1. The Most Innovative Companies of 2019 According to BCG – including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft

2. Uber could announce $3 billion deal with Careem early this week

3. Visual search engine Pinterest files to go public: Booked $756 million last year and claims more than 250 million monthly users

4. Video-conferencing company Zoom files to go public with over $300 million in revenue 

5. Apple could announce its gaming subscription service on Monday

6. Microsoft Reveals Game-Changing New Project xCloud Feature

7. Verizon Set To Offer Free Robocall Blocking App, New Tech To Combat Spam — AT&T, Comcast Too

8. Mailchimp and Shopify break up their partnership

9. How autonomous delivery startup Nuro plans to spend Softbank’s $940 million

10. Keatz, a European ‘cloud kitchen’ startup, raises further €12M

11. Clark, a venture-backed tutoring platform, will now help tutors build their own sites

12. Spark Networks Swipes Right For SF Dating Company Zoosk, valuing it at approximately $255 million

13. Drone analytics startup Aria Insights suddenly ceased operations

14. Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic



1. Automaker Changan 长安 partners with Tencent, Alibaba on RMB 10 billion mobility business

2. Tencent doubles down on customized cloud computing services

3. Controversial social e-commerce platform Yunji 云集 files for $200 million US IPO

4. Enterprise talent management solution provider È成科技 ifchange.com completed Series C US$80m fundraising

5. TikTok and Douyin rake in $75 million with in-app purchases

6. Online children education platform 火花思维 huohua.cn completed 40 million US dollars of C round financing

7. Technology and industry innovation service platform Intellifusion 云天励飞 completed Series B fundraising

8. Morningside leads $11m Series A funding for staff marketplace Jitjatjo

9. China’s migrant worker exodus has created demand for drone pilots to help ageing left-behind farmers

10. Chinese funds hiring Indian executives as they seek to hike deal flow from region



1. Vietnamese retail tech Vingroup to sell US$1B shares to SK Group

2. Alibaba buys Israeli AR startup InfinityAR for estimated more than $10m


Emerging Market:

1. Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with 1 billion dirhams investment in new technology hub

2. African Edutainment Company Ubongo Wins Next Billion EdTech Prize

3. Indonesian fintech startup Akulaku invests $35m in local bank

4. Asia’s AnyMind pulls in another $8M and expands into outdoor advertising

5. Indonesia’s Kargo comes out of stealth with $7.6M from Travis Kalanick, Sequoia and others



Cover picture credits from Fast Company.

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