The trump comedy talk show “Tucao conference 3” continued to

The trump comedy talk show “Tucao conference 3” continued to be happy and

Tucao this Sunday. In this issue, Zhang Jike is the main cafe. There are also “Go genius” Ko Jie, Wang Nan, singer Yuan Chengjie and Zeng Yike who are

surprisingly present in the table tennis arena. There are also Li Sheng’s return in this period. Rock, Cheng Lu and Zhang Shaogang continue to sit in town. In

the program, Zhang Jike responded to the competition by tearing clothes. Go champion Ko Jie talked about defeating “Alpha Dog” in the war. Zeng Yike was

open to doubt. It was said that there were different views and people were looking forward to it.

As a table tennis Grand Slam player integrating the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup, Zhang Jike’s outstanding achievements and

high looks are the focus of hot discussion on the Internet. In the 2011 World Table Tennis Championship, after Zhang Jike won the championship at one

stroke, he was so excited that he tore up his jacket. This scene has become a classic picture in the history of Chinese sports. This time in “Tucao conference

3″, Zhang Jike not only humorous response to tear clothes incident, but also took the opportunity to Tucao the predecessors Wang Nanshuai beat, “wake

up Tibetan mastiff” Zhang Jike Tucao first show is worth looking forward to!

Ko Jie, born in 1997, is known as a gifted go teenager. He ranked first in Go Ratings world Go ranking at an early age. He won all the way and became a

leading figure in Chinese Go field. Until May 2017, when he was defeated three

times in the human-machine war with Alpha Go, he cried for 20 minutes and became a hot topic for a while. This is also in the program by Yuan Chengjie

Tucao: “what is this called? Brave and resourceful, but not others, we let others short circuit, right? It made the audience laugh. How will Ko Jie respond? Coming soon!

Zeng Yike, known as the “Angel of Sheep”, has been popular since she participated in “Happy Girl” in 2009. Her unique style has attracted much

attention from the outside world. The original works such as “Leo” and “Angel of the Most” are highly popular with young people, but there are also many

controversies about their popularity. Faced with the voice of doubts, Zeng

Yike responded frankly to the experience of being blackened: “I am not worried that you will blacken me, I am worried that you are too black to be

cyber-friendly”, and also ridiculed “trust me, fail to pass the exam”, with a full sense of humor.

In addition, Wang Nan’s first show of northeast dialect Tucao, Yuan Chengjie responds to love and enthusiasm, Li Li returns to Tucao,

please look forward to every

Sunday night 8

points of joy on the

“Tucao conference 3”!

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Ruisheng Coffee is a new coffee brand owned by Shenzhou Youche

Ruisheng Coffee is a new coffee brand owned by Shenzhou Youche Group.

Although it has only been established for less than a year, it has quickly

occupied the market through a large number of price subsidies. At present, it has opened 2,000 stores. But in this “burning money” marketing model,

Ruisheng coffee has not yet achieved profitability. In the financial data released by this year’s round B financing, we can see that Ruisheng coffee has

lost more than 800 million yuan. The official response of Richter said: for the current strategic layout, the loss is in line with the normal expectations. Here

we will take you to know. Recently, Starbucks Challenger has just opened 20,000 stores of Ruixing Coffee. The financial data of Ruixing Coffee has been

exposed. It has lost 800 million yuan in nine months, which is amazing. Rachel Coffee Rachel Coffee

Specifically, the financial data of Ruisheng is due to the exposure of B-round financing. In the first three quarters of 2018, Ruisheng coffee accumulated

sales revenue of 375 million yuan, gross profit of 433 million yuan, gross interest rate of 11.55%, net loss of 857 million yuan. Regarding the huge loss,

Ruisheng told the media that the year-round loss is far greater than this. It is an established strategy to quickly occupy the market through subsidies, and the losses are in line with expectations. The market has been valued at $2.2

billion, but the company did not disclose details of the financial data to reporters. Surprisingly, Ruisheng Coffee seems to be quite calm about the loss

data. It told reporters, “It’s certain that we will lose much more in the whole year than that. It is our established strategy to quickly occupy the market

through subsidies, and the losses are in line with our expectations. It is reported that in less than a year since the trial operation in January this year, 12 million consumers have sold more than 85 million cups. Therefore, in the B round of financing, Ruisheng Coffee received another $200 million from the

same group of investors, with a post-investment valuation of $2.2 billion. In the Internet industry of the past decade, this kind of operation scheme which

can get the market quickly by burning money is not uncommon. Although the large-scale subsidy model of Ruisheng Coffee has been questioned, the first step has also achieved initial results. Whether the latter can enter a stable

profit mode and

achieve a real Starbucks

Challenger depends on

the follow-up operation.

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The original title of Feng Chenqing’s cartography:

The original title of Feng Chenqing’s cartography:

Ruisheng coffee lost more than 800 million yuan: with large-scale subsidies to attract visitors to question the profit model is still uncertain?

Because of the recent completion of the B round of financing, the financial data of Ruisheng Coffee has also been exposed by the media. In the first three quarters of

this year, the total sales revenue of Ruisheng coffee was 375 million yuan, with a gross profit loss of 433 million yuan and a net loss of 857 million yuan.

The loss data has surprised the outside world, and Ruisheng coffee has also been questioned for its large-scale

subsidization of customers. Over the past few years, in Internet entrepreneurship, a large number of companies have

emerged to cultivate consumer habits through subsidies, but the model has proved unsustainable, because there is no profitable model.

However, Ruisheng coffee did not disclose specific financial data details to reporters. Surprisingly, Ruisheng Coffee seems to be quite calm about the loss

data. It told reporters, “It’s certain that we will lose much more in the whole year than that. It is our established strategy to

quickly occupy the market through subsidies, and the losses are in line with our expectations.

It is reported that in less than a year since the trial operation in January this year, 12 million consumers have sold more than 85 million cups. Therefore,

in the B round of financing, Ruisheng Coffee received another $200 million from the same group of investors, with a post-investment valuation of $2.2 billion.

It is worth noting that after this round of financing, the book cash of Ruisheng Coffee still has more than 400 million dollars, which is ample.

In just five months, the post-investment valuation from Round A to Round B doubled, and the rapid expansion of

Ruisheng coffee made the industry stand out. Whether we can find a suitable business model and how to make profits has become the main observation direction of the market.

Not long after the announcement of round B financing, Yang Fei, co-founder of Ruisheng Coffee, launched a circle of

friends. Among them, it explained the model of Ruisheng coffee: “profit model

(every single profit), subsidy model (first blog then contract), marketing model (own flow pool) think very clearly.”

An insider also told reporters that the reason why Ruisheng coffee would lose money was largely due to the initial

subsidies and the large amount of cash consumed by opening stores. From the background of Ruisheng Coffee,

executives from the Shenzhou Department are familiar with the pattern of robbing users with subsidies, crawling and rolling in the Internet industry,

which is the most competitive in China.

An important criterion for judging whether Ruisheng coffee will continue to lose money is whether subsidies will decline in the follow-up market behavior.

Generally speaking, spending huge sums of money to subsidize the market is considered to foster consumption habits. But the habit of drinking coffee has

become very popular in the first and second tier cities, and it is not as new as

online car appointment and sharing bicycles. Therefore, some people question the necessity of Richter’s coffee subsidy.

Qian Zhiya, the founder of Ruisheng Coffee, once said that user subsidies are

an established strategy to occupy the market in the short term. It will take a long time to adopt the subsidies strategy in the future, but it will adjust its

strength moderately. Yang Fei also said in the aforementioned circle of friends

that the new retail coffee meets more “gentle” competitors than bicycles, online dating cars and other cruel

competitive environment, so from the amount of subsidies, it is far less exaggerated.

Secondly, the sales of coffee shops are diversified. In addition to coffee, they also include dessert, light food and other product lines. While selling coffee, they can also create more revenue growth points.

At the same time, many outlets of

Ruisheng coffee are smaller and

more intensive, and the cost of

opening a shop is relatively low.

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Recently, Shenzhen police broke down the

Recently, Shenzhen police broke down the illegal fund-raising platform

of “Wealth China”. Six suspects were detained by the police in accordance with the law on suspicion of “illegally absorbing public deposits”. The victims of this case are all over the country, involving a total amount of 1.19 billion yuan.

In January this year, Futian police received clues that Shenzhen Fortune Home Financial Network Technology Services Co., Ltd. and its P2P platform “Fortune China” had the problem of illegal fund-raising. After receiving the report, the police immediately launched an investigation with the financial regulatory agency on the enterprise. Through a series of investigations, such as checking the company’s accounts, inquiring the relevant personnel, and transferring the company’s running water, it was confirmed that there were related illegal and criminal acts in the enterprise.

After investigation, the police found that there are four problems in “Wealth China”: firstly, unlawful fund-raising activities without the approval of relevant departments; secondly, publicizing relevant illegal fund-raising business to the public through various channels; thirdly, falsely promising to repay principal, interest or interest (guaranteed principal and interest) within a certain period of time by means of currency,

material objects and equity; fourthly, paying principal and interest (guaranteed principal and interest) to the public, that is, no specific object. Illegal absorption of funds.

High returns often mean high risks. “Fortune China” attracts users’investment with high interest rates, promising users an annual interest rate of up to 14%. In this case, the owner invested millions of

yuan in the platform.

“Fortune China has not acquired relevant financial qualifications, so it can only carry out point-to-point lending business, mainly using information asymmetry for profit.” Fukuda police officers said that “Fortune China” used the platform to issue false targets and raise funds illegally. The police will never

tolerate such illegal activities and resolutely crack down on them.

In addition, the Shenzhen police found in the investigation that the “Fortune China” platform operation group also controls another platform “car demanding”. At present, the police have combined the two platforms for investigation.

At the beginning of August this year, after grasping the relevant evidence

chain, the Futian police launched a heavy punch and sentenced six suspects, Li Mobao, Lu Mouwei, Li Mouyu, Zhang Mouzhu, Pang Mouhui and Zhong Moutao, to “the crime of illegally absorbing public deposits”. At the same time, the police froze the company’s bank account, seized the company’s property, and other assets involved are still

under further investigation.

Next, the recovered funds and

assets will be uniformly liquidated by

the people’s court after judgment.

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Recently, when Du Chun appeared on a variety show

Recently, when Du Chun appeared on a variety show, he made his own views on the incident of inserting a knife in 2012. Du Chun said he was not a brother with Yin Xiaotian at that time. They just worked together. At the beginning, they just wanted to uphold justice. They were not “inserting knives”, but did not understand what they had been told.

Du Chun has also been on the hot search for this matter, and netizens have been talking about this matter in succession.

Now Xiaobian takes you back to the story of “Cutter Teaching”. In 2012, Yin Xiaotian had a physical conflict with actress Bian Xiaoxiao. In the early morning of June 25, Yin Xiaotian Weibo denied that he was

fighting against her, but Bian Xiaoxiao insisted that he was beaten by Yin Xiaotian.

Subsequently, Li Chen, Jia Nailiang, Du Chun, Li Xiaolu, the article, Ning

Caishen, Xue Jianing and Wang Luodan stood in line to support Bian Xiaoxiao under the premise of not knowing the truth, and scolded Xiaotian for beating women. Han Xue, Nie Yuan, Yang Zi and others wrote in support of Yin Xiaotian, saying that they believed in Yin Xiaotian as a human being and did not believe that he would beat women, which is bound to be misunderstood.

Since then, Yin Xiaotian has been deeply involved in the whirlpool of public

opinion, and the scandal of fighting against him has made him notorious. Since then, his career has also been destroyed.

Shortly afterwards, on-site surveillance video was exposed. In the video,

Xiao Xiao’s momentum pressed people to rush up and fight with Yin Xiaotian’s nose. Yin Xiaotian just pushed her away and was not “

beaten by the man’s hair” as Bian Xiaoxiao said before. But even if the video is sent out, it can’t recover the losses that have been caused to Yin Xiaotian. Since then, Yin Xiaotian has gradually faded out of the entertainment circle.

The so-called “brothers with two ribs insert knives” in ancient times, but now Li Chen, Du Chun and others insert brothers with two knives for women, so there is the “insert knife” teaching, and then there are the

church master and a group of missionaries. Strange to say, the status quo of these “cutter” stars is very similar today.

After Li Chen and Fan Bingbing announced their love affair, their career has been going smoothly. After their engagement last year, they were once reported to be close to good news. But Fan Bingbing, who almost reached the peak of his career, suffered a heavy blow in 2018 because of something unspeakable. Now Fan Bingbing is

hopeless to recover, and Li Chen has become much lower-key.

Du Chun’s father, Du Zhiguo, abandoned her after being exposed to rape a woman to make her pregnant at the beginning of this year. However, this matter was denied by Du Zhiguo himself. At the same time,

Du Zhiguo was deeply trapped in the whirlpool of “peach-colored Rashomon” public opinion, and his reputation was greatly affected.

Jia Nailiang’s wife, Li Xiaolu, was exposed at the end of 2017. Li Xiaolu then

carried out a six-month process of safeguarding rights, denying her derailment and condemning media rumors. But even if Li Xiaolu won the case, it would be more difficult for her to come back now.

Yao Di has been scolded for cheating in marriage, while Ning Caishen has disappeared because of drug abuse.

Han Xue, who supported Yin Xiaotian, stepped into the front line of female stars

because of the reddening of Sheng Ling Ji, Yang Zi stepped out of the shadow of children’s stars, starring in “Sweet and Sweet as Frost”; Nie Yuan returned to the public’s horizon because of the reddening of “Yanxi Strategy”…

All in all, the stars who used to “insert knives” to print Xiaotian are not so successful now, while the stars who supported the print Xiaotian ushered in a turning point in their lives,

 

almost all of them turned red.

It’s a pity that Yin Xiaotian,

an excellent actor, was buried

because of a misunderstanding.

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The Federal Government of the United States has detained

The Federal Government of the United States has detained thousands

of illegal immigrants, including both adults and their minor children, on the border between the United States and Mexico. A 7-year-old girl was exposed to have died in US custody on the 14th.

Several members of Congress criticized the failure of law enforcement officers to report to the Senate and House of Representatives within 24 hours, so that Congress was unaware of the tragedy and “learned from the news” six days later.

[death]

The girl died in Guatemala, a Central American country, named Jacqueline Carr, aged 7. Her father is Neri Carr, 29.

Carl’s father and daughter arrived at the Port of Antillopwells, New Mexico, on December 6, and were detained by law enforcement officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency at about 21.15 p.m. U.S. officials say more than 160 immigrants were present at the border crossing.

At about 4:30 a.m. on December 7, law enforcement officers took Carl’s father and daughter to a bus for transfer to another place of detention in New Mexico. The bus started at 5:00; shortly before departure, Neri told law enforcement officers that Jacqueline was vomiting. At 6:30, when the bus arrived at its destination, Jacqueline stopped breathing.

Emergency workers arrived and took Jacqueline to a hospital in El Paso, Texas. After some treatment, Jacqueline died in hospital on the morning of December 8.

U.S. officials disclosed that Neri witnessed her daughter’s death in a hospital and was subsequently sent to an immigration settlement in El Paso.

[concealed]

American media initially reported that the 7-year-old girl died of dehydration and exhaustion. Medical examinations showed brain swelling, liver failure and cardiac arrest in girls, US officials said Wednesday.

The Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office began investigating the incident, promising to inform the federal government, Congress and the public about the progress of the investigation.

According to Congressional regulations, the Customs and Border Protection Agency should report to the appropriation committees of the House and Senate within 24 hours of the girl’s death.

However, Jay Tilton, spokesman for the Senate Appropriations Committee, confirmed to the media that no report had been received. An assistant to the House of Representatives who did not want to be identified told Reuters that the House Appropriation Committee had also not received a report and was asking the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection to “explain”.

Several senior Democratic congressmen wrote a joint letter urging the Office of the Inspector General of Homeland Security to thoroughly investigate the concealment. The letter said, “It was only a week after the incident that we learned about it from the news report. We can’t express our indignation too much.”

[accountability]

In an interview with the media, Homeland Security Minister Costjane Nielsen said the death of the girl was “heartbreaking”, but refused to acknowledge the responsibility of law enforcement officials in the United States, emphasizing that “such a journey is dangerous, and now it is a sad case”.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin talked about the girl’s death on social media Twitter on the 14th, calling on Nielsen to take the blame and resign.

The girl’s father, Neri, filled out a form containing answers to about 20 questions when he was detained, according to officials of the Department of Homeland Security who did not want to be named. One of the items in the table is whether the child has a disease or not. He outlines the option “No”.

American law enforcement officials asked questions in Spanish and the form was written in English. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala said Neri’s mother tongue is Kerki, a Mayan language.

Guatemalan consular official Tecandi Panagua

visited Neri twice on the 8th and 10th, then told the media:

“They can speak Spanish, but they can’t understand 100 percent.”

(End) (Special Release of Xinhua News Agency)

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Haikou Customs recently announced a drug smuggling case,

Haikou Customs recently announced a drug smuggling case, seizing 3912.94

grams of such new drugs, known as stamps and candies. Six persons were arrested in the case. At present, the court has held a trial at first instance for some of the persons involved and made a conviction.

What is the situation of paralysis caused by drug abuse among foreign students? Where the Drug Sources of Overseas Students Come from

In March this year, customs inspectors at the Haikou Customs Post Office found some candy-like items in a batch of incoming mail from the United States, which attracted the attention of customs officers. The anti-smuggling Department of the customs immediately launched an investigation into the case clues. The recipient of the package, Zhang Mou, is a senior student in Beijing. A private investigator rushed to Beijing to catch him.

Haikou Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau Sanya Branch Anti-smuggling Police: “Zhang Mou, in addition to participating in Sanya radio syllables, he will also participate in many of the larger domestic radio syllables, the purpose of buying ecstasy is mainly used in domestic radio syllables to smoke.”

According to Zhang, these drugs were purchased from Qiu Mou, a Chinese student studying abroad in the United States through the Internet. The arresting personnel immediately launched the investigation and control of Qiu Mou.

What is the situation of paralysis caused by drug abuse among foreign students? Where the Drug Sources of Overseas Students Come fromshlf2019

What is the situation of paralysis caused by drug abuse among foreign students? Where the Drug Sources of Overseas Students Come from

What is the situation of paralysis caused by drug abuse among foreign students? Where the Drug Sources of Overseas Students Come from

Haikou Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau Sanya Branch Anti-smuggling Police: “Qiu Mou was captured when she returned to Shanghai Pudong Airport in May this year, and found a large number of new drugs in her luggage. For example, there are cannabis fume, poisonous stamps, ecstasy, and some drugs like fudge.

Qiu said that her drug originated from Canadian Chinese “Brother Z”. In July, “Brother Z” was caught by seized persons after he traveled from Canada to Beijing carrying drugs.

Haikou Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau Sanya Branch Anti-smuggling Police: “In Canada, in addition to his own work as a chef, the main source of income is the sale of drugs. He returned home this time because of the short period of economic tension, so he took the risk of bringing this new batch of drugs home for sale.shlf1314

According to Brother Z’s confession, the arresting officer grasped the situation of his offline personnel in China, and four of them were arrested successively.ash1314

Drug Smuggling and Paralysis Caused by Drug Addiction by Foreign Students

Drug abuse can cause great harm to human body and mind, and the harm to human body is often irreversible. Qiu Mou, the person involved in this case, was paralyzed by drug addiction while studying in the United States. At present,

he can only spend his life in a wheelchair. Qiu,

a 23-year-old senior studying in the United States,

told reporters that her first contact

was nitrous oxide, known as laughter.

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As the weather gets colder and colder, 2018 is finally coming to

As the weather gets colder and colder, 2018 is finally coming to an end.

 

Events happen every year, especially this year. Beloved Aidou got married, worshipped stars retired, familiar media people died, once worshipped people quit the stage bit by bit, do not know what you got and lost in 2018, but for drip drip, 2018 is indeed a very bad year, just yesterday’s drip travel conference, 36-year-old CEO Chen Wei clearly said that 2018 is the year of his life. Employees’annual bonuses are halved, and executives have no annual bonuses.


As we all know, in 2018, because of several bad incidents of rape and murder of female passengers by drivers, users were extremely disappointed with the safety performance of drip, which led to the suspension of drip’s original plan to go public this year. Of course, in addition to the negative news impact of dripping itself, dripping this year’s overall business development is also very bad, coupled with this year’s economic circle than in the past has been relatively depressed a lot, the environment plus its own factors, leading to dripping this year’s poor results.

Droplet belongs to the kind of “other people’s annual meeting” in the past few years. According to reports, the annual end-of-the-year award grade before Droplet comes according to six months’salary, four months’ salary and two months’salary. If the salary is halved at the end of this year, it may only be one or two months’ salary. The employees of Droplet down, but they still have confidence in the company. That drop in addition to the security system of this barrier, the drop in 2019 may have to face these four barriers?

1. Safety of online car booking

This is a very serious problem that Drop has to face directly. Several downwind tragedies in 2018 have also given Drop a very profound lesson. Especially after the incident, the safety incidents that all kinds of netizens have unearthed have aggravated the public’s distrust of the safety performance of online car appointment. This is undoubtedly the most important thing that Drop should pay attention to and implement the solution. Far from saying, if even one similar thing happens again in 2019, it will be difficult to explain it to the public.

2. When will the windmill be restored

Since the tragedy happened, Drop-drop announced that it had been offline indefinitely, and it has not been restored. Although people have questioned the safety of Drop-drop, there are still many users who need to use it. Many netizens have said that “it’s really a piece of rat excrement, which damages a pot of porridge”. There is no problem with the existence of the downwind vehicle itself. Long-distance hitching is convenient. Suitable and comfortable, do not crowded buses in the early rush hours, and for those who drive by the windmill, they can earn some gas money on the way to and from work or home. The existence of the windmill has its great significance. So when the windmill will be restored is also a question.

3. Transportation Capacity Guarantee of Drop-drop Travel

Everyone knows that it is not as easy to take a taxi as it used to be. Since the government introduced the restraint management measures, it often takes a long queue to take a taxi in the rush hour sooner or later. It can’t be dispatched alone. I believe that this is also a huge problem that dripping will face in 2019.

4. How to Develop New Business

After several vicious incidents, Droplet’s new business has entered the cold winter directly. Shared bicycle, finance, automobile industry, Droplet take-out and so on are still in operation. Where are these businesses going in the cold winter of the Internet?

In 2019, we are facing so many severe challenges. From the user’s point of view, Xiaobian expects to improve the security system as soon as possible. As an Internet innovation enterprise which has been developing rapidly for six years, it is not necessarily a good thing for the company to experience some frustrations and setbacks in time.

 

However, in 2019,

two weeks later,

the challenge is still

not small for Xiaobian. !

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Wen Chou’s soldiers approached under cover. As they drew near

Wen Chou’s soldiers approached under cover. As they drew near, the officers told Cao Cao, saying, “The rebels are near. We ought to catch the horses and go back to Baima.”

But Adviser Xun You checked them, saying, “These are a bait for the enemy. Why retire?”

  Cao Cao glanced across at him and said, “He understands. Do not say anything.”

  Now having got possession of the supply carts, the enemy next came to seize the horses. By this time they had all broken ranks and were scattered, each soldier going his own way. Then suddenly Cao Cao gave the order to go down from the mounds and smite them.

  the surprise was complete. Wen Chou’s army was in confusion, and Cao Cao’s army surrounded them. Wen Chou made a stand, but those about him trampled each other down, and he could do nothing but flee. And he fled.

  then standing on the top of a mound Cao Cao pointed to the flying leader, calling out, “There is one of the most famous generals of the north. Who can capture him?”

  Zhang Liao and Xu Huang both mounted and dashed after him, crying, “Wen Chou, do not run away!”

  Looking round, the fugitive saw two pursuers, and then he set aside his spear, took his bow and adjusted an arrow, which he shot at Zhang Liao.

  “Cease shooting, you rebel!” shouted Xu Huang.

  Zhang Liao ducked his head, and the shaft went harmlessly by, save that it carried away the tassel of his cap. He only pressed harder in pursuit. The next arrow however struck his horse in the head, and the animal stumbled and fell, throwing its rider to the earth.

  then Wen Chou turned to come back. Xu Huang, whirling his battle-ax, stood in his way to stop Wen Chou. But Xu Huang saw behind Wen Chou several more horsemen coming to help; and as they would have been too many for him, he fled. Wen Chou pursued along the river bank. Suddenly he saw coming toward him with banners fluttering in the breeze, a small party of horse, and the leader carried a GREat sword.

“Stop!” cried Guan Yu, for it was he, and he attacked at once.

  At the third bout Wen Chou’s heart failed him, and he wheeled and fled, following the windings of the river. But Guan Yu’s steed was fast and soon caught up. One blow, and the hapless Wen Chou fell.

  When Cao Cao saw from the mound that the leader of the enemy had fallen, he gave the signal for a general onset, and half of the northern army were drowned in the river. And the carts with supplies and all the horses were quickly recovered.

Now Guan Yu, at the head of a few horsemen, was thrusting here and striking there at the moment when Liu Bei, with the thirty thousand reserve troops, appeared on the battle field on the other bank of the river. At once they told him that the red-faced, long-bearded warrior was there and had slain Wen Chou. Liu Bei hastily

pressed forward to try to get a

look at the warrior. He saw across the river a

body of horse and the banners

bore the words Guan Yu, Lord of Hanshou.

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It had taken Microsoft a few years to replicate Macintosh’s graphical

It had taken Microsoft a few years to replicate Macintosh’s graphical user interface,

but by 1990 it had come out with Windows 3.0, which began the company’s march

to dominance in the desktop market. Windows 95, which was released in 1995,

 

became the most successful operating system ever, and Macintosh sales began

to collapse. “Microsoft simply ripped off what other people did,” Jobs later said.

“Apple deserved it. After I left, it didn’t invent anything new. The

 

Mac hardly improved. It was a sitting duck for Microsoft.”

His frustration with Apple was evident when he gave a talk to a Stanford Business

School club at the home of a student, who asked him to sign a Macintosh keyboard.

 

Jobs agreed to do so if he could remove the keys that had been added to the

Mac after he left. He pulled out his car keys and pried off the four arrow cursor keys,

which he had once banned, as well as the top row of F1, F2, F3 . . . function keys.

 

“I’m changing the world one keyboard at a time,” he deadpanned.

Then he signed the mutilated keyboard.

During his 1995 Christmas vacation in Kona Village, Hawaii, Jobs went walking along

 

the beach with his friend Larry Ellison, the irrepressible Oracle chairman. They discussed

making a takeover bid for Apple and restoring Jobs as its head. Ellison said he could

line up $3 billion in financing: “I will buy Apple, you will get 25% of it right away for

 

being CEO, and we can restore it to its past glory.” But Jobs demurred. “I decided

I’m not a hostile-takeover kind of guy,” he explained. “If they had asked

me to come back, it might have been different.”

 

By 1996 Apple’s share of the market had fallen to 4% from a high of 16% in the late

1980s. Michael Spindler, the German-born chief of Apple’s European operations who

had replaced Sculley as CEO in 1993, tried to sell the company to Sun, IBM, and

 

Hewlett-Packard. That failed, and he was ousted in February 1996 and replaced by

Gil Amelio, a research engineer who was CEO of National Semiconductor. During his

first year the company lost $1 billion, and the stock price,

which had been $70 in 1991, fell to

 

$14, even as the tech

bubble was pushing

other stocks into

the stratosphere.

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