1. Apple self-driving car rear ended during road testing

2. Used car site Vroom is raising $70M six months after a big round of layoff

3. Facebook is developing social video watching that lett users watch and discuss video with friends and family to turn internet content more social

4. Amazon acquired Tapzo, a “personal assistant” app that helps users make payments, purchase food and buy transportation ticket, to expand its Amazon Pay business in India.



1. QQ, the grandaddy of China’s social media scene, gains new life by appealing to Generation Z

2. Today’s Headlines Denies Rumored Plan to Abandon Q&A Platform ‘Monkey King Q&A’

3. China to launch nationwide inspections of ride-hailing companies

4. YeePay Planning Hong Kong IPO in 2019

5. Movie Ticketing Firm Maoyan Weiying Files for Hong Kong IPO

6. Alibaba’s Fliggy, Lodging Rental Platform Muniao 木鸟 Ally on Housing Resource Sharing

7. Alibaba-backed Smart Car System Developer Banma 斑马网络 Secures First-round Funding

8. Tencent’s WeDoctor Part of Partnership Buying Australian Fertility Company Genea

9. Meituan Waimai Upgrades Takeout-delivery Industry Environmental Protection Plan

10. Tuniu Joins Pre-B Funding of Online Wedding Services Platform Hunlimao 婚礼猫

11. Web Development Platform ‘Strikingly’ Raises USD 10 Mln Series A+ Funding

12. Foreign Language Online Human Translation Platform Jiaoliuton Wins Angel Funding


Emerging Market:

1. Indian software services exporter Wipro wins biggest ever contract, over $1.5 billion

2. Native-Singapore VC Decacorn Capital partners with German Accelerator build cross-border partnerships

3. Grab wants to reward its GrabHitch drivers with Hitch Club


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