H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (3 August 2018) – Lifull to roll out 3D property listings + Were It Not For The Pain, How Would You Know The Depths Of Your Character?


  • Lifull to roll out 3D property listings (AIM)
  • Big Un’s overdue numbers a ‘brilliant case study’ for new accounting standards (AFR)

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

  • Alibaba and Tencent have become China’s most formidable investors; Their gorging is shaping the next shoal of startups (Economist)
  • Infineon signs deal with Alibaba on Internet of Things (Reuters)

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

  • Move over FAANG, here comes MAGA: The tech giants are still in rude health; Throwing all big tech companies into one basket has always been lazy (Economist)
  • Google could give Baidu a serious run for its money in China (SCMP); Google’s Road Back to China Littered With Obstacles; ‘China has a very long memory. I would expect a lot of pushback from regulators,’ says one analyst (WSJ)
  • Amazon’s the Biggest in Online Shopping, But Not Always the Best; Although Amazon grabs nearly half of every U.S. dollar spent on the internet, it isn’t winning the digital war on all fronts. (Bloomberg)
  • Apple CEO calls $1 trillion value a ‘milestone’ but not a focus (Reuters); Patience pays off for decades-long Apple shareholders (Reuters); A Trillion-Dollar Apple Is No FAANG When It Comes to Valuation (Bloomberg); How Apple Overcame Fits and Flops (Bloomberg)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Bharat Desai and wife Neerja Sethi sell Syntel to French IT firm Atos SE for $3.4 billion (Forbes)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • As Moore’s Law Dies, the Chip Giants Seek Fresh Prey; Software is the new game in town for the semiconductor industry. (Bloomberg)
  • Tech startups are reviving point-of-sale lending; Young people dislike big banks. But they still want consumer credit (Economist)
  • The Warby Parker of buying paint is here; Say goodbye to the hardware store. (FastCo)
  • Cisco to buy cyber-security company Duo for $2.35 billion (Reuters)
  • GoPro CEO: Get Ready for ‘a Full Year of Profitability’ (Barron’s)
  • Sonos CEO Says IPO Shows People Don’t Understand the ‘Magic’ (Barron’s); Sonos Shows Investor Skepticism for Consumer Tech (Bloomberg)


  • Were It Not For The Pain, How Would You Know The Depths Of Your Character? (Medium)
  • The Amazing Story of the Car Bumper King (IF)

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