Palantir data analysis company to find new financing, valued at $15 billion

on 17 January morning message, data analysis software startups Palantir late last year has just finished financing at the $15 billion valuation, but now it is to plan for a new round of financing.

, according to people familiar with the Palantir in late 2014 by investor enthusiasm has completed financing. The round totaled $500 million, completed in November last year. But people familiar with the situation said, adding that the company now also began to seek new financing.

Palantir spokesman declined to comment, before that, the Palantir financing valuation at the end of 2013 had reached $9 billion, and now surged to $15 billion in further highlights the silicon valley startup valuations in the situation. Uber Technologies, completed two pen last year more than 1 billion dollars in financing, valuation has reached $40 billion last month.

the national venture capital association and PWC data show that investors have been to the startup of cash, a total of $48.3 billion last year, a record since 2000.

Palantir CEO Alex Karp (Alex Karp) was a philosopher, and later moved to the asset management industry. The company in 2004 by venture capitalists and Facebook early investors Peter tal (Peter Thiel) founded with others.

Palantir originally developed software can set separate database, in order to search and analysis. The technology is brought to the attention of the police and intelligence agencies, and can help them promote efficiency of data analysis.

Wall Street firms, then become a Palantir’s biggest customer, using the company’s software to detect fraud and loan risk assessment. Last march, hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors, hire Palantir help its monitoring ability to ascend.

In addition, the raised Fund, Palantir also received the CIA’s risk investment institutions – Q – Tel and other risks In investment capital of the company.

The vc totalled $48.3 billion last year Record since 2000

on January 16th afternoon message, from the national venture capital association, PWC, according to the latest data and Thomson Reuters last year, with total investment of usd 48.39 billion of America’s venture investment institutions,, the highest since 2000.

although the investment is approaching “. Com bubble era “, and the $19.8 billion to the software startups, but most of the venture capitalist, said last year investment market and the bubble is very different. For example, fast developing nowadays, many companies also achieved good revenue growth.

Insight Venture Partners, a German · Mr Parekh (, Deven Parekh) said: “from the view, on the basis of the current Internet models are better than in 2000.” The company invested in alibaba and Twitter.

last year, venture capitalists invested $48.39 billion through the 4356 deal, and the total amount of investment of $29.96 billion in 2013. Since the national venture capital association, since the tracking record came in 2000, the total investment of $105.01 billion.

last year, with $31.81 billion in venture capital to the late start-up company, compared to $2013 for the same period in 2013. Late startup companies tend to attract mutual funds and sovereign wealth funds investment, the investment institutions usually do not invest in start-up companies.

Paris, says the companies will most likely be a bubble. But he also pointed out that many late start-up companies is still a strong growth, so need to use a new way for their valuation. Uber, for example, in December last year’s $40 billion valuation in the round of $1.2 billion in financing.

however, some celebrities have begun calling for investors remain cautious. Venture capitalists Bill gul (Bill Gurley) was Uber investors. He said in September last year, business circle there are already too much risk. The fed in July last year has said for social media industries such as valuations “seem clearly exaggerated”.

In the fourth quarter of last year, according to

, the risk of total investment of $14.75 billion, a single quarter since 2000, the highest risk investment. The risk of investment of $8.82 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013.

all of the risk investment in 2014, the software industry accounted for 41%, its highest since the report began compiling record. Biotechnology and media entertainment ranked second, third, but has a larger gap.

on Thursday, a separate report released by the CB Insights, at $47.3 billion, 2014 U.S. venture capital transaction number is 3617.

Vc is a nurse or a vampire?

article/kuan huang QiBaDian venture investment co., LTD. (Beijing)

meet between age, will talk about VC (venture capital). Especially young entrepreneurs, they usually have two kinds of extreme emotions to VC, a kind of like dad, mom feel a VC is like a milk to eat; Another extreme is very exclusive VC, the feeling is they seem to be blood sucking up his own company, and then take the money and run. Two ideas are more extreme. We first to get to know a VC firm how things back.

English name is venture capital risk investment, VC for short. This company specialized early fast-growing start-ups. VC didn’t have a lot of money on their own, they are from their father taking money. VC company’s dad called LP – Limited Partner. The LP is often very very, very rich fund company: can be a big private equity funds, investment funds can be insurance company, can be a big company of idle funds, and so on, anyway, is all some people with a lot of money. The pulse of VC company is by holding the LP. , from the perspective of LP can vote for their money in real estate, also can be cast for the stock market, also can cast for VC firms, the key see who returns is more high. Basically see a VC firm’s performance return on investment. General VC firms if the rate of return is 2 to 3 times, it’s performance is poorer; 5-6 times the average performance; Of more than 10 times; 20 times as it is rare. I can tell you, VC company ask LP want money more difficult than entrepreneurs ask the difficulty of the VC for money.

VC are willing to invest in your, it is because they think that your company has a huge growth potential. Here I say big not refers to the growth rate of 20% to 30% a year, but the rate of more than 100%. VC high expectations for you, that’s because the LP high expectations of them. For early stage companies, speed of growth was the first. You as entrepreneurs, if they also didn’t want to good how to maintain high-speed growth of the company, then you go to talk with VC, only have insulted.

VC hope your company do big, do not easily sell. For them, their biggest reward is owned by a company to become an industry of a big MAC. The birth of a gigantic without bully, bring VC investment returns are hundreds or even thousands of times. On behalf of the part and entrepreneurs will have a certain degree of conflict. For example: you took VC200 thousands of dollars of investment, the valuation at $5 million (VC accounted for 40% of the company, you and your team accounted for 60% of the shares). What did you do the results after 1 year, sina buy prepared to spend $10 million to you. For you and your team, only use the time you can cash out $6 million a year. Special like Internet early now, teams are small, all points a, is a considerable number. Take money, you can go on holiday to Hawaii beach, the sun for a month, and then come back for a second. Media rated you as serial entrepreneurs, and then a lot of young entrepreneurs to your idols. How scenery! But for your VC investment, their rate of return is only 2 times. The day of his have absolutely no you so smart! You in taste red wine, to invest in your VC could be in for the LP to be spanked, worried about their bonuses and not the end of the year.

VC role in the company have classification, a managing partner, as well as an ordinary partner, there are principal, below is seniorassociate again, and again the following is the associate. Generally the associate to do 2 years, their research is mainly responsible for the specific company. The Associate if rise will not come after 2 years, many will leave. The direction of a principal is responsible for research, finally couldn’t vote for, or a partner in charge. Some VC companies and the role of a great call EIR, Entrepreneur in Residence. EIR is used to VC company and entrepreneurs a good way to keep the relationship. EIR sometimes to help watch our portfolio, together with Due Dilligence, “bringing deals. The EIR basic it is with many people experience.

know this background knowledge before financing, in fact, a lot of help for entrepreneurs. Such as entrepreneurs, often receive a letter sent to you the associate said that to your company is very interested in, want to talk about. Received this letter, don’t have chicken. The associate to many of these signals in each month, your company is only one of them. Large VC company also has a political struggle. Generally more hard work belongs to the kind of person who have hope to become partner. These people want to become a partner, they must be “bringing to the company deals. The so-called “bringing deals, is to make the companies that have the potential to take their investment, then hope that one day the company has a good exit bought by big company (or listed). So if you and those who want to be a partner together to talk about, they help you to investment of power will be greater. Of course, if you talk with LP and partner directly, the chance of success is relatively higher.

many VC companies co – invest: is to several familiar companies invest in a startup. In this way, people have extra money to cast other direction at the same time, share the risk. When the entrepreneurs in search of the wind, the hardest part is finding that would take the VC. Before a few times some of the VC on the company and team is interested in, but do not want to get shot. Because the lead VC responsibility is larger. 2011-2012, there are a number of startups to melt to run out of money, but did not reach can melt into the next round of milestone, as a leading VC sometimes have to save a sum of money, as a bridge loan to help pull through investment company. VC is a social animal. You will often find for months no one willing to vote for you, and then all of a sudden have a willing to vote for you, others will come back again to you are interested.

the cycle of VC investment fund also has exquisite. General large funds are for a period of 5 to 10 years. Is the most depressed thing, sometimes when you don’t easy to find an exception for you are interested in VC, and feels he is quick to you termsheet, suddenly received his email said “brother, your product is very good, I also look good on you. But I don’t have money, is currently talking to LP, an estimated 70% of the possible three months after can get new a fund “… . . This time, you have to ‘criticisms in the heart, and very politely say, “keep me posted”, and then go on making Qian Zhilu.

think VC is also poor, every day someone will send email to say they see a new app or website. Lucky, they see innovative things from time to time, bad luck when looked at dozens of the same product, read it again, may be can’t eat rice. Have a good project, everyone come to steal; They also dare not general projects. Hand with hundreds of millions of money, go be afraid of losing money, don’t throw must lose money again.

I appreciate a lot of foreign VC, they pay attention to communication, many people have their own blog. They often on his blog update their investment philosophy, observation of the industry and to provide experiences and lessons from young age. After all, everyone is just like in the blind date. If both sides strengthen communication, it can save a lot of, hand in hand at an early date.

2014 video all night, no matter what form, important or content

on Jan. 16, video site youku held “- 2014 video all night” awards, the winners include logic thinking, large outbreak events, such as flying saucer said famous PGC content brand. The content of the inventory is not limited to youku platform play, video inventory is covering the whole industry.

youku in UGC and PGC deep for many years, every day, tens of thousands of article 10 video posted on youtube; PGC ecological 500 content partners, 1000 projects, 20000 sets. Youku is now a UGC, PGC, outsourcing, network copyright self-control, and the content of the production of 5 kinds of content ecosystem.

on the other hand, whether UGC, PGC, or network video self-control, outside the traditional film and television content, the content of the Internet platform for more really emerging provides a platform of growth and development of the space.

this “the night of the video made by free studio on the road” the tip of the tongue in the dorm, instant noodles also harvest awards, the video copy “on the tip of the tongue of China 2” playscript with stage directions and music, touches the campus memories in joy. In addition, such as “big outbreak events”, “love gossip growth association”, “flying saucer said” wait for accurate positioning the Internet audience, maintain long-term hot classic brand, completely become a measure of PGC.

in 2014, various video websites are offering a homemade banner, but did not reduce the UGC/PGC. With the loss of the threshold of video production, as well as the young people the new understanding of video entertainment. Call beast Yi Xiaoxing “never expected” fame network; The small apples sung from across the country and even become a “nuisance” divine comedy; Since the media Luo Zhenyu with the logic thinking model has become all the fans in the heart. These programs enriched the image world of the Internet, and attract more and more people in video production.

in the last years of dispute, after several rounds of shuffle video industry, with youku potatoes, love art, music, as a representative of several has divided China network video entertainment. Each power is in addition to have self-control, copyright battle, each have their own power. Future deeply involved in the content of the homemade or joint quality produced, has become a landmark industry cooperation way.

although each has a killer, but there is no doubt that the specific forms of cooperation can never be a presumptuous guest usurps the host’s role, the content of the quality of output is the top priority.

Morning: Intel start Edison innovation, easy car, nine power of financing

on January 17, hunting cloud network (text/who)

Intel started Edison innovation contest

Intel launched to hard enjoy commune “, from now on, “as the theme of the Edison innovation contest. From Intel, tencent open platform, jingdong the raise, baidu’s representative and gen geeks to share the hardware such as entrepreneurial opportunities, the content of the intelligent logic hardware investment, etc. Registration of all items will be hard at Intel commune of online services and technical support. Screening out the good seeds after training will be equipped with exclusive one-to-one gold supervisor, finish in the top five “star of tomorrow”, will reach 2015 Intel information technology to the international big stage.

smart hardware business friends, jingdong have related to the raise this morning yo,

tencent do mobile phone operating system

Tencent is inside a named Tencent OS phone ROM, also known as Tencent ROM, Tencent OS, TOS. In Tencent OS propaganda page, Tencent did not provide details about the product technology, in the bottom of the propaganda page, the user can apply for to join Tencent ROM closed. In 2012, tencent has sent a based on Android 4.0 system ROM tita, although the pages of this product is now still can access, but did not download entrance on a page.

a penguin baby, if you can lose weight that would be great. PC more than 50 M, 20 M mobile end, forehead, feeling rising smartphone running memory is for you…

easy car jingdong and tencent’s $1.55 billion investment in

easy car with jingdong, tencent trilateral strategic cooperation agreement, easy car will get jingdong and tencent in the form of cash and assets investment totaling about $1.55 billion. Hope that through the easy car, chairman and CEO li bin jingdong electricity resources and experience, and tencent’s financial resources, to help easy car to complete the identity transformation – “electric car dealer”.

since the jingdong and tencent together, where is where you can see your love posture. Hunting cloud network thought of a word, show conjugal love…

200 million investment focus on large financial data of nine power

nine power of wealth (Beijing) co., LTD. Got the information of a new investment, capital letter, IDG capital, Germany as capital, rich kay investment institutions such as fund investment, led by letter capital, invested a total of about 200 million yuan. It is reported that nine power is to negotiate and data Banks, teamed up with the bank to set up the P2P business platform.

uav start-ups Skydio won $3 million in financing

Skydio received $3 million in financing. This round of financing by A16Z collar, Accel, and shots. Previously, A16Z also invested in another uav start-ups AirWare. Airware can be viewed as the operating system of unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), while the Skydio is the application of the above the operating system. Skydio’s goal is to develop simple manipulation, which can realize self low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) navigation.

can be automatically fasten shoelaces smart shoes

the latest German engineers design an automatic fasten shoelaces smart shoes, it can adapt to different people’s foot size. After people put a smart shoes, need to touch the heel of the micro engine, can be the LACES tight. When you want to take off your shoes, click twice the heel, built-in engine will release the tongue of a spring, become loose shoelace. This ingenious invention don’t even need to connect the power supply or replace the battery, can be completely dependent on energy when walking.

it can’t close again, hunting cloud network for the disabled elderly and children, give you some one hundred praise.

: A week financing remit 】 【 APUS Group financing of $100 million and complete the Pre – A LIVEhouse

over the weekend, hunting cloud network for nearly a week investment information, take you glance Internet circle recent investment event.

the domestic company

1. APUS Group announced a $100 million, into capital, SIG investment such as

APUS Group (http://www.apuslauncher.com) is a mobile Internet development company, the APUS Launcher is owned by an Android mobile phone desktop software, adopts the minimalist interface design, installation package only 1 MB, can be based on the cloud data analysis, intelligent recommend suitable app for the user. At present, the APUS won more than $100 million B round of investment. By become, SIG of venture capital fund and qiming, A round of aurora borealis venture investors and red dot investment continue to follow up.

2. Fast taxi formal indeed received $600 million D round

fast taxi (http://www.kuaidadi.com/) is a taxi a smartphone applications, software to facilitate the taxi passenger and taxi drivers, passengers can easily releases, a taxi anytime and anywhere; Drivers can decrease the rate of empty. At present, quick take a taxi to get $600 million D round of investment, investors for alibaba, tiger funds and softbank.

3, cloud bird distribution received A $10 million round of investment

cloud bird distribution (http://yunniao.me/about) is a start-up company main city fast delivery service, mainly through the way of bidding, the enterprise users and truck idle resources for effective configuration, the platform has integrated more than 3000 spare delivery vehicles. The company has received A $10 million round of investment, by the joint venture partners China, jinsha river and the grand capital.

4, Taiwan LIVEhouse live online platform to complete the Pre – A round

LIVEhouse. Live in (https://livehouse.in/) is an online platform, allows users to start their own program, and the way and the audience through online chat instant interaction. The company has completed A t $40 million Pre – A round of investment, by the game orange and yuan capital investment.

5, lala park xue barbarian millions Pre – A round of investment from the

LesPark/lesbian park (http://www.lespark.us/) is a new online lesbian mobile social network, you can make friends, chat and dating. Through LesPark you can easily find nearby members, can also link lesbian friends around the world. At present, the company has obtained xue barbarian millions Pre – A round of investment.

the foreign company

1, Singapore payment platform MatchMove Pay $30 million series A investment

MatchMove Pay (http://mmvpay.com/) is a Singapore mobile payment platform, mainly to provide service for users not to open an account in the bank. The company has received A $30 million round of investment, by GMO Venture investment Partners.

2, Indian restaurant search services Zomato $50 million buying American peers Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon (http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/20/Orange-County-restaurants.html) was established in October 2006, is one of America’s offer for restaurants and other businesses to search, evaluation of science and technology service company. Recently, India’s largest search engine service restaurant Zomato spent $50 million on Urbanspoon.

3, cross-border currency exchange and won $22 million payment services peerTransfer D round

peerTransfer (https://www.peertransfer.com/) was established in July 2009, is one of America’s offer of cross-border currency conversion and payment services for students of science and technology company, aiming to reduce students in currency exchange, the cost of tuition fee payment, etc. Round of investment, the company has received $22 million D by Bain Capital investment Ventures.

4, intelligent toy producer Teddy The Guardian to get $400000 seed round

Teddy The Guardian (http://teddytheguardian.com/) was founded in 2013, is a smart children toy manufacturers, their production of Teddy toy built-in wireless sensor, will monitor to children in all kinds of physiological indexes, such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen consumption, body temperature, real-time transmission to The parents’ mobile APP. The company has received $400000 seed round of investment, but the investment agency information is unknown.

5. Satellite Internet companies OneWeb get virgin group and qualcomm strategic investment

OneWeb formerly known as WorldVu Satellites, is a satellite Internet company, the company is mainly in the rural, emerging markets, and provides a quick Internet service on the plane. At present, OneWeb get virgin group and qualcomm strategic investment.

hunting cloud network entrepreneurship is a focus on innovation, new products new mode of science and technology, media reports for entrepreneurial teams free products, hope we can help the power of startups get higher rates of awareness, commitment: completely free, beware of counterfeit. Let startup the more violent.

Evening: iPhone6s was spread into what kind, APUS was awarded the financing

hunting cloud network on January 16 (text/who)

iPhone6s was spread into what the

the news that the next iPhone will introduce Apple Watch compulsory touch technology, upgrade to 2 gb memory capacity will be, and will use a faster LPDDR 4 memory, is expected to be made by samsung, hynix, micron, elpida supply manufacturers, etc. And news cameras will rise to 20 million pixels.

over the years, people always fuck broken heart for the next generation of apple products, mother than mother powder powder. Wait until after released, is estimated to know oneself is glass heart. Hunting cloud network don’t make any comments.

ali cloud confirm to cooperate with 12306

ali cloud in response to “12306 has been adopted ali cloud solution”, said the two sides have indeed reached a cooperation, specific details still need to learn more about to publish. At the beginning of 2014 both teams have started to discuss how to put more ticket query system in the cloud. During the National Day golden week was tested, the effect is very satisfied. In the peak travel ticket, 12306 will eventually switch to more than 75% of the ticket query business ali cloud.

home feel assured, didn’t buy a ticket home friends to pay close attention to.

APUS, Augmedix, the financing Beepi

android user system developers APUS announced over $100 million in financing, by becoming, SIG of venture capital fund and qiming, A round of aurora borealis venture investors and red dot investment continue to follow up. In addition, the light source of capital for APUS this round of financing the sole financial advisor.

Augmedix just received from angel investors $16 million investment, plus the $7.3 million in June, so its a total of more than $23 million in venture capital. Its investors including Emergence Capital and DCM Ventures, etc. It will use the financing expand operations, to speed up the product research and development, build new partnerships.

the used car sales website Beepi announced $12.7 million in silicon valley, said the creation of less than a year of the firm had raised to $80 million, more than $200 million valuation. Beepi mobile app is in development, in the first half of this year will launch the IOS and android mobile phone application.

baidu development supercomputer

baidu said, the computer vision system that is developing the world’s most accurate Deep Image. The system run in deep learning algorithm to optimize a supercomputer. Baidu said the Imange.net object recognition score, the system error rate is only 5.98%. Minwa baidu development is to solve and Deep Image algorithm related problem. Minwa built-in 6.9 terabytes of main memory, 1.7 terabytes of memory, and in theory the highest performance of about 0.6 quadrillion floating point arithmetic.

Google will offer low interest loans service

Google says it will provide Google enterprise software distributor low-interest loans. Purpose is to help dealers business development, so as to promote the development of Google’s own business. Google will work with Lending Club is to carry out the loan project. By Lending Club platform, individuals and businesses can get loans by other individuals. Through the review of enterprises will be able to obtain a two-year loan of $600000. Loan enterprises only need to pay interest on the first year, all mortgage payment will be by Lending Club platform.

Microsoft started the company in mainland China market update denim

Microsoft announced that the company updated denim officially launched. In mainland China market, Windows 8 and 8.1 version of the company mobile phone in the next few weeks, will receive update alert. It is understood that the company Denim is a blend of Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade function, Cortana, the company special experience of smart phones. The company Denim to update the camera application, but also on the lock screen information deep integration, including the weather, health, finance, bing services, as well as the time, date, remind, application data, etc.

Millet Note the four deep reason behind the high-end

Note: hunting cloud millet release Note top-of-the-line version, breaking the original price system, lei jun tweeting claim that teams can make better after a few years in mobile phone products, but this is just surface, millet and deeper strategic considerations. Here is Yin Sheng of its thinking, reference for industry:

the author: Yin Sheng WeChat (jia zhi – xian)

yesterday (January 15), millet has released two paragraphs into the high-end market in the new product — 5.7 inch screen of millet Note standard and top-of-the-line version, prices broke through two thousand yuan and three thousand yuan respectively. For the China mobile company is known for it’s price, a move that is somewhat unusual.

but for its rival, should feel the chill – whether South Korea’s samsung, or local Chinese rival huawei. Aside apples here, both from apple minimum price products there is still one step away, moreover, apple seems to never aggressive of millet every otherwise why it still not come up with any decent corresponding action?

Yin Sheng (WeChat male jia zhi – xian) think, millet that means at least 4:

1, absolutely not allow local competitors in the high-end brand value , such as huawei in the past year have begun to pay off in the middle and high end management, established in the market segment and the strategic intention of tidal flats position has been open, once the formation of climate, huawei can use the market relatively high profit to subsidies in future attack of the low-end, forming the answer for a long time.

2, for samsung, millet attack on the high side, means that it either, as to the low end of the campaign to respond to, or more stick to high-end, and get out from the low end (at least distraction), which is the millet wants.

3, millet to high-end users to increase the average value of a single user. millet have been hoping that investors see it as an Internet company, and the Internet company valuation is one of the most common index value by the user. Apple’s single user value at about $900, Yin Sheng in another article thought millet single-user value at about $300 (corresponding to the average price of the two companies), if it is to continue to improve the value of a single user, improve the product’s average selling price is the most direct way.

4, which is the most important, millet a key of the entire business model, the user must produces strong dependence to their products, or its value will drop sharply, and rely on May ultimately from millet exclusive service platforms, but on the platform of the exclusive service form before, it needs to other sources of differentiation , high-end brand image, and increase a point source is the best, otherwise, once the low-end products due to competitive factors, such as goods, and services are still young, the whole business logic might be stuck.

the place on put together is narrated, millet into high-end, offensive stance defense in the mid-range of both the status. But a local Chinese rivals such as huawei, window of opportunity may be closed at the end of 2015:

once millet users reach a certain size, will be able to form a service income support product sales. I is based on the premise that if millet reliable data, by the end of 2014 millet sold a total of about 87 million mobile phones, if millet can get in the user to add a $2015, if do not calculate without the user’s repeat purchase, with beautiful MIUI authorized third party users, when using, then its unique users is expected to close to two.

if the data is reliable, millet by applying distributed in 2014 revenue estimates more than 1 billion yuan, if 2015 millet can be distributing each user’s income doubled again (with millet chain growth, it is possible), so 2015 is expected to bring nearly 5 billion yuan of the distribution of income, about 5% of the income for the millet.

5% estimate is millet and local Chinese competitors more optimistic net profit level, so, if millet like, it can almost completely sacrificed the profits, on the phone through the service income subsidies to its, so that it would be on their own without loss, will be almost all the local rivals into loss of competitive position. At that time, the initiative will be entirely in the hands of millet.

this will also let the samsung are in a very difficult choice: if it doesn’t want to profit is a drag on, will have to give up the low-end market. It also needs to calculate a bill, from millet in the industrial chain of (by selling parts), or with millet to soldier – even at the expense of profit of spare parts. So far, there has been no see which point it is like an Internet company, it is very likely to make it miss the product scale advantage into platform scale advantage of opportunities.

of course, all this is the premise of millet company can, in the case of a slowdown in China’s smartphone, through overseas expansion is still to keep more than 60% increase in sales, I continue to believe that huawei in the international market have a better chance – or samsung accelerated retreat, leaving more space. At the same time, samsung, Google, and those who have largely given up mobile phone business, but the company holding the key patent, are likely to become a spoiler.

in addition, if huawei in industrial chain, such as chip layout can scale as soon as possible, this will to win it some time, but fundamentally, it still must face up to the ecosystem of the millet pattern – it will eventually change of mobile phone product pricing benchmark.

Ant Financial releases Block 7: Do you think it’s April Fool’s Day joke, I saw the future of the blockchain

April Fool’s Day has become a marketing feast for the Internet giants. The videos we see are the result of brain holes and brain holes. Ant Financial Labs “released” the industry’s only blockchain product: the world’s first blockchain spray paint Block 7, the driver spray it in the car, you can turn the car into a blockchain node , And then prevent touching porcelain, smart travel. Blockchain is the key direction of Ant Financial Lab, but it is not Ant Financial’s core business. In my opinion, the purpose of this video is not only marketing, but it is to convey to the outside world that ant gold clothing is for the blockchain. Thinking, and their direction to develop blockchain technology.

Block Logic Technology Block 7

From the video point of view, Block 7 operates in such a way as to prevent touching the porcelain:

1. After a car is sprayed with Block 7, it will become a node on the chain, and it has the ability of IoT and biometrics.

2. When the driver judges that someone suddenly appears, he brakes immediately and does not touch the pedestrian. The pedestrian pretends to fall and the behavior is suspected to touch porcelain.

3, the sensor on the car to identify the touch porcelain may start chaining request, the driver confirmed, the car will biometric information, pedestrian spacing, image information and other data desensitization after the chain, on-site information is locked and can not be changed, deleted.

4. At the same time, the car requested a nearby public transport infrastructure joint license such as Block 7 IoT car and street light camera. Each IoT blockchain node will securely encrypt and encrypt the site information at the time of the incident.

5. Based on information from all parties, ants calculated the results in real time through quantum calculations. After determining the behavior of those who suspected to touch porcelain, he wanted to blackmail the driver again.

6. In the process of spraying the Block 7 car, if it is involved, it can also obtain credit incentives through smart contract statistics.

The story logic is not difficult to understand: the accident scene information is completely recorded through the blockchain, and is permanently locked, so that the truth can be restored with 100%. Some people will say that there is a driving recorder for collision-proof porcelain not? otherwise. First, the driving recorder can only record one angle of the picture, and the application of Block7 is equivalent to having God’s perspective. Second, the driving recorder may be damaged, the content may be tampered with or lost, and the blockchain multi-party record data is permanently locked. Third, and more importantly, it is through the multi-factor cross-validation that the decision to touch porcelain is immediately available. Traffic police or insurance do not need to go to the scene, blockchain can calculate the results in real time.

The ant released blockchain paint on April Fool’s Day, which is more of a technical brainstorm. However, the idea that it applies the blockchain to the transportation industry is very meaningful to me and may become a reality in the future. . In order to prevent the impact of porcelain to apply blockchain is not a chicken knife? no. When the car becomes a blockchain node, with the three capabilities of on-site locking, mutual testimony, and smart contracts, it can be applied in many scenarios, to name a few examples:

1. After some major traffic accidents occur, public opinion will always question whether there will be a lost package, such as the case of the Nanjing BMW car owner. If blockchains are used, anyone on-site data cannot be changed or deleted, and it can be absolutely credible. Naturally, this will no longer be questioned.

2. In the event of a 120KM Mercedes Benz car driver incident that occurred a while ago, the driving recorder, regardless of whether it is damaged, may not be able to restore all real conditions at that time. If the blockchain technology is supplemented with IoT and other technologies, the truth of the matter can be 100%. reduction.

3. When traveling, if each vehicle has become a blockchain node, you can change the current way of collecting traffic tax and environmental tax, because the blockchain can know the mileage, carbon emissions, etc. of different vehicles. According to who runs more, who discharges more taxes. Of course, in theory, IoT technology can achieve data acquisition, but blockchains are needed to avoid data fraud and real-time statistics.

After all, when the car becomes a blockchain node, there will be great changes in our transportation and travel, as well as the insurance and other supporting industries. Of course, this change can solve some of the current pain points. To be sure, Block7 is just a brain hole, but its thinking can not be underestimated. Its applied blockchain, high concurrent real-time distributed computing, IoT, biometrics and other technologies have become a reality, all of which are integrated into The car will only be a matter of time.

This is not the first time Ant Gold has released a video on April Fool’s Day. Previously, Ant Financial has released repayments of the retina, “empty payment” where all things are wallets, “in place” to connect peripheral services, “search on the code” of AR search, and “like shadow” videos that are integrated with users. Some or all of them are implemented in ant-based products such as PayPal brush face payment, unmanned shop “Amoy coffee”, Alipay in place, and so on. There is reason to believe that the Block7 released this time also means that future ants will apply the blockchain to car traffic.

Block 7 embodies ant’s “block chain rules”

If we replace the cars in the ant video with pets, bicycles, home appliances, food, and many other objects, there are many imaginative possibilities for applying blockchain technology, such as pet application blockchains, and if anyone’s puppy is in the community , can immediately be on the chain; for example, applied to sharing bicycles, not only can solve the deposit problem, but also can avoid man-made damage, private use of the bus, excessive delivery.

In fact, the blockchain military regulations of ant gold suits do not do ICO, but apply blockchains to life scenes.

The current problem in the blockchain industry is also the lack of killer applications. Most players still stay in the stage of digital currency, ICO, or financial integration. This directly hinders the development of the blockchain and even causes many people to blockchain. Misunderstandings. However, since Ant Financial’s decision to do the blockchain started on the first day, it did not consider making ICOs and other hot spots. Although it was the largest fintech giant, it was surprisingly not focused on financial issues.

At present, the ant blockchain technology has been successfully applied to food safety traceability, product quality assurance, and real estate housing rental guarantees. All of these are real life situations and have a large market.

One of the most classic application cases is that in November 2017, Ant Gold took blockchain technology to ensure the authenticity of milk powder. 26 brands of milk powder produced in Australia and New Zealand have traceable QR codes, and users can use Alipay App to search for relevant information. This is different from what they used to record in the past. The product information is just in the blockchain. Independent and non-modifiable records, thus avoiding the possibility of counterfeiting or disclosure from the source of the data. In the future, Tmall International’s global origin traceability plan will cover 63 countries and regions in the world, with 3,700 categories and 14,500 overseas brands expected to use blockchain technology for traceability.

If bitcoin and other digital currencies are blockchain 1.0, and financial integration is the blockchain 2.0 era, then applying blockchain to all walks of life is the 3.0 era of blockchain, and ants have now entered 3.0 directly. The era has come to the front of the industry. In fact, on a global scale, the exploration of ants is forward-looking. Ant Financial Service VP and technical laboratory leader Jiang Guofei (prototype of Geoff, the chief engineer in the video) have clearly defined the idea of ​​Ant Financial as a blockchain:

“Whether it is proof-of-concept, production-level applications, or financial-grade applications, the scenarios we have chosen are all based on the ability to solve the market’s just-needed, social pain points, and bring value to people.”
Ant blockchain technology focuses on mapping the physical world

The April Fool’s Day video of Ant Financial has a main line from beginning to end: To lock the site, whether it is applying car blockchain paint or mobilizing the surrounding IoT transportation facilities, it is necessary to “wind up” a space and time instant in the real world of physics. “. In fact, this reflects the key technical direction of Ant Financial’s next step in the blockchain: mapping the data of the physical world.

Blockchains can record data, and cannot be tampered with, copied or deleted. This is its technical capability. However, if it is applied to real life scenarios, it is necessary to solve a key problem: how to change the “atom” in real life scenes. Re-winding for “bit”? If the data itself is a problem, it doesn’t make sense to put it on the blockchain. An example is: It is not difficult to put the data of Maotai into the blockchain, but it is difficult to ensure that the data is absolutely related to the corresponding real wine.

In response, Jiang Guofei once expressed to the media: “In addition to the authenticity of the data, we must also resolve the reliable mapping between the existence of physical space and digital space recording.” The anchoring of the physical world and the digital world has not yet been a good solution. , is the core technology bottleneck of blockchain technology has not yet been applied in large-scale landing.

From the video, we can see that mapping the physical world is the focus of ant blockchain technology exploration. This is also the prerequisite for ants to let the blockchain fall to the life scene. In the video, ant technology lab gives two solutions:

1. The use of quantum computing to solve the shortcomings of power and efficiency. With quantum computing, realizing high-concurrency real-time computations for distributed blockchain nodes in the real world, quantum computing is no longer applied to the Turing model of classical computers, and computing power can reach hundreds of millions of times in current computers. Alibaba is one of the Internet giants that has been vigorously deployed in China and has made remarkable progress. It has cooperated with institutions such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences to launch programs such as quantum computers and quantum communications. Without high concurrent computing power, the physical world cannot be chained.

2. Superimpose new technologies such as AI, IOT, and biometrics to achieve anchoring of people and things in the real world. Biometrics can verify the identity of the person, IoT can identify the identity of the object, and the application of the two can realize the recognition of the real world people and things, and then provide the basis for the data in the physical world. For example: When the milk cans have the Internet of Things capability, where is it, its circulation path, when it was opened, is it opened by consumers, and all data can be collected, eliminating any possible fraud .

Ant Financial also has advantages in IoT and biometric technology. The authoritative technology magazine “MIT Technology Review” has paid ants their own brush face to “list the top ten breakthrough technologies in the world in 2017” and it will be an ant without retail payment technology. The person in charge of the algorithm selected “2018TR35”. Ali continuously lays deep on the AI ​​through the ET brain. Recently, Alibaba also released the IoT strategy at Shenzhen Yunqi Conference, becoming the main strategy for e-commerce, finance, logistics, and cloud computing. This means that Alibaba Cloud strengthens its layout on edge computing, while biometrics, quantum computing, and cloud computing The convergence of computing, IoT, and edge computing provides the basic conditions for blockchain technology to map into the physical world, thus eliminating the last obstacle to the landing of ant blockchains.

Of course, in addition to the physical world, there are many other difficult issues to solve in the very early blockchain technology. However, China is on the same starting line with the United States in the blockchain, and it is also indisputable to run in specific areas. Previously, IPRdaily’s “2017 Global Blockchain Enterprise Patent Rankings” issued by intellectual property industry media can also prove this point. Chinese and US giants are all overweighting the blockchain technology layout. China’s listed companies and institutions account for 49% of the total. In the United States, it can be seen that the Chinese Internet giant has always attached great importance to blockchain technology. Among them, Alibaba ranked first with 49 items. All these patents were from Ant Financial Lab.

In the past, the innovations of Chinese technology giants were more based on the mature technologies that have already been popularized in the United States, such as Internet technology, smart phones, mobile chips, and cloud computing, to combine the local environment to carry out “landing gas” transformation innovations. However, today, in the field of blockchain, artificial intelligence, autopilot, quantum computing, etc., China is paying more and more attention to innovations from 0 to 1, and begins to grasp the underlying technology. Last year, the Zhejiang Provincial Government, Zhejiang University and Alibaba also jointly established the Zhijiang Laboratory. “We will build a group of world-class basic disciplines based on national goals and strategic needs, and carry out major frontier basic research and key technological research. Actively striving to create a national network information laboratory.” Alibaba has set aside thousands of billions of dollars to establish the Bodhidharma, but also to increase the performance of the underlying technology. It now appears that blockchain technology is an important direction and is another technical track for China to surpass the United States.

Why is the blockchain a game for tech giants?

It can be seen that the story told by the April Fool’s Day video of Ant Financial is not about touching porcelain, but about a blockchain dream. After seeing the logic of the full video, we will also find that the blockchain will eventually be the game of the tech giant. If the entrepreneur does not join the ecology of the giants, I am afraid they can only play ICO, digital currency, or related mines. Machines and other services.

1. At the technical level, blockchain technology is not a single technology.

From April Fool’s Day video, we can see that blockchains have to fall to the scene of life, not only with blockchain technology, but also with artificial intelligence, biometrics, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. That means blockchain is A cross-disciplinary.

At the same time, there are only a handful of players with multiple technical capabilities. Only a small number of technological giants have a diversified technical reserve. Ant Financial has become the leader of the blockchain because it has the corresponding technical strength. Its technical laboratories have 100+ engineers with the highest proportion of doctors. They are in the forefront of blockchain, artificial intelligence, VR/AR, etc., while ants are backed by Alibaba’s technical system, which has the Bodhidharma, Zhijiang Laboratories. Alibaba Cloud and other technical layouts provide many technical support for IoT, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.

As long as there are a variety of technical requirements of the market, will become giants of the game, such as cloud computing, because with the operating system, databases, big data, artificial intelligence and other technologies are inseparable, has now become a small number of giant Ali games.

In addition, blockchain also requires large-scale computing. Applied to the living scene will be thousands of times more expensive than the mining calculations. In particular, the smart contract calculation in the physical world is not only a high concurrency, but also real-time. There are only a few giants with this computing power.

2. At the scene level, the use of blockchain technology requires ecological scenarios.

From the April Fool’s Day video of Ant Financial, we can see that in order to apply the block chain to life scenes, there must be corresponding ecological support. For example, Ant Financial has applied the block chain to Maotai authentic guarantee and food safety traceability. Alibaba’s e-commerce scene is related to the rookie logistics scene. The application of blockchain to car traffic in video is inseparable from the layout of automobile ecology and traffic. Currently, Alibaba YunOS is geared towards car layout and strategic cooperation with SAIC. In addition, it also has maps of Gaode, Alibaba Cloud’s ET city brains, and so on, providing access to relevant data, automobiles, and transportation infrastructure. Similar to this ecology and the various scenes behind it, only giants have.

3. At the strategic level, only the tech giants can sit on the bench.

Technology giants have technical values ​​and sentiments, as well as capital and other strengths. They can do long-term storage and landing of technologies. The outbreak of any technology must respect the technological life cycle, and it must not be conducive to development and eagerness for success. Because of the pressure of survival and the shortage of resources, startup companies can never be the main providers of new technologies, and they cannot be the promoters of technology applications. Even now, new technologies are becoming more and more complex, relying on more and more technological paths, and the difficulty of R&D and landing is getting higher and higher, and even non-biggers cannot.

Ants don’t do ICOs and don’t send coins, but they do the hardest part of the blockchain + life scenario. In my opinion, it reflects the technical values ​​and social responsibility that technology giants should have. When everyone is following the trend, With the help of resource advantages as a base technology research, with the help of scene advantages to make use of the ground to advance, such a cold bench should be done by a tech giant.

The current problem with the blockchain is that it is abused by people who are eager for success, and it is a satirical joke that the outside world mistakenly believes that the blockchain is the digital currency of the ICO. It now appears that only the tech giant can prove the real value of the blockchain, and the ants dressed in April Fool’s Day video is not just a joke.

The most disappointing phone in Apple’s history is the iPhone 8 or the iPhone SE?

Although Apple initially had a relatively high stance on the Chinese market, such as not bringing products to China, it did not affect Chinese users’ pursuit of Apple. Even as a result, there were some extreme pursuits of Apple. This was an event for Huawei, Xiaomi, and vivo. For manufacturers such as OPPO, it is really embarrassing that domestic machine makers have made great efforts to build their own fan camps. Apple hasn’t tried hard, but it can also rely on products to win.

Apple’s market value was once as high as 900 billion US dollars, nearly a trillion dollars. This is really beyond the reach of technology companies. Since the iPhone entered the Chinese market, the iPhone’s multi-generation products have been called classic models, just like the original Nokia phones.

However, even if it is a successful Apple, there are still products disappointing, such as the iPhone 8 and iPhone SE. If you want to count the most disappointing mobile phones in Apple’s history, is it the iPhone 8 or the iPhone SE?

First of all, if you look at the product, the iPhone SE is much weaker than the iPhone 8. The iPhone SE was launched in March 2016. The initial prices for the 16GB and 64GB versions in China were 3,288 yuan and 4,088 yuan respectively. The new machine sold for only 3288, discounting is indeed Apple’s cheapest mobile phone products in recent years. The purpose of Apple is very clear, is to test the water with the iPhone SE to the low-end market. The results prove that iPhone SE is really unsuccessful, and users do not like low-end Apple products.

The market price of about 3,000 yuan is really low for Apple, but for Huawei, Xiaomi, vivo, OPPO and other manufacturers, the price of 3288 is the latest flagship machine for Huawei, millet, vivo, and OPPO. Moreover, the phone memory is more than 16GB. At the price of 3,000, Apple completely underestimated the needs of this group of users.

In addition, if the user is willing to pay 3,000 yuan to buy an apple, it is definitely willing to add money to buy the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, rather than the cheap version of the iPhone SE. Users do not need a cheap version of Apple. From the point of practicality of the product, the iPhone SE is different from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at that time. For a variety of psychological reasons, the user does not want people to see that he actually bought a cheap version of the iPhone. Will make users feel no face. In fact, at the time of branding, the brands of Huawei, Xiaomi, vivo, and OPPO have come up. There is no difference between holding these phones and holding an apple. There is no reason to buy a cheap iPhone.

There is another layer of consideration for users of the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE has a small screen size and is ideal for one-handed gripping. However, the iPhone 6 is only 4.7 inches in size, and one-handed grip is no problem.

For iPhone 8, its own product is still okay. Apple A11+M11 coprocessor, 64GB/256GB storage space, rear camera 12 million pixels, front camera 7 million pixels, the main screen resolution is 1334×750 pixels, supports wireless charging and fast charging, 64GB, 256GB version prices are 5888 yuan, 7188 yuan.

Although the iPhone 8 does not have much highlights, it still maintains Apple’s best level, there is no “drainage”, and the processor is used with the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X is the same. In terms of selling price, iPhone 8 is higher, but the product, iPhone 8 is much stronger than iPhone SE. On March 21, 2017, Apple announced that it will no longer sell 16GB and 64GB versions of the iPhone SE. In the spring of 2017 and 2018, Apple did not release the renewal of the SE series.

From the user’s perspective, the iPhone 8 is more disappointing. With the launch of the iPhone 7, there are already users who are dissatisfied with Apple’s products. Therefore, the iPhone 8 users have more expectations. Who knows that the iPhone 8 is still similar to the appearance of the iPhone 7, and upgrades and innovations are rare. The real innovation is basically on the iPhone X. After the release of the iPhone 8, some netizens even mentioned that “Is the iPhone 8 sent by the Apple Piggyback?” This also shows the disappointment of the iPhone 8 to a certain degree. .

What is disappointing for the iPhone 8 is the expected value it carries, and users expect it to be too high. The market’s response speed is also very fast. Soon after the launch of the iPhone 8, the price quickly became Waterloo. An e-commerce platform even quickly cut the price by 800 yuan, which is known as the fastest price reduction product for Apple.

For real fruit powder, the hope is that Apple can introduce more good products, rather than “lawful” products, because the user’s expectations of Apple are not the same, this is not a high price, low prices can be resolved, the product It is king.