Many years later, Shanda would probably remember 2012 with much bitter. The company is in secular shake-up this year with exodus of execs and missteps in many so-called innovations. And according to a report by local media Donews.com, it’s Shanda Innovations’ turn to going through a major restructure with some switch-offs and refocuses.

Insiders revealed that the research unit ranked (see below for final ranking) all its 21 incubating programs at the end of this August in an internal appraisal. Out of all the programs, the top 20% would be entitled to more resource while the bottom 30% would be advised to either shutdown or merger. The last 6, namely from No. 16 cloud router to No. 21 Qiyu, would definitely be gone.

Here’s the rankings:

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动点科技驻湾区记者. Charlie is an entrepreneur based in San Francisco and Hong Kong who calls herself the undefeated caffeine champion. You can reach her at charlie.sheng (at) technode.com