H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (16 July 2018) – Uzabase’s NewsPicks founder Yusuke Umeda aims to lead business news into social media age + Seneca on The Shortness of Time

Companies

  • Uzabase’s NewsPicks founder Yusuke Umeda aims to lead business news into social media age (JapanTimes)
  • China Traders Barred From Buying Xiaomi Through Stock Link (Bloomberg, SCMP)

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

  • Taobao leads the charge in a new ecommerce trend: livestreamed shopping (TIA)
  • WeChat now has over 1.5m third-party mini-apps developers (KRA)

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

  • Facebook Makes Moves on Instagram’s Users (Bloomberg)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Investors left to rue losses as fraudulent Chinese P2P lenders collapse in tighter regulatory environment (SCMP)
  • China auto firms to set up ride-sharing platform (Reuters)
  • Tickled Media Founder Roshni Mahtani explains how she built a blossoming media empire (e27)
  • For Thais, online shopping is a social activity; Purchases via social networks make up 20% of country’s e-commerce (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Box opens up about the company’s approach to innovation (Techcrunch)
  • Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market (Reuters)
  • US-China trade war dims bright future for semiconductors; IT advances signal long growth cycle, but linked supply chains vulnerable to export feuds (Nikkei)

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