H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (5 September 2018) – Trend Micro adds analytics capabilities to Deep Discovery + Our Crisis of Heart: How compassion can strengthen our emotional responses, our minds — and our tech

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (5 September 2018) – Trend Micro adds analytics capabilities to Deep Discovery + Our Crisis of Heart: How compassion can strengthen our emotional responses, our minds — and our tech


  • Trend Micro adds analytics capabilities to Deep Discovery (TP); Trend Micro Teams Up with Moxa to Secure and Accelerate Industrial Internet of Things Applications (BW); Trend Micro Emphasizes Importance of IoT Security at Pwn2Own Tokyo 2018 (BI)
  • Line to upgrade mobile payment with $1.3bn bond issuance; Chat app provider will allocate money to fintech and AI development (Nikkei); Japan’s Line raising $1.3 billion via convertible bonds for money businesses (Reuters)
  • China’s iQiyi Sports gets more cash to expand football, tennis and golf video streaming (SCMP)
  • China’s AI-Powered English Teacher LAIX Files For US$100M US IPO (CMN)
  • Chinese mobile games player CMGE seeks Hong Kong listing after quitting Nasdaq (SCMP)
  • Meituan updated prospectus reveals huge losses in Mobike ahead of HK IPO (KRA); Meituan’s war footing helps keep it on top in tough Chinese on-demand services market (SCMP)
  • ASE COO sheds light on future IC development (Digitimes)

BATTSS – Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, TSMC, Softbank, Samsung

  • Samsung Joins Race to the Bottom for Global Smartphone Prices; South Korean company targets India to fend off Chinese companies trying to dominate market for inexpensive phones (WSJ)

FAANNMG – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Nvidia, Netflix, Microsoft, Google

  • Facebook thinks it can make social video happen where Netflix couldn’t (qz)
  • Instagram building a standalone shopping app for users: The Verge (Reuters)
  • Amazon Joins Apple in Climb to $1 Trillion Market Value (Bloomberg); Amazon at $1 Trillion Is More Dream Than Reality; Its market value is a vision of the future, not the present. (Bloomberg); Always ‘leaning into the future,’ Jeff Bezos rockets to richest person on the planet, worth $166 billion (JT); Jeff Bezos: Customer Trust ‘Is What Allows You to Expand’ (Barron’s); At $1 Trillion, Amazon Is Still Not Its Stock Price (Bloomberg)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China’s tech ecosystems and the barriers between them (Technode)
  • In China, a new app is taking on WeChat (TIA)
  • Who Wins and Loses If China Creates a New Mobile-Phone Giant (Bloomberg)
  • GoGoVan founder gets a crash course in management after expanding into mainland China (SCMP)
  • Morris Chang to deliver speech at forum marking 60th year of IC development (Digitimes)
  • Indonesia’s Go-Jek to partner with peer-to-peer lending firms (Reuters)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Morgan Stanley’s Long Romance of Palantir Pays Off as IPO Nears (Bloomberg)
  • Zara owner Inditex to sell all its brands online by 2020 (Reuters)
  • Tesla’s RoboTaxi Worth a Fraction of Waymo, Morgan Stanley Says (Bloomberg)
  • How Slack’s Content Strategy Expanded from a Single Page to a Media Company (Medium)
  • Pinterest and Grubhub’s Former Growth Lead on Building Content Loops (FR)


  • 12 Brutally Honest Lessons about Life and Entrepreneurship (Medium)
  • A Few Principles for Thinking Clearly (Medium)
  • The Decision Matrix: How to Prioritize What Matters (Farnam Street)
  • Here’s how to learn absolutely anything, according to a world expert (qz)
  • How Two Designers Created Airbnb-and Turned It Into a $30 Billion Company (PH)
  • Our Crisis of Heart: How compassion can strengthen our emotional responses, our minds — and our tech (Medium)

About bambooinnovator
Kee Koon Boon (“KB”) is the co-founder and director of HERO Investment Management which provides specialized fund management and investment advisory services to the ARCHEA Asia HERO Innovators Fund (www.heroinnovator.com), the only Asian SMID-cap tech-focused fund in the industry. KB is an internationally featured investor rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as a fund manager and analyst in the Asian capital markets who started his career at a boutique hedge fund in Singapore where he was with the firm since 2002 and was also part of the core investment committee in significantly outperforming the index in the 10-year-plus-old flagship Asian fund. He was also the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. Prior to setting up the H.E.R.O. Innovators Fund, KB was the Chief Investment Officer & CEO of a Singapore Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) where he is responsible for listed Asian equity investments. KB had taught accounting at the Singapore Management University (SMU) as a faculty member and also pioneered the 15-week course on Accounting Fraud in Asia as an official module at SMU. KB remains grateful and honored to be invited by Singapore’s financial regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to present to their top management team about implementing a world’s first fact-based forward-looking fraud detection framework to bring about benefits for the capital markets in Singapore and for the public and investment community. KB also served the community in sharing his insights in writing articles about value investing and corporate governance in the media that include Business Times, Straits Times, Jakarta Post, Manual of Ideas, Investopedia, TedXWallStreet. He had also presented in top investment, banking and finance conferences in America, Italy, Sydney, Cape Town, HK, China. He has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy & business model innovation in Singapore, HK and China.

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