1106 Earning Money While Standing Up
“Recently, protests broke out on the United States east coast. Protesters held up signs, calling for a boycott of Star Sky Technology and other Chinese made products. According to our reporter in New York, there are more than 2,000 people protesting in Queens alone, affecting nearby traffic.
“It is worth mentioning that according to our reporter, the organizer of the protest used Apple’s latest mobile phone. This phone uses the Dragon series of carbon-based chips, as well as carbon nanotubes, which use more than 20 patents that belong to Star Sky Technology. The protest organizer did not respond to our interviewer’s question and instead made an unfriendly comment.
“We would like to remind everyone to stay safe and to reduce traveling. If you see any dangerous activities, call the police…
“… CTV news report.”
Wang Zhengfei looked at the news report and the ridiculous reporters. He couldn’t help but speak.
“Sigh, I always see Star Sky Technology on the news, I’m so jealous.”
Sitting next to him was the chief product strategy officer of Huawei, Shao Yi. Shao Yi responded with a smile, “CEO Wang, there’s nothing to be jealous about, didn’t we already obtain the license for the Phantom virtual reality system?”
According to the strategic cooperation agreement between Star Sky Technology and Huawei, Star Sky Technology authorized their patents to be used by Huawei.
In exchange, Star Sky Technology would take 15% of revenue for a series of Huawei neural interface virtual reality devices. Huawei also had to use the Phantom system and adhere to Star Sky Technology’s standards.
Of course, this wasn’t just Huawei. So far, three Chinese manufacturers in the field of smart gadget production had signed similar contracts. Another large number of manufacturers were also negotiating contracts, and they were going to enter this market soon.
The only downside was that Huawei wasn’t able to sign a contract for the construction of the virtual reality network computing center.
No matter how hard they tried, Star Sky Technology had refused to outsource the Phantom system computing center. Star Sky Technology only provided Huawei with APIs that were compatible with Huawei’s ecosystem.
Obviously, Star Sky Technology wanted to control their cloud computing business, in addition to their patent management business. In the future, anyone who wanted to log onto the virtual reality network would have to connect to their servers.
One could only imagine what kind of revenue could be generated with that kind of traffic.
However, Shao Yi was content. Compared to other companies that had to pay the “Star Sky Tax”, Huawei was able to receive a lot of discounts based on their contract.
For example, Star Sky Technology promised to provide assistance to the Huawei overseas 5G network development, as well as using the Dragon series chips in their new supercomputing center.
As long as this partnership continued, they would generate more and more income.
“… I’m not jealous of that.” Wang Zhengfei shook his head at Shao Yi and said, “Think about the person sitting next to us, the representative from Verizon.”
Shao Yi thought for a second and frowned.
“… Is there a problem?”
“Not a problem. It’s just that he had an interesting expression on his face. Especially when Star Sky Technology said they planned on finding overseas partners. He looked like he just won the lottery.” Wang Zhengfei smiled and paused for a second. He then spoke in an emotional tone, “Earning money is so simple.
“It’s almost like they’re begging for others to take away their money!
“It’s like taking candy from a child!”
Jin Ling University.
Duan Siqi woke up in the morning by an email notification. He opened his eyes and picked up his phone.
He unlocked the screen and looked at the email.
Then, he froze.
“… Respawn Team? Understanding the meaning of life? The hell is this…”
Yang Shuang, who was packing his backpack, saw him staring at his phone. He smiled and asked, “Hey bro, what are you looking at?”
Duan Siqi put on his glasses and looked around the dorms. He tried to change the topic of conversation.
“Where is Li Mo? Where could he be so early in the morning?”
“Oh, Brother Li?” Yang Shuang said, “I heard him say yesterday that God Lu’s research project has made progress. He’s been going to God Lu’s office every day; he’s even skipping classes.”
No wonder I haven’t seen him in my lectures, he’s at Academician Lu’s office.
Duan Siqi couldn’t help but feel jealous.
He would rather join Academician Lu’s research project than become Academician Lu’s little “experiment rat”.
Of course, it wasn’t like he had an IMO gold medal.
Yang Shuang finished packing his backpack. He looked at Duan Siqi and spoke.
“Bro, I’m going to the library, are you coming?”
“F*ck, give me a second, I’ll come.”
Duan Siqi climbed down from the bunk bed and went into the bathroom. He brushed his teeth and washed his face. Then stuffed some textbooks into a backpack.
He looked at Li Mo’s empty desk and sighed. He tried to cheer himself up.
I have to start working hard.
After all, him being a beta tester was just a side hustle; he never thought about working in the gaming industry.
I guess I can do both academia and gaming.
He looked at his email and saw the strange invitation letter. He paused for a second before clicking the “yes” button.
After a while, he received a notification saying “application successful”, telling him to “upload your resume and report to Star Sky Technology”.
Duan Siqi had a strange look on his face.
I’ll do that after I get back from the library.
All he wanted to do was study; he didn’t want to do anything else.
On the other hand, a series of cheers and exclaims were heard inside an office at the mathematics department building.
The person that made these cheers were none other than Schultz himself.
Schultz, Faltings, and Perelman all looked astonished.
No one could have imagined this.
No one expected this.
Only a week had gone by.
They already overcame their biggest bottleneck…