1.Microsoft hails revamped goggles as more immersive and easy to wear

2.NY governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other apps

3.Exxon, Microsoft strike cloud computing agreement for U.S. shale

4.LendingClub forecasts bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss

5.Goldman Sachs backs U.S. construction finance tech startup Rabbet

6.Accurx raises £8.8M Series A for its messaging app for medical teams and patients

7.Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns

8.Zoom, the video conferencing company, may be a public company as early as April

9.Circle raises $20M Series B to help even more parents limit screen time

10.The valuation of Freight Unicorn Flexport exceeded $3.2 billion

11.Daimler, BMW to invest 1 billion euros in venture to rival Uber

12.Roche reportedly nears $5 billion deal with biotech company Spark Thereapeutics



1.Huawei security row overshadows annual telecoms gathering

3.Tencent’s WeChat super app focuses on offline services

4.Tiger Securities plans to raise up to $150 million through initial public offerings (IPOs)

5.Didi and Volkswagen teamed up to establish a joint venture

6.Alibaba Cloud’s total active IP ranks second in the world

7.The community group buying platform “Songshu Pinpin” 松鼠拼拼 won $31 million B1 round of financing

8.The pet product brand “Touchdog 它它” won tens of millions of Pre-A round financing

9.Lian Meng Workshop 联萌工坊 completed hundreds of thousands of seed round financing

10.The Economic Development Zone in Hainan Yangpu will create a national offshore trade pilot zone



P2P lender Validus eyes Indonesia, Vietnam after $15m funding




1.LG unveils dual-screen 5G smartphone and touts biometric breakthrough

2.Nokia says 5G would not be delayed by ban on Chinese suppliers

3.Intel says its 5G modem chips will not appear in phones until 2020

4.China’s Xiaomi unveils $680 5G smartphone, sees growth in Africa


Emerging Market:

1.India proposes new e-commerce regulations with focus on data rules

2.Egypt’s top administrative court lifts ban on Uber, Careem services

3.Thai insurtech startup Sunday nets $10m to ‘reinvent’ the insurance value chain

4.Cento Ventures’ new fund targets Southeast Asian proptech startups

5.Malaysia’s Vynn Capital nets investment for Southeast Asia fund


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