1. Top 10 Companies Behind The 2019 Midas List: Exits And Unicorns That Helped Their Investors The Most – including Alibaba, Meituan and Toutiao

2. Walmart partners with Google on voice-enabled grocery shopping

3. Microsoft teams up with BMW for the IoT-focused Open Manufacturing Platform

4. EBay to shut down the eBay Commerce Network, its third-party ad network, on May 1

5. Foursnap? Snapchat tries ‘Status’ location check-ins, a new feature to aid in-person meetups

6. WordPress says iOS app bug exposed account tokens to third parties

7. Catering Marketplace ezCater Reaches Unicorn Status with $150M Funding Round

8. Elvie, A FemTech Startup That Developed A Wireless And Wearable Breast Pump, Raises $42 Million In VC

9. Pixeom raises $15M for its software-defined edge computing platform

10. Sqreen raises $14 million for its application security management service

11. Edgybees’s new developer platform brings situational awareness to live video feeds

12. Email client Spark, developed by Readdle, finally lands on Android

13. Brain Corp. debuts an autonomous delivery robot for factories and retail

14. Formlabs offers more accuracy and larger print sizes with latest 3D printers



1. QuestMobile’s “WeChat Public Accounts Insight Report” shows that 73% of users pay attention to less than 20 WeChat public accounts

2. China’s JD.com, Google launch international AR contest

3. Hong Kong partners with Ping An 平安 Technology for e-ID system

4. Chinese tech giant Tencent quietly tests game streaming platform

5. Eleme 饿了么 has been officially integrated into Tmall 天猫 App

6. Social platform Zui You 最右 has been removed from the Internet and major mobile app stores

7. Beverage giant Wahaha 娃哈哈 forms robotics company to step up smart manufacturing

8. Chinese online video platform Bilibili 哔哩哔哩 proposes convertible bond to raise $300m

9. Goldman-backed Chinese online pet store Boqii 波奇 said to plan $100m IPO


Emerging Market:

1. Ant Financial-backed VC firm raises $100m to fund startups from Southeast Asia, India

2. Google reshuffles its leadership in Asia Pacific

3. India’s fintech company Mswipe raises $30M to grow its smart point-of-sale terminal business

4. Open Innovation online platform Agorize secures US$ 14.6M Series B funding

5. Indian-based agtech startup Intello Labs that uses AI to assess veggie quality nabs $2m seed funding


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