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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (12 November 2018) – How One Family Built $8 Billion Startup Far From Silicon Valley: SAP is paying $8 billion in cash for Ryan Smith’s Qualtrics

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (12 November 2018) – How One Family Built $8 Billion Startup Far From Silicon Valley: SAP is paying $8 billion in cash for Ryan Smith’s Qualtrics

Companies

  • Tencent-backed fashion platform Mogujie files for $200 Million US IPO (Technode)

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

  • Alibaba made a smart screen to help blind people shop and it costs next to nothing (Techcrunch)
  • China’s Alibaba nets record $30 billion in Singles’ Day sales extravaganza, but growth rate plunges (Japan Times)

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

  • Has Microsoft finally found a way of making Word useful again? It seems so. (AFR)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Digital economy and AI key to China’s post-internet future, say country’s tech leaders (SCMP)

 Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • A Two-Minute Guide To Quantum Computing (Forbes)
  • How One Family Built $8 Billion Startup Far From Silicon Valley: SAP is paying $8 billion in cash for Ryan Smith’s Qualtrics (Bloomberg)
  • Vista Reaches Deal to Buy Software Firm Apptio for $1.94 Billion (WSJ)
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