1. Taxi-hailing firm Gett will reportedly file for IPO this year

2. Fidelity National to buy payment processor Worldpay for about $35 billion

3. Space startup adds $1.25 billion from SoftBank and others to mass produce internet satellites

4. Atlassian acquires AgileCraft for $166M to further promote enterprise agility

5. JPMorgan Chase tests neuroscience-based video games to recruit interns

6. Sana Health aims to cure pain without pills with its wearable mask

7. With high-tech glasses, Japanese ALS patient makes the beat go on

8. Nvidia AI, GauGAN, turns sketches into photorealistic landscapes in seconds


1. China’s central bank to set up new regulatory rules for fintech

2. Information consumption vital to China’s economy accounting for 6 percent of the GDP in 2018

3. Africa-Focused Chinese Handset Maker to List on Shanghai’s Sci-Tech Board

4. China’s CreditEase backs $125m Series B for European insurtech startup wefox

5. Chinese TechCrunch rival 36Kr seeks to raise $100m in US IPO

6. VIPKID responds to Disney China statement where related activities are supported by Disney staff

7. Huawei’s $200 million contract for Perth trains confirmed

8. Fintech platform Rong360 takes app down after lending practices outed on Consumer Day

Cross Border:

1. America Movil acquires telecommunication service provider Nextel in Brazil for $905M

Emerging Market:

1. Singapore regulatory tech firm Tookitaki raises $7.5m series A round

2. Cambodian internet startup company Groupin secures US$5M Series A funding

3. Malaysia-based marketing consultancy platform Entropia forms JV with Rudra Labs, launches B2C IoT services


Cover picture credits to China Knowledge.

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