Case study - The power of words to shape perception and control minds - U.S. Tech Companies Now Copycats of Chinese Peers, Andreessen Horowitz Partner Says | Fox Business
A common theme throughout this forum, especially, the unbrainwashing bootcamp section, is that whites manipulate perceptions through careful use of words. The following is a good case study. Notice the contrast in the language used against Asian “copycats” [who are often the innovators, not copycats] and actual Western copycats.
U.S. Tech Companies Now Copycats of Chinese Peers, Andreessen Horowitz Partner Says
Chinese technology companies have long had a reputation of being copycats of Western peers, but U.S. companies have recently begun to return the favor, said a partner at prominent venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
China’s internet titans such as Tencent Holdings Ltd. are influencing U.S. startups and majors alike, and many Chinese models are being replicated in the U.S., said Connie Chan, a partner at the Silicon Valley venture firm whose investments include Airbnb Inc. and Facebook Inc.
LimeBike, a San Mateo, Calif., upstart backed by Andreessen Horowitz, adapted China’s dockless bike-sharing model for U.S. consumers, Ms. Chan said at The Wall Street Journal’s D. Live Asia conference Friday. The company’s smartphone-activated bicycles, which use designated public spaces for parking instead of docking stations, were first rolled out by Beijing-based Ofo Inc. and Beijing Mobike Technology Co.
Also, Apple Inc. recently added payment services to its iMessage chat service, taking a page from Tencent’s playbook, Ms. Chan said.
“I love this reversal of what ‘China copycat’ can mean,” she said. “It no longer just means a Chinese company copying the States, it can mean a U.S. company copying China.”
U.S. Tech Companies Now Copycats of Chinese Peers, Andreessen Horowitz Partner Says | Fox Business
There seems to be balance to this article, yet where does “American innovation” come from? 30-50% of Silicon Valley’s talent is Asian. Some of the most important weapons in the US arsenal had major contributions from Asians. Google itself is a derivative of Robin Li’s Rankdex. Youtube, co-founded by an Asian, was based off of a Chinese video sharing pioneer. Second, look at the positive spin in the article. See, the USA is just “returning the favor” by “replicating”, “adding”, and “adapting”.
“I just love this reversal”.
What? So when Westerner’s copy, they’re not horrific lawless barbarians whose culture don’t respect intellectual property rights? Interesting.