubts about VW deal for electric vehicles

6. Tesla ‘Dog mode’ and ‘Sentry mode’ are now live to guard your car and pets

7. Qloo acquires cultural recommendation service TasteDive

8. Brightcove acquires Ooyala’s video business for $15M

9. Medivis has launched its augmented reality platform for surgical planning

10. Asteroid is building a human-machine interaction engine for AR developers

11. JibJab, one of the first silly selfie video makers, acquired by private equity firm Catapult Capital

12. Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior



1. SenseTime Backer All-Stars Investment Ltd Raises $500 Million to Rev Up IPO Train

2. Huawei ready to tackle extra security to stay in 5G kit race

3. Chinese drone maker DJI creates no-fly zones around airports in 32 European countries

4. Huawei places ads in New Zealand newspapers saying 5G ban will hit customers

5. China’s Alipay digital wallet is entering 7,000 Walgreens drugstores

6. Didi 滴滴 lost 10.9billion RMB in 2018 (Rumor)

7. Self-driving tractor-trailer start-up TuSimple achieves unicorn status in funding round that values it at $1 billion



Chinese, US scholars jointly develop AI model to improve diagnosis of sick children



Cryptocurrency firm Quadriga moved bitcoins to ‘cold wallets’ inadvertently: report


Emerging Market:

1. Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund

2. First legal tech startup accelerator to launch in Singapore

3. Thai startup Jitta raises US$6.5 million to empower wealth management


Cover picture credits from Reuters

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