1. China faces setback in 5G ambitions as coronavirus leads to delays in base station installations

2. Internet watchdog restates data protection rules amid leaks

3. Xiaomi’s R&D Spend Was 3.5% of Revenue Last Year

4. Tencent Invests In Chinese BIM Platform Developer Freedo

5. Airbnb extends suspension of bookings in Beijing through April amid coronavirus crisis

6. Didi installs plastic dividers inside vehicles to prevent spread of coronavirus

7. Xiaohongshu offers free psychological consultation for frontline medical staff and patients

8. Cheetah Mobile’s robots land in hospitals to help fight the coronavirus epidemic

9. Alipay launches blockchain-based coronavirus-prevention information platform

10. Didi Ningbo sets up medical support teams to pick up medical workers for free

11. Sogou launches “Diagnosed patients’ community” search function

12. Bilibili announces 100,000 free memberships for people stuck at home under quarantine

13. Baidu launches online Covid-19 self-diagnosis tool

14. Logistics company SF 顺丰 helped with the medical materials delivery by using drones


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1. Malaysia’s economic growth hits decade low

2. GitHub launches Indian subsidiary as local developer community grows 22%

3. Indonesian online printing platform Printerous secures series A funding

4. Indonesian e-commerce platform Orami launches parenting app

5. GoPay continues to be the most popular mobile wallet in Indonesia, survey finds

6. Myanmar-based logistics startup Kargo rebrands to Karzo as it refocusses on the B2B segment



1. SoftBank-backed Innoviz partners with China’s Shaanxi for self-driving trucks

2. Skymind, a UK-based US$800M fund, expanding to grow AI ecosystems of Indonesia, Malaysia

3. Uber sets up 100-member team for Uber Money in India



2. California senator proposes tighter regulations on direct-to-consumer genetics testing companies

3. Game livestreaming up 17% to nearly 500 million view hours in January

4. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona called off over coronavirus fears

5. SoftBank profit wiped out by Vision Fund losses, second fund scaled back

6. SoftBank executive flags some 50 ‘winners’ in $100 billion Vision Fund

7. Battery Ventures just closed on a whopping $2 billion across two funds, two years after its last fundraise

8. Australia court approves $10 billion Vodafone-TPG merger, overrules regulator

9. Russia’s security service tells internet firms to hand over user data: The Bell

10. Google says EU antitrust regulators holding back innovation

11. Tesla recalls 15,000 Model X SUVs for power steering issue in North America

12. Cisco gives tepid current-quarter forecast; sees weak client spending

13. WhatsApp users cross 2 billion, second only to Facebook

14. YouTube in Talks to Follow Amazon and Apple Into Video Subscriptions Market

15. 5G platform wipes out profits at ‘Angry Birds’ maker Rovio

16. Samsung links with Netflix to vie with Apple’s in-house entertainment

17. Netflix fishes for new subscribers in US with free stream of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

18. XMOS unveils, a powerful chip designed for AI processing at the edge

19. Meditation App Headspace Closes On $93M Series C, Eyes Continued Global Expansion

20. Irish Fintech Startup Fenergo Raises $80M

21. Nova Credit banks $50M to expand its service sourcing credit reports across borders

22. Deep Instinct nabs $43M for a deep-learning cybersecurity solution that can suss an attack before it happens

23. CybelAngel raises $36 million to fight data breaches with AI

24. Former Krux and Salesforce execs raise $15M for their marketing data startup Habu

25. Israeli startup Model9 gets $9M Series A to move data between mainframes and cloud


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