H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (12 March 2019) – Lasertec: iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company; Lasertec is the world’s sole maker of mask blank equipment that tests glass squares slightly bigger than a CD case that act as a stencil for chip designs + India Fights Diabetic Blindness With Help From A.I.

Companies Tencent-Backed Meituan’s Losses Balloon in Duel With Alibaba (Bloomberg, Nikkei) Lasertec: iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (6 March 2019) – It’s time SGX and sponsors get tougher with firms looking to list; The lack of scrutiny has let through companies with questionable business models. Companies with poor business models are more likely to turn to fraud to generate results

Companies Nio’s right place, right time may be short-lived (Reuters) Loss-making Livestreaming platform Huya’s ‘rich content’ powers user, revenue growth…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (1 March 2019) – “If one knew but one-half the difficulties an artist has to surmount. the public would be less ready to censure him for his shortcomings or slow advancement. The only remedy I know is patience with perseverance, and these are always sure, with a real honest love for art, to produce something.”

Companies China’s iFlytek net profits up 21.62 pct in 2018 (XHN) Anime site Bilibili quadrupled monthly paying users in 2018…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (23 February 2019) – Uniqlo’s quest to become the world’s top e-tailer/retailer; Having built the brand, Yanai’s focus now switches to digital strategy + Quants Learn a Tough Lesson on Their Limits From Kraft Plunge; Dividend, low volatility and value ETFs all own the stock

Companies Uniqlo’s quest to become the world’s top e-tailer/retailer; Having built the brand, Yanai’s focus now switches to digital strategy…

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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (21 February 2019) – Enter the gig economy and Ikea’s recent purchase of informal jobbing platform TaskRabbit + Goodwill Hunting Is a Disaster Movie in China; Cover your eyes. The coming earnings season won’t make pleasant viewing as companies are forced to reassess asset values.

Companies Tencent Music Confirms ‘Strategic Investment’ in Rival Douban FM (Technode, DMN) Foldable Phone Frenzy Is Supercharging Gains in Chinese…

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