H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (13 September 2018) – Kakao injects W513b into new contents subsidiary Kakao M + Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most Hardcover

Companies

  • Shanda Games to sell online gaming affiliate to Shenzhen-listed company at $4.4 billion (Technode)
  • Pinduoduo stock soars 19 per cent as it aligns with genuine brands to clean up counterfeit image (SCMP)
  • Kakao injects W513b into new contents subsidiary Kakao M (Investor)
  • Backend firm Kingpak expanding capacity for auto CIS (Digitimes)
  • LG Display struggles for footing after LCD forecasting error leads to crisis (Reuters)
  • Xero to hero: Accounting platform finds its feet as Rod Drury steps back (Age)

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

  • Alibaba-backed apparel-sharing company YCloset brings sharing economy to a new level (KRA)

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

  • Apple’s new innovation: tap fear as well as greed (Reuters); The new Apple Watch is going to have more of your health data than your doctor (qz); Apple Adds Heart-Monitoring, Fall-Detection Features to Its Watch; Addition of medical apps broadens appeal of device originally marketed as fitness and fashion product (WSJ)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Coffee pod company iCapsulate collapses into administration after being offered biggest ever Shark Tank deal (SmartCo)
  • Driverless cars are coming as on-demand Intellicar prepares to hit Perth streets (AFR)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Goldman Sees Only Headwinds for Semiconductors (Bloomberg); Semiconductor Pricing Woes May Linger, Prompting Cuts at Goldman (Bloomberg)
  • ‘Expedia of Latin America’ Could Jump 140% (Barron’s)
  • Wayfair: Without a Clearer Path to Profits, the Stock May Be ‘Topping Out’ (Barron’s)
  • How Tech is Drawing Shoppers Back to Bricks-and-Mortar Stores; Innovative dressing rooms. Apps to choose clothes in advance. Introducing the digitally enhanced shopping trip (WSJ)
  • Opendoor Acquires Open Listings To Make Buying A Home Easier (Crunchbase)
  • The global smartphone supply chain needs an upgrade: Its vulnerabilities are smartphone saturation, weak firms and protectionism (Economist)

Life

  • Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most Hardcover – September 4, 2018 (Amazon)
  • a16z Podcast: Seeing into the Future – Making Decisions, Telling Stories (a16z)
  • How to Be a Person Who Can Make a Damn Decision (MM)

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