H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (14 May 2019) – How to Increase Your Personal Agency

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (14 May 2019) – How to Increase Your Personal Agency


  • Tencent Music profit beats as paid subscribers grow (Reuters)
  • Zoom Video Analysts Like Its Growth But Caution on Valuation (Bloomberg)
  • Taiwan’s Foxconn readies chip boss to succeed Gou as chairman – sources (Reuters)
  • Greatech Technology Bhd, an industrial automation solutions provider, aims to raise RM73.05mil from its initial public offering (IPO (Star)

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

  • Alipay now serves over 300,000 merchants in Japan (KRA)

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

  • Microsoft’s Cloud Business Is Closing In on Amazon Web Services, Analyst Says (Barron’s)
  • Apple revamps its TV app ahead of streaming service launch (Reuters)
  • Netflix Bull Says ‘Bulletproof’ Service Can Handle Disney+ Challenge (Bloomberg)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China AI cancer diagnosis start-ups face capital shortage; Stricter licensing regime makes it tougher to commercialise medical tech (FT)
  • China’s regulator urges brokerages to monitor investors’ funding needs to trade on Nasdaq-style market; Retail investors must meet minimum investment threshold of US$72,900 to trade stocks on the new board, which is likely to debut in the middle of this year (SCMP)
  • TikTok’s overseas issues (TN)
  • China’s Leshi on verge of delisting as debts pile up (Nikkei)
  • US reveals tariffs on $300bn of Chinese goods, including phones; Asian tech companies prepare to initiate contingency plans (Nikkei)
  • KDDI rolls out new ‘price down’ smartphone plans for Japan amid government push for lower rates (JT)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • ServiceNow acqui-hires mobile analytics startup Appsee (TC)
  • Mailchimp expands from email to full marketing platform, says it will make $700M in 2019 (TC)
  • Slack aims to be the most important software company in the world, says CEO (TC)
  • ADT Stock Tanks Because Google Is Helping People Manage Their Own Home Security (Barron’s)
  • The Web’s All-Seeing Eye: This Startup Is Getting In On Google’s Game By Searching A Trillion Facts (Forbes)
  • A senator wants to ban video games like Candy Crush from offering ‘loot boxes’ in-app purchases (CNN)
  • Shopify Stock Is Falling After an Analyst Said Bullish Targets Are Already Priced In (Barron’s)
  • Uber Is a Market Bellwether for All the Wrong Reasons; The point when investors start demanding profits from money-losing tech companies would mark the end of low inflation. (Bloomberg)
  • Pinterest’s Surge Triggers Cautious Reviews From Wall Street (Bloomberg)


  • Podcast #507: How to Increase Your Personal Agency (AOM)
  • How I Built This with Guy Raz: Belkin International: Chet Pipkin (NPR)
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