H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (24 September 2018) – Why the Best Things in Life Can’t Be Planned


  • Chinese Maker of TouchPal Keyboard CooTeck Lowers US IPO Target To $57M (CMN)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Chinese Video Tech Start-Up Moviebook Raises $29.2M In Extended Series D Round (CMN)
  • To Find China’s Best Driverless Technology, Look in Silicon Valley; The talent needed to give Chinese startups an edge in autonomous vehicles can’t be found in Beijing or Shanghai. (Bloomberg)
  • Pioneer’s woes echo those of earlier Japanese audio legends: What became of Sansui, Nakamichi, and Akai? (Nikkei)
  • Japanese smart wheelchair Whill secures $45M to expand into North America, Europe (Bridge)
  • Paytm has a new strategy to beat the competition: snitching (qz)
  • Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 million over merger (Reuters)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • A Shoemaker Turns Billionaire With Luxury Goods Online Retailer Farfetch IPO (Bloomberg)
  • Tech index refresh could give under-the-radar names their day in the sun (Reuters)
  • Cyber security legend Ken Xie slams Fortinet’s rivals Cisco and Juniper’s attempts to buy success (AFR)
  • Vox Media On Pace to Miss Revenue Target as Digital Advertising Disappoints; Other digital-media firms have struggled to live up to ambitious growth goals in a challenging online ad market (WSJ); Global spending on digital marketing nears $100 billion: study (Reuters)


  • Why the Best Things in Life Can’t Be Planned (Medium)

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