1. Uber launches taxi-hailing app in Japan’s Nagoya

2. Facebook to invest $1 billion in first Asian data centre in Singapore

3. Uber ‘on track’ for IPO in 2019, no plans to sell tech unit

4. 23andMe is gauging interest in a $749 ‘premium’ service that would offer deeper health data

5. Nearly half of young users have deleted Facebook from their phone in the last year, says study

6. European banking app Monese scores $60M Series B led by Kinnevik

7. South Korean home cleaning startup Miso sweeps up $8 million Series A

8. Secretive semiconductor startup Groq raises $52M from Social Capital

9. Myki raises $4M Series A to decentralize identity management for enterprises

10. AnchorFree, Maker of a Top Online Privacy App, Raises $295 Million


1. Xiaomi, Huawei Increase Share of Global Wearables Market in Q2 2018

2. Tencent-backed News Aggregation App Qutoutiao to Raise Up to USD 165 Mln in U.S. IPO

3. Tencent to introduce real name registration for hit game

4. Alibaba’s Supply Chain Platform Aims to Help More Convenience Stores Connect with Suppliers

5. Baidu Leads USD 100 Mln Series B Funding of Baidu Video

6. iQiyi Sports App Wins RMB 350 Mln Series A+

7. Douyin Launches Advertising Task-matching Platform 星图平台 

8. Meitu’s Customized Line Friends AR Filters Used Over 30 Mln Times in Two Weeks

9. Shiji, Alibaba’s Fliggy Ally on Facial Recognition Hotel Check-in and Payment

10. China to Invest RMB 100 Bln to Build Quantum Information Lab

11. Ofo Gains New Round of Funding from Alibaba and Didi Chuxing (rumor)

12. Didi Chuxing Suspends Night Services for One Week While Safety Improvements Implemented

13. Xiaomi to Appoint New Head of Ecosystem Unit, Spin Out Smart Hardware Business (rumor)

14. Convenience Store Inventory Procurement App Pinpianyi 拼便宜 Wins RMB 100 Mln Series A

15. Online English Test Tutoring Platform Kaochong 考虫 Wins USD 55 Mln Series D



Huawei Guns for Nvidia With Potential Microsoft AI Chip Deal in China


Emerging Market:

Malaysia-based O2O platform Fave raises US$20M in Series B round


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