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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (28 February 2019) – Melbourne’s See-Mode has built A.I. software that sees a stroke before it strikes + Warren Buffett was too American to see through Kraft

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (28 February 2019) – Melbourne’s See-Mode has built A.I. software that sees a stroke before it strikes + Warren Buffett was too American to see through Kraft

Companies

  • It Ain’t Easy Being Big Brother’s Little Favorite; Investors betting on Beijing’s support have lifted shares of Hikvision, the country’s largest maker of surveillance gear. That backing could falter. (Bloomberg)
  • Tencent-backed brokerage Futu targets $130m in US listing; Xiaomi-linked rival also headed for Nasdaq debut (Nikkei)
  • Why Nintendo keeps returning to classics like Pokémon (CNN)
  • Meet The Taiwanese Tech Giant That’s Due To Make The Next iPad Mini (Forbes)

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

  • Consumers see no need for $2,000 foldable phone, poll shows; Nikkei survey results raise questions over Samsung and Huawei strategies (Nikkei)

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

  • Apple lays off 190 employees from self-driving car unit: report (MW)
  • Cedars-Sinai puts Amazon Alexa in patient rooms as part of a pilot program (TC)
  • How Amazon took 50% of the e-commerce market and what it means for the rest of us (TC)
  • Google’s new AI grammar checker is now live in Google Docs (TC)
  • Netflix Stock to Rally Because It Can Raise Prices, Says Analyst (Barron’s)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • How Huawei tried to sell itself to Motorola for $7.5bn; 2003 deal between Chinese group and US partner would have changed course of telecoms history (FT)
  • House Mart shortens property proposal that takes about 60 minutes to 1 minute, open SaaS “PropoCloud” for real estate brokerage companies (TC)
  • Japan Display to market cutting-edge car panels with French partner; Ultra-wide screen for automated vehicles to be supplied to carmakers (Nikkei)
  • Thailand’s food delivery battle heats up as Go-Jek arrives; Indonesian unicorn hails local player Get to speed entry into growing market (Nikkei)
  • TheAsianparent, a leading parenting portal, jumps into ecommerce (TIA)
  • Indonesian online travel unicorn Traveloka expands to Australia (KRA)
  • Thailand’s food delivery battle heats up as Go-Jek arrives; Indonesian unicorn hails local player Get to speed entry into growing market (Nikkei)
  • How Metro Cash & Carry is helping kirana stores go digital (Forbes)
  • Melbourne’s See-Mode has built software that sees a stroke before it strikes (AFR)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • D-Wave announces its next-gen quantum computing platform (TC)
  • Deliveroo announces “click and collect” (FT)
  • Intel CEO’s Visionary Strategy Can Drive the Stock Higher, Analyst Says (Barron’s)
  • Etsy Stock Has Soared, but Investors Might Want to Be Cautious (Barron’s)
  • The World’s Biggest Smartphone Conference Looks More Like CES. Here’s Why. (Barron’s)
  • 5G Is Still Tomorrow’s Dream for Big Tech. Expect a Slow Rollout. (Barron’s)
  • How data helps deliver your dinner on time-and warm (Wired)
  • Edge Computing Wants Smarter IoT Devices (EET)
  • NXP to Kick-Start Cloud Apps for Car OEMs (EET)

Life

  • Warren Buffett was too American to see through Kraft; what he calls the “moat” around US packaged food brands has been crossed; sales of the Kirkland Signature private label brand owned by Costco had overtaken all of the Kraft Heinz brands put together (AFR)
  • Is Warren Buffett Just Mailing It In? The Berkshire Hathaway CEO’s latest annual shareholder letter is shorter and less upbeat than in years past. (II)
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