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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (17 January 2019) – Koh Young Technology Highlighting Expanded Inspection Capabilities at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 + Hermann Hesse on Solitude, the Value of Hardship, the Courage to Be Yourself, and How to Find Your Destiny

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (17 January 2019) – Koh Young Technology Highlighting Expanded Inspection Capabilities at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 + Hermann Hesse on Solitude, the Value of Hardship, the Courage to Be Yourself, and How to Find Your Destiny

Companies

  • Sanan Optoelectronics, China’s biggest maker of chips for light-emitting diodes, tumbled by the 10 per cent daily limit in Shanghai trading amid mounting scepticism about the company’s accounting authenticity (SCMP)
  • Trend Micro shows way to hack RF-controlled industrial machines (ITW); Trend Micro’s Researchers-Hackers Take Control Of Giant Construction Cranes (Forbes); Trend Micro Research Uncovers Security Risks Facing Connected Industrial Machinery (FP); Trend Micro and Tesla Partner for Automative Security Competition (MO)
  • Koh Young Technology Highlighting Expanded Inspection Capabilities at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 (iconnect)
  • TCI’s “integrated bioscience design” (IBD) come up with proprietary ingredients to differentiate itself across a product line addressing everything from sleep promotion and weight loss to countering depression and skin ageing. (Forbes)
  • Samsung Publishing Co., which owns a 25 percent stake in the producer of the “Baby Shark” viral YouTube song, surged by the 30 percent daily limit (Bloomberg)
  • Kakao Mobility’s woes over carpooling service expected to linger (Investor)

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

  • Sale of WeChat accounts prompts concern over fraud (Technode)

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

  • Apple will likely tackle these three big healthcare challenges next (FastCo)
  • ‘They Own the System’: Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into Publishing; The retail giant, the world’s largest public company, commands an unrivaled customer base for the books, e-books and audiobooks it publishes (WSJ)
  • Alexa gets a professional ‘newscaster’ voice for reading the day’s news (TC); How Alexa knows the difference between a breaking window and a wine glass (CNN)
  • After four years, Microsoft may unveil HoloLens 2 next month (TNW); Microsoft Target Lifted as Morgan Stanley Touts Software Stocks (Bloomberg)
  • Nvidia refocuses on PC graphics competition (Digi Times)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China’s push for technology self-reliance faces reality check, says economist; Large number of key component suppliers to Chinese tech companies are foreign (SCMP)
  • How blockchain can save Chinese bike-sharing firms from the pitfalls of selfishness (SCMP)
  • EVs and online marketplaces thrive despite slump in Chinese car sales (TC)
  • Instamojo raises $7M to help SMEs and ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ in India sell online (TC)
  • With regulatory change, Korea’s internet-only banks to see ownership shift, new players (KH)
  • Bukalapak raises new round to accelerate platform innovation (KRA)
  • Baby product review site Tell Me Baby attracts Chinese investment (AFR)
  • India’s ecommerce crackdown upends big foreign players; Walmart and Amazon braced for impact of new rules designed to aid smaller retailers (FT); India’s online sales to take $46bn hit from e-commerce curbs: PwC (Nikkei)
  • What excites me most is that we have a profitable unicorn: Rishi Khosla (Forbes)
  • Singapore’s Grab Can’t Afford to Fail Finance Test; The ride-hailing firm wants to be a regional super-app offering everything from food to insurance. So does Indonesia’s Go-Jek. (Bloomberg)
  • What Tokopedia does to ensure high quality customer relations management; Tokopedia believes that the spirit of customer service should not be limited to only the members of its customer care team (e27)
  • Indonesia’s Unicorn Charge Makes the Rupiah Tremble; The success of the country’s online retailers could be too much of a good thing if it causes the trade deficit to widen. (Bloomberg)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • The New Technology Coming to a Car Near You, and How to Invest In It (Barron’s)
  • We’ve Entered a World of Digital Risk We’re Only Beginning to Understand (Barron’s)
  • Here’s How VMware Is Adapting to a Cloud World (Barron’s)
  • Byju’s Acquires Osmo for $120 Million in U.S. Education Push (Bloomberg)
  • These Two Chip Stocks Could Rise in a Semiconductor Downturn (Barron’s)
  • While its total audience may have declined from its peak in 2016, ‘Pokémon Go’ has retained a loyal core of players (FT)
  • BeMyEye acquires Streetbee, a Russian crowdsourcing and image recognition provider (TC)
  • Fiserv to Acquire First Data in $22 Billion All-Stock Deal; Transaction combines two companies that focus on payments and financial-services technology (WSJ)
  • Maybe WeWork Is Just a Real Estate Business (Bloomberg)
  • Swiss Data Backup Startup Veeam Raises $500 Million; The fundraising is the latest massive investment for a data management company. (Bloomberg)
  • Yelp Investor Says Shares Could Almost Double, Urges Changes (Bloomberg); Yelp investor SQN says shares could surge to $55-$65 (Reuters)
  • As Auto Makers Embrace AI, CIOs Become Team Players (WSJ)
  • Japanese and Israeli Business Leaders Collaborate on AI-Powered Industry 4.0 ; International Partnership Will Develop AI Applications Such as Industrial Vehicles (PRNW)
  • IAC sues Tinder co-founder, escalating fight over valuation (Reuters)
  • Riding the RV revolution, Outdoorsy fuels up with $50 million in fresh funding (TC); Irwin Jacobs Defends Qualcomm Licensing; Testimony spans CDMA, 3G, and LTE eras (EE Times)
  • Semiconductor leaders see combined market share swell; the top-5 semiconductor suppliers accounted for 47% of the world’s semiconductor sales in 2018, up 14pp from 10 years earlier. (Digi Times)

Life

  • Hermann Hesse on Solitude, the Value of Hardship, the Courage to Be Yourself, and How to Find Your Destiny (BP)
  • Samuel Andrews: The Man With the Billion Dollar Ego (FS)
  • John C. Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Group, Dies at 89; Bogle’s campaign to cut fees put him squarely into a U.S. tradition of iconoclastic discounters (WSJ); Bogle gave individual investors the power to triumph over Wall Street; A chance discovery in 1949 led the Vanguard Group founder to champion shareholders as his life’s purpose (MW)
  • Bill Gates: The Best Investment I’ve Ever Made (WSJ)
  • Being Of Service In Whatever You Do (LinkedIn)
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