H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (16 March 2019) – China’s US$59 billion internet and technology bubble will trap many private-equity investors when it bursts, Bain says

Companies

  • To beef up the application of AI, iFlytek has leveraged its years of expertise in voice recognition and machine translation in its latest product: a smart recorder. (ECNS)

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

  • Jack Ma to sell Alibaba shares for wealth planning and philanthropic commitments (KRA)

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

  • Facebook departure is a wake-up call for investors (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China’s US$59 billion internet and technology bubble will trap many private-equity investors when it bursts, Bain says (SCMP)
  • Chinese startup sows seeds of farm revolution with drones and AI; XAG aims to ease grueling work of country’s aging rural population (Nikkei)
  • For Chinese startup Seengene, the future is grounded in mixed reality (Technode)
  • E-commerce complaints surged 126% in 2018: regulator (Technode)
  • How short video app TikTok became the first Chinese-made app to take the world by storm (SCMP)
  • How China’s Two Sessions offer glimpse into tech policy priorities (Technode)
  • China’s Ant Financial, thwarted in the US, is expanding rapidly in Europe (qz)
  • China’s Flexible Screen Pioneer Is Seeking $1 Billion in Funding (Bloomberg)
  • Japan’s Startups Are Innovating Inbound Tourism And Business With High Tech (Forbes)
  • Pay to join, mingle with purpose: community-based startups (Investor)
  • Acko, a digital insurance provider in India, raises another $65M at a $300M valuation (TC)
  • AI and linguistics offers clues to bank risk culture (AFR)
  • Companies prepare for an AI-powered future; Qantas, WorleyParsons and ASX are at the forefront of applying AI (AFR)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • The High Price Of Next-Gen Mobility Apps (CB)
  • Software Maker PagerDuty Files for IPO, Cites 10,800 Clients (Bloomberg)
  • What Is the Future of Ecommerce? 10 Insights on the Evolution of an Industry (Shopify)
  • How Digital Fulfillment Is Changing Manufacturing (HBR)

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