Today In News: Amazon is learning from Jack Ma, Tesla is in Shanghai’s Free-Trade Zone

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation, Snapchat starts showing unskippable ads.


15 May, 2018

Today In News: Amazon is learning from Jack Ma, Tesla is in Shanghai’s Free-Trade Zone | BEAMSTART News

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Around the world:

  • Amazon Go’s cashier-less stores are coming to Chicago and San Francisco
  • Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation
  • Snapchat starts showing six-second ads that viewers can’t skip
  • Lyft says it has 35 percent of the U.S. ride-sharing market
  • NomNomNow (a dog meal provider) raised $13 million in funding with participation from Bullish and other investors
  • Thailand is going to regulate cryptocurrency from this Sunday.


  • iqiyi will work with Baidu Nuomi Movie in terms of technology and traffic.
  • Tesla sets up a new company in Shanghai’s Free-Trade Zone.
  • Vipshop Q1 2018 net revenue decreased by 4% compared to last year
  • JD Finance are starting a new round fundraising. The estimated value will reach 20 billion USD.
  • B2B retail platform huixiadan 惠下单 announced that they raised money from Tencent.


  • According to Canalys, in 2018 Q1, Xiaomi occupied 18.3% of Indian market, ranked 2nd after Sumsung.
  • China's stock market Is about to burst onto the global stage
  • OPPO is entering UK market.

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