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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (26 November 2018) – How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’: The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It’s amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast.

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (26 November 2018) – How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’: The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It’s amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast.

Companies

  • Japan’s Shimadzu Corp. to commercialize new blood test to detect early-stage colon cancer (Japan Times)
  • Tencent-backed mapmaker NavInfo building high-definition map of Singapore for autonomous cars (SCMP)
  • Tuniu.com, a Chinese online platform for booking shared accommodation, has ramped up efforts to expand its presence in overseas markets (Star)

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

  • China’s Tech Giants Are Looking Weaker Than Ever (Bloomberg)
  • SoftBank relaxed about price of India investments; Vision Fund’s chief says it is gambling that valuations will soar as mobile use increases (FT)

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

  • When Masters Of The Universe Fall–How Facebook Committed The 7 Deadly Sins Of Crisis Management (Forbes)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Hong Kong’s Hottest IPOs Bring Worst Returns to Investors (Bloomberg)
  • Big-talking smartphone maker Smartisan might be in trouble (TIA)
  • China Is Building a $9 Billion Rival to the American-Run GPS (Bloomberg)
  • How China’s first online grocery business made it easier for sick people to pick up their prescriptions (SCMP)
  • Till Reuter faces ousting as chief of German robotics group Kuka; China’s Midea bought the company less than two years ago (FT)
  • World’s First Genetically Edited Babies Claimed in China (Bloomberg)
  • How food-delivery apps are transforming India’s restaurant business (qz)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • HubSpot President JD Sherman on how to scale a company and be an effective leader; Using HubSpot as a model, JD Sherman also talked about how to localise a product for different markets (e27)
  • Robo-taxis or high-tech tunnels? The race for traffic utopia After six years covering Silicon Valley, our correspondent asks if Big Tech’s big ideas can survive reality (FT)

Life

  • How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’: The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It’s amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast. (What is that like?!) (NYT)
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