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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (16 October 2018) – Trend Micro Redefines Endpoint Security with Trend Micro Apex One + Jeff Bezos: ”You have to find something where your particular life path has led you to see something in a particular way where you can pursue it and contribute to society.”

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (16 October 2018) – Trend Micro Redefines Endpoint Security with Trend Micro Apex One + Jeff Bezos: ”You have to find something where your particular life path has led you to see something in a particular way where you can pursue it and contribute to society.”

Companies

  • Trend Micro Redefines Endpoint Security with Trend Micro Apex One (BI)
  • Toyota and Line to offer voice-controlled AI navigation next summer (Japan Times)
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines joined forces with Weathernews to launch the Fleet Optimal Control Unified System (FOCUS), a project that will gather and apply ship operation data to ensure safer, more environmentally friendly ocean transport. (Ajot)
  • Cochlear’s next big breakthrough: 24/7 hearing for the profoundly deaf (AFR)

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

  • Baidu leads new funding in NetEase Music (Technode)
  • Alibaba steps on investment pedal in India, eyeing expanding online retail; Chinese e-commerce firm to pump in more money into Info Edge’s Zomato (Nikkei)
  • SoftBank’s Son risks running short of good investments; Dull WeWork investment highlights dearth of shiny high tech targets (Nikkei)

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

  • Apple buys music analytics company Asaii: Axios (Reuters)
  • Is Google’s search function about to end? Its push into AI suggests so. (AFR)
  • Google CEO says China search engine would serve 99 per cent of queries, takes a swipe at Baidu (SCMP)
  • Bond bears stalk a FANG, short Netflix debt (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China emerges as center of thriving used smartphone trade (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Cloud software firm Twilio to buy SendGrid in $2 billion deal (Reuters)
  • Adobe Remains a Creative Software King (Morningstar)
  • Walmart Plans Competitor to Amazon’s Video Marketplace (Bloomberg)
  • Airbnb bill may limit short-term rentals in U.S. capital (Reuters)
  • This Company is Fast Becoming the Warby Parker of Scrubs; Figs, a five-year-old startup has upended the medical apparel industry with direct-to-consumer scrubs and splashy marketing campaigns. This year, it’s on track to make $100 million in revenue (WSJ)
  • Robot Solves a Problem Kids Can’t: Cleaning Their Rooms; Tokyo-based Preferred Networks plans to sell robots that could handle tidying up and other household tasks (WSJ)
  • AI Driving Nearly All Emerging Technology, Gartner Says (WSJ)
  • 5G offers world’s biggest mobile market a gateway to the industrial internet (SCMP)

Life

  • Jeff Bezos: ”You have to find something where your particular life path has led you to see something in a particular way where you can pursue it and contribute to society.”
  • Apple’s Jony Ive on the unpredictable consequences of innovation (Wired)
  • How to Become Obsessed with Your Goals and Demolish All Your Excuses (Ascent)
  • From start-up to scale: A conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie (McKinsey)
  • If Humility Is So Important, Why Are Leaders So Arrogant? (HBR)
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