1. China’s patents, royalty income rise as it steps up IP protection amid US trade war

2. China’s central bank debuts app monitoring system

3. Baidu to invest RMB 600 million in financial technology firm Yusys Technologies 宇信集团


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1. Southeast Asia records USD226 million in health-tech investments in 2019: report

2. Indian game-streaming startup bags $2m from Lightspeed, Sequoia’s Surge



1. China’s Xiaomi joins race for Singapore digital banking license

2. Grab officially launches GrabBike pilot in Malaysia



1. Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media

2. Samsung says quarterly profit likely fell 34%, better than what analysts expected

3. IBM launches Advertising Accelerator with Watson to automatically optimize campaigns with AI

4. Elon Musk stripteases for Tesla Model Y launch in China

5. Vecna Robotics raises $50 million to automate warehouse tasks with AI

6. Perch, now called Orchard, raises $36M to simplify home buying and selling

7. Korean medtech startup Lunit bags $26m in Series C funding

8. Real-time ride coordination startup Ride Health raises $6.2M seed round to make it easier for patients to get a ride to and from the hospital

9. Seoul-based digital therapeutics startup Nunaps raises $4.2m in Series A

10. Uber’s Manifold, a visual tool for debugging AI models, is now available in open source

11. Sony debuts prototype autonomous car to develop sensing and safety technologies

12. Sunflower Labs debuts autonomous security drone designed to guard your home


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