H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (9 February 2019) – 3 Key Insights from the World’s Premier SaaS Event

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (9 February 2019) – 3 Key Insights from the World’s Premier SaaS Event


  • Sony’s record share splurge misses the big picture (Reuters)
  • Trend Micro and Turbonomic Enter Strategic Partnership to Accelerate SMART Workload Adoption Globally (NWT)

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

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

  • Amazon’s India Site Restocked After Joint-Venture Stake Cut (Morningstar)
  • People’s hatred of Skype is helping startups erode Microsoft Office’s dominance at work (qz)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • At your service: Japanese robots move out of the factory; Intelligent machines take on the dirty work in offices and shopping malls (Nikkei)
  • Mahindra Group struck an agreement to merge SmartShift, its logistics solutions unit, with online logistics marketplace Porter (Forbes)
  • Kalyan Sivasailam’s 5C Network connects hospitals and diagnostic centres to radiologists (Forbes)
  • Indonesia’s e-tailer Tokopedia taps AI to hop island chain; Unicorn aims to link remote retailers with smart warehousing (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • 3 Key Insights from the World’s Premier SaaS Event (JM)
  • Tech titans try to dazzle with jargon, but just lack substance; Earnings season saw Silicon Valley resort to an obscure performance without any meaningful numbers (FT)
  • Twitter phases out monthly-active-user counts, which are in decline, in favor of a new count for “monetizable daily active users” that’s showing growth (MW)
  • The ‘Fortnite’ effect slams videogame makers’ stocks (MW)
  • The Current State of AI Adoption (WSJ)
  • Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next (TC)
  • Seeking an edge, U.S. landlords turn to tenant experience apps (Reuters)
  • The internet of things: how tomorrow’s technology affects family business (Campden)
  • Here Is the Future of Car Sharing, and Carmakers Should Be Terrified; Moscow’s sharing boom shows how quickly consumers can abandon the traditional car. (Bloomberg)


  • The Dying Art of Conversation: My Interview with Author and Speaker Celeste Headlee [The Knowledge Project Ep. #51] (FS)
  • Why Time Horizon Works (MH)
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