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Overseas:

  1. Vizio wants next-generation smart TVs to target ads to households
  2. Time is Ltd. uses data from Slack and other cloud software to help companies improve productivity
  3. Siemens files most European patents in 2018, surpassing Huawei
  4. Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI
  5. Netflix is pursuing more interactive content, including, maybe, a rom-com
  6. Mozilla launches its free, encrypted file-sharing service, Firefox Send
  7. Harvard-MIT initiative grants $750K to projects looking to keep tech accountable
  8. Google’s new voice recognition system works instantly and offline (if you have a Pixel)
  9. Twitter launches its first podcast, ‘Character Count,’ focused on its ad business
  10. Investing app Stash raises $65M, launches banking and ‘stock-back’ rewards with Green Dot
  11. Lazada is livestreaming its birthday concert – directly on its app

China:

  1. Baidu, Chery launch electric car with face-scanning payment, AR navigation features
  2. China’s Qutoutiao is burning millions of dollars to take on TikTok parent
  3. US-based consumer robot maker iRobot to expand Guangzhou unit
  4. Huami steps up efforts in R&D of digital healthcare products
  5. Xiaomi releases its own social e-commerce tool
  6. B2B women clothing wholesale app Yishou 一手 received $55 million in Series B funding
  7. Founder of Momo 陌陌, a social search and instant messaging mobile app, intending to break into low-end urban user groups with audio, video and entertainment content
  8. Robotics and industry incubation platform zjrob.com 国辰机器人 secured 100 million Series A funding

Cross-border:

  1. PayPal to invest $750M, and Dragoneer $100M, into MercadoLibre, Argentina’s e-commerce powerhouse
  2. Japan AET Fund, Blume lead $1m pre-series A extension for India-based wedding portal
  3. Oyo to invest $200m in its India, South Asia businesses
  4. India mobile marketing firm Affle acquires Singapore-based O2O platform

Emerging Market:

  1. African e-commerce startup Jumia files for IPO on NYSE
  2. Dubai introduces cameras that use AI to measure people’s happiness

 

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