Tech Giant Tencent Caught in Chinese Regulatory Trap

August 16th, 2018

听路边社消息称,有某位领导人说游戏误国。

总之,对腾讯和网易来说是非常糟糕的消息。

The National Radio and Television Administration hasn’t approved new games since March, part of a restructuring of the regulatory agencies that oversee the industry, analysts said.

Neither agency responded to requests for comment Wednesday.

Regulators are “still in a power transition period which makes it a little bit unclear who should be responsible for game approval at this stage,” said Shawn Yang, executive director of Blue Lotus Capital Advisors. “Everything has stopped for about five months.”

Source: Tech Giant Tencent Caught in Chinese Regulatory Trap – WSJ

上海夺命招牌内藏石膏板 三年前邻店曾有事故

August 14th, 2018

生的计划,死的随机。

8月12日晚上21时40分许,上海市南京东路132号临街商铺“奇遇城堡”招牌整体掉落,砸向人行道上毫无防备的游人。根据官方通报,此次事故造成3人死亡,6人受伤。

经财新记者核实,死亡的3人中有两名成年人,一名五六岁的幼童。“等招牌抬起来,那个压在下面的孩子身体已经被压扁了,用衣服都裹不起来。”一位目击者说。这起发生在知名旅游区的惨剧牵动了市民的心。

Source: 特稿|上海夺命招牌内藏石膏板 三年前邻店曾有事故_政经频道_财新网

激进并购之后 海航掉头

August 13th, 2018

同年,王岐山出任国务院经济体制改革办公室主任;两年后,被调往海南,出任中共海南省委书记、省人大常委会主任。

一场大戏的帷幕正在升起,各方势力还在角逐。

2000年,海航集团承接了海南航贸、祥云实业、海南海航飞机维修公司等的法人股,成为海南航空(后更名为海航控股, 600221.SH )的第三大股东,仅次于索罗斯和陈王家族控股的琪兴实业。也是在这一年,借着民航改革重组的契机,海航开始了密集的并购和资本运作:2000年并购长安航空,控股美兰机场;2001年并购新华航空和山西航空;2002年,海口美兰机场H股在香港上市。用少量的现金,以飞机等实物作价出资,杠杆撬起一家航空公司,这种做法在海航的收购中屡被复制。尤其是并购原属国家计委的中国新华航空有限责任公司,海航获得了民航业最重要的资产——基地、航权和航班时刻,并由此跳出地区性的局限,向全国扩张。

Source: 【封面报道】激进并购之后 海航掉头_财新周刊频道_财新网

Key iPhone supplier is hamstrung with the debilitating WannaCry worm

August 8th, 2018

台积电居然是被WannaCry攻击了,IT部门是吃屎的吧?

A key chip supplier for iPhones, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., said the virulent WannaCry ransomware worm infected its production lines over the weekend. The incident shows how the malicious malware continues to leave a wake of $100 million-plus losses 15 months after it first took flight.

Source: Key iPhone supplier is hamstrung with the debilitating WannaCry worm | Ars Technica

Tesla’s Go-Private Dream Doesn’t Add Up

August 8th, 2018

是的,资本市场没有见过在(真实的)并购前把并购消息放出来而且连价格都有的。华尔街都懵圈了。

But what would seem like great news for its shareholders comes with plenty of unanswered questions. This would be twice the size of the biggest buyout in history, one that ended in bankruptcy. And Tesla is the exact opposite of the type of company buyout firms want: It burns rather than generates cash and it is already neck deep in liabilities. If Mr. Musk hasn’t lined up the financing he claimed, he could be accused of trying to drive up Tesla’s stock to make the company’s many naysayers suffer. Tesla didn’t respond to questions about the nature of this committed financing.

Source: Tesla’s Go-Private Dream Doesn’t Add Up – WSJ

李彦宏喊话谷歌回归中国:有信心再赢一次

August 7th, 2018

有点共产党向对岸的国民党喊话的感觉。

套一句最近的热词:放你妈的狗屎罗圈屁!

这些年来,百度一直被认为是占了Google退出中国的便宜。我们无法证明一件没有发生的事情。事实上,谷歌是2000年先于百度在中国市场上推出独立搜索服务的,2005年更是加大投入,而百度是后来者居上,通过技术和产品创新反超Google。到2010年,谷歌在市场份额持续下降的情况下退出中国时,百度的市场份额已经超过70%。如果现在Google回来,我们正好可以真刀真枪地再PK一次,再赢一次。

Source: 最前线|李彦宏喊话谷歌回归中国:有信心再赢一次_36氪

Every major OS maker misread Intel’s docs

August 6th, 2018

所以,这些程序员居然会同时犯这样一件相同的错误。

Interesting.

As detailed by CERT on Tuesday, the security cockup, labeled CVE-2018-8897, appears to have been caused by developers at Microsoft, Apple, and other organizations misunderstanding the way Intel and AMD processors handle one particular special exception.

Indeed, CERT noted: “The error appears to be due to developer interpretation of existing documentation.” In other words, programmers misunderstood Intel and AMD’s manuals, which may not have been very clear.

Source: Every major OS maker misread Intel’s docs. Now their kernels can be hijacked or crashed • The Register

海航清理金融资产 业务板块持续收缩

August 3rd, 2018

断尾求生?抑或是交换条件?

海航集团有限公司(下称海航集团)化解流动性危机的努力仍在继续。在陆续出售华龙证券、广州农商行、永安保险等金融资产后,8月1日,中国人民银行上海分行官网发布公告,决定注销渤海征信有限公司(下称渤海征信)征信业务经营备案,原因是“公司业务调整,主动申请退出企业征信业务备案”。

在国内,3月8日,海航航旅板块下属上市公司海航创新( 600555.SH )公告称,已将持有的华龙证券0.23%股份转让给甘肃省现代服务业创业投资基金有限公司,转让价格为人民币4998万元;4月10日及4月16日,海航集团子公司Aerial Wonder Company Limited以每股5.12港元出售所持广州农村商业银行(01551.HK,下称广州农商行)股份,套现约15.12亿港元(约人民币12.24亿元),海航集团在广州农商行的持股比例降至零;5月31日,陕国投A( 000563.SZ )公告称,拟以自有资金受让海航旅游集团有限公司(下称海航旅游集团)持有的不超过1.478亿股长安银行股份,暂定价格每股2.22元,以此计算交易总作价约3.28亿元;6月25日,海航旗下新三板挂牌企业皖江金租(834237.OC)公告称,控股股东天津渤海租赁有限公司正与安徽省交通控股集团有限公司磋商,拟转让其持有的皖江金租35.87%控股权,交易价格尚未公布;7月17日,陕国投A又公告称,拟受让海航凯撒旅游集团股份有限公司持有的全部永安财产保险股份有限公司股份,约占永安财险总股本的0.75%,交易总价约5808.2万元。

Source: 海航清理金融资产 业务板块持续收缩_公司频道_财新网