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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (13 October 2018) – Delta Electronics September revenues hit record + Y Combinator’s Daniel Gross: Dreams and Determination

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (13 October 2018) – Delta Electronics September revenues hit record + Y Combinator’s Daniel Gross: Dreams and Determination

Companies

  • GoerTek has become the first of Apple’s leading equipment suppliers to confirm plans to shift production out of the country to avoid being caught up in the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing. (Nikkei)
  • Chinese Medical Cosmetology Platform SoYoung Seeks For US IPO (CMN)
  • Delta Electronics September revenues hit record (Digitimes)
  • Singapore-based VHQ Media purchased a 70% stake in Beijing Jupiter Cultural Media; the extension into TV dramas through the US$25.1m deal would help it leverage its strengths in movie production, special effects, post-production and 3D animation (Taipei Times)
  • Afterpay, Zip await ASIC critique of buy now pay later (AFR)

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

  • Alibaba merges food delivery units Ele.me and Koubei amid price war with Meituan in China’s on-demand market (SCMP); Alibaba announces a challenger to newly-listed Meituan (memo included); New lifestyle platform is here to bring up the stakes in China’s food delivery space. (KRA)
  • TSMC to be only supplier of Apple A13 chips in 2019 (Digitimes)

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

  • How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 7 Years (HBR)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Indonesia’s Bukalapak connects kiosk shoppers to the web (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Where Fitbit’s Next Round of Growth Will Come From (Barron’s)
  • Cokes, smokes and clicks: How Oxxo corner stores are cashing in on Mexican e-commerce (Reuters)
  • A tech boom in Pittsburgh brings hope and angst (Reuters)
  • French startup offers Asia an AI weapon against knockoffs; Forgery-proof tabs let consumers check authenticity, from luxury bags to wine (Nikkei)
  • The Key to Autonomous Driving? An Impossibly Perfect Map; Self-driving cars may eventually work together to create nearly real-time maps. But we’re not there yet. (WSJ)
  • In Fintech’s Race for Customers, Adyen Lands Gap’s EU Business (Bloomberg)

Life

  • Y Combinator’s Daniel Gross: Dreams and Determination (DP)
  • This Texas Finance Professor Sifts Data for Signs of Rigged Markets (Bloomberg)
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