1. China’s schools embrace online learning as new virus forces students to stay at home

2. Foxconn sees full China production resuming late-February: source

3. Qualcomm says China virus threatens phone industry disruption

4. AI firms Megvii and Baidu deploy fever detection systems in Beijing to fight outbreak

5. Tencent Music antitrust probe suspended by China authorities amid licensing deal with ByteDance

6. to launch unmanned robot delivery fleet in quarantined Wuhan

7. Ant Financial offers SMEs free access to virtual office app

8. Hema to hire idle restaurant staff as delivery demand surges

9. DingTalk, WeChat Work overburdened as hundreds of millions work remotely


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1. Singapore incorporates space tech organisation, launches accelerator with DSTA’s investment arm

2. Gojek rolls out insurance service GoSure with PasarPolis

3. Israeli B2B blockchain startup Clear banks $13m in series A funding

4. Indonesia’s Edtech company Zenius bags $20m, appoints former Gojek exec as CEO

5. Grab’s selfie verification, in-car recording suspended in the Philippines

6. Jay-Z’s VC firm invests in Indonesian social commerce app Super

7. Co-living solutions startup HostelHunting rebrands into; to expand into Indonesia, Philippines

8. OLX Indonesia reportedly lays off over 100 employees, as stated in a viral tweet

9. Gobi-backed Aerodyne, which provides drone-based enterprise solutions, secures more funds to expand in China, India, Japan



1. Asian stocks climb as central bank support hopes grow

2. Disney+ to launch in India through Hotstar on March 29

3. Vodafone to remove Huawei from core of its European network after UK decision to restrict Chinese company’s role in 5G



1. Central banks to hold digital currency meeting in April

2. Three years after raising $450M, Andreessen Horowitz is back with a new $750M life sciences fund

3. TLcom Capital closes $71M Africa fund with plans to back 12 startups

4. Game launches worldwide may be delayed due to China’s coronavirus outbreak

5. Uber gets permit to restart testing its self-driving cars in California

6. Uber wins appeal in Brazil, court says drivers are not employees

7. With Tesla stock envy, GM hopes to sell investors on its EV, tech future

8. Tesla tumbles 17% as electrifying rally loses power

9. Amazon’s AWS to invest $236 million in Brazil to strengthen cloud infrastructure

10. YouTube to invest $100M in kids’ content that showcases character strengths, like compassion and curiosity

11. YouTube has seen soaring growth in South Korea

12. Disney aims to launch Hulu internationally in 2021

13. Nintendo mobile partner DeNA books $450 million writedown as gaming business falters

14. eBay has ended its employee shuttle service, a common perk in Silicon Valley, amid cutbacks

15. Spotify makes another podcast acquisition, buying Bill Simmons’ The Ringer

16. Spotify Q4 reports 271M total MAUs on revenues of $2B, podcast listening grows 200%

17. Aiven raises $40M to democratize access to open-source projects through managed cloud services

18. Company builder Antler passes $75M raised after investment from Schroders and Ferd

19. The Zebra raises $38.5M as the insurance marketplace race heats up

20. Deliverr lands $40M Series C to bring two-day shipping to any merchant

21. Clear gets $13M Series A to build high-volume transaction system on the blockchain

22. Foxtrot picks up $17 million to reimagine the convenience store


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