1. Apple has hired a top exec from a hospital chain to help run its employee health clinics

2. Walmart’s Jet.com to offer Nike products in bid for urban consumers

3. After Russia was accused of using memes and viral images to influence elections, Facebook will now fact-check pictures and videos

4. Starbucks to build 10,000 ‘greener’ stores by 2025

5. Golden Gate Ventures closes oversubscribed US$100M third fund

6. AgShift has developed an autonomous food inspection system to reduce global wastage



1.Tencent, Lego look to pull China’s games market out of the doldrums with new offering

2. Meituan Dianping Raises $4.2B In Hong Kong IPO

3. Chinese Online Pharma Startup 111’s IPO Slips After Disappointing Pricing

4. Cainiao Invests in Logistics SaaS Provider Yiliu易流科技

5. 58.com’s Logistics Platform Kuaigou Dache 快狗打车 May Launch Ride-hailing Service

6. Child-rearing Info and M-commerce App ‘Niangao Mama 年糕妈妈’ Secures RMB 9-digit Series B+

7. Meituan Partners with Nine Hotel Groups on Hotel System Connection and Data Analysis

8. Sogou Launches ‘Sogou Hao搜狗号’ Open Content Platform 

9. Update: Alibaba-backed Smart Car System Developer Banma 斑马智行 Wins RMB 1.6 Bln Pre-A



1. Baidu sets its sights on taking A.I. and self-driving cars outside China

2. SDL, Alibaba Cloud Ally to Help Brands Develop Digital Business Across Asia

3. IKEA targets home delivery by electric vehicle in five major cities by 2020 

4. Bilibili Invests in Japanese Animation Firm Fun-Media

5. Online Pharmacy and Healthcare Service 111.com.cn 1药网 Closes Down 1.4% in U.S. Trading Debut



1. Blockchain Game Development Platform Cocos-BCX Wins USD 40 Mln Strategic Financing



1. Apple’s iPhone eSIM could be a big deal, but it’s unlikely to risk its relationship with carriers

2. XS, XR, XS Max? The difference between the new iPhones

3. Smart Camcorder Developer Obsbot 寻影 Raises RMB 8-digit Pre-A Funding


Emerging Market:

1. Singapore developers should spend more time in strategic innovation rather than fixing bugs, report says

2. Scooter Startup Yellow Raises $63M To Take Over The Congested Streets Of Latin America

3. Singapore-based lending platform Helicap raises US$5M to go to Indonesia 


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