1. The number of mobile apps shrank in the Chinese market in 2019

2. Taiwan’s Foxconn gets OK to restart plant in Zhengzhou, China: source

3. Apple to delay reopening of retail stores in China

4. China’s Shenzhen denies blocking Apple supplier Foxconn from resuming production

5. Online home-sharing platforms in China feel the chill as coronavirus outbreak wipes out bookings

6. Infected drivers raise concerns for ride-hailing services in China

7. JD completes first unmanned delivery for coronavirus aid in Wuhan

8. Pinduoduo takes out 1 billion to incentive merchants on the platform


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1. Frontier Digital Ventures exits investment in Vietnamese online real estate company Propzy anticipating losses

2. Indian education startup Byju’s raises $200M from General Atlantic

3. Indian agritech startup WayCool Foods raises $32m from Lightbox, others

4. Malaysian edtech startup Forward School banks $500k to add more tech-focused programs

5. Malaysian P2P car-sharing startup Moovby raises US$500K; to expand to Singapore, Thailand

6. Singapore’s blockchain-based B2B network Clear raises US$13M Series A funding led by Fidelity’s VC arm



1. China warns France against treating Huawei differently from European competitors for 5G contracts

2. US start-up GenapSys says iPad-sized gene sequencer could help China contain outbreak

3. Tech giants seek Hong Kong alternative after U.S. blocks undersea cable

4. SoftBank-backed taxi app Ola launches in London, looking to topple Uber as No. 1 player

5. Uber claims top spot in Indian ride-hailing market



1. White House reportedly aims to double AI research budget to $2B

2. Apple fined $27 million in France for throttling old iPhones without telling users

3. Tesla can get support for German factory: Economy Minister

4. Amazon Flex drivers are using bots to cheat their way to getting more work

5. Cloud software vendor Snowflake is valued at $12.4 billion, with fresh capital from Salesforce

6. Facebook has acquired Scape Technologies, the London-based computer vision startup

7. Rideshare startup HopSkipDrive raises $22M to focus on school transportation

8. Deep data running wearable NURVV closes $9M Series A led by Hiro Capital

9. Los Angeles-based SureSale is developing an independent certification service for used cars


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