1. Microsoft rolls out new cloud services for AI and blockchain

2. Beyond Meat’s Share Price Surges on First Day of Trading (Beyond Meat makes vegetarian burgers and sausages)

3. YouTube touts first new original program under free strategy

4. Uber sued by thousands of Australian taxi drivers in class action

5. Google spends hundreds of millions of dollars on content review

6. U.S. seeks to challenge China’s electric-vehicle supply chain dominance

7. Microsoft extends its Cognitive Services with personalization service, handwriting recognition APIs and more

8. Microsoft launches a drag-and-drop machine learning tool

9. Unshackled Ventures has $20M to invest exclusively in immigrant founders

10. Toyota AI Ventures launches $100M fund to invest in robotics and autonomous tech

11. Tesla is raising up to $1.5 billion through convertible note and share sale

12. Checkout, a digital payments processing company, raised $230 million in Series A funding

13. Awair raises $10M to help customers like WeWork monitor their office environments



1. Huawei said to introduce world’s first 5G TV amid increased security scrutiny of its products

2. China Knowledge Payment Industry will reach 23.5bn RMB in 2020 according to ireasearch.

3. Medical aesthetic services platform So-Young 新氧 International prices US IPO at $13.80 high end



– FBG Capital led investment in Chinaccelerator Batch 14 company Cartesi, a Linux infrastructure for scalable decentralized applications.


Emerging Market:

1. MOX Batch 4 company GoGames (also called Goama) and Cambodian startup SALA receive funding from Smart Axiata’s fund

2. Go-Jek partners with travel booking startup Tiket.com to launch Go-Travel

3. Malaysian conglomerate Hong Leong Group launches startup innovation centre

4. Kickstart Ventures to manage Ayala’s US$150M Corporate VC fund in Philippines

5. Robo-trading platform Lubna.io secures seed funding from East Ventures


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