1. The Apple Watch is getting a new feature that can monitor heart health

2. Uber just hired a Coca-Cola veteran as its first chief marketing officer



1. More than 90 per cent of Chinese teens access the internet through mobile phones, says report

2. Chinese Tesla rival Nio trims IPO target: now aims to raise up to $1.5B

3. Bytedance to Establish R&D Center and AI Research Institute in Nanjing

4. Smartisan’s Messaging App ‘Bullet Messaging’ Completes Series B

5. WeChat Media Account Follower Base Reaches 2.3Bln

6. Tencent buys back own shares over last 3 days

7. China’s Transport Ministry to Conduct Checks on Ride-hailing Industry Through Year’s End

8. Didi Chuxing Suspends ‘Hitch’ Carpooling Service Indefinitely

9. S.F. Express Adds UnionPay’s QR Code Mobile Payment Option

10. China UnionPay Launches ‘UnionPay’ Mobile Payment App in Hong Kong and Macau

11. Tmall, Huawei Honor Partner on Big Data Marketing and New Retail

12. SoftBank China Invests USD 1 Bln in AI Company SenseTime (rumor)

13. Eyewear E-commerce Brand LOHO Lands USD 100 Mln Series C

14. Video AI Ad and E-commerce Solutions Provider Video++ 极链科技 Wins Series C1

15. K-12 Tutoring Platform Zhangmen 掌门 Establishes Online Quality Education Research Institute



Alibaba takes joint venture route to Russia expansion



1. Mobile telecom gear maker inks $3.5 billion 5G deal with T-Mobile US

2. Samsung doubles down in India, opens its biggest store world-wide


Emerging Market:

1. Grab partners with Vietnamese firm for payment service

2. Hustle Fund closes US$11.5M fund from Shanda, Naver, LINE, plans to shift focus to SEA

3. Singapore startup SeedPlus leads US$640K in real-time employee engagement and analytics startup EngageRocket

4. Singapore energy solutions provider Canopy Power raises undisclosed Series A

5. Singapore lending platform Lendela raises US$942K to help consumers access loans easily

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