Apple's WWDC conference this year is completely "soft", the only release of the hardware is the new Apple Watch rainbow strap, but the apple wearable device business led by Apple Watch has gradually become the industry's oldest. Today, market research company IDC released a 2018 Q1 global wearable device market report, which showed that the first quarter global wearable equipment shipments were 25 million 100 thousand, up 1.2% from a year earlier. The growth rate of 18% in the same period last year could be said to be a slump. Wearable devices are in the same downturn as smartphones, mainly due to a 9.2% drop in the shipments of basic wearable devices, while smart devices are more popular with consumers, and the relatively high-end smart wearable devices such as apple and Fitbit have grown by 28.4%. Please enter the description According to IDC's statistics, watches and bracelets account for 95% of the global wearable device shipments in the first quarter, and apple is undoubtedly the biggest winner. With the Apple Watch Series 3 in support of the cellular network, the Apple Watch shipment increased by 13.5%, and the market share of the apple wearable equipment increased from 14.3% to 16.1%. Please enter the description According to Apple's first quarter earnings this year, Apple Watch revenue and shipments increased by more than 50%. Sales of Apple Watch Series 3 were more than double the sales of Series 2 a year ago. According to GBH Insights, a market research firm, 70% of users who purchase Apple Watch Series 3 are new users. In the second quarter Apple conference phone conference, Cook said the sales of wearable devices, including AirPods, Beats headphones and Apple Watch, grew by nearly 50%, supporting the growth of apple "other products" over 90%, and Cook's evaluation of the business was: Our wearable device business can now rank among the fortune 300 companies. Among them, the smart watch market occupies half of the Apple Watch work can not be, although the WWDC conference did not launch the new Apple Watch, but also updated watchOS 5, better support the sports function.
Microsoft has finally finalized the news of the acquisition of GitHub. In the evening of June 4th, Microsoft issued a notice, officially announcing the plan to buy software code hosting site GitHub for $7 billion 500 million, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year. GitHub was founded in April 2008 and has just been ten years. In 2015, GitHub was valued at $2 billion, and in just three years, the market value of GitHub rose nearly 4 times, becoming the most popular social programming and code hosting platform. According to statistics, as of March this year, the number of high frequency users of GitHub reached 28 million, and 80 million source repositories were managed for programming language software such as Java, Python and C++. NASA and other public institutions and Google, apple, Amazon and other large technology companies also have business on GitHub. Because GitHub community users are mostly white men (the proportion is said to be up to 97%), Chinese programmers have been dubbed the "world's largest homosexual dating website" by Chinese programmers. GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath said community platforms had made profits in the early 2011. At present, there are three main profit models of GitHub: Code hosting service, data settling and cloud storage, and enterprise headhunting recruitment community. According to CNBC's report last year, GitHub expects annual revenue to exceed $200 million, of which more than $110 million comes from B end enterprise services revenue. Such a profitable company, which has not chosen to go public, is subject to Microsoft, partly because of its confidence in the ability and determination of Microsoft to attach importance to the developer's business. Interestingly, Microsoft was a strong opponent of open source software, but after Nadella's Microsoft CEO, Microsoft gradually became one of the most active promoters of the open source community. From the 2014 Microsoft open source programming basic tool.NET, Microsoft has launched hundreds of open source projects in succession; in 2016, Microsoft has also surpassed the Facebook and Google and topped the list of GitHub's contributions. As for the significance of Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub, Nadella commented on twitter that "Microsoft + GitHub = energy developers". According to industry speculates, from Microsoft's GitHub part of revenue and into the smart cloud business sector, it is to implement the "AI + cloud" strategy to promote the developers to develop and apply the multi platform for Microsoft, including the cloud platform Azure Cloud. From left to right is GitHub co founder Chris Wanstrath, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, GitHub new CEO Nat Friedman. Microsoft said that the future operation of GitHub will remain the original style, with the highest level of development and independent operation. After the completion of the acquisition, Microsoft Corp vice president Nat Friedman will be the chief executive officer of GitHub, GitHub co founder and former CEO Chris Wanstrath will become a Microsoft technology researcher, reporting to the executive vice president Scott Guthrie, and developing a strategic software development plan. All along, from NOKIA, Hotmail, Skype and other lessons, people are mockery of Microsoft's big acquisitions. So what is the fate of GitHub in the future? It may only be time to give the answer.
In the early morning of June 5th, a short video website was sent to respond to the first line of the video calling barrage website Acfun (hereinafter referred to as A station): As soon as possible, we confirm that we have completed the overall acquisition of Acfun. In the future, A station will maintain its independent brand, maintain its independent operation, maintain its original team and develop independently. And the fast will also give A station strong support in capital, resources, technology and so on. In addition, A station CEO Liu Yanyan also told Tencent science and technology that the news is true and can be said today. At the beginning of this year, A station had experienced such problems as closing stations and being unable to visit. It was said that it had been supported by the Ali department to resume its normal operation, but later there was news that the Alibaba gave up the holding plan for the A station and turned it from the headline today. But in fact, according to the first line, fast hand has always been one of the potential financing side of A station.
Hunting cloud note: This is a speech delivered by Liu Erhai, the founder and executive partner of the early days of the early days of the early days of the early days of the capital. In his speech, Liu Erhai said that the development of entrepreneurship in China has reached a new stage, and has been upgraded to all aspects of product and team competition. With the rapid growth of enterprises and the strong admission of giants, all these require entrepreneurs to judge and create the unique value of their own businesses. Article source: ID:innoangel99, author: Bian Xiao Cao What is “ the devil channel ”? The theme I share today is "crossing the devil passage", looking at many companies now, including the shared bike that has just been mentioned. There was a time when people said that there was too much to share a single car and the color was not used enough, but in almost a year, there were only about three colors. From the previous group shopping, special car, catering O2O, video portal to the later shared bike, video live, used car market, we found a common, almost every big industry has to go through a baptism. There are 3 phenomena in the formation of this commonality: 1, the rapid escalation of competition; 2, the rapid growth of enterprises; 3, the entry of giants. First, the competition is rapidly upgrading. Once I met one of the investors in Sanlitun, who said that the shared bike you invested in it blocked our way. Do you have no sense of guilt as an investor? I say I'm sorry, but competition is so fast and fierce. Two, enterprises are growing fast. From no car to 800 or 9 million cars, only a year's time, including the outbreak of jitter in short time, has also affected the circle of friends of Tencent. Why can enterprises grow so fast? An important reason is that it is very easy to find users online, so these enterprises can quickly succeed. In addition, investors' capital holdings have also accelerated the growth of enterprises. A foreign investor once asked me: &ldquo, how do you give money to the enterprise desperately? ” an investment that looks crazy, we really know what we're doing, that's the rules of the current battlefield, and we don't have a way to get a lot of capital into the business. You have to follow it as a player. Three. The game of the giants. Almost all industries can see the figure of the giant, which brings different challenges to our friends here: do we want to stand in line? What do you do without a team tycoon? Start-ups are in fear and anxiety. From what we see, if the enterprise wants to succeed, it must go through the devil channel, and have to go through the process of rapid competition, the rapid growth of the enterprise and the game of the big entrance. “ others ” how do they cross the devil's passage? How do you cross the devil passage? We still have to go back to the nature of business and the business model. Take two examples, we can see how these enterprises really cross or are crossing the devil channel. The first example: azure car. The main purpose of Wei Lai automobile is to surpass competitors in terms of technical engineering ability, and the most important is their engineering capability. In October 12, 2016, in the North Ring Road of newburgrin in Germany, azure car EP9 created the fastest electric vehicle speed record in 7 minutes and 05 seconds; in February 23, 2017, in the United States Texas American race track unmanned test, EP9 created a speed record of 257 kilometers per hour, becoming the fastest driverless car in the world. Car; in May 12th of the same year, EP9 refreshed the record with 6 minutes, 45 seconds and 900 seconds; in December 16th, Wei Lai car officially released the first production vehicle ES8. Second examples: the Jingdong. Jingdong doesn't have much technology. Everyone here's technology may do better than him. In that year, compared with the earlier Dangdang, excellence and Amazon, what did Jingdong rely on to surpass competitors? In fact, the key is that Jingdong has done the logistics of large items, and there is not much technology, but it has made up the immature part of the value chain. Infrastructure can also create value and help enterprises cross the devil's channel. The secrets of Wei Lai car and Jingdong crossing the devil's channel are engineering technology and infrastructure. Joyful capital has invested a lot. We have a “ a resource oriented investment ” an investment strategy. The so-called base area is to say that the region is wide, and we can invest more in this field. In this field, we have put out a number of two projects; finally, we have deep accumulation and profound understanding in this field.
June 5th news, recently “ Shanghai phantom electricity Mdt InfoTech Ltd ” (“ B station ”) and animation production company “ Shanghai painting boundary Cultural Communication Co., Ltd. ” (“ dream animation ”) joint venture company “ doraemi (Shanghai) Cultural Communication Co., Ltd. ” (hereinafter referred to &ldq) Uo; Doraemon ”). It is reported that the new company B station 60% shares, painting dream animation account for 40% of the share, the chairman of the B station chairman Chen Rui as chairman, the former co - founder of the evil spirit and COO Dong Zhiling as the general manager. The B station and the dream animation joint venture, or to enhance its animation production capabilities. In this regard, Tencent "first line" to B station verification, no response. The public information shows that the animation was founded in 2013, and the company's brand is “ HAOLINERS” the animation includes "I called Bai Xiaofei," "the fox demon little red Niang" "the spirit domain" "the end brain" "the chick" "that rabbit that year" and "the former Ling sword mountain", which is one of the most important animation companies in China. It is reported that the current animation in Tokyo, Seoul established a branch, with Fuji television station, GENOSTUDIO has a cooperative relationship, and with the Tokyo MX television cooperation launched a “ a dream time ”