H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (3 September 2018) – Appen targets new sectors, but doesn’t need new customers for growth + How to Be Brave When You’re Feeling Scared: The Secret to Performing Under Pressure (

Companies

  • Nidec to buy 5 German robotics makers for $450m (Nikkei)
  • China’s Meituan Dianping said to price Hong Kong IPO, valuing services platform at up to US$55 billion (SCMP)
  • JD’s FMCG B2B unit partners with China Mobile on convenience store project (Technode)
  • 10 questions with TechnologyOne chief Ed Chung (AFR)
  • Afterpay and the US: a match made in heaven, or a potential disaster? (AFR)
  • Appen targets new sectors, but doesn’t need new customers for growth (AFR)

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

  • Alibaba leads China’s drive to secure new blockchain technologies; Tech companies forge ahead in patent applications for alternative uses (Nikkei)
  • Alisports CEO says e-sports to move away from violent content as it seeks Olympics inclusion (SCMP)
  • Tencent’s AI aided diagnosis can indentify people with Parkinson’s diseases in three minutes (Technode)
  • QQ, the grandaddy of China’s social media scene, gains new life by appealing to Generation Z (SCMP)

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

  • Apple’s next big product will be computer glasses, mounting evidence suggests (AFR)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Apple Music taps Douyin to boost subscriber base in China (KRA)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Quantum computing: the power to think outside the box; With potential applications in healthcare and finance, the technology promises an exponential gain in computing power (FT)
  • Women turn to podcasting to have their voices heard; from comedy to controversial topics, medium offers a platform away from traditional male-led media (SCMP)

Life

  • How to Be Brave When You’re Feeling Scared: The Secret to Performing Under Pressure (Medium)
  • What Einstein teaches us about founding a startup (TIA)

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