Internet has reached its bottleneck in the past year as user numbers, penetration and traffic growth all plateaued. For example, by the second quarter, the global PC shipment saw very first negative growth over the past ten years. Another sign is the substantial decline in customers of Chinese Internet café.

Due to increased competition, many M&As occurred in pre-mature industries like video or e-commerce. The Youku-Tudou and Suning-RedBaby tie-up came as a shock to many in the first pace, but actually were inevitable.

Chinese Internet has developed from the Spring and Autumn era to Warring State era as different giants occupied respective fields in the market, just like how different countries in the famous Warring State era guarded their own territory and fought with each other.

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Kang Zhou

Kang is a Tech writer, Event planner and Chairman of Beijing 3 Day Startup.