1. Google’s Go search app can now read the web out loud

2. Facebook commits to powering 100 percent of its global operations with renewable energy by 2021

3. Instagram says users can now evaluate authenticity of accounts

4. Amazon plans new video app for Fire TV users

5. J.P. Morgan just hired a top Google executive in a big bet on artificial intelligence

6. Foodsby, the provider of a lunch delivery service based out of Minneapolis, has raised a $13.5 million Series B.

7. Cleo Capital sets $10M target to fund female entrepreneurs

8. New Knowledge just raised $11 million more to flag and fight social media disinformation meant to bring down companies



1. China Updates E-commerce Law to Strengthen Platform Responsibility for Counterfeits

2. Shanghai Government’s Public Payment Platform Adds Support for WeChat, Alipay, UnionPay

3. Tencent’s Wealth Management Platform Licaitong Adds Five New Money Market Funds

4. VIPKid’s Online Chinese Lessons Service Lingo Bus Looks to Expand Overseas Presence

5. Vipkid Reaches Exclusive Strategic Partnership with North American Publishing Group HMH

6. Huawei is developing digital ID card for hotel checkin.

7. Alibaba, Qiming Invest in AI Sales Solutions Provider Tungee 探技科技

8. Didi Chuxing Exploits Safety Enhancements to Drive Profits

9. Smartisan’s Messaging App ‘Bullet Messaging’ Wins RMB 150 Mln Series A

10. Video Platform Bilibili Restored on App Stores After 1-month Suspension

11. Industrial Goods B2B E-commerce Platform ZKH 震坤行 Secures USD 129 Mln Series C

12. Education platform Knewton raised $25million.



1. Indian Consumer Credit Platform ZestMoney Wins USD 13.4 Mln Series A2 Led by Xiaomi

2. Lenovo to Expand India Data Center and Smartphone Manufacturing Facilities

3. Google will now help people get a bank loan in India



1. Civil, the blockchain journalism startup, has partnered with the 172-year-old Associated Press to help the wire service stop bad actors from stealing its content

2. Samsung SDS develops blockchain-powered certification tool for banks


Emerging Market:

1. India-based health info provider myUpchar raises US$5 million 

2. TAG La, a Malaysian startup that helps users find misplaced items, has raised US$184,000 


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