1. China’s manufacturers express mixed outlook amid rising optimism of US trade war deal

2. Realty PE firm Phoenix Property closes sixth Asia fund at $1.15b

3. Alibaba fund to boost investments in Hong Kong biotech firms

4. Bytedance launches consumer lending app on Android

5. Didi backtracks on Hitch’s gender-based hours; it would standardize operating hours for men and women

6. Xiaomi launched new smartphones, smart watch, and smart TV for Double 11 2019

7. HeyWhale 和鲸科技 raised millions in A-round; want to help companies improve data capabilities through collaborative platforms and communities


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1. Fatima Gobi Ventures to close $20m Pakistan fund by Nov-end

2. India-based edtech startup Adda247 raises $6m in series B round

3. Southeast Asian esports firm Evos bags $4.4m in series A round

4. Vietnamese blockchain game developer Sky Mavis gets $1.5m to expand Axie Infinity team and speed up game development

5. State-owned e-wallet platform LinkAja to close Series A round by this year

6. Indonesian student loan platform Pintek nabs funding from GFC



1. Google launches App Defense Alliance to fight the spread of malicious apps

2. Facebook cut off developer access to user data to squash potential rivals

3. Niantic sets up $10 million third-party developer fund and names first dev contest winner

4. Niantic enables small businesses to sponsor events in location games

5. Samsung’s VASTA system uses AI to let users program smartphone tasks visually, without coding

6. WhatsApp Business launches Catalogs to let small businesses share products

7. Amazon’s AI rewrites ‘millions’ of Alexa user commands to reduce defects by 30%

8. T-Mobile will launch national 5G on December 6, covering 200 million people

9. Ghost raises $63.7 million to develop an aftermarket kit that gives cars self-driving capabilities

10. Reonomy, startup developing an AI-powered commercial real estate platform, raises $60 million for AI-powered property research tools

11. Immersive Labs raises $40 million to upskill cybersecurity workers through gamification

12. Maas Global raises $33 million to bring multi-modal transport subscriptions to cities globally

13. Miso Robotics, creator of burger-flipping robot Flippy, seeks $30 million in equity crowdfunding campaign

14. Real estate tech company Snapdocs secures $25M to make real estate closings less tedious

15. Nightfall, a San Francisco-based startup developing an AI-powered platform that prevents sensitive data disclosure, has raised $20.3 million

16. Nightfall emerges from stealth with $20M for a cloud-native data loss prevention platform

17. SaaS startup Productiv raises $20 million to track SaaS engagement

18. Extend, company that offers full stack extended warranty program, raises $16 million for AI that optimizes extended warranty offers

19. Ursa, provider of geospatial analytics services, raises $15 million to glean insights from satellite radar data

20. Software developer startup Neural Magic raises $15 million to boost AI inferencing speed on off-the-shelf processors

21. LogRocket lands $15M Series B, announces new tool to track customer metrics

22. Insurtech firm Cover Genius secures $10m to fuel its global expansion

23. Brazilian digital onboarding startup idwall lands $10M Series B with Qualcomm as lead

24. With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events

25. Home decor startup Spruce Up has launched an updated ecommerce platform that leverages machine learning to recommend goods

26. Researchers tout AI that can predict 25 video frames into the future given only two to five starting frames


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