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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (26 September 2018) – Vista Group’s Veezi Signs Deal with CanalOlympia, Vivendi’s Pan African Cinema Network + This Is How To Quit Bad Habits Without Willpower: 3 Secrets From Research

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (26 September 2018) – Vista Group’s Veezi Signs Deal with CanalOlympia, Vivendi’s Pan African Cinema Network + This Is How To Quit Bad Habits Without Willpower: 3 Secrets From Research

Companies

  • Popular Japanese cosmetic portal @cosme gaining foothold in Asia (Japan Times)
  • Ferrotec Launches Customized Thermoelectric Module Technology for Cooling and Heating Applica (PR News)
  • Murata to invest $354m in new plant as iPhones drive parts demand (Nikkei)
  • New Teledyne AES Investments in Main Production Facility Delivers Faster Response Times, Quality Enhancement to Customers; AES chose to make this investment in equipment upgrades with machinery manufactured by Koh Young Tech (BW); Koh Young Solutions on Display at Repstronics Open House in Guadalajara (iconnect)
  • Vista Group’s Veezi Signs Deal with CanalOlympia, Vivendi’s Pan African Cinema Network (BW)
  • Afterpay comes to dentistry as Smiles Inclusive targets Millennials (AFR)

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

  • Alibaba and the Future of Business (HBR)

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

  • Apple’s purchase of Shazam is $400 million well spent; Especially if it makes Apple Music a more compelling product. (EG)
  • Is Amazon Investing Enough in Autonomous Driving? (Barron’s)
  • Amazon Comes Up With Another Way to Get Alexa Into Your Home (Bloomberg)
  • Facebook’s Terrible Year Hits a New Low; The departure of Instagram’s founders is a particularly painful sting during a truly rotten year. (Bloomberg); Instagram’s Kevin Systrom on the Platform He Built for One Billion Users (WSJ); Facebook at risk of smothering its golden goose (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • After Huami, another Xiaomi partner Viomi IPOs within one year (Technode)
  • Online tour booking site Klook wants to tackle its next big challenge: converting walk-ins (KRA)
  • Circle K chief on adapting to digital shift: keep up, or die (SCMP)
  • Slack has made its biggest acquisition to date (qz)
  • This 24-Year-Old Built a $5 Billion Hotel Startup in Five Years (Bloomberg)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • One Analyst Thinks Square Should Be a Part of the FANG Group (Bloomberg)
  • Shopify CEO Says Amazon Is Encroaching on Its Turf (Bloomberg)
  • SurveyMonkey Raises $180 Million in U.S. Initial Public Offering (Bloomberg)
  • Chip Stocks Tumble as Raymond James Is Latest to Sound Alarm (Bloomberg)

Life

  • This Is How To Quit Bad Habits Without Willpower: 3 Secrets From Research (Barker)
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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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