1. One in 20 Chinese workers could be replaced by robots in the next five years, according to survey

2. Huawei mobile phone shipments surge to second worldwide

3. Tencent will take down 32 of its games for failing its own “Healthy Gameplay System”

4. Chinese AI-based app developer Newborn Town 赤子城 files for Hong Kong IPO

5. ChemChina seeks funding from state-backed firms ahead of Syngenta IPO

6. B2B e-commerce platform Hipac 海拍客 closes USD 100 million Series D

7. Yizhi 一知智能, intelligent customer service solution company, recently raised 40 million yuan in Series A +


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1. The top-five Southeast Asian companies that entered India in 2019: Lalamove, GagaOOLala, Kingsoft Office, and more

2. India gets more aggressive with internet shutdowns to curb protests

3. Indonesian superapp Gojek to shut down majority of its lifestyle services

4. SoftBank-backed hospitality giant Oyo may sack employees to cut costs

5. Flipkart is banking on Indian B2B logistics startup Shadowfax to deliver grocery



1. Chinese fintech company Ant Financial quietly takes stake in Vietnam’s eMonkey amid anti-China sentiment

2. Baidu and Samsung’s Kunlun 昆仑 AI Chip ready for mass production next year

4. Realme launches financial services platform in India to compete with Xiaomi

5. Facebook acquires cloud gaming service PlayGiga



1. More female-founded unicorns were born in 2019 than before, data shows

2. Tech startups going public raise 3x more today than in 2015

3. Theresia Gouw’s ‘multigenerational’ new firm, Acrew, just closed a $250 million debut fund

4. Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android

5. Uber creates AI to generate data for training other AI models

6. WeWork launches first Taiwan location

7. On-demand delivery startup Glovo raises $167 million at over $1 billion valuation

8. Levelset raises $30 million to improve money management for contractors in construction

9. Evisort raises $15 million to automate contract creation and management

10. HaptX grabs $12 million to build a glove crammed with sensors

11. Healthcare tech startup Pristyn Care raises $12m led by Sequoia India, others

12. Baring Vostok leads $10m Series B in European cloud platform Voximplant

13. Jumpstart nabs $8.5M led by Sequoia for a recruitment platform that aims to increase diversity

14. Leapfin, startup selling corporate finance tooling, raises $4.5M to help companies track revenue while keeping its own profitability in view

15. Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland


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