Headline August 12, 2017/ ''' TECHNOLOGY -MARKET- TURNPIKES '''



THE TRUTH IS  : THAT RIGHT THROUGH  the  Decade ahead-

And even more,  the most prominent and profound  emotion the entire world is most likely to exhibit, display and have induced, is  Fear of the Unknown.

Fear, is likely to rule the roost in  world politics, inter-state relationships, societies, consumers, technology, markets, success and failures.

Without doubt,  China's  readership on:
Sam Daily Times  : The Voice of the Voiceless is very low. But we accept that with patience and glory and continue working forward towards an exciting future-

Of getting to compete with all the Social Networks,  Technology Giants  right before , just about 1/4th of Mankind.

The World Students Society has many great and formidable strengths and we play on those, while learning wisdom and how best to manage our many weaknesses. 

The World Students Society, most lovingly and respectfully called, !WOW! wishes China, Its Students, Professors and Teachers its very best wishes.  .

While Apple's position in China is about as different from Facebook's as possible.......- it has built a hugely valuable  retail business   -it too has been affected by law.

Just the week before  WhatsApp   was hit by the disruptions,  Apple  said that to ensure that a complied with the law it would begin storing data from its iCloud service in China.

It also said that it would work with a local Chinese company to set up a data center in southwest China as part of a $1 billion investment.

An Apple spokeswoman referred to remarks by Apple's chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, during the company's most recent earnings call, in which he said was  ''very enthusiastic''  about opportunities in China.

Yet keeping Beijing satisfied is only part of the challenge for Apple. With more and more    Chinese smartphone  makers     selling  high-quality smartphones cheaply, the company's sales in the country have slid over the past two years.

In the second quarter ending April 1, the company's revenue in greater China fell  14 percent, even as the market remains critical. Greater China accounts for  21%  of the company's sales, making it Apple's most important market after the  United States.

In a new tack for Apple in China, just last week it created a new position, general manger for greater China, and appointed a longtime manager, Isabel GeMabe, to the position.

Ms. Ge Mabe was born in China, speaks Mandarin and has deep engineering experience. The company is also in search of a greater China policy head  after its former head, Jun Ge, recently resigned, according two people familiar with the matter.

If Apple is trying something new, LinkedIn is showing that what had been an accepted model within China is no guarantee of success. 

Unlike Apple, which as a hardware company is considered as less threatening by the Chinese government, LinkedIn had to go along with a bargain other Internet companies have refused.

In 2014, the company agreed to start censoring  -much as  Google had done almost a decade before it eventually left China  -and formed a partnership with two influential Chinese venture capital investment funds to create a separate China operation.

While the self-censorship drew complaints from users, other technology companies looking to get into China came to see LinkedIn approach as a model.

By bringing in well-connected investors, it was able to ensure that its communications with the  Chinese government were in very capable hands. It also focused on the particulars of the local market.

It hired  Derek Shen, a successful Chinese entrepreneur and Google veteran, to run its China operation separately.

Mr. Shen, in turn created a stand alone app to bring LinkedIn, a service built around email and computers, to China's smartphone-dependent population. 

Three years later, the results have been mixed. Troubles have included missing sales targets  and failing to attract enough users, according to four former and current employees who declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak officially.

LinkedIn local app, Chitu, also failed to attract the hundreds of millions of would be-users who have less exposure to the international work force and live in China's smaller cities.  

While in most countries LinkedIn simply runs its network as it does in the United States, in China that proved difficult. In China, many of the people the company wants attract use only smartphones, and communicate on messaging apps instead of email.

Mr. Shen decided to try a specialized app catering to those patterns. Yet it had to compete with entrenched social networks, Like WeChat, and gained little traction.

In June, the company also announced the departure of Mr. Shen and is still in the process of looking for his permanent replacement.

A LinkedIn  spokesman said the decision that  Mr. Shen would leave was mutual, and his decision was motivated by desire to join a more entrepreneurial effort.           

The Honor and Serving of the latest Operational Research on China, Markets and Technology Giants continues.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all on !WOW! -the World Students Society and Twitter-!E-WOW! -the Ecosystem 2011:

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