1. Zhou Hang, CEO of Yidao, joined Shunwei Capital?PR says no
AsiaIndustrial NetNews: Since being controlled by LeTV, Zhou Hang, the founder of Yidaoyongche, has been without news and has attracted much attention. However, in September last year, it was reported that Zhou Hang, the founder of Yidao, was about to leave, and Peng Gang, the CMO of LeTV, took over as CEO. In June last year, the legal representative of Yidao Company was changed from Zhou Hang to Peng Gang. At this point, there is no follow-up news about the change of Zhou Hang, the founder of Yidaoyongche.
On April 9, some media broke the news that Zhou Hang, the founder of Yidao, was recently revealed to have joined Shunwei Capital and left Yidao a month ago. After confirmation by Shunwei Capital’s founding partner and CEO Xu Dalai, Zhou Hang has joined Shunwei Capital as an investment partner. For this matter, Yidao’s public relations responded: “Mr. Zhou Hang has not resigned, and his current position is Yidao’s CEO.”
The Shunwei Capital team is composed of investment industry and Internet industry veterans, with rich experience in venture capital, capital operation and business management, leading investment in more than 100 start-up companies. The company Lei Jun is the founder/chairman, and Xu Dalai is the founder/CEO. Before that, Zhou Hang, founder of Yidaoyongche, attended an event organized by Shunwei Capital together with Lei Jun, chairman of Shunwei Capital, and several senior executives, and attended a dinner together.
2. Day 4 of the Depoker Human-Machine War: There is almost no chance of a comeback
Yesterday, the Chinese Dragons lost to Lengpu Master again. The Dragons lost 42,744 scoreboards in the first half, and the Dragons lost 55,664 scoreboards in the second half. The Dragons lost a total of 98,408 scoreboards throughout the day. After 10 hours of fierce battles throughout the day, the Chinese Dragon Team completed 9,000 hands. In the first three days, Master Lengpu led with 65137 scoreboards, 347565 scoreboards, and 233874 scoreboards respectively. In the afternoon, Kai-Fu Lee, the initiator of the competition and from Innovation Workshop, also came to the arena to experience the confrontation with Master Lengpu.
Today will be the last day of the game. Judging from the current situation, the Dragons have little chance of winning. After the game is over, the total number of scoreboards accumulated by the Master of Cold Punch and the total number of scoreboards accumulated by the six members of the Dragon Team will be calculated, and the leader of the total number of scoreboards will win the game. The winner will receive a prize of 2 million yuan.
This afternoon, the organizer also organized a “Celebrity Tournament”, and the leaders of venture capital, technology, and entertainment, led by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, will form six teams to compete with Master Lengpu.
3. Changan Automobile joins hands with Weilai or establishes a new energy vehicle company
On April 9, Changan Automobile and Weilai Automobile jointly signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing, intending to establish a joint venture company. The two parties will carry out comprehensive and in-depth cooperation in the field of intelligent and connected new energy vehicles to jointly promote the development of intelligent services and new energy vehicles.
This is another cooperation between NIO and an automaker following the tens of billions of strategic cooperation with JAC in April last year. According to the agreement, the two parties will carry out industry-wide cooperation in R&D, production, sales, and service in the field of intelligent and connected new energy vehicles. Intention to establish a joint venture company, focusing on new energy vehicle research and development, sales and service.
The two parties will utilize and integrate their respective advantages in platform, technology, management, production and marketing to jointly develop pure electric vehicles, cutting-edge technologies of intelligent vehicles, sales and service models, integration of Industrial chains, big data analysis and software applications and innovations. Exploring the management mechanism and so on. Taking the Internet thinking and the ultimate user experience as the concept, reconstruct the car sales system, explore new business models such as battery leasing, scheduled sales, membership-based sales, and create a new energy vehicle marketing platform with the ultimate sense of experience.
4. Chinarobot90% of the world’s largest sales in four years are imported
“Surgical robots areindustryRobot is another ‘big cake’, but the core technology in our field is monopolized by foreign companies. What should we do? “At the National Robot Development Forum held on April 2, Shanghai Jiaotong UniversitymechanicalThe words of Professor Cao Qixin from the School of Power Engineering revealed the “tip of the iceberg” of the current situation of the domestic robot industry.
With the gradual disappearance of my country’s demographic dividend and the requirements of “Made in China 2025”, it has become a general trend for robots to replace labor, which has also made Chinese robots the world’s first in sales for four consecutive years, and all parts of the country have also prioritized the development of the robot industry. . According to statistics, there are 28 provinces focusing on the development of the robot industry in China, more than 40 robot Industrial parks, and more than 500 robot enterprises.
However, in stark contrast to the “hotness” of robots is the reality that “in China’s huge robot consumer market, local brand robots only account for 4%” and the “cold thinking” of the experts at the meeting.
5. Tencent Youtu won the top spot in the MegaFace face recognition test
Recently, Tencent Youtu Lab won the first place in the 1 million-level face recognition test (Challenge1/FaceScrub identification) with the latest score of 83.290% in the international authoritative massive face recognition database MegaFace, and participated in this competition. There are also teams such as Google and Baidu. This is also the recent world record for UTU Labs after LFW.
MegaFace is a set of public face datasets released and maintained by the Computer Science and Engineering Laboratory of the University of Washington. Unlike the LFW database, which focuses on comparing whether two face photos have the same identity, MegaFace uses a large number of people. The recognition rate in the case of face registration is an important indicator. MegaFace is currently the most authoritative and popular benchmark for evaluating face recognition performance, especially for massive face recognition retrieval performance.
The training data of Tencent Youtu Lab comes from the western and eastern databases it collects. Among them, Westerners have a total of 20,000 identities and 2 million faces, and Orientals have a total of 50,000 identities and 4 million faces. Youtu uses the self-developed TensorFlow-based multi-machine multi-card cluster training platform RapidFlow to train deep learning models. After integrating multiple deep learning models with hundreds of layers deep, Youtu finally achieved a good score of 83.290% in the 1 million-level face recognition accuracy in MegaFace. It is worth mentioning that using this model, the Youtu face recognition algorithm refreshed records in both LFW and MegaFace databases at the same time, which also shows the generalizability and universality of this algorithm’s capabilities.
6. Otonomo, a cloud platform for the Internet of Vehicles, won a $25 million B round
Recently, cloud platform provider Otonomo announced the completion of a $25 million strategic financing round led by Delphi Automotive, with participation from existing investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, StageOne Ventures and Maniv Mobility. The company brings together automakers, app developers and other service providers through data generated by connected cars.
Founded in Israel in 2015, Otonomo’s service is mainly to help applications that connect millions of connected cars to more easily share data and make money; at the same time, it will also bring some useful in-car services to drivers. The platform was originally designed to save time negotiating between automakers and private service providers, and to simplify the way technology is integrated across models and applications.
Previously, the company has raised a total of $15 million in financing, including a $12 million Series A round just a few months ago. The new funding will now help the company expand globally to meet its growth needs. With this funding round, Otonomo is better prepared to expand into the US, Asia and Europe. Delphi UK, one of the world’s largest auto parts makers, said: “This investment builds on our partnership with Otonomo, which will bring new data services to our point-of-car production.”
7. London’s driverless bus test will be operational within two years
Last week, the London government announced that it would invest 100 million pounds (about 855 million yuan) to build infrastructure to promote the development of driverless technology. The driverless bus project, called the GATEway project, cost nearly 8 million pounds (about 68.4072 million yuan). It is reported that the project will be officially put into operation before the end of 2019 according to the results of the trial operation. In the future, the project will be expanded to the whole country.
Over the next three weeks, Transport for London will invite 100 citizens to take a test ride on a driverless bus route. The trial bus route is 2 miles (about 3.22 kilometers) long and is located close to the O2 Arena in London. The original intention of the construction is to facilitate the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods of Greenwich, so that they can reach the existing public more quickly. Transportation terminal.
Five cameras and three lasers were installed on the driverless bus to help it navigate, and the trial runs on a riverside path that was previously reserved for pedestrians and bicycles, so the bus was tested at just 10 miles per hour (approximately 10 miles per hour). combined 16.09 kilometers). At the same time, there is also a professional operator on the bus, who can take emergency braking after special circumstances.
8. Italy bans Uber and requires 10 days to shut down
April 8 news, according to the British Guardian report, a court in Rome, Italy recently announced an injunction against the Uber App, requiring the latter to stop operating within 10 days, and to stop promotions and promotional activities, saying the latter caused unfairness to the traditional taxi industry. compete. If Uber does not comply with the requirements, it faces a fine of 100,000 euros per day.
Uber said in a statement: “We are appalled by the Italian court’s decision and will appeal. Thousands of professional, licensed drivers use Uber to earn income while providing reliable transportation to the Italian people. .”
Two years ago, a court in Milan, Italy, banned the UberPop app, finding it encouraged unlicensed drivers to provide taxi services, a ruling that was later upheld by the Turin Court of Appeal.
9. The opening of Xiaomi International Trade Store: the World Trade Center “squeezes out” Apple
On the afternoon of April 8th, Xiaomi announced today that the fourth offline store in Beijing has settled in the World Trade Center. This is also the 68th Xiaomi Home in the country since Xiaomi has deployed offline channels, and it may also be Xiaomi’s current “most expensive” store. . Shimao Tianjie is known as the flagship business of Beijing CBD. It is close to China World Trade Center and Kerry Center. As an iconic business district, it brings together fashionable brand stores from all over the world. Previously, Xiaomi Shimao Tianjie store was rumored to be an agency store of Apple. Xiaomi President Lin Bin said bluntly: This is Xiaomi’s offline store with the best location in Beijing.
This is also the 68th offline store that Xiaomi has opened nationwide in the year since Xiaomi officially announced the layout of offline channels. At present, after a year of laying out, Xiaomi Home has covered 20 provinces across the country, and Xiaomi previously announced a target of 1,000 in five years.
This entry into the WTO may also be a signal released by Xiaomi to a certain extent. On the one hand, Xiaomi Home will begin to test the waters of top business districts, which is a further test for Xiaomi Home’s breakeven. Under the background of “cost pricing”, top business districts will have higher requirements for commodity transactions and floor efficiency. The goal of “basically leveling” Xiaomi’s offline channel revenue is even more challenging. On the other hand, the rhythm of Xiaomi’s home layout may be further accelerated. If the previous year was to explore the operating experience of offline stores through cost control, then entering the top CBD business district may be the beginning of a high-profile fight. .
10. Samsung S8 pre-sale in South Korea has a good start or breaks Note7 record
On April 7, according to Yonhap News Agency, Samsung Electronics’ flagship mobile phone Galaxy S8 started pre-sale on the 7th, and the market is optimistic.
In the telecom operator channel, the Galaxy S8+ with 128GB storage is still the most popular, although the high-end version is priced as high as 1.155 million won (about RMB 7,018). In the mobile phone store, the S8 in midnight black and orchid gray is the most popular.
11. In the first quarter of 2017, LG’s profit jumped from loss to profit by 82.4%
On April 7, according to Yonhap News Agency, LG Electronics released a performance report on the 7th, initially verifying that the operating profit in the first quarter of this year increased by 82.4% year-on-year to 921.5 billion won (about 5.603 billion yuan). LG Electronics’ sales in the first quarter increased by 9.7% year-on-year to 14.6605 trillion won. Operating profit and sales both hit record highs in the first quarter of the calendar year. In view of the loss of 35.3 billion won in the previous quarter, the company has fought a beautiful turnaround in the first quarter.
According to the analysis, the profit in the first quarter is attributed to two points, one is that the TV and home appliance product divisions maintain profitability, and the other is that the loss of the smartphone division is reduced. The TV and home appliance divisions focus on high-end products and are able to achieve profitability despite the unfavorable factors of home appliance off-season. LG Electronics will continue to focus on the high-end market and improve its revenue-generating capabilities.
The smartphone division has posted losses for seven consecutive quarters since the second quarter of 2015, and narrowed the loss through personnel and business adjustments in the second half of last year. LG Electronics launched its new flagship mobile phone G6 in South Korea on March 10, which will land in the North American market on the 6th of this month. Therefore, the market response of the G6 will affect the performance of the second quarter to a certain extent.
12. The new material makes the broken screen of the mobile phone repairable within 24 hours
According to the British “Daily Telegraph” website reported on April 5, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have designed a new type of polymer with self-healing capabilities, providing the ability to bridge cracks and eliminate scratches . The material can stretch up to 50 times its original size, meaning scratches won’t be permanent. In the case of complete fragmentation, they can also re-aggregate and return to their original shape within 24 hours.
This isn’t the first material to have self-healing properties. Similar technology is already used in some cell phone cases, such as LG’s G Flex phone. But Chao Wang’s attempt marks the first example of recycled materials that can conduct electricity, meaning they could be used to make phone screens. According to Wang Chao, the material also performs better in a variety of environments, such as moisture, compared to previous materials. “Previous self-healing polymers didn’t perform very well in high humidity conditions. They changed the mechanical properties,” he said.
“A self-healing material can return to its original shape after being cut in half, as if nothing had happened, just like human skin,” said Wang Chao, a researcher on the invention. Except for screens , this material can also be used in batteries. Wang Chao is currently developing a lithium-ion battery with a self-healing function, which helps a broken phone repair itself and become more durable. He expects the material, made from stretchable polymers and ionic salts, to be used to make smartphone screens and batteries within the next three years.
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1. Naiwei Technology’s profit soared 720% in the first quarter of 2017
On April 9, Naiwei Technology released a performance forecast. The company expects that the net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies from January to March 2017 will be 9.9523 million to 10.3164 million, a year-on-year change of 720.00% to 750.00%. The average net profit growth rate of the defense and military industry was 1.83%.
The company stated that 1. The operating income has increased significantly compared with the same period of the previous year. In addition to the substantial growth of the original military/civil navigation and application business, compared with the same period of the previous year, the Swedish Silex Microsystems AB (hereinafter referred to as “” Silex”), the holding subsidiary Beijing Leihang Century Technology Co., Ltd. Among them, with the advent of the Internet of Things era, MEMS sensor devices, which are the core components of the perception layer, have ushered in huge development opportunities, and related industries continue to have a high degree of prosperity. As the world’s leading MEMS chip manufacturer, Silex’s operating income continues to grow.
2. In order to better grasp the needs and opportunities of the military market, the company vigorously expands inertial/integrated navigation, avionics, high-speed information processing, unmanned systems and other businesses. Relevant subsidiaries increase personnel recruitment, increase project research and development and market investment. Administrative and selling expenses increased significantly.
3. In order to solve the capital needs brought about by the expansion of various businesses, the company has increased its liabilities due to borrowings from the controlling shareholder, actual controller, and commercial banks, and related financial expenses have increased significantly. During the reporting period, it is estimated that the impact of non-recurring gains and losses on the current net profit is about 6.5 million yuan, mainly because the company’s “MEMS-based Beidou multi-source integrated navigation integrated operation service platform” project received a government subsidy of 7.72 million yuan. , the impact of non-recurring gains and losses in the same period of the previous year on the current net profit was approximately RMB 3,000.
2. The profit of Huace Film and Television in the first quarter of 2017 changed by about 20%
On April 9, Huace Film and Television released a performance forecast. The company expects that the net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies from January to March 2017 is 117 million to 140 million, a year-on-year change of 0.00% to 20.00%. The average net profit growth rate of the media industry was 34.19%.
The company stated that 1. In terms of online dramas: four projects were launched during the reporting period, namely “Three Lives, Three Worlds and Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms”, “Lonely Fangs Don’t Appreciate Oneself”, “The Legend of the Condor Heroes”, and “Weekend Parents”. Among them, “Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms” is a big drama for Dragon TV and Zhejiang Satellite TV. At present, the entire network has been clicked more than 37 billion times, setting a record for domestic TV dramas. The drama, LeTV (300104, Stock Bar) (300104) has exceeded 13 billion clicks on a single platform; “The Legend of the Condor Heroes” is the 2017 opening drama of the iQiyi membership system, which is simultaneously broadcast on Dragon TV weekly, with a Douban score of 8 points. During the reporting period, there were six newly launched projects, namely “Seven Me”, “Age of Youth”, “Queen Dugu”, “Fantasy Night of the Tang Dynasty”, “To Our Simple Little Beauty” and “Time Knows”.
2. In terms of movies: As a co-distributor, the company participated in the release of two movie projects, “Extraordinary Mission” and “Kung Fu Yoga”. Among them, “Kung Fu Yoga” has a cumulative total box office of over 1.75 billion yuan and is the box office champion of the Spring Festival. The production of “Qie Xiaojin’s Hotel”, which participated in the investment and production, has also started.
3. In terms of variety shows: “We are Seventeen”, produced and co-produced by the company, has been broadcast on Zhejiang Satellite TV during the New Year’s Eve. file broadcast. During the reporting period, the three major content business segments of the company’s network dramas, movies and variety shows developed healthily, and various businesses were steadily advancing. During the reporting period, the company estimated that the impact of non-recurring gains and losses on net profit was approximately RMB 47.92 million.
3. In 2016, TCL’s revenue increased by 1.79% and profit decreased by 38%
On April 9, TCL Group released the 2016 performance report and the 2017 first quarter performance forecast. TCL Group expects to achieve an operating income of 106.4 billion yuan in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 1.79%, and a net profit of 2.1 billion yuan, of which the net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies is 1.6 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 38%.
The announcement shows that the decline in profits for the whole year of 2016 was mainly dragged down by the sharp decline in the performance of communications. In the first quarter of 2017, CSOT’s film production volume and average product price increased significantly year-on-year, financial and investment businesses also achieved good returns, and the group’s overall profit increased significantly year-on-year. As the most important asset and representative of the industrialization level of TCL Group, CSOT has always been the company’s profit cow. Benefiting from the recovery of LCD panel prices, the company’s cost control, and the increase in the proportion of large-size products, CSOT maintains good profitability.
In terms of color TV business, the announcement shows that TCL multimedia LCD TV sales increased by 15.1% year-on-year last year; according to IHS Technology data, TCL ranked third in the global LCD TV market with a 9.0% market share in 2016. In the first quarter of this year, TCL Multimedia sold a total of 4.702 million LCD TVs, a year-on-year increase of 11.9%; of which, 3.121 million smart network TVs, a year-on-year increase of 32.9%. The white goods business is relatively stable. The sales volume of air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines in the first quarter of this year increased by 40.3%, 2.71% and 20.7% respectively year-on-year.
Due to the influence of factors such as the downturn in the overseas mobile phone market, the sharp rise in the cost of key components and the overall restructuring in China, the performance of the communication business fell sharply. Last year, TCL Communications sold 68.766 million units of communications equipment and other products, a year-on-year decrease of 17.7%. In the first quarter of this year, overseas markets continued to be sluggish. TCL Communications achieved product sales of 10.546 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 38.7%. At present, the growth rate of the mobile phone industry market has slowed down significantly. According to IDC data, the total global smartphone sales in 2016 were 1.47 billion units, an increase of only 2% year-on-year. Competition has become more intense and the overall profitability of the industry has been affected.
In terms of Internet transformation, as of the first quarter, the cumulative number of activated users operating through TCL smart network TV terminals has reached 19.087 million, and the average number of daily active users has reached 8.614 million, a year-on-year increase of 49.5%; The cumulative number of active users of intelligent network TV terminals reached 31.585 million, and the average daily active users was 12.265 million.
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