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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (2 October 2018) – Getac launches new F110-Ex tablet for exceptional productivity in hazardous environments + 11 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Overcome Uncertainty

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (2 October 2018) – Getac launches new F110-Ex tablet for exceptional productivity in hazardous environments + 11 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Overcome Uncertainty

Companies

  • Japan’s used clothing stores a perfect fit for other Asian markets; Treasure Factory, which has about 180 locations in Japan, already has two shops in Bangkok, with plans to add eight more by 2021. (Nikkei)
  • Pinduoduo’s rise: Are there lessons for Southeast Asia? On the surface, this region seems predestined for an app similar to the latest Chinese e-commerce disruptor. But once you look deeper, challenges outweigh the potential – for now. (KRA)
  • Getac launches new F110-Ex tablet for exceptional productivity in hazardous environments (SS)

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

  • Tencent: Investing machine; There’s a purpose behind Tencent’s frenzy of dealmaking: Keep users coming back to its platform (Forbes)
  • SoftBank seeking to invest US$500 million in Baidu education spin-off; Founded in 2014 by Chinese search giant Baidu Inc., Zuoyebang targets primary and secondary school students in China (SCMP)

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

  • Netflix is about to let viewers decide how their favourite shows end, with interactive storylines (SCMP)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China tech companies still favor New York over local bourses; Looser listing rules in Hong Kong and mainland have limited impact (Nikkei)
  • China’s latest AI champion says technical standards needed for healthy development of facial recognition industry (SCMP)
  • Japanese gourmet media startup Favy raises $9M, with 67M MAU closing in on big players (Bridge)
  • Singapore’s NETS launches app for small businesses to accept QR code payments; The country’s most ubiquitous payment solution is now making it easier for merchants to receive QR code payments without a terminal. (KRA)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Fashion Emergency at Stitch Fix; The clothing subscription service had its first big stumble as the number of active clients stagnated (WSJ); Stitch Fix Investors Look to Results to Ease Worries Over Amazon (Bloomberg)
  • Deliveroo’s full-year loss deepens on expansion spend (Reuters)
  • Ex-Apple engineers show their startup’s self-driving car sensor (Reuters)
  • Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits (Reuters)
  • For Now, at Least, the World Isn’t Making Enough Batteries; Demand for batteries to power cars and store solar energy has overmatched the world’s few suppliers. (Bloomberg)

Life

  • 11 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Overcome Uncertainty (Medium)
  • Why Agile Goes Awry – and How to Fix It (HBR)
  • SEC Spots a Way to Starve the Most Suspicious Penny Stocks (Bloomberg)
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