H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (6 October 2018) – Altium Previews “First Step” in Connecting Electronics Design to the Manufacturing Floor + The Four Words That Made Her a Billionaire

Companies

  • Kakao T to launch taxi-hailing service in Japan (Investor)
  • Altium Previews “First Step” in Connecting Electronics Design to the Manufacturing Floor (Benzinga); Altium Announces New Cloud-Based Design Environment with Eye Towards Collaboration: Altium 365 (AAC)

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

  • Twenty years in the making: The backstory behind the new Toyota-SoftBank joint venture (Japan Times)

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

  • Secret Amazon brands are quietly taking over Amazon.com (qz)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China ‘spy chips’ rattle global data center supply chain (Nikkei)
  • Chinese robotics startup cracks the code for Western markets; Makeblock’s build and play approach to computer science is winning over educators (Nikkei)
  • Haruki Atarashi never thought his company’s flagship software, Recog, which fosters communication between employees within companies, would ever evolve beyond just an internal project. (Japan Times)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Data-Center Gold Rush Boosts Eaton and Terex (Barron’s)
  • Elastic closed 94% up in first day of trading on NYSE, raised $252M at a $2.5B valuation in its IPO; When you hail a ride home from work with Uber, Elastic helps power the systems that locate nearby riders and drivers. When you shop online at Walgreens, Elastic helps power finding the right products to add to your cart. When you look for a partner on Tinder, Elastic helps power the algorithms that guide you to a match. When you search across Adobe’s millions of assets, Elastic helps power finding the right photo, font, or color palette to complete your project” (Techcrunch)

Life

  • Risk Management; “A regret is different than a challenge, a mishap, a period of misery, or even a disaster. Most people can deal with all kinds of nonsense that hurts today but you may not regret tomorrow. A lot of what seems risky today you won’t even remember tomorrow (Morgan Housel)
  • Podcast: Michael Batnick on Big Mistakes and Finding Your Calling (NR)
  • The Four Words That Made Her a Billionaire (Medium)

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