Xiaomi is coming to Italy & France, Walmart is entering Indian online shopping market

Warner sold its stake in Spotify, Ofo is facing difficulties with clamp down

Xiaomi is coming to Italy & France, Walmart is entering Indian online shopping market | BEAMSTART News

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  • Walmart bets $15 billion on Flipkart, a sprawling Indian e-commerce startup that tries to conquer Indian online shopping market.
  • Warner Music Group sold 75% of its stake in Spotify for approximately $400 million.


  • Xiaomi is going to enter Italy and France market this month.
  • Ofo only buys 37% planned bicycles from Phoenix as cities in China clamp down on dockless rentals
  • Pinduoduo set up an anti-rumor award of 1 million RMB
  • Yum Brands took 3% stake in Grubhub which earned itself a seat on the board as well as access to the data it collects on KFC and Taco Bell.
  • Renren 人人网 net loss 54.3million in 2017 Q4
  • 「ttg」raised around 10 Million in Pre-A round. 「ttg」provides service for B&B and Hostel.
  • Likechuxing 立刻出行 (A car sharing startup)announced that they closed B round, led by Ant Fanicial.
  • blacklake 黑湖科技 raised 50Million RMB in A+ round, led by BAI and GSR.

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