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Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Aug 19, 2019 (I)

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发表于 8-27-2019 16:49:21 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
)1) Zheping Huang, Mining Gold from China's Fanboys.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/a ... ina-s-amazon-twitch

Note:
(a)
(i) summary underneath the title in print: Game streamer DouYu profits big from gifts to its stars. But can that business model last?
(ii) The online version are similar the print one, edited a bit. The quotations here are from print.
(iii) the online title: The Billion-Dollar Race to Become China's Amazon Twitch.

Twitch
tvhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitch.tv
(2011- ; a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon)

(b) "Cameras flashed and fans screamed, as Liu Mou 刘谋 stepped into the spotlight on a sweltering summer evening. In the industrial heartland city of Wuhan, tens of thousands of spectators jam-packed the waterside strip * * * In unison, the mob roared 'hubby 老公' -- the moniker jokingly assigned to many male celebrities in China -- and Liu, 28, waved back with a smirk. The crowd was mostly men. * * * He and his fans were on the waterfront for a carnival hosted by one of the nation's largest video game-streaming companies, DouYu International Holdings Ltd 武汉斗鱼网络科技有限公司(斗鱼直播)[backed by Tencent]. Liu, its biggest celebrity, spends at least four hours a day playing League of Legends 英雄联盟 [(LOL); released in 2009; a 3-D multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games based in West Los Angeles, Calif: en.wikipedia.org] and other popular titles, streamed to more than 10 million subscribers and followers. * * * Twitch, acquired by Amazon for almost $1 billion in 2014, is the No 1 US game-streaming platform. Its absence in China -- the government ban has banned it -- has set local startups vying for dominance there. * * * By putting in 15-hour days as a teen, Liu became captain of Invictus Gaming, one of China's top e-sports clubs, it won the country its first League of Legends world championship last year. * * *DouYu archviral Huya 虎牙直播"
(i) National Husband 国民老公 is a 2018 television drama 电视剧 in China.
(ii) Invictus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus
("Invictus", Latin for "unconquered"
(A) invictus (adjective masculine, feminine invicta; from in- not + victus perfect participle of verb vincere win, conquer, defeat)
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/invictus
(B) Compare Vincenth
ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent
(from the Latin word vincere (to conquer) )
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 楼主| 发表于 8-27-2019 16:49:45 | 显示全部楼层
(2) Ian King, Intel's Foil Finally Has a Free Shot.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/a ... a-chance-to-compete
("In its five years under Chief Executive Officer Lisa Su, AMD has scraped its way back to relevance. * * * Years of delays [in Intel's rolling out 10nm] have handed AMD a real chance to challenge Intel in the lucrative server-chips business, a market in which a single chip can cost close to $18,000. AMD said on Aug 7 that it has 7-nanometer server chips ready to order and that Google is already using them. Intel has delayed its older 10nm ['older' relative to (TSMC's) 7-nm; 'older' does not mean Intel had 10nm chips before] shipments until sometime next year. * * * When Su, an electrical engineer by training, became the first woman to run a chip company in 2014, she was AMD's fourth CEO in a decade. The company had lost money in six of those 10 years, and with glitchy chips that were weak imitations of Intel’s, its share of the server-chip market had gone from 26.2% to less than 1%. Today, it's still just 3.4% while Intel has pretty much all the rest, according to Mercury Research, but AMD's share is growing, and its share price has increased more than ninefold since Su took over, to about $32. 'It's all about earning credibility. Every single day,' Su says. Now that the chips have been redesigned from the ground up, she adds, 'We are structurally in a better place.' * * * As CEO, she's mostly kept her head down and focused on customer demands, compared with predecessors known for splashy product launches that often couldn't deliver on their promises or their jabs at Intel. * * * She also made the decision to move production of her best chips [from GlobalFoundries] to the factories of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co * * * Intel remains roughly seven times AMD’s market value, and its server unit alone last year recorded a profit of $11 billion, close to double AMD's annual revenue")

(a)
(i) summary underneath the title in print: Back from the brink, AMD is taking advantage of its larger rival's stumbles
(ii) Print and the online version are identical.
(b) scrape (vi): "to make one's way with difficulty : barely manage or succeed  <just scraped through at school>  <working two jobs and barely scraping by>"
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrape
(c)
(i) keep
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep
("keep one's head down : to avoid attracting notice")
(ii) keep one's head down:
"1: [literal] <I had to keep my head down so my ex wouldn't recognize me as I walked by>
2: (idiomatic) to avoid trouble or attention"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/keep_one%27s_head_down


(3) Mya Frazier, When Midwest Startups sell, Their Hometowns Often Lose.

Note:
(a) summary underneath the title in print: Cities keep handing local companies tax incentives even after they've cashed in [meaning: local companies have sold themselves, been acquired], shortening schools
(b) There is no need to read text.

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