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VentureBeat

Alibaba Cloud launches AI services for health care, manufacturing

Cloud Asia
Tech City News

InMyBag lands £300,000 from investors including onefinestay co-founder

Funding
Wired UK

Jack Dorsey created Twitter, now he's taking on the banks with Square

VentureBeat , TechCrunch

Amazon opens its contact center technology to any business via AWS with Amazon Connect

Cloud Apps & Services Retail
TechCrunch , The Verge , WSJD

Amazon debuts AmazonFresh Pickup, drive-up groceries delivered to your trunk

TechCrunch , Business Insider

AWS takes on Zendesk with Amazon Connect, productizes Amazon’s in-house contact center software

CNET

Amazon, looking to grow overseas, snags Souq.com

Retail Asia
WSJD , Bloomberg

Amazon to Buy Middle East E-Commerce Site Souq.com

Asia
WSJD , VentureBeat , Tech in Asia , +3

Tesla Gets Backing of Chinese Internet Giant Tencent

The Verge

Amazon’s lockers gave me a shameful taste of a world without people

Finextra

Square arrives in the UK

TechCrunch

Google’s Amazon Echo competitor and wifi router launching in UK on April 6

TechCrunch , VentureBeat , The Guardian , +2

Square finally opens for business in the UK, its first market in Europe

Payments Apps & Services Earnings
TechCentral

Amazon to buy Souq from Naspers, Tiger

Asia Retail
€100,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TNW , Tech.eu , VentureBeat

Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years

Retail Funding
$650,000,000
VentureBeat , TechCrunch , Business Insider

Amazon to acquire Dubai's Souq, fighting off last-minute rival bid for ecommerce startup

EU-Startups

Within the first three months Riga-based VIAINVEST reports €1 million invested into loans through its P2P lending platform

Stock markets
TechMoran

Safi.ng is Providing On-demand Laundry Services Across Lagos, Nigeria

$4,000,000 Seed fund
VentureBeat

YC alumnus Smyte raises $4 million to counter online attacks

Funding Payments
The Verge , Mashable

Amazon is discounting Kindle models by up to $50

Retail Costs