H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (1 October 2018) – Nvidia is near a ‘tipping point’ in AI dominance + 3 Things Copywriters Can Learn From Dr Seuss

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

  • Jack Ma Removes Himself as Owner of Alibaba Business Licenses; The change was made to reduce the administrative burden on the Chinese tycoon, who earlier announced he would step down as executive chairman (WSJ)
  • Tencent employs facial recognition to detect minors in top-grossing mobile game ‘Honour of Kings’ (SCMP)
  • Tencent restructuring prompts fears for China’s startup funding; Half of Chinese unicorns in for rough ride if tech giants curtail investment (Reuters, Nikkei); Tencent Targets Business Customers in Restructuring Plan; Will trim its business units from seven to six by consolidating responsibilities of several of its content-focused groups (WSJ)

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

  • Apple Looks Down on Ads But Takes Billions From Google; Goldman estimates $9 billion of the company’s fast-growing services segment comes from the search giant. (Bloomberg)
  • Nvidia is near a ‘tipping point’ in AI dominance, analyst says (MW)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Japan’s Open8 raises $13M, launches AI-powered video creation tool for business (Bridge)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • The AI Paradox: How A Deep Learning Startup Is Building Successful AI Solutions (Forbes)
  • Normally Sunny John Chambers Is Scared About the Economy (Barron’s)
  • Salesforce’s Co-CEO on Marc Benioff, Disruption, and the Power of the Hawaiian Shirt (Barron’s)
  • Tesla’s SEC deal provides ammunition for U.S. probe, investor lawsuits (Reuters)


  • 3 Things Copywriters Can Learn From Dr Seuss (Medium)

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