H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (9 October 2018) – The Seekers Mode: What Steve Jobs And Richard Feynman Have In Common

Companies

  • TCL, world’s third largest television maker, eyes stake in chip equipment firm ASM Pacific (SCMP)
  • Meet The Man Who Reversed The Fortunes Of No. 5-Ranked PC Brand Acer (Forbes)
  • Catch Group dismisses Amazon threat as it treks towards IPO (Age)

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

  • Tencent shares lowest in 15 months, having shed US$220 billion since January (SCMP)
  • China’s Tencent invests $180 million in Brazil fintech Nubank (Reuters)

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

  • Facebook launches video-call device ‘Portal’ amid data privacy concerns (SCMP); Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger video calls (Reuters)
  • Microsoft Invests in Grab as Ride Hailer Adopts Azure Platform (Bloomberg)
  • Microsoft testing new game-streaming service (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China’s quest for the cutting edge in surgical robotics (SCMP)
  • China’s AI Industry Has Given Birth To 14 Unicorns: Is It A Bubble Waiting To Burst? (Forbes)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • The New Atlanta Billionaires Behind An Unlikely Tech Unicorn: Mailchimp (Forbes)
  • Reddit: the rancorous rise of a social-media phenomenon (Nature)
  • Square’s most steadfast bear is increasingly worried about the company’s interest in the lending business (Barron’s)
  • Walmart partners with MGM to boost video-on-demand service Vudu (Reuters)

Life

  • How to solve a big problem (even if you don’t know how) (Medium)
  • The Seekers Mode: What Steve Jobs And Richard Feynman Have In Common (Medium)
  • Einstein was an Artist: How Creativity Actually Works (Medium)
  • One of the simplest rules in life is often times one of the hardest to implement: be nice to other people. You never know what they’re going through. (Ben Carlson)

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