Asia VC Cast: EP #1 Michael Smith Jr from Seedplus

Proud to be the inaugural guest on a new Asia VC Podcast

Can’t wait to see who is #2

Asia VC Cast: EP #1 Michael Smith Jr from Seedplus

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Software may have helped Daimler pass U.S. emissions tests: report

If you watch the Docu on Netflix – Dirty Money :: https://www.netflix.com/title/80118100, it is apparent the essentially all the European car makers with diesels are cheating. What is worse to me is in Europe they are still cheating or essentially not forced to fix it and dirtying the air like crazy.

This is where, for the moment, America is doing the right thing but one wonders if under Trump we America continue to try and lead the way in such matters.

Software may have helped Daimler pass U.S. emissions tests: report

Google’s nemesis: meet the British couple who took on a giant, won… and cost it £2.1 billion | WIRED UK

Google’s nemesis: meet the British couple who took on a giant, won… and cost it £2.1 billion | WIRED UK:

But the British couple didn’t celebrate. That’s not their way. “If you embark on something like this you can’t really be a victory or despair personality, because you’d burn out,” says Shivaun, 49. “We insist on it being dispassionate.” Their company was destroyed, their lives bent out of shape – but the pair insist the campaign’s been worth it. “It would have been wrong to back out,” says Adam, 51. “So we just did the right thing.”

Wouldn’t it be cool if giant tech companies like Google would just do the right thing instead of basically being evil but using a slogan of Do No Evil…

Big tech is scary at times.

Singapore Sees Economy Losing Momentum as Export Boom Eases

Singapore Sees Economy Losing Momentum as Export Boom Eases

It is going to be interesting to watch Singapore make another shift – since I don’t think the export boom will keep going.

Singapore is trying to shift into a tech economy while relying on their transit hub to carry the load.

Being in the tech industry I have things I could complain about but in general I think Singapore is doing the right thing.

But this is going to be a painful transition.

For example – Singapore is doing an amazing job around the longevity of its people :: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/100-years-of-singapore-through-centenarians-eyes-unlocking-secrets-to-longevity , but that is also going to cost the country – hence the taxes going up soon.

I am all in on Singapore – I trust this place to handle the changing world economies better that most places.

Let’s see how it goes.