H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (3 December 2018) – ‘Natural language understanding’ poised to transform how we work + Charlie Munger: Character Traits You Should Cultivate

Companies

  • China’s Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products (AFP)
  • How Afterpay and Zip dodged an ASIC bullet (AFR)

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

  • Tencent’s WeChat to deploy AI tools in education in push into industrial internet; Move is part of tech giant’s plans to tap on potential of industrial internet (SCMP)

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

  • Flipkart, Amazon bleed: E-commerce burns cash, but investments keep pouring in (FE)
  • How Facebook Uses ‘WhatsApp Phones’ to Tap Next Emerging Market (Bloomberg)
  • Amazon tests cashierless tech for stores with bigger spaces – WSJ (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • How China Is Planning to Rank 1.3 Billion People (Bloomberg)
  • China ‘Is the Only One in the Race’ to Make Electric Buses, Taxis and Trucks; Chinese makers produced 99% of electric buses deployed globally from 2014 to 2017 (WSJ)
  • Aussie app store for AI Unleash Live raises $4.75m (AFR)
  • Singapore startup helps offline stores face e-commerce onslaught; Honestbee opens tech-driven outlet, eyes 3 markets in Asia (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • ‘Natural language understanding’ poised to transform how we work; Written communication will become a less exclusively human task if machines can extract meaning from text (FT)
  • Tech companies tinker under the hood of the automobile industry; As the car becomes a smart device, there will be a shift in what consumers want (FT)
  • Targeted online video to be advertising industry’s star performer – Zenith (Reuters)

Life

  • Charlie Munger: Character Traits You Should Cultivate; Become a better investor by improving these 13 ways of thinking and behaving (GF)
  • Paulo Coelho: 18 Phrases (Paulo Coelho)

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