1. Google teams up with VMware to bring more enterprises to its cloud

2. Microsoft buys data privacy and governance service start-up Blue Talon

3. Teslas will soon be able to stream Netflix and YouTube

4. Trinity Cyber raises $23 million to foil hacking attempts in real time

5. MindTickle raises $40 million after banner year in sales enablement

6. Ordermark, the online-delivery order management service for restaurants, raises $18 million

7. Khronos releases OpenXR 1.0 for AR/VR, backed by Epic, Microsoft, and Oculus

8. Sense raises $10 million more for AI that monitors energy use

9. Dark emerges from stealth with unique ‘deployless’ software model



1. China’s online retail market accounted for 429.7 billion RMB in the first half of this year

2. China Renaissance 华兴资本 raises $1b for latest yuan fund

3. Ant Financial’s Alipay 支付宝 launching new function enabling users to choose a date to return a loan  

4. Tencent working with Qualcomm on new gaming phone

5. Bytedance confirms it is making a smartphone, could release end-year

6. Meituan’s take-out service breaking own record by registering 30 million order a day

7. Chumanapp 触漫, virtual entertainment community app, receiving 60M RMB in B funding round



1. Takeaway and Just Eat to merge in $10B deal to take on Deliveroo and Uber Eats in Europe

2. Amazon mulls entry into India’s crowded food delivery space

3. Flutterwave and Alipay partner on payments between Africa and China

4. Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun to revisit Grindr IPO after a U.S. national security panel dropped its opposition to the plan


Emerging Market:

1. Reliance Jio GigaFiber launch likely soon, to offer broadband, 600 TV channels and landline connection in India

2. Y Combinator-backed Vahan is helping low-skilled workers in India find jobs on WhatsApp

3. Malaysian cloud kitchen startup Dahmakan to enter Indonesia in Q4 2019 

4. Traveloka, Indonesian online travel platform, said to seek $500m in fresh funding at $4.5b valuation

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