1. Amazon is considering opening as many as 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021, report says

2. Food delivery start-up Postmates cracks $1bn valuation

3. Amazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool

4. Google brings vulnerability scanning to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform

5. Lyft now integrates public transit info in app



1. China Establishes Three AI Funds to Address Future Labor Shortages

2. Tencent, Novartis Ally on Drug Tracking and Healthcare Management

3. Xiaomi Users Complain of Excessive Ads in English-language MIUI

4. JD.com, Meitu Partner on Handset Sales and Big Data Marketing Services

5. Tencent Launches AI Open Platform

6. Tencent Music Halves U.S. IPO to USD 2 Bln (rumor)

7. Tencent Investment Executive Jonathan Lai Departs for Coatue

8. Alibaba Cloud Launches Smart City Solution ‘City Brain 2.0’

9. Alibaba Cloud, KPMG Ally for Global Promotion of Cloud Services

10. Alipay Adds 200 Mln Active Users in China over Last 12 Months

11. JD.com’s ‘JDesigner Boutique’ to Offer Fashion from Three London-based Chinese Designers

12. Meituan Dianping Sets IPO Price at HKD 69, Begins Trading Tomorrow

13. iQiyi Joins RMB 8-digit Angel Funding of Offline Hip-hop Training Studio ‘Caster’

14. Alibaba to Establish Dedicated Chip Subsidiary, Launch First AI Inference Chip in H2 2019

15. Shanghai Opens Additional Roads for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

16. Automobile Financial Data Provider Chexiao Wins Strategic Funding from SAIC

17. Huami Launches Amazfit Health Band 1S and Introduces Smart Wearable AI Chip ‘Huangshan-1’



1. Alibaba’s Jack Ma backs down on pledge to bring 1 million jobs to the US amid trade war with China

2. Alibaba Cloud to support live broadcast of 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo



1. China Unicom’s 4G Subscriber Base Hits 211 Mln in August 2018


Emerging Market:

1. India’s Livspace raises $70M for its one-stop-shop for interior design

2. Singapore’s proptech marketplace Ohmyhome raises US$2.9M to expand into Malaysia, Thailand

3. Indonesia, Philippines-focused impact fund Meloy Fund I makes final close at US$22M

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