1. China looks to robots, big data to drive agriculture forward

2. Alibaba, Baidu Throw Their AI Computing Might Behind Global Coronavirus Research

3. Alibaba Launches Free Online Medical Consultation to Ease Hospital Pressure

4. Apple to close all China mainland stores due to virus outbreak

5. TikTok hires Internet Association chief Michael Beckerman to lead Washington policy shop

6. Meituan Bikes 美团单车 launched “Indiscriminate Disinfection”and all shared bikes will be disinfected.

7. Weibo verifies profiles of desperate bloggers at the center of the coronavirus outbreak

8. Hong Kong-based Raffles Family Office leads $25m investment in co-working firm WorkTech

9. Hong Kong digital asset firm BC Group raises $36m


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1. Two-year-old Indian edtech startup Doubtnut raises $15M

2. Singapore’s ecommerce logistics startup Anchanto looks to raise $35m in series C round to fuel expansion

3. Indonesian edtech firm Arkademi secures investment from SOSV MOX

4. Indonesian wearable tech startup Zulu confirms Gojek backing

5. Indonesia’s MNC Group to acquire ride-hailing firm Anterin

6. Kisan Network, an India-based agriculture supply chain startup, banks $3m to expand across India

7. Bengaluru-based edtech startup WizKlub raises nearly $1m in seed funding

8. Online food delivery startup Foodpanda launches on-demand delivery for consumer goods in Singapore

9. Indonesian ecommerce startup Blibli opens cashless physical store

10. India Digital lending startup MoneyTap raises $70m series B

11. B Capital-backed packaging startup Bizongo,  an online B2B marketplace for packaging materials, bags $30m

12. Myanmar’s Get acquires local fintech startup Daung Capital



1. Chinese driverless buses to hit European streets for first time

2. Trump to halt immigration from Africa’s top tech hub, Nigeria

3. China virus causes scare for India’s smartphone makers

4. China’s top electric vehicle battery maker  CATL signs battery supply agreement with Tesla

5. Indian ride-hailing firm Ola to launch in London on February 10



1. Skymind Global Ventures launches $800M fund and London office to back AI startups

2. After earnings, Amazon joins the $1T club as Alphabet dips out

3. Japan’s Nidec bets on electric cars and acquisitions to treble sales

4. France’s Orange chooses Nokia and Ericsson to deploy its 5G network at home

5. WeWork names real estate industry veteran Mathrani as CEO

6. IBM was the worst-performing large-cap tech stock during Rometty’s tenure, dropping 24%

7. Tesla stock wraps up its best month since 2013, adding $40 billion in value in January

8. Caltech scores massive $1.1B verdict against Apple and Broadcom in patent case

9. With $30 million in fresh funds, The Bouqs plans to plant its flower delivery business in Japan

10. Moda Operandi, an online marketplace for high-end fashion, raises $100M led by NEA and Apax

11. Mexican consumer lending startup AlphaCredit raises $125M from SoftBank


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