1. German antitrust watchdog plans action on Facebook this year

2. Amazon deepens its partnership with VMware to go after companies that don’t use the cloud

3. Facebook is banning Myanmar’s military chief and other accounts in light of violence



1. China Issues Draft Regulations on Audio-Visual Programming for Minors

2. Dida Chuxing 嘀嗒出行 Launches Operations and Management SaaS Platform for Taxi Operators

3. Chinese downloads of police apps surge after latest Didi ride-hitching death

4. Online entertainment platform Bilibili reports revenue surge but warns China content crackdown will hit costs

5. Smartisan’s (Chuizi Technology 锤子科技) New Messaging App May Soon Include Alipay Functions

6. Meitu Denies Rumor of Layoffs

7. AI Shopping Guide Solutions Provider Yunxiang Lands RMB 10 Mln Pre-A

8. Delivery app Shansong 闪送 raised $60million in Series D and became a unicorn.



1. Ant Financial Allies with UN to Promote Financial Inclusion in Africa

2. Mobike Ramps Up Expansion in India in Wake of Rival Ofo’s Withdrawal



1. Apple said to launch three new iPhones, including its largest ever with a 6.5-inch screen


Emerging Market:

1. IoT company UnaBiz raises US$10M+ Series A funding round

2. The Southeast Asian fintech investment platform HelloGold is supplying US$2M worth of gold for insurtech Heluss

3. Travestop, a Singaporean company that wants to help businesses automate travel expense raises US$1.2 million seed fund


Cover Picture Credit From Digest Africa.

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