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Oracle Going After Amazon in Iaas

“Amazon’s lead is over” said Larry Ellison, whom we considered a character in the business, but we still respect Jeff Bezos more when it comes to his vision and mission in cloud businesses these days. 儘管Ellison是超酷鐵打的老爺,但論到當代雲端事業之格局和視野,我們認為Bezos比他值得受人尊敬。 去年11月新聞,Larry Ellison怎麼表示的? “He doesn’t
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Counterfeits on Taobao, Not Affecting Its Commission

Those who are buying products for cheap prices don’t really care about whether they are counterfeits or not. Putting a high-class, low-price product in the cart, they usually know what they are buying. 去淘寶撿便宜的,根本不在乎買到的是不是仿冒品;既然會把「低價、高規」商品放進購物車,對於買到的是啥,多半心裡有數。 The presence of counterfeits on Alibaba
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Netflix’s Performance Continues to Decline

We have always held a pessimistic view on the future of Netflix. This article on Seeking Alpha provides a similar insight. 我們對Netflix的未來,向來不抱期待。讀者如果好奇,可以先看Seeking Alpha的這篇文章; Netflix: What Your Buyside Analyst Won’t Tell You 此篇重點,我們摘譯如下; 1. 在FANG四強中,Netflix的表現已難和其他三強相比。(FANG,包括Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) 2. Netflix 持續成長並反映其估值的機會,幾乎為零。
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Can Alibaba Cloud Duplicate Their Chinese-Market Success in U.S?

Alibaba is selling its American subsidiary 11 Main to American E-commerce platform OpenSky, which means Alibaba has failed in U.S market. 阿里攻美國電商 鎩羽而歸 「阿里巴巴集團將出售美國子公司11 Main(https://11main.com/)給美國電商OpenSky,這意味著阿里巴巴進軍美國電商市場鎩羽而歸,在這筆換股交易中,阿里巴巴將獲得OpenSky的37.6%股份,交易金額並未透露。」 http://ppt.cc/UDjax 「阿里雲」有一天會變得像AWS一樣,被全球認同? 真能成功複製在中國的「成功經驗」? 這篇文章已證明BABA去國外連電商的成功經驗都複製不出來;公有雲? 誰會把自家的系統放到這個以網路長城揚威全球的中國共產黨所圈養的公有雲上? Aliyun在出了網路長城之後,唯一能攻的市場就是以近乎免費的方式吸引創業者在開發階段利用;等開發完成進入商轉時,再看看有沒有機會把人家給留著(比方說,BABA投資他們)。但是,留下來的,腦袋的洞基本上也跟馬雲他們一樣大,這樣的創業者會不會成功? 如果是中國企業到外國落地,除了藏錢之外,同時也得趕緊設法讓自己全家都辦好外國護照;一切透過IT上的交易,當然要躲老共躲得愈遠愈好,誰會想用阿里雲? 〔Aliyun的國外客戶數 = 無腦公有雲用戶 + 免費用戶〕
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Lack of Knowledge in Law, A Cog Could Break The Machine

We have been the legal counsel for the company for a decade. It is a listed company in Taiwan, has a healthy growth in sales and EPS year over year and its stock price looks great. 擔任A公司的常年法律顧問已經十幾年了。它在台上市,類股中的資優生,年年營收及EPS正成長,股價漂亮。公司高層和我們互動順暢,各種跨境交易、併購、智財權和勞資上的疑難雜症也都責成我們處理。 A有個美國大客戶,超級buyer,B公司。B打算和A進一步更緊密合作,並逐年擴大向A的採購,因此請A提供各項成本費用的數據,希望在精算後,訂出的交易模式更能確保雙方之共同長久利益;為此,B找了一家會計師事務所C來辦這件事。算著算著,發現A有個國外工廠在3年前出了一筆貨給B,那筆貨的成本帳上列了一條金額US$200的項目,既沒有原始憑證,又囫圇用 “Miscellaneous” (雜項)
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