H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (20 August 2018) – Those Busy Fanuc Robots Are Taking a Breather: The Japanese company’s beaten-up stock belies underlying demand for automation.

Companies

  • Those Busy Fanuc Robots Are Taking a Breather: The Japanese company’s beaten-up stock belies underlying demand for automation. (Bloomberg)

  • Meituan Dianping rumored to list in Hong Kong in September (Technode)
  • JD looks to monetize logistics assets (China Daily)

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

  • Walmart wants to take on Amazon with virtual reality shopping (qz)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Singapore Startup AirTrunk Raises $618 Million to Expand Datacenters (Bloomberg)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Spotify is falling behind on lyrics and voice (Techcrunch)
  • Fears About Tech-Stock Multiples Don’t Add Up, Bulls Say; Buoyant performance of U.S. tech stocks is driving some fund managers to dismiss longstanding valuation concerns as short-sighted (WSJ); Tech Firms Account For 60% Of Profit Margin Growth In The Past 20 Years (ZH)

Life

  • Does culture eat strategy for breakfast? The higher your position, the more likely you are to agree (qz)

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