H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (19 November 2018) – ‘Dragon Ball’ Continues to Top Profits With Bandai + The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper


  • ‘Dragon Ball’ Continues to Top Profits With Bandai (CB)
  • Ping An Good Doctor blazes trail in developing unstaffed, AI-assisted clinics in China (SCMP)
  • Xiaomi Has Chance to Justify Lofty Valuation After 23% Slide (Bloomberg)
  • iFAST founder Lim confident China business will be exciting (Edge)
  • Ennoconn to raise funds via shares (Taipei Times)

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

  • Alibaba makes strategic investment in home renovation platform “007 eService” (KRA)
  • Tencent turns to Sea to sell games in south-east Asia (FT); Chinese consumers send Tencent disturbing message on apps; Tech giant faces challenge to online businesses outside gaming (Nikkei)
  • SoftBank’s Next Robot After Pepper Skips Chit Chat, Mops Floors (Bloomberg)
  • Ill-timed scandal for the ‘Republic of Samsung’; BioLogics case highlights wider problems for Korea Inc and president Moon (Nikkei)

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

  • Inside Apple’s humans-first, tech second news platform (Age)
  • Nvidia Hands an $824 Million Windfall to Semiconductor Shorts (Bloomberg)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Meet The Man Behind Oppo’s Super Fast Charging Speeds (Forbes)
  • US listings back in favour after China tech firms’ Hong Kong IPOs fail to take off, says JPMorgan (SCMP)
  • iPhone glass supplier Biel Crystal postpones US$1.5 billion Hong Kong listing amid market rout (SCMP)
  • Japanese drone startup ACSL files for IPO (Bridge)
  • Indonesian Tokopedia launches service to bridge online and offline retailing (KRA)
  • Thailand is pioneering the future of robotics and automation (qz)
  • Three Charts That Explain Boom in Southeast Asia’s Net Economy (Bloomberg)
  • Think Your Postal Service Has Problems? Try Delivering to 18,000 Far-Flung Islands; In Indonesia, an online shopping boom that should be helping the mail service is actually making things worse. (Bloomberg)
  • OYO already had the bucks. Now it has a CEO who can use them (qz)
  • Should India credit Modi’s demonetisation for digital boom? (SCMP)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Box CEO Aaron Levie thinks big companies are responding to disruption the wrong way (qz)
  • Chip industry’s new paradigm looks like the old one (BT)
  • Investors Don’t Think Much of Michael Dell’s Company (Barron’s)
  • Spotify, Pandora Turn to Podcasts for Listeners, Profits; Music-streaming giants are poised to use their machine-learning and AI capabilities to help listeners discover new podcasts (WSJ)
  • ‘Uber Eats and Deliveroo should be very worried’: Ruling to reshape gig economy (Age)


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