H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (24 December 2018) – 3 ways AI will improve healthcare in 2019 + How to Free Your Mind from Toxic Behaviors

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

  • China game licensing to gradually resume from next month; But companies fear tighter censorship and huge approval backlog (FT)

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

  • Jeff Bezos starts to resemble Sam Walton (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • 2018 China tech review: look back at a year when gaming was whacked, AI moved ahead and technology took centre stage in trade war (SCMP)
  • Behind the Myth of China’s Great Technology Grab; The issue of forced transfers is overstated. Carmakers know how to safeguard their most advanced know-how. (Bloomberg)
  • China’s state-owned venture capital funds battle to make an impact; Obstacles to raising and deploying cash might indicate $1.8tn hoard is overstated (FT)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Evan Spiegel’s Imperious Style Made Snapchat a Success-Until Users Fled; Snap, once seen as a viable competitor to Facebook, is struggling after the CEO ignored warnings about a redesign that proved unpopular (WSJ)
  • On-Demand Warehouse Space Gains Traction in Tight Real-Estate Market; Retailers are turning to ‘pop-up’ warehouses and short-term leases to get more nimble in volatile, uncertain markets (WSJ)
  • 3 ways AI will improve healthcare in 2019 (TNW)


  • Duolingo CEO’s founder advice: Don’t try to do everything and trust the ranks (Japan Times)
  • How to Free Your Mind from Toxic Behaviors (Medium)

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