H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (29 September 2018) – Infibeam: WhatsApp Message Destroys 71% of Indian E-Commerce Firm’s Value


  • Ahead of its IPO, TouchPal co-founder says the company has 180 million users (Technode)
  • Kakao Page invests W40b in 3 comic publishers (Investor)
  • Getac announces new F110-Ex tablet, for exceptional productivity in hazardous environments (RPCR)
  • Infibeam: WhatsApp Message Destroys 71% of Indian E-Commerce Firm’s Value (Bloomberg)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • How long can Hong Kong ride the IPO wave before it turns into the dotcom tsunami of 2000? (SCMP)
  • The Little Red Book is a social e-commerce platform that’s not an e-commerce platform at all (Technode)
  • Chinese Home-Sharing Platform Xiaozhu.com In Talks To Raise Over $200M (CMN)
  • Bytedance to raise money from SoftBank at $75bn valuation; News and video app group is one of few Chinese tech giants to succeed overseas (FT)
  • 450,000 Hong Kong bank customers to benefit from instant QR-code-based money transfer system from Sunday (SCMP)
  • I still give Flipkart an edge over Amazon: Naspers CEO (Forbes)
  • Law Enforcement Agencies In India Are Using Artificial Intelligence To Nab Criminals — Here’s How (Forbes)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Shares of Pet Insurer Trupanion Are Overvalued (Barron’s)
  • Hulu Is the Next Front in the Battle Between Disney and Comcast (Barron’s)
  • Why Sirius Wants Pandora (Barron’s)
  • Slack Actively Preparing for Early 2019 IPO; Messaging company, recently valued at roughly $7 billion, aims to debut in the first half (WSJ)
  • A Tesla Without Elon Musk Would Threaten Electric-Car Maker’s Future; Securities regulators’ lawsuit against the CEO raises the specter of an exit that could have dire consequences (WSJ)

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