1. China’s Ant Financial aims for $200 billion price tag in private share sales – sources

2. Chinese podcasting and audio content app Lizhi 荔枝 debuts on Nasdaq

3. Huawei’s global smartphone shipments surpassed 240 million units in 2019 as it fought off US blacklist

4. Sensetime Research creates ‘largest’ benchmark for deepfake detectors

5. Xiaomi to set up consumer finance firm in Chongqing

6. Kuaishou expanding music offerings after TME licensing deal

7. Pinduoduo to launch the Duoduo livestream 多多直播 for sellers on the app

8. Enterprise training platform Yunxuetang 云学堂 announced to close $100million in Series D.


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1. Indonesian minister says SoftBank offering to invest up to $40 billion in new capital



1. Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn plan push into Chinese electric car market

2. Netflix opens Paris office, plans new French-language series

3. Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal

4. Samsung invests $500M to set up a smartphone display plant in India

5. Amazon partners with thousands of mom-and-pop stores in India

6. Xiaomi is spinning off Poco, a premium smartphone brand it created for users in India, as an independent company

7. Temasek, Trustbridge in talks to take majority stake in WeWork China



1. Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 million euros: report

2. EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper

3. Federal agency looking into Tesla driver complaints of sudden unintended acceleration

5. Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app.

6. Samsung Electronics appoints its youngest president, Roh Tae-moon, as new mobile chief

7. Zendesk launches Sell Marketplace to bring app store to CRM product

8. Cannabis marketing company Fyllo acquires CannaRegs for $10M

9. Australian neobank Volt bags $48m in series C funding


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