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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (1 December 2018) – Delta Recognized as a Taiwan Top 20 Global Brand for the 8th Straight Year + Nietzsche’s three steps to a meaningful life: The story of the camel, the lion, and the child

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (1 December 2018) – Delta Recognized as a Taiwan Top 20 Global Brand for the 8th Straight Year + Nietzsche’s three steps to a meaningful life: The story of the camel, the lion, and the child

Companies

  • Weibo Continues to Show Twitter the Way; The Chinese social media company has managed both to grow fast and be profitable. China’s slowing economy and its stricter government are becoming bigger problems, however (WSJ)
  • Delta Recognized as a Taiwan Top 20 Global Brand for the 8th Straight Year and Primed for the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) (OG); EV Motors India launched its first EV charging station – ‘PlugNgo’ in association with DLF, Delta Electronics India and ABB India, getting in line with the Government’s vision for electric mobility nation. (AP, AC)
  • Iress and Nasdaq expand access to Canadian securities data (FE)
  • Gentrack delivers on guidance; Gentrack shares sink on its Brexit caution (Scoop1, Scoop2)

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

  • Chinese titan Tencent plays an aggressive new game: luxury (Technode)
  • Alipay and WeChat May Have Grown Too Big to Fail (Caixin)
  • Samsung faces $5.8bn loss in sales after tech leak (Nikkei)

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

  • Apple Investigated Possible Business Misconduct in Its Supply Chain; Company says it found no evidence of bribery or kickbacks (WSJ)
  • Amazon to allow Apple Music on its Echo speakers (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China’s Infervision is helping 280 hospitals worldwide detect cancers from images (Techcrunch)
  • China’s mobile apps collect too much data, says consumer body (SCMP)
  • Taiwan’s Tech Giants Chase Apple Orders To Survive World Smartphone Slowdown (Forbes)
  • UrbanClap, India’s largest home services startup, raises $50M (Techcrunch)
  • Tokopedia is becoming a super app in its own right; Following Taobao’s footsteps and growing beyond. (KRA)
  • Singapore tests on-demand buses to ease congestion, as Asian cities watch (SCMP)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Silicon Valley’s Backers of New Stock Exchange Seek Approval; LTSE aims to be the only exchange focused around ‘long-term voting,’ which could shield companies that go public on its venue from pressure to hit short-term targets (WSJ)
  • Rocket Internet swings into profit thanks to rising revenues at start-ups (FT)
  • Your Personal Data Is Being Used by Investors. Here’s the Potential – and the Risks. (Barron’s)

Life

  • Nietzsche’s three steps to a meaningful life: The story of the camel, the lion, and the child (Medium)
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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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