1. Uber Aims for Public Valuation of as Much as $100 Billion

2. Amazon, Microsoft chosen to compete for Pentagon cloud computing contract worth estimated $10 billion

3. Japan’s Richest 2019: Rakuten’s Mikitani Bets $5.5 Billion To Shake Up Telecom Industry

4. Google launches new security tools for G Suite users

5. GoDaddy acquires Sellbrite to launch cross-marketplace tools

6. Amazon buys warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology

7. Pearson is committing $50M to fund next-gen edtech startups

8. KeyMe raises $50 million for AI-powered kiosks that duplicate keys in seconds

9. Online used car startup Shift adds another $40M, snags COO in road to IPO

10. CleverTap lands $26M for its mobile-focused customer marketing service

11. Restaurant website builder BentoBox raises $16.4M in Series B funding

12. Streetwear marketplace Bump raises $7.5M in Series A funding



1. China Mobile, CICT Open Country’s First Smart 5G Production Line

2. JD.com reportedly planning to lay off as many as 12,000 employees 

3. Bytedance gets $1.3 billion big bank loan from the Wall Street banks

4. Xiaomi reached 1.93 billion yuan and sold 703,000 AIoT smart equipment from its all-day sales event 米粉节

5. Kunlun Wanwei 昆仑万维 plans to invest $50 million in unmanned technology company Pony

6. Jingdong Digital Branch 京东数科 to take over the P2P platform



1. Cathay Innovation and AfricInvest to raise $168M Africa VC fund

2. Southeast Asia’s Carousell snags $56M from Naspers-owned OLX

3. ShopBack, a cashback startup in Asia Pacific, raises $45M from Rakuten and others

4. US mobile marketing platform Clevertap bags $26m from Sequoia India, others

5. Sequoia Capital China backs $16m round for US-based biotech company Cullgen



1. Coinbase launches a debit card in the UK to make it easier to pay with cryptocurrencies

2. Bittrex virtual currency license rejected by New York financial regulator



1. March mobile phone shipments to China fall 6 percent as economy slows

2. Foldable phones to remain a niche product by 2023 – market research firm Gartner


Emerging Market:

1. SME-targeted P2B lending platform based in Singapore Validus Capital enters Indonesia under the name Batumbu

2. AirTrunk banks $332 million financing for Singapore data center

3. Hong Kong’s supply chain compliance platform International Compliance Workshop (ICW) bags $2.5m from MindWorks

4. Indonesian job portal Ekrut raises pre-series A funding from Venturra Discovery, others


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