News Weekly Roundup (23/11/12-29/11/12) – Grammys, Cineworld and Clifford The Big Red Dog

Another week and another roundup of news. This week we’ve seen the GRAMMYs (controversially) unveil the artists who have received nominations, Cineworld secures a huge cash bailout saving them from closure, and everyone’s favourite BIG red dog Clifford is receiving the live-action treatment it arguably deserves. Read below for more: Our Top Headline Will The…Continue Reading

China VC Weekly: Chinese Language, Agritech and Noodles

Last week saw a fundraising announcement from the Singapore-based Chinese language learning platform LingoAce. Guangzhou-headquartered agricultural drone maker Jifei Technology raised a record $182 million. Chinese noodle shop chain Hefu Noodle bagged a new round of investment from Tencent and others. Chinese language learning platform LingoAce raises $6 million  Singapore-based LingoAce – an edtech platform offering online…Continue Reading

Weekly Roundup (09/11/20-15/11/20) – Kylie Minogue, Fantastic Beats & Christmas

After a long hiatus, the weekly roundup is finally back, gathering all the ever-evolving news into one article to bring you up to speed on the entertainment world. We’ve seen Kylie Minogue break records, Ryan Murphy unveils an American Horror Story spin-off series, a recasting of Fantastic Beasts, and even the release of many many…Continue Reading

AI Weekly: Tech, power, and building the Biden administration

After U.S. President Donald Trump was defeated in the recent election, President-elect Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris moved quickly from celebratory speeches to conversations about transition team members and key administration appointments. Among the first names to emerge were people with tech backgrounds, like former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who may be tapped…Continue Reading

China VC Weekly: Esports, Wealth Management and Education

Tencent injects funds in Asian esports giant VSPN Chinese esports ‘total solutions provider’ VSPN (Versus Programming Network) has raised close to $100 million in its latest Series B round of financing, led by Tencent Holdings. Other investors that participated in the round include Tiantu Capital, SIG (Susquehanna International Group), and Kuaishou. According to the announcement,…Continue Reading

New £500m trials of weekly coronavirus test that could get UK ‘back to normal’

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid Email Britain is investing £500 million in the trials of…Continue Reading

Weekly poll: Will a Huawei Mate 40 have you saying goodbye to Google?

Huawei’s rapid-fire event this Thursday brought many new devices, the most interesting of which are, of course, the new Mate flagships. The ANC over-ear headphones, the fancy smartwatch and the other things are interesting as well, don’t get us wrong, but let’s focus on the phones for now. Starting with the Huawei Mate 40 Pro.…Continue Reading

China VC Weekly: Smart EVs, Medical Robots and EDA

Smart EV maker ENOVATE completes pre-IPO round of 5 billion yuan Chinese smart EV manufacturer ENOVATE announced on Wednesday that it has completed its latest funding round, raising nearly 5 billion yuan ($742 million). The new round comes ahead of the company’s planned initial public offering (IPO) slated for 2021.Investors participating in the round were…Continue Reading

AI Weekly: Constructive ways to take power back from Big Tech

Facebook launched an independent oversight board and recommitted to privacy reforms this week, but after years of promises made and broken, nobody seems convinced that real change is afoot. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to decide shortly whether to sue Facebook, sources told the New York Times, following a $5 billion fine levied last…Continue Reading