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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (18 September 2018) – UUUM: The importance of change in accordance with the times + Mirror Worlds: or the Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox…How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (18 September 2018) – UUUM: The importance of change in accordance with the times + Mirror Worlds: or the Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox…How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean

Companies

  • UUUM: The importance of change in accordance with the times (Techcrunch)
  • For Lifull president Takashi Inoue, emerging tech and a touch of altruism are key to success (Japan Times)
  • Hikvision – Sanctions Threaten to Shoot Down China’s Spyware Star: A rare homegrown global leader runs into a U.S. backlash. (Bloomberg)

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

  • Alibaba says New Retail strategy is paying off as Hema shopper data shows bigger average spending (SCMP)
  • Fund transfers between Alipay and WeChat Pay around the corner as Hong Kong launches faster payments service (SCMP)

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

  • Amazon Insiders Are Doing Business for Themselves; Employees are stealing internal company information for their private gain. Sound familiar? (Bloomberg)
  • Nvidia Going All Robot, All the Time (EETimes)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Speculative funds repeatedly trigger circuit breakers as Chinese start-ups endure volatile Wall Street trading (SCMP)
  • ‘Made In China 2025’: a peek at the robot revolution under way in the hub of the ‘world’s factory’ (SCMP)
  • AI has far-reaching consequences for emerging markets (SCMP)
  • India’s Ola forays into New Zealand in latest overseas push (Reuters)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Twitter Sinks After Analyst Flags Accounting ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ (Bloomberg)
  • How Pinterest Became an $11 Billion Company by Organizing the World’s Hobbies (PH)
  • Zalando cuts guidance after summer heatwave lingers (Reuters)
  • IKEA’s services platform TaskRabbit expands to Canada (Reuters)
  • Self-Driving Cars Can Handle Neither Rain nor Sleet nor Snow; To help autonomous vehicles solve inclement conditions, WaveSense will sell a sensor that can see below the ground. (Bloomberg)
  • Naspers Plans New Listing of Pay-TV Unit to Focus on Internet (Bloomberg)

Life

  • From lab to leader: How consumer companies can drive growth at scale with disruptive innovation; In the era of “fast products” and digital disruption, delivering growth requires putting in place new predictive consumer-growth capabilities, including innovation, based on speed, agility, and scale. (McKinsey)
  • Mirror Worlds: or the Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox…How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean (Amazon)
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