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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (27 October 2018) – Innodisk Enters Alliance with Subsidiaries and Partners to Bring AIoT into the Spotlight + Anxiety is a sign of creativity. Here’s how artists cope

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (27 October 2018) – Innodisk Enters Alliance with Subsidiaries and Partners to Bring AIoT into the Spotlight + Anxiety is a sign of creativity. Here’s how artists cope

Companies

  • Innodisk Enters Alliance with Subsidiaries and Partners to Bring AIoT into the Spotlight (PRNW)
  • Synnex cooperates with Ecovacs to promote smart cleaning robots in Taiwan (Digitimes)
  • IRESS launches ‘next generation’ customisable client portal (PA)
  • Brisbane brain scanner start-up EMvision to list on ASX with new CEO (AFR)
  • High product demand lifts ViTrox’s 3Q net profit by 25% (Edge); ViTrox’s near term earnings outlook priced in (Star)

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

  • Cartier Meets Tmall in Richemont-Alibaba Online Luxury Tie-Up (Bloomberg, Reuters)
  • TSMC enhances backend CoWoS technology (Digitimes)

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

  • Apple News’s Radical Approach: Humans Over Machines (NYT)
  • Netflix’s Audience Is Multiplying. But So Is Its Debt. (NYT); Netflix’s Firing Culture Works for Netflix; Sure, the fast-growing tech company probably hurt some feelings, but the grown-ups it hires can handle it. (Bloomberg)
  • Microsoft overtakes Amazon as second most valuable U.S. company (Reuters, MW)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Shenzhen government takes control of China’s leading chip maker Tsinghua Unigroup (SCMP)
  • China’s ByteDance leapfrogs Uber to becomes world’s most valuable startup (Techcrunch, Bloomberg)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme (BFN)
  • As Internet Stocks Plunge, ‘Old Tech’ Finds New Friends (Bloomberg)
  • Fortnite Creator Epic Games Valued at Nearly $15 Billion (WSJ, Reuters)
  • Forget Amazon and Google. Chip Stocks Are the Problem. (Barron’s)

Life

  • Anxiety is a sign of creativity. Here’s how artists cope (qz)
  • Thinking in Bets, Lessons from Howard Marks, and Few Insights on D-Mart (SN)
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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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