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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (15 October 2018) – 5G will force cybersecurity to evolve, Trend Micro says + How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life by Epictetus (

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (15 October 2018) – 5G will force cybersecurity to evolve, Trend Micro says + How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life by Epictetus (

Companies

  • 5G will force cybersecurity to evolve, Trend Micro says (GN)
  • En-Japan introduces hiring tools (AIM)
  • Top player Yizhibo sold to Weibo as China’s live streaming frenzy cools down (Technode)
  • Afterpay, Zip await ASIC critique of buy now pay later (AFR)

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

  • Baidu demonstrates self driving buses in China as the technology moves closer to commercialisation (SCMP)
  • Baidu Waimai rebrands as Star.Ele to target at higher-end food delivery market (Technode)
  • Tencent hit as China’s freeze on new video game titles continues; Revenues set to suffer with approvals not expected to resume until next year (FT)
  • Short Sellers Missed Tencent’s $250 Billion Party; They left a lot of money on the table as the Chinese technology behemoth slumped 44 percent from its peak. (Bloomberg)

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

  • Apple buys music analytics company Asaii: Axios (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Chinese tech fundraising under pressure amid market turmoil; Investors expect slower and smaller IPO launches as valuations shrink (Nikkei)
  • India’s $5bn no-frills hotel start-up Oyo Rooms targets China; Founder says he runs world’s ‘most advanced hotel system’ but analysts warn on expansion (FT)
  • Relentless selling savages ASX tech stocks (AFR)

Life

  • How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life by Epictetus (Amazon)
  • SFC chairman Carlson Tong exits after dishing out nearly HK$4 billion in penalties; Six-year tenture saw the former head of KPMG in mainland China casting the regulatory spotlight firmly on corporate fraud, insider dealing, poor new listings (SCMP)
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