H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (2 November 2018) – Innodisk Bringing the Next-Generation NAND Flash to the Industrial Embedded Market + 7 Ways to Reprogram a Negative Mindset


  • Pinduoduo launches medicine channel, tapping pharmaceutical e-commerce market (Technode)
  • Meituan announces first restructuring plan since IPO (KRA)
  • Tech Titan 360 Takes $9.2 Billion Rollercoaster Ride in China (Bloomberg)
  • Japan’s answer to GPS points way to $44bn in new services; SoftBank and Murata Manufacturing are testing systems to help pinpoint road sections in need of repair in the city of Uji (Nikkei)
  • Nintendo second-quarter profit hits eight-year high, powered by Switch sales (Reuters)
  • KDDI and Rakuten to pool mobile and e-payment resources (Nikkei)
  • Delta Electronics 3Q18 revenues, net profit hit records (Digitimes)
  • Hiwin 3Q18 revenues, profit hit records (Digitimes)
  • Innodisk Bringing the Next-Generation NAND Flash to the Industrial Embedded Market (PRNW)
  • Koh Young America Presenting at i4.0 Connect Forum (iconnect)

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

  • China’s Baidu Sees Hotpot, Backseat Karaoke in Driverless Future (Bloomberg)
  • Pony Ma steers Tencent to 20th anniversary with eye on industrial internet (SCMP)

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

  • Apple Needs to Lean on Its Supporting Cast as Its Star Fades; Watch, AirPods and other accessories have to pick up more of the burden from the iPhone. (Bloomberg)
  • Investors bristle as Apple’s iPhone data goes the way of its headphone jacks (Reuters)
  • Apple’s pricey strategy carries risk (Reuters)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Fitbit Stock Soared Today. Does That Mean It’s a Health-Care Company Now? (Barron’s)
  • Roku Stock Could Rally on Strong Sales of Its Streaming Video Players (Barron’s)
  • Your Smartphone’s Location Data Is Worth Big Money to Wall Street; The phone in your pocket is dishing info on where you spend your time and, likely, money (WSJ)
  • Spotify Dances to a Slow Waltz in an Up-Tempo World; The music streaming company is offering no clarity on how it plans to pick up the pace. (Bloomberg)


  • 7 Ways to Reprogram a Negative Mindset (Medium)

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