H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (1 October 2018) – Nvidia is near a ‘tipping point’ in AI dominance + 3 Things Copywriters Can Learn From Dr Seuss

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (1 October 2018) – Nvidia is near a ‘tipping point’ in AI dominance + 3 Things Copywriters Can Learn From Dr Seuss

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

  • Jack Ma Removes Himself as Owner of Alibaba Business Licenses; The change was made to reduce the administrative burden on the Chinese tycoon, who earlier announced he would step down as executive chairman (WSJ)
  • Tencent employs facial recognition to detect minors in top-grossing mobile game ‘Honour of Kings’ (SCMP)
  • Tencent restructuring prompts fears for China’s startup funding; Half of Chinese unicorns in for rough ride if tech giants curtail investment (Reuters, Nikkei); Tencent Targets Business Customers in Restructuring Plan; Will trim its business units from seven to six by consolidating responsibilities of several of its content-focused groups (WSJ)

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

  • Apple Looks Down on Ads But Takes Billions From Google; Goldman estimates $9 billion of the company’s fast-growing services segment comes from the search giant. (Bloomberg)
  • Nvidia is near a ‘tipping point’ in AI dominance, analyst says (MW)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Japan’s Open8 raises $13M, launches AI-powered video creation tool for business (Bridge)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • The AI Paradox: How A Deep Learning Startup Is Building Successful AI Solutions (Forbes)
  • Normally Sunny John Chambers Is Scared About the Economy (Barron’s)
  • Salesforce’s Co-CEO on Marc Benioff, Disruption, and the Power of the Hawaiian Shirt (Barron’s)
  • Tesla’s SEC deal provides ammunition for U.S. probe, investor lawsuits (Reuters)


  • 3 Things Copywriters Can Learn From Dr Seuss (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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