1.Google to buy data migration company Alooma in cloud push

2.Tesla to offer Model 3 leasing products to boost demand: Electrek

3.Netflix Toronto production hub to create 1,850 jobs annually

4.EU’s Vestager says not precluding Facebook case in future

5.Twitter launches political ad tracking tools in Europe ahead of key EU polls

6.Atomico-backed Finnish startup Varjo rolls out $5,995 VR headset

7.Cyber security provider Palo Alto to buy Demisto for $560 million

8.Orai,a startup building communication coaching tools, raises $2.3M to make you a better speaker

9.London-headquartered “talent investor” EF raises $115M new fund, aiming to create another 300-plus startups in the next three years

10.PayPal CEO predicts digital payments industry will mature into a $100 trillion market

11.Facebook wants to make a new virtual assistant that’s smarter than Siri or Alexa

12.Tesla will have all its self-driving car features by the end of the year



1.Huawei founder says will not share data with the Chinese government 

2.Alibaba boosts stake in investment bank CICC for $231 million

3.China’s JD.com to lay off 10 percent of senior executives this year

4.Two of the top five most active corporate VCs last year were Chinese

5.Baidu bucks the capital winter to play catch-up to Alibaba, Tencent in outside investments

6.Tencent-backed WeDoctor said to consider listing a spin off on new China tech board

7.China’s gaming regulator said to call halt on new approval submissions to clear backlog

8.Chongqing will advance 5G pilot application this year 

9.Fitness brand Super Monkey completed D round of financing with 360 million Yuan

10.Wodedagong.com 我的打工网 received C round financing from Matrix Partners China

11.Amazon’s China unit in merger talks with NetEase’s Kaola, a local e-commerce firm selling imported products in Asia



1.Singapore-based Livestreaming platform Bigo will invest $100m for India expansion

2.Intel acquires Indian chip maker, Ineda Systems



1.Qualcomm launches new chip to power 5G smart phones

2.Apple’s priorities are shifing as iPhone sales continue to sink

3.Germany says it’s not ready to block Huawei from its 5G network


Emerging Market:

1.Mexico pushes mobile payments to help unbanked consumers ditch cash

2.India travel startup snags $3m from private investors

3.With Softbank funding, Oyo’s outsized ambitions now extend beyond hotel bookings

4.India microlending platform nets $12.5m to grow market presence

5.Singapore-based anime startup BlockPunk raises US$957K seed funding round



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