1. TomTom plans fleet-management sale to focus on maps battle with Google

2. Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin just landed a major rocket deal

3. JP Morgan gives Apple a new buy rating due to its transformation into a services company

4. Shares of biotech firm Geron fall 70% after Johnson & Johnson ends collaboration

5. Google launches new travel-planning tools

6. Compass, a New York startup that has built a tech-first platform to take on the antiquated market of real estate,  nabs $400M, valuing the real estate technology startup at $4.4B.

7. Mozilla pushes PayPal to make Venmo transactions private by default

8. AI Diagnostics Company IDx Secures Significant Funding From 8VC, Optum Ventures

9. Uber’s ‘sustainable mobility’ plan includes e-bike charging stations for its Jump bikes



1. China’s AI English learning platform LAIX 英语流利说 makes NYSE debut

2. Alibaba’s DingTalk Collaboration App Invests in Office Automation SaaS Firm Landray蓝凌

3. Baidu strengthens ‘super app’ foothold with 100 million monthly active mini-programmes users

4. Alibaba, EnterpriseDB to Provide Enhanced Postgres Cloud Database Capabilities

5. Smart Customer Service System Developer Kavenir Lands RMB 8-digit Series A

6. Animal Husbandry Smart Management Solutions Firm Ruixu 睿畜科技 Wins RMB 8-digit Series A

7. Jingchi, Guangdong Unicom to Jointly Establish Autonomous Driving 5G Applications Lab

8. Tongcheng-Elong 同程艺龙 Launches VR Hotel Room Booking Function

9. WeDoctor, Fullerton Health Ally to Create HMO for Asia Pacific

10. Pet hospital SaaS platform Xiaonuan Doctor 小暖医生 raised RMB 7-digit Series A+



JD.com Officially Launches E-commerce Platform in Thailand

Emerging Market:

1. Myanmar job portal MyJobs.com.mm has been acquired by Swiss media group Ringier AG

2. Indonesian e-commerce site Bukalapak launches e-wallet feature BukaDana

Cover picture credit from China Daily

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