Apr 13

AutoNavi formal merger agreement reached with Alibaba Group


Under the agreement, upon completion of the acquisition, High German shareholders will receive $ 5.25 per ordinary share, or $ 21.00 per share for the acquisition of American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) for consideration . The purchase price than February 7, 2014 ( ie, the company announced on February 10, 2014 that it has received the last trading day prior to the proposed privatization of Alibaba ) High German NASDAQ closing price per ADS 16.54 dollar price premium of 27.0% , compared with 30 and 60 companies trading volume weighted average price of premium is 38.5% , respectively, and 39.8% .
Transaction is currently expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2014 , the equity value of high moral conversion and fully diluted basis is valued at approximately $ 1.5 billion .
High German Board on the recommendation of the independent financial adviser and legal adviser with the assistance of an independent committee , approved the merger agreement and the transactions and recommend the shareholders vote to authorize and approve the merger agreement and the transactions.
Completion of the transaction is subject to shareholder on behalf of two-thirds or more of the shares present in person or by an agent approved at the Extraordinary General Meeting as a separate class vote in favor of the way , as well as certain other customary closing conditions . Holds a total of 78,428,700 shares of Alibaba High German Series A ordinary shares and convertible preference shares ( 28.2% as of March 31, 2014 the total outstanding shares ) . In addition, holders of the total outstanding shares of 26.2% of the shareholders of the Company has entered into a voting agreement with Alibaba , committed to vote in favor of the transaction. If the transaction is completed, will allow high German became a wholly owned subsidiary of Alibaba , and its ADS will cease trading on the Nasdaq .
Lazard acted as financial adviser to the Independent Committee , Kirkland & Ellis as an independent committee of the U.S. legal adviser , Travers Thorp Alberga and Jun were as an independent committee of the Cayman Islands and Chinese legal counsel. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP as U.S. legal advisor Lazard to provide services . Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as the company’s corporate counsel .
Deutsche Bank served in this transaction Alibaba financial advisor , Simpson Thacher & Bartlett served as legal advisor Alibaba America , Fonda , Maples & Calder are held Alibaba legal counsel in China and the Cayman Islands.

Apr 09

Was acquired by Google? Nest is still “Apple model” to control product


Perhaps no one would have thought before , ordinary thermostat will become cool , knowing Nest appeared to prove everyone wrong. It is an important member of the former Apple , known as the “Father of the iPod ” Tony Fadell ‘s single-handedly founded in the UK , this home automation design company.
Maxime Veron Nest , director of product marketing in an interview that the Techradar website , Nest due to the relationship between blood does have a lot of Apple’s shadow. In addition, he also said , Nest future will also continue to use the typical Apple style pattern , that is, independent vertical control hardware and software combination to continue to operate .
” Most of the home automation technology companies are trying to launch to the market fall into a lot of hardware products , and sometimes they do not even know their own products .” Veron said . “They intend to control these hardware products outsourced to third-party applications do , we believe the best way to not .” He adds , “If your home has multiple Nest device, then in fact should form a network effect . ”
Google ( microblogging ) after the acquisition of the company by former Apple employees founded Nest Labs , Apple seems to feel somewhat happy ( Apple executive Phil Schiller even still on Twitter canceled the Tony Fadell ‘s attention ) , but it seems did not affect Google continue moving forward.
“We now have the ability to accelerate the sales range of products , allowing users to more countries and regions to use .” Veron said.
“The current plan is to continue our work, but Google also provides us with a lot of engineers and other items, and there are many resources you can use our current size in just a few weeks has been increased from 300 people 380 people , thanks to Google so that we recruit staff from inside their company and achieve our goals . ”
Veron also believes that both companies share a common spirit is an important factor in the future continue to cooperate : “Our products with Google ‘s technology have something in common , the goal is to allow customers to feel the benefits it can bring have so many built-in. hardware coupled with high-tech elements specially developed system , Nest future will be to provide the most accurate grasp the need to control the temperature for all the family . ”
Of course , some people worry about the outside world after the Nest was acquired by Google , Nest collected data will be acquired Google company, and to use their service. ” We have an independent service and privacy policies ,” Veron said. “We are really grateful to be concerned about the security of our data users , our security policy will not change. We should always bear in mind the key point , we have built sufficient security in the product strategy , product data and all data is uploaded via 128-bit encryption transmitted . ”
“About three or four months before the invasion of a hacker team tried several brands of smart thermostats products, they had almost scored all the goals , but the last attempt failed in the face of Nest.” Veron seemed very confident.

Apr 07

LifeSmart: Three Laws of entrepreneurship smart home




Founded by former Apple executives Nest smart home company could sell $ 3.2 billion of high-priced , which is similar to the start-up company is undoubtedly a strong positive. However, the domestic market is still detonate eve smart home , whether as accurate as Nest grasp user needs, will be on the biggest test of imitators .
Artesyn Technologies recently visited a start-up company in Hangzhou Smart Home LifeSmart, and other start-up team to focus on different hardware , they are more willing to put their own definition of humane care to do with smart home “software company .”
Rule one : read the user rather than the psychological liberation of people bound
LifeSmart products and services through mobile App allows users to remotely view live video at home, sensing the temperature moderate light levels at home, and can automatically control lighting , water heaters, air purifiers and other series of related appliances. Its development of products, including smart socket , smart switches, wireless camera , light temperature and humidity sensors.
Real intelligence and energy users for the smart home is definitely a pain point demands . Smart home for people to describe the scene is beautiful , but the reality is often cruel , the country will also have a lot of startups like Nest team , but the use of its products are: overly complex operational links look and experience of those who make timid , frequent the quality problem letting potential consumers reject thousands of miles .
In LifeSmart CEO Dong Yi seems real smart home is caring for the family -oriented , and you can understand user behavior and feedback through cloud computing , human-computer interaction to form true . And now most of the smart home market only focus on achieving technical and functional , ignoring the user experience.
For example , the current smart switches on the market are mostly mobile phone as a remote control App , obviously this is not really intelligent . Intelligent switches should be done by the user’s habits and understand their ideas, users can select a key App ” parlor mode” or ” read mode .” ” Blend of people and the environment , the people from the trivial matters of life freed , this is a smart home should reflect the humane care .” Dong Yi said.
Rule two : The “value” and “social” impress users
The current price of smart home market is uneven, a Shenzhen smart home market survey showed that luxury residential project on smart home renovation costs anywhere from ten thousand to as many as several hundred thousand dollars . Faced with such a high price , consumers often prohibitive.
Dong Yi believes that high prices can not be universal smart home , and the development of mobile Internet and hardware technology has made low-cost, high user experience solutions possible.
In addition to a sense of value of products, social integration and interaction has become a key to expand the user. “Just download and install the user LifeSmart App you can see your friends via wireless camera to share real-time video , social elements can effectively improve the user base , but the hardware is not installed by users sharing the App to see friends , to further promote the popularity of smart home . ” Dong Yi introduction.
Furthermore , LifeSmart positive and a number of developers to discuss cooperation. Dong Yi explained that there are three co-op with the real estate aspects: First, the product package comes to the buyers , to help users quickly into the ranks of Technology Locke ; second is pre-installed on new office buildings in order to fully experience the smart home experience ; the third is loaded sample room , through the App sharing feature that allows users to see more real showroom on the phone , to form word of mouth .
“Reducing costs through economies of scale , to create maximum value for customers , so that more people’s lives become more intelligent , more beautiful , this is our strategy .” Dong Yi told Artesyn Technologies .
Rule Three : Do not embrace porcelain live no diamond is the key to the delivery of high quality
In addition to start-up companies , the traditional home appliance industry set off a wave of smart home : Haier U + wisdom of life , LG ‘s Home Chat, Samsung’s Smart Home , and so forth. Compared with conventional manufacturing technology companies mature , intelligent home entrepreneurial team encountered the biggest problem comes from the hardware manufacturer .
Remember Tuman watch bounced right – difficult to estimate inadequate hardware manufacturers , which is almost the total problem of intelligent hardware startups encounter. “Hardware production process complicated than we imagined , select components from the product design, development , testing , manufacturing, the whole process takes a lot of aspects of grinding . Cloud beautiful, delivery difficult ! ” Dong Yi said.
On the technical side , LifeSmart long consideration, we have members from its background can be discerned : the founders worked in a number of UT Starcom , Huawei, ZTE , an advantage in terms of technology , hardware manufacturing in the entire process are very familiar with , help them to accurately predict potential problems in the production process .
User experience and product quality is better than everything. Dong Yi to Artesyn Technologies , LifeSmart mass production in the second half of last year had 100 sets of products for small-scale tests , identify problems and make improvements constantly , until this year to prepare large-scale shipments. He said that intelligent hardware must be before they can scale production under the premise of guaranteeing quality , otherwise the problem not only affects the frequency of the company’s reputation , more importantly will cause people to misunderstand the whole smart home and intelligent hardware industry. “In short , no diamond, do not embrace porcelain live .”

Apr 03

Pictures application Imgur for $ 40 million acquisition financing has refused to Yahoo


Recently, photo-sharing site Imgur financing $ 40 million , the financing is the main investor in Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowtiz.
Imgur website founded in 2009 , is the founder Alan Scharf (Alan Schaaf), when the site is created , Scharf or Ohio University students. In the past five years , Imgur has no need funding support from investors , even still evade funded investors. In fact, Imgur was first established , there was an angel investor to Sharaf ‘s campus , to discuss investment matters , but it was Imgur has been profitable and does not require external financial support.
Today Imgur has 13 employees , monthly unique visitors has more than 130 million page views in a single month also broke the 4.5 billion . Social news site Reddit Imgur is still the main driver of the growing traffic , while Facebook is also pushing the second largest power Imgur traffic growing .
As early as last year, there was news that the media , Yahoo intends to acquire Imgur. When asked whether the Silicon Valley companies Imgur offer , Scharf answered: ” I guess it is ‘ there ‘, but I do not know the exact answer to Imgur ‘s plan is to build a large independent business , of course, if . the Imgur sold and replaced a lot of money , it is certainly no sense . ”
Scharf never wanted to build such a huge business. When he founded the company when he was just a devout Reddit ‘s users. But later , Scharf found that networking is still a lot of good places to post photos , instead of the image . Scharf said ” photos and images are fundamentally different place, mainly from the user ‘s camera photographs , mostly photographs of an object , but also requires the user to have different skills .”
Because users do not want to photograph is widespread , and therefore suffered a limit sharing photos on Scharf also in terms of photo sites . Most people do not want to subconsciously photo spread , so Scharf site GIF format only publish photos or other users are willing to widespread picture . Users can upload pictures with one click way to the Imgur website , and vote on their hobbies or comment and share these pictures with your friends.
Although Imgur had already met with many investors , however , Andreessen Horowitz investment is still Scharf agreed to receive the first company . When I heard Scharf Netscape founder Marc Andreessen (Marc Andreeseen) also Imgur users and fans , and was also very pleased .
Let Scharf feel more happy that Mark Anderson not only provided financial support , and returned to Imgur provides many other resources, such as in human resources and recruitment issues also provide a lot of help to Imgur . Also, let Imgur contact with all partners Marc Andreeseen so on.

Apr 02

iOS 8 may be a long way: equipped Healthbook health applications


Last year, Apple introduced the iOS 7 system , brought tremendous changes the polarization of evaluation , but it is still leading the “flattening ” and design trends . Previously, an upgraded version of iOS 7.1 officially launched , fixes some problems. Based on past experience , after iOS 7.1 version will not have much change , so it is really worth looking forward to iOS 8.
With Apple’s WWDC Conference approaching , more and more information began to flow iOS 8 , is likely to be officially released in June this year and is listed along with the new iPhone in September . Here , take a look at the information currently known iOS 8 .
Healthbook health applications

Recently, foreign media 9to5Mac iOS system leaked a lot of shots , most likely iOS beta version 8 . The most significant change is to add a new application called “Healthbook” can achieve a rich motion monitoring functions. According to the screenshots , Healthbook able to monitor the user’s physical activity , heart rate, hydration levels, blood pressure and even the glycemic index , is clearly more powerful than other similar applications .
However , iPhone 5s only built M7 campaign co-processor , that is to achieve a common sport monitoring function is no problem , but can not be achieved heart rate, blood pressure and blood glucose measurement. So, does that mean that the new iPhone will be equipped with new sensors , or through some kind of accessories to achieve it ? Yet unknown.
Apple Maps enhancements

Apple iOS 6 maps along with the launch , but are unable to function and reputation and Google ( microblogging ) map compared . In iOS 7 , the functionality and accuracy of the maps has been strengthened Apple , and is expected to become better in the iOS 8 . According to informed sources , Apple plans to join the train, subway and bus information in the map , the range starting with major U.S. cities , and gradually expand to the world’s major countries and regions. In addition, the station is expected to add a new point of interest content around the airport.
It is reported that Apple’s map interface experience will also be enhanced , Apple is likely to join an augmented reality feature, you can see the point of interest through the camera viewfinder iOS device, but is temporarily unable to determine whether there will be in the iOS 8 .
Open Siri Interface

Siri is one of Apple’s high hopes for the function, but in fact, the overall development is not satisfactory . In order to change this situation, Apple iOS 8 or will open in the Siri interface, compatible with more third-party applications , to achieve a richer form of application . In addition, there are rumors that Siri may have context-aware features, according to some of the actions the user can automatically run specific applications, such as motion detection to automatically open when running the application , to become a true “smart assistant .”
iTunes Radio became an independent application
It is reported , iTunes Radio service in iOS 8 is likely to appear alone applications , and support for more countries and regions.
Text editing and preview application

Although the iOS interface 8 looks did not change much , but it will add a variety of new applications . In addition Healthbook, will be built operating skills (Tips) and the new text editing application . These applications appear to be transplanted from OS X, a text editor like Notepad , equivalent supplementary memorandum ; while there may be a preview application allows users to more easily view any document files stored in the iCloud .
Other small changes
Obviously , iOS 8 will have some small change. According to sources , the notification center iOS 8 will become more simple and intuitive , and provides features such as automatic deletion notice . Further, in order to better use the wireless function CarPlay also after removal of the interface Lightning mandatory . The new API will be added to better share data and vehicle platforms .
Meanwhile, Apple iOS 8 will also be some ” pruning ” , it is possible to remove Game Center features, but integrated directly into the bottom of the system , game developers will join Game Center option in the menu.
We look forward to iOS 8 of
In addition to some leaked screenshots and information 9to5Mac , iOS 8 we also want to have more changes , mainly in the following ten areas :
1 . Hide application functionality
Although Apple provides a ” restricted access ” function, but it does not support all applications. We hope Apple can provide a more convenient hiding application functionality , rather than through the “Bug” to achieve.
2 guest accounts
A feature of the mobile platform to the desktop platform should learn is to add “guest account ” function. We hope iOS 8 can provide multi-account feature that allows multiple users to more easily use a device to check their own applications and content , especially for the iPad such products.
3 . Better application management mechanism
Apple added in iOS 7 apply automatic update feature to achieve a more convenient user experience . However, we hope that Apple add more independent options , such as adding cloud capabilities , providing the use of data recovery when you reinstall the application .
4 more built-in applications
iOS devices are usually not a lot of built-in applications pre-installed , the function is relatively simple, but we expect some applications emerge with a stronger and better . According to the previous exposure information , the new document applications , health applications is worth the wait.
5 . Better document management
Obviously , iOS lacks a centralized document access functions , whether it is local or iCloud document. Preview previously described should should allow us to easily access device iWork, PDF documents.
6. Facetime group chat features
Facetime Apple ecosystem now has a very useful feature , but the downside is not yet supported group chat , conferencing capabilities , so we hope iOS 8 can be achieved .
7 is similar to OS X Mavericks notification experience
In OS X Mavericks , we can not reply directly notification information , rather than start the application , so if you can experience in iOS 8 , and will significantly enhance operational efficiency.
8 anti- disturb function
In iOS 7 , we can only set the Do Not Disturb period of time , rather than a comprehensive anti- disturb feature. Obviously , without a time limit , a simple anti- disturb option can help us.
9 Better text manipulation
iOS copy , paste and other functions have been around for a while , and we look forward to better operating form and experience appear.
10. The same screen display two applications
Obviously, the new iPhone this year is likely to carry a larger screen size , we believe that a display mode of the two applications is essential with the screen , like the Samsung Galaxy as the operation of the iPad also makes sense

Mar 31

Mobile era, online news again into the hot field of entrepreneurial innovation


And the era of mobile devices compared to the complex , innovative products , online news ( or ” Network News “, “News Site” ) seems to be a more mature and a fixed format . However, contrary to popular belief , the online news company since last year triggered a well-known venture capital firms and investment tycoon ‘s attention , and many news sites turned out , many news client installed capacity also get a lot of money .
Behind revive this news site , has a kind of reason ? Online News mobile device context , what new changes ? Recently the British ” Economist” shouts were analyzed and reported.
Turmoil in Ukraine , a major youth-oriented news website Vice, also went to the luxurious residence of Ukrainian leaders were shooting reports, videos were uploaded to the network. Pew Research Center report noted that one-third of Americans will watch the news in the online video , the user scale , through the cable network has reached the number of viewers watching television . In the 18 to 29 year olds , half will click on news video.
Over the past few years, the news media reported the Pew organization , there is not much good news. But this year , but the disclosure of some good news , the biggest bright spot, a large number of network news industry startups birth ( such as Vice).
According to Pew statistics , in the United States 468 online news company , has provided 5,000 full-time positions . Many network news companies, from traditional media ( such as ” New York Times ” and ” Washington Post ” ) stole big reporters , in addition to the establishment of bureaus around the world to improve their reporting coverage .
In the past, the network news organizations are principally engaged in the re-integration of traditional newspaper journalism. However, they now provide more and more original reporting .
Last year , the United States launched a comprehensive news site BusinessInsider a character Yahoo CEO Meyer reports, as many as 23,000 words of text , called a short story . BusinessInsider ‘s head Brad Jeter said: “As the online news site , you can send so long, if magazines do, they went bankrupt .”
U.S. news aggregation site BuzzFeed, now has more than 170 full-time employees, including Pulitzer Prize winner Mark-Schoofs, he was responsible for managing the news reporter investigating authorities .
Why is there so many online news company ? One important reason is that the capital threshold is low . Newspaper industry analyst Ken-Doctor said , need only $ 5 million , you can operate a founder of ” positive Pareto through ” the network news media companies.
In addition , behind the online news industry , not a lack of investment tycoon support. For example, eBay founder PierreOmidyar to a nonprofit online news media First-Look-Media has invested $ 250 million . In addition , just last month , the well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalists , Internet veteran entrepreneur Anderson , prophecy news media industry has entered a golden era, industry market size will turn times or even a hundred times .
In the next generation of online news services (including mobile devices introduced to the news client ) , news reader interactivity features growing. The Pew survey found that half of social media visitors , will give a good friend to share the wonderful news and news video , in addition to comment on these reports and videos.
In addition , 7% of U.S. adults , had taken his own news video uploaded to social networks or well-known news sites .
In terms of personnel requirements , the birth of new digital media , is no longer needed as a large editorial team like traditional media. It is worth mentioning that today’s news website reported lost interest for local , well known , many local newspapers have been closed down business.
In addition, lengthy reports and investigative reports, news sites are still competing to win the reader users chips , but the budget is limited editing online news company , not as a large number of in-depth reports to support projects like the traditional media.
Today’s news reader , on the whole is moving towards fragmentation , fast track . According to statistics, if Facebook users open a news site , the average time each time he visits the site of a minute and a half . If users direct access to news sites , each residence time , it is only half a minute or so.
Newspapers , magazines , television, radio and other traditional media , online news companies continue to be eroded . According to statistics , last year , the three major U.S. television news channel CNN, Fox and MSNBC, in prime time lost 11% of viewers. Between traditional news media and online news media , is generating a similar interaction between Newton’s third law of motion ( action and reaction ) of .

Mar 29

Taxi decryption software Wars: Behind the huge subsidies cost expansion



After 77 days of software taxi subsidy war, Didi taxi to produce a transcript : Didi taxi users increased from 22 million to 100 million , an increase of daily orders from 350,000 to 5,218,300 , subsidies paid through micro-channel reach 1400000000 . This means that Didi acquisition costs for each new user is only about $ 18.
Over the past two months, Didi and quick taxi taxi subsidies staged a rollercoaster Wars: In early January, the influx of subsidized early Chung , February heating up , within a week the two sides alternately raise the subsidy , but the subsidy can not be continued long-term dimension , 3 months, both sides invariably cool , entered the post subsidy era.
Didi announced in micro-channel pay subsidies over 1.4 billion , the quick taxi to Artesyn Technologies, said the new data is not yet announced , but the contest between the two sides continued behind the giant , not only to fight cart software cash support, but also open source and entrance, such as Didi access to a variety of mobile games, and some also fast to reach Ali O2O business cooperation , to enhance the competitiveness of the software.
It turns out that even though the total amount of subsidies seem high, but the individual user’s access to low cost , the only problem is that when the software subsidized taxi after the contest temporarily a paragraph , what business can use a similar activity rapid expansion ?
Subsidy war logic
This two-month subsidy war has brought a lot of money to Didi ‘s transcript. Didi ‘s data shows this change – January 10 , a single daily 350 000 32 cities ; February 24 , daily 3.16 million single country 120 cities ; March 28 , 178 cities nationwide Average daily 5218300 single .
Terms of number of users , before subsidies, Didi about 22 million users, March 27 , Didi taxi users exceeded 100 million . Didi taxi in the past 77 days , the daily average 5,218,300 orders to more than 132,700 single- volume Jingdong , Taobao 4,109,500 219,100 single single beauty group , has become the largest trading platform for mobile Internet daily orders .
According to subsidize $ 1.4 billion projected Didi added 78 million users , a single user to obtain the subsidy cost of about $ 18. In comparison , the current number of mobile applications to promote a single-user acquisition costs 40-50 yuan has risen to easily get the user’s cost of micro-channel pay quite moderate.
Micro-channel pay for more cost-effective point is that at least develop a user’s mobile payment habits . Financial Forum on the Internet on March 28 , held in Shenzhen , the financial industry research analyst Eric Wang Weidong said , Tencent, Alibaba PK is so intense that a core purpose is to develop user behavior. 15 years before the development of the Internet has proven e-commerce and online financial services for users who have important significance , mobile payments as well.
Also, another benefit is the byproduct of digestion of the people on the mobile payment security concerns . In Didi taxi after the introduction of micro-channel payment within a week of activities beginning from Didi taxi background data, about 80 % of the taxi driver the fare is immediately received a mention now , then drop into the first day of withdrawal now, nearly 90% of drivers withdrawals once every three days.
Didi ‘s relevant person in charge explained , most drivers do not understand the beginning of the micro-channel , worried about the safety of this new payment model , the subsequent gradual understanding of the security concerns reduced.
War is indeed the entrance of the subsidy dispute
Taxi subsidy wars software behind Tencent and Alibaba ultimately support the credit, but also to entrepreneurial companies compete for market share battle to become the entrance of large companies , both sides continue to overweight subsidies.
Early 2014 , quickly announced invested 100 million yuan taxi subsidy users , it might not expect a subsidy war had continued to be staged .
January 9 , after Didi announced financing, Didi said it would help pay for subsidies for micro-channel user activity . A month later , both sides to produce a transcript :
Didi official data revealed January 10 to February 9 , Didi taxi in average daily number of orders for the micro-channel pay 700,000 single micro-channel payment orders total about 21 million single , subsidies totaling 400 million yuan . During the event, Didi taxi users exceeded 40 million , compared with activity before doubling ; daily average of 1.83 million single orders , February 7 the first day of the Festival reached its peak 2.62 million single micro-channel pay for orders over 2 million single peak .
February 8th , fast data released , as of that time, the average daily order volume reached 1.28 million , the highest single-day orders exceeded 1.62 million , which use Paypal wallet to pay the fare of the highest number of days in order to break 600,000 .
Ushered in the era of post- subsidy regulation
In two heavily subsidized taxi software off the market quickly , but also generate a lot of questions , such as:
Taxi drivers began to pick job , which was originally to improve the efficiency of taxi taxi software led to the phenomenon of empty rejection intensified ;
Some passengers pay phone network is poor or forgotten passwords ;
Taxi back office systems software can not handle the explosive growth of information the user needs , resulting in a taxi paid software often display an unsuccessful ;
Some drivers continue to reward grab one while driving , traffic safety can not be guaranteed , even against the driving on the way can not call the traffic laws .
Currently , the two sides have taken the initiative to subsidize cooling. Didi from early March for four consecutive times to adjust the amount of random relief from the highest by 20 yuan to 18 March Hitachi minus $ 5. Quick to make adjustments from at 0:00 on March 22 onwards, Beijing , Shanghai , Hangzhou and other cities to keep up by 5 yuan per unit , per day 2 single unchanged. The amount of subsidies in other cities adjusted up by 3 yuan per unit , 2 single day.
Reduce subsidies cut enthusiastic user software on a taxi , but no injuries overall situation, there are drivers and passengers made ​​it clear that the software after subsidies to 5 yuan, has little appeal , using software taxi taxi times would be reduced, However, the software will use a taxi .
Software at the beginning of the rise of a taxi , the traffic department had to intervene in policy, resulting in some taxi Software died down recently , another new regulatory voice sounded.
March 28 , 2014 the Ministry of Transport held a regular press conference, the second year , the Ministry of Transport Li Yang , deputy director of the Policy Research Office , said at the press conference , on-call taxi service , currently some companies to use the phone a taxi software passengers and drivers are given a material reward , this might be the fairness of the market impact .
Earlier, during the two sessions , party secretary of the Ministry of Transport , the Minister Yang Chuantang , said the Ministry of Transport will be developed with the relevant departments to accelerate research norms phone call cart software development guidance , on-call taxi service to develop standardized technical standards, support and guidance to level above the city to establish a taxi service management information systems.
This also means that the transport sector to stabilize the shot hit the cart software caused unfair , which is two taxi software companies is not necessarily a bad thing, but behind Tencent and Alibaba to bring a new problem:
When the contest was temporarily subsidized taxi software after a paragraph , what business can use a similar activity rapid expansion ?

Mar 27

Oculus VR make sense to completely release the energy of the Internet.



Facebook acquired Oculus VR, 4 billion in cash +16 million shares, details of the transaction not to judge, have their own rules of the game between the Silicon Valley VC, but logic and industrial background acquisitions worthy of scrutiny . The most appropriate attribution 3D gaming device makers should be the top game companies , SONY or Microsoft . FB as the Internet company , its revenue from advertising and lightweight gaming companies choose to acquire rather than open collaboration , direct power from the entrance of the occupation – Oculus VR Future ghostwriter behind the senses Internet.
Parallel development of the real and virtual worlds
Compared to the real world , the virtual world has been in development speed , far more than Moore’s Law.
I believe that we still remember a website Linden Lab launched 11 years ago that once set the world SecondLife.com WOW enterprise , was stationed in attracting large companies , the peak period over 6 million registered users , people use to buy Linden Dollars ” land , ” surprising and confusing . China has also emerged hipihi.com and other imitators. However, due to the high cost , the profit model is not clear, a pattern was quickly abandoned, but similar technology 3D MMORPG game in 2003 after the rapid Huobian worldwide.
Facebook social network also represents the start about the same time , only patterns lighter, easier graphic internet at the time of expansion and realization . Tencent also in the same time period , in the virtual world have tasted the sweetness , 2D virtual worlds – game today laid the foundation to become an important revenue pillars.
In the past, the Internet has served as a mapping of the real world exists to graphics , video, fragmented in the form of websites to render. Rise Oculus VR represent sensory Internet opened the entrance to the second element of our space , the flesh becomes the world’s only remaining link two points .
Virtual left, right true
From the point of view of investment in technology , the field of the world’s top 5 internet , Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Tencent, its massive user base will accelerate the realization of technology import and shaping the face of the next five years, the Internet world. Today, with the sensor , the Internet, low-power processors, storage , battery constantly miniaturization, low cost , many techniques have nuclear fusion possible. The five giants tend to come out about two very different direction on the integration of technology route.
Facebook left : to enter the virtual world , the direct purchase of the second element space entrance.
Apple and Amazon right : focus on the real space to do intelligent information integration and discrete data entry . Wearable devices and mobile health field is that Apple will soon be seen a huge wave of leadership within 2 years.
Google and Tencent centrist : Google choose both, in the real world on the cover of a virtual information layer to interact through Google Glass. But also investment Nest, doing real-world smart home entrance . Tencent pad to integrate micro letter to the entrance of a link , the integration of virtual and real resources to the game as the core product revenue , build a small circle of users and revenue to the world .
Flowers and the world , a Bodhi leaf
In the past, the real world of human beings have been looked down on the rapid progress of the virtual world what happened . Can not be ignored is that the first wave of capital boom set off from the Google Glass wearable devices begin , the user entry in the rapidly growing Internet : PC, phone , voice , eyes, etc., continue to follow closely the basic body , easy to use , and into the strong sense .
Foreseeable future , we do not need to visit the site , just walk in Facebook ‘s own virtual world , the real world does not need to accommodate the physical laws and social customs, can embrace a more open mind .
Flowers and the world , a Bodhi leaf . Boundless, but you my imagination.

Mar 25

U.S. initial indictment APP piracy case suspect illegal profits $ 700,000

A Motorola Droid phone is seen displaying the Google search application in New York


Mobile applications gradually replace the traditional dominance of computer software piracy group also put a lot of targeting APP. Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice for the first time in the history of mobile applications available for download piracy case proceedings , the defendant applied the use of pirated profit of nearly $ 700,000 .
In the indictment raised by the U.S. Justice Department , and this week, from Florida ‘s 26 -year-old Nicholas Narbone admit his guilt , he is facing ” criminal copyright infringement ” allegations , the Justice Department said that behind this defendant engaged in piracy Appbucket APP Group .
In the March 10 , another a collaborative guilty ThomasDye (21 years old , also from Florida ) have also pleaded guilty .
U.S. prosecutors pointed out that a number of mobile application software piracy suspects , without the software developer and copyright holder ‘s permission , available for download pirated applications , the illegal profits of nearly $ 700,000 . Justice Department prosecutors pointed out , Appbucket Group pirated applications downloaded more than 100 million copies .
August 2012 , the Justice Department engaged in piracy closed the application download multiple sites , among snappzmarket.com, appbucket.net and applanet.net.
The case for trial in the North Georgia federal district court.
As the mobile application market into the Red Sea, the majority of unknown applications is difficult to obtain a considerable amount of downloads , many ranking applications, facing increasingly serious imitation, cloning piracy , Google ( microblogging ) is not strictly regulated Andrews ecological problems even worse. Although Google , Apple and other manufacturers of cottage wipe pirated applications , but because too many cottage APP quantity , cleaning up much success .