H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (2 May 2019) – AI is already changing how cancer is diagnosed

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (2 May 2019) – AI is already changing how cancer is diagnosed


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

  • Samsung Bets It Can Sell Smart-Home Tech by Building the Homes (Bloomberg)

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

  • Facebook won’t tell you one critical detail about its first major redesign since 2004; Unveiling the social network’s redesign, Mark Zuckerberg talked up online groups or digital ‘living rooms’ where people can have more intimate convers (MW)
  • Facebook is doubling down on AI to clean up the social network (CNN); Facebook Wants AI to Screen Content, But Fairness Issues Remain (Bloomberg)
  • Facebook wants to bring your entire body into virtual reality (CNN)
  • iPhone hard hit as global smartphone shipments continue nosedive (TC)
  • Apple’s future comes down to four crucial questions (Age)
  • Alexa in-skill purchasing, which lets developers make money from voice apps, launches internationally (TC)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China’s Mass Surveillance More Sophisticated Than Thought (Bloomberg)
  • Huawei to challenge Samsung, Apple electronics lead with 5G TV; Chinese tech company also aims to be a top PC maker in three years (Nikkei)
  • Calsonic lines up key public-private funding for $7bn Magneti deal; Calsonic aims to combine its expertise in electronic parts for self-driving systems with Magneti’s skill in electronic control units to compete with such global rivals as Bosch (Nikkei)
  • Tour package recommendation platform Tripstore operator raises W7.1b (Investor)
  • Rent my wheels: India’s Drivezy brings driver and owner together; Peer-to-peer vehicle-sharing service eyes expansion in US and Southeast Asia (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • AI is already changing how cancer is diagnosed (TNW)
  • Walmart’s Vudu teases original streaming programming, ‘shoppable’ content (MW)
  • GrubHub Soars 10% as CEO Buys Nearly $1 Million in Shares (Bloomberg)
  • Creepy Billboards Track Consumers With AI Cameras That Target Ads Based On Mood (ZH)
  • “Organized Crime Scheme” Ad-Click Fraud Is Costing Companies $50 Billion A Year (ZH)
  • Shopify Bulls Pile on With Even Higher Stock Price Expectations (Bloomberg)
  • Square Sees Revenue Falling Short of Estimates as its cash-register and payments-processing businesses see increasing competition (Bloomberg)
  • Airbnb Spawned an Ecosystem of Startups That Sweat the Details so Owners Don’t Have to; Money has been pouring into digital travel startups that help keep the noise low and the sheets crisp (Bloomberg)
  • TE Connectivity: An Industrial Company You’ve Never Heard of Has a Lot to Say About the Market (Barron’s)
  • When manipulation is the digital business model; Ever looked for an online cancel button and struggled to find it? ‘Dark patterns’ may be to blame (FT)
  • India’s Oyo hotel chain buys @Leisure for €369m; Acquisition of Amsterdam-based group aimed at boosting presence in short-term property rental; Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal says the acquisition reflects holidaymakers’ increasing preference (FT)
  • Bosch Makes Another Bet on Fuel Cell Technology (Bloomberg)


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