H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (10 October 2018) – Trend Micro is a AWS Marketplace vendor partner that has been instrumental in helping AWS create the latest Consulting Partner Private Offers + Borges on Turning Trauma, Misfortune, and Humiliation into Raw Material for Art

Companies

  • AWS Marketplace Now Empowering Authorized Partners To Create Custom Software Solutions; Trend Micro is a AWS Marketplace vendor partner that has been instrumental in helping AWS create the latest Consulting Partner Private Offers. (CRN)
  • Looking for the music in Tencent Music (Midia)

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

  • China’s Banking Showdown: WeChat vs. 3 Million Bank Tellers (Bloomberg)
  • SoftBank Discusses Taking Majority Stake in WeWork; Investment could total between $15 billion and $20 billion and would likely come from SoftBank’s Vision Fund (WSJ)

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

  • All the ways Amazon’s AI brought me the socks I am wearing right now (CNN)
  • Google launched new mobile and home gadgets aimed at ensuring the voice-controlled Google Assistant is never out of shouting distance. (WSJ)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Clouds gather over Chinese tech start-ups’ convertible debt sales; What was once a sure-fire arrangement could end up with investors writing off bets (FT)
  • Yunfeng, Advantech Lead $300M Round In China’s Airbnb Copycat Xiaozhu.com (CMN)
  • Chinese game which simulates what it’s like to be a parent tops Steam charts, beating Grand Theft Auto (SCMP)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Spotify Has Upside, but Not Where the Market’s Looking (Barron’s)
  • Lyft will pay you to ditch your car. will it work? (Wired)
  • Why It’s Less Hip To Be Square; The payments company, along with fintech peers, is priced for near perfection despite the likelihood of complications to its lending model (WSJ)
  • Snap Is ‘Quickly Running Out of Money,’ Analyst Says (Bloomberg)

Life

  • Borges on Turning Trauma, Misfortune, and Humiliation into Raw Material for Art (BP)
  • Disney’s secret: marketing mindset, storytelling and trust (AFR)
  • Three Ways To Use The Power Of Persuasion In Marketing (Forbes)
  • The Hero In All Of Us (Medium)

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