H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (Weekend Reads 21-22 July 2018) – BANDAI NAMCO continues successful AI Solve partnership + Two shortcomings of quality screens

Companies

  • BANDAI NAMCO continues successful AI Solve partnership (IG)
  • MakeMyTrip’s Amazon trip (Forbes)

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

  • Tencent rolls out WeChat Pay at Mount Fuji theme park; Tech group expands mobile payment service’s reach in Japan (Nikkei)
  • Apple supplier TSMC forecasts mobile revenue drop for 2018; World’s top contract chipmaker cuts this year’s sales target twice in three months (Nikkei)

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

  • How I learnt to love the Fangs I was too negative when writing about Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google years ago (FT)
  • Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing (NYT)
  • Walmart CIO Looks to Microsoft Cloud as Vehicle in Digital Race; “We’re always looking for new ways to innovate and compete in a dynamic environment,” CIO Clay Johnson said (WSJ)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Popular News App Toutiao May Acquire Chinese Online Eduction Firm Xuebajun (CMN)
  • Chinese Investors Reel as Internet Lenders Close; Slowing economy and tighter controls curtail operations of hundreds of firms (WSJ)
  • EBay paid $573M to buy Japanese e-commerce platform Qoo10, filing reveals (Techcrunch)
  • Snacks the next frontier in Asia’s rideshare battle; US startup Cargo teams up with Singapore’s Grab to offer food and collect data (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Autoliv, the world leader in seat belts and airbags, completed a spinoff of Veoneer (VNE), which will make so-called active safety systems that use lasers, cameras, artificial intelligence, and more to prevent accidents. (Barron’s)
  • Lumentum, Finisar Drop, but 3-D Sensing’s Not Over (Barron’s)
  • Airbnb Offers Investors a Unique Stay (Morningstar)

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