1. Google makes emails more dynamic with AMP for Email

2. Adobe announces deeper data sharing partnership with Microsoft around accounts

3. Cisco is backing a new early-stage venture firm Decibel with Jon Sakoda, formerly of NEA

4. UPS is partnering with autonomous drone company Matternet to transport medical supplies between hospitals

5. Spotify expands personalization to its programmed playlists

6. Computer software startup Vlocity nabs $60M Series C investment on $1B valuation

7. Lola.com raises $37M to take on SAP and others in the world of business travel

8. In-home management startup Hello Alfred launches new platform to reach more buildings and improve accessibility

9. This South Korean Team Developed Wearable Technology You Can Put In Your Washing Machine

10. Unicorns aren’t profitable, but Wall Street cares more about market opportunity



1. China Telecom Brings First 5G to Boao Forum for Asia for Better Visuals

2. Huawei announces smart glasses in partnership with Gentle Monster

3. WeChat officially launched online logistics assistant interface function

4. Video platform iQiyi 爱奇艺 aims to raise $1.1 billion in convertible bond sale

5. SoftBank Vision Fund to join $300m round in Chinese robotic startup Cloudminds

6. Alibaba-backed financing platform Qupital raises $15m in Series A

7. Bytedance reportedly launches reading app “Tomato Novel” 番茄小说

8. Livestream app Inke’s 映客 2018 profits fall on lack of innovation as segment weakens



1. Australian influencer marketing startup Tribe raises $7.5M as it eyes US expansion

2. Daimler-Backed Ride-Hail App Beat Adds Service In Colombia And Peru



1. Crypto mining company Bitmain lets IPO application lapse



1. Huawei unveils new phone with beefed-up camera features it says ‘surpass’ Apple and Samsung’s


Emerging Market:

1. Ride-hailing behemoth Grab now serves mass public transportation in Southeast Asia

2. African music stream media Boomplay managed by Transsnet announced to secure the Series A with $20m investment. Transsnet is a joint venture created by Transsion and NetEase.

3. Singapore student housing startup Oxfordcaps nabs $8m from Times Internet, 500 Startups, others

4. Malaysia-based Point-of–Sale systems company Cuscapi acquires tech firm Amplify Me for US$1.6M


Cover picture credits from CNBC.

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