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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (22 September 2018) – Sinbon Electronics has unveiled its new plant in Hungary for the development and manufacturing of connectors and cables, components for new-energy vehicles and smart IoT automobiles + A 6-Part Tool for Ranking and Assessing Risks

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (22 September 2018) – Sinbon Electronics has unveiled its new plant in Hungary for the development and manufacturing of connectors and cables, components for new-energy vehicles and smart IoT automobiles + A 6-Part Tool for Ranking and Assessing Risks

Companies

  • Sinbon Electronics has unveiled its new plant in Hungary for the development and manufacturing of connectors and cables, components for new-energy vehicles and smart IoT automobiles (Digitimes)
  • In Korea, the Korea Credit Bureau and NICE Information Service assign everyone a credit rating between 1 and 10 based on their debt levels and overdue payments on loans, with 10 being the worst credit rating. (JA)
  • The ASX’s small tech revolution. The explosive share price performances of the likes of Wisetech, Appen, Altium, Afterpay and Xero have lifted hopes of a new vanguard of ASX-listed tech names to be added to well-established icons such as digital classified businesses REA Group, Carsales and Seek. These young Turks have even earned their own acronym: the WAAAX stocks.(AFR)

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

  • Meet the new Ant Financial, a technology services company (Technode)

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

  • Amazon wants Alexa to hear your whispers and frustration (Wired)
  • Facebook’s new dating service wants to find you love (TNW)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China’s Giant Market for Really Tiny Cars; Supersmall electric vehicles are taking over roads in some parts of China-no driver’s license needed (WSJ)
  • Anant Goenka’s digital strategy has put the Indian Express Group website firmly among the top three news sites in the country (Forbes)
  • Archit Gupta, founder and CEO, ClearTax, facilitate about 4 million tax filings and incorporates 200-odd companies a month. About 5% of its users pay for the assisted filling service (Forbes)
  • Girish Mathrubootham: The Sa(a)Sy entrepreneur; Chennai-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup achieved an annual recurring revenue (ARR, which is subscription based) of $100 million (Forbes)
  • Paytm alleges Google Pay breaching India privacy rules amid surge in digital payments; Google Pay says it shares information as per laws and after user consent (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Airbnb Proposes Giving Hosts a Stake in the Company; Home-sharing platform wants SEC to consider reforming shareholder eligibility rules (WSJ)
  • Einstein Voice gives Salesforce users gift of gab (Techcrunch)
  • Digital Freight Startup Convoy Raises $185 Million, Surpasses $1 Billion in Value; CapitalG, investment arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc., led a funding round aimed at backing the business in the growing field of digital freight booking (WSJ)
  • This startup wants to become the Facebook of death (TNW)
  • Is the podcast bubble bursting? (CJR)
  • Billionaire Robert Smith’s Vista Equity Makes $3 Billion Selling Marketo (Forbes)

Life

  • A 6-Part Tool for Ranking and Assessing Risks (HBR)
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