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Wang Xiaochuan said goodbye to Sogou: "love, no regrets"! The power and hidden worries of

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Note: OnOctober15,accordingtothe21stCenturyBusinessHeraldreporter,TencentandSogouofficiallyhandedovertoday:Sogouemployeeswillc
     OnOctober15,accordingtothe21stCenturyBusinessHeraldreporter,TencentandSogouofficiallyhandedovertoday:SogouemployeeswillchangetheiridentityandjoinTencent,andSogou'sagecanbeextendedtoTencent.ThesalaryandbenefitsarealignedwithTencent'ssystem.Inaddition,Sogou'sproductsandtechnologydepartmentshavealsobeenintegratedandwillbeincorporatedintomultiplerelevantbusinessunitsofTencent.
 
    InJuly2020,TencentmadeapreliminaryprivatizationoffertoSogou,withapremiumof56%toacquireallSogou'soutstandingcommonsharesatthepriceof$9/ads.Thetransactionwasoriginallyscheduledtobecompletedbytheendoftheyear,butitwasoncestrandedduetothesurgeofInternetantitrusttide.
 
    OnJuly13,2021,theStateAdministrationofMarketSupervisionapprovedTencenttoacquiretheequityofSogoucompany;Sincethen,SogouannouncedonSeptember24thatitwouldcompleteprivatizationanddelistingandbecomeawholly-ownedsubsidiaryofTencent.ThehandovermeansthatTencent'sacquisitionofSogouisofficiallycompleted.
 
    AccordingtoTencentinsiders,onthemorningofthehandoverday,Tencentannouncedtheestablishmentofan"informationplatformandserviceline"underPCG(platformandcontentbusinessgroup),whichisresponsibleforQQbrowser,highlights,search,freenovels,documentsandotherbusinesses,andprovidesuserswithplatformsandservicessuchasinformationsearch,browsing,consumption,editingandstorage,andinformationservices.ThepersoninchargeisMel,vicepresidentofTencent。Inthishandover,informationproductssuchasSogousearchandbrowserwillbeincorporatedintothebusinessline.
 
    ThereporterlearnedthatYinYutooktheleadinthemergerandlandingofSogou,andtheintegrationideaisthemergerofsimilarproductsandtheintegrationofrelevantteams.Inadditiontotheintegrationofinformationproductsintotheinformationplatformandserviceline,SogouAIinteractiontechnologyandproductsandinputmethodbusinessareintegratedintothePCGtechnologypublicline;MapsandotherbusinesseswithstrongerrelevancetoenterpriselevelservicesareincorporatedintorelevantdepartmentssuchassmarttravelofCSIG(cloudandsmartindustrybusinessgroup).Aftertheintegrationofproductbusiness,search,inputmethod,PCbrowserandotherproductsstillretainSogoubrandoperation.
 
    Onthedayofhandover,SogouCEOWangXiaochuanalsoissuedaninternalletterannouncinghisresignationasCEOandofficiallybidfarewelltoSogou.ItisreportedthatWangXiaochuanwillaccepttheinvitationissuedbyTencentcooRenYuxinonbehalfofTencentandbeemployedasaconsultantofTencentgroup.
 
    ItisreportedthatWangXiaochuanjoinedSohuonSeptember1,2000andbecametheCEOofSogouonAugust10,2010.
 
    WangXiaochuansaid,"accordingtotheagreement383daysago,todayisthedaywhenIsteppeddownasCEOofSogou.ThisemailrepresentsmyofficialfarewelltoSogou.Ithasbeen4083dayssinceIbecameCEOofSogouonAugust10,2010.IfIjoinedSohuonSeptember1,2000,itwillbe7714days.".
 
    Intheletter,WangXiaochuanthankedZhangChaoyangandcalledhimthe"spiritualGodfather".HealsothankedMaHuateng,Sogou'scolleaguesandhimself.WangXiaochuanonceproudlyconfessedtothemediathat"Sogouismywife".Now,WangXiaochuansaidgoodbyetoSogouandgainedgreaterabilitytoloverelativesandpursuealatelove."Ifyoulove,youhavenoregrets.Ifyoulove,youwillmature".
 
    WangXiaochuanreEntrepreneurship
 
    FortheplanafterleavingSogou,WangXiaochuanalsorevealedthat"mycuriosityaboutlifesciencehaslingeredinmyheartforthepast20years.Inthenext20years,ifIcandomypartforthedevelopmentoflifescienceandmedicineandmakealittlecontributiontopublichealth,lifewillbemoremeaningful".
 
    ItcanbeseenthatWangXiaochuanwillenterthefieldofmedicalandhealthcare.Infact,hehaslonghadalayoutforthis.
 
    Accordingtotianyanchainformation,BeijingWujiTechnologyCo.,Ltd.wasestablishedonMarch12,2021,withWangXiaochuanasthelegalrepresentativeandthelargestshareholder,withashareholdingratioof100%.Thecompany'sbusinessscopeincludestechnologydevelopmentandtechnicalconsultation;softwaredevelopment;basicsoftwareservices;applicationsoftwareservices(excludingmedicalsoftware);computersystemservices,etc.
 
    OnJuly26,2021,BeijingWujiHealthConsultingCo.,Ltd.wasestablished.ThelegalrepresentativeisWangXiaochuan,holding99%oftheshares.Itsbusinessscopeincludeshealthconsulting(excludingdiagnosisandtreatmentservices),computersystemservices,applicationsoftwareservices,softwaredevelopment,etc.
 
    AsearlyasTencentissuedatakeoveroffer,insidersspeculatedthatWangXiaochuanwouldleaveSogoutostartabusiness,whichisalsothechoiceofmostofthefoundersofthemergedparty.
 
    Netizen:willyouusetenggouinputmethodinthefuture?
 
    Recently,ChinaMobileInternetdatabaseannouncedthefirsthalfof2021ChinaTOP20APPranking,andthenmixedtherankingsofmajorcategories,Sogouinputmethodrankedninthin527millionusers,KwaiChu,Baidudepartment,fasthand,theUnitedStatesandothersleftbehind.
 
    Inaddition,accordingtoAImediaconsulting,inChina'sthird-partymobilephoneinputmethodmarketin2021,baiduinputmethodranksfirstwith42.3%,andSogourankssecondwithaslightgapof41.8%.
 
    AsforWangXiaochuan'sfarewell,netizensexpressedtheirloveforSogouinputmethodandexpressed"concern":
 
    "Doyouwanttousetenggouinputmethodinthefuture?"
 
    "Inputmethod,justdon'tletmecharge"
 
    "Sogouinputmethodcan'tallbepaid?"
 
    "WangXiaochuanoncesaidSogouwasmywife.HowcanIdescribethissituationnow?"
 
    SomeanalystsbelievethatthemergerofSogouandTencentisawin-winbusiness."NiuDaofinanceandeconomics"saidthatintermsofbusiness,whetherfromthesearchorinputmethod,TencentisalsothebestundertakingobjectofSogou.
 
    TheTencentvaluethesynergybetweenSogouandthejigsawpuzzleofTencentintheinformationflowbusinessside.Withsearch,Tencent'sinformationflowismoreattractivetoadvertisers,andTencentcanalsobetteroptimizeitsWeChatsearch.ThisisalsotheimportantreasonwhySogouonlysupportsWeChat'sofficialaccount.
 
    AfterbeingacquiredbyTencent,Sogousearch,inputmethodandotherbusinesseshaveastrongerbackground,andthesearchbusinesswillhavemoreconfidencetochallengeBaidu.
 
    Theinputmethodisnolongerjustinput
 
    Today'sinputmethodisfarmorethantypingfunction.Inadditiontofacilitatingnetizensto"fightmap",itcanevenwrite"smallcomposition"withAIfunction.
 
    Forexample,circleoffriendscopywriting:openthecircleoffriendsandenterthekeyword"house".Theinputmethodcanautomaticallywritefunnycopywriting.
 
    Somenetizenseventypedtwowords,andasmallcompositionhasbeengenerated,withahilariousstyle.
 
    Butwhilelamentingtheintelligenceofinputmethod,Sogoualsofacesmanyproblems.
 
    Today,onMay1,2004,SogouinputmethodwastakenofftheshelvesbymanyappstoresbecauseitdidnotfullymeettherectificationrequirementsofthenationalnetworkinformationofficeonreportingviolationsofpersonalinformationcollectiononMay1.
 
    OnSeptember14,theConsumerProtectionCommissionofJiangsuProvinceconductedanopenonlinesurveyon14enterprisesbelongingtoPCapplicationsoftwareanddownloadplatformssuchas360securitybrowser,360securityguard,birdwallpaper,KuWomusic,iqiyi,stormvideo,Sogouinputmethod,ACDSee,2345pictureking,MasterLu,QQbrowser,Tencentvideo,loveediting,Xunlei,PacificDownloadCenterandHuajunsoftwareparkCentralizedonlineandofflineinterviews.
 
    "Sogouinputmethod"Saidthattheadvertisingpop-upwindowhasbeencompletelycancelledinallnewandoldversions,andthepatrolinspectionofthethird-partydownloadplatformwillbeincreased.Onceaproblemversionisfound,itwillactivelypromotetheplatformmodification.Inaddition,fortheproblemofinstallingothersoftwarebydefaultwhendownloadingsoftwareproposedbytheprovincialConsumerProtectionCommission,Sogouinputmethodsaidthatthedefaultcheckofinstallingothersoftwarehasbeencancelled,soastofurtherprotectconsumers'self-confidencePrimaryoption.
 
    Inaddition,Sogouinputmethodonce"violatedthenecessaryprinciplesandcollectedpersonalinformationunrelatedtotheservicesitprovided"andwasinformedofftheshelfbytheonlineinformationoffice.ThisisbecausemanynetizensreportedthatSogouinputmethodhasthephenomenonof"makingyellow"byplayingamarginalball:forexample,ifyouenter"findone",thefollowingwordsmaybewrong:
 
    Evenonthemicroblog,somenetizenssaid:searchanAV+number,directlydisplaythevideo,playandwatchitonline.
 
    [attachment]fulltextofWangXiaochuan'sinternalletter
 
    DearSogoucolleagues
 
    Ithasbeen383dayssinceTencentissuedtheinitialoffer.Afterfulldemonstration,communicationandadjustmentwiththegovernment,shareholdersandteam,todayisthebigdayforSogoutobeofficiallyincorporatedintoTencent.Fromtodayon,SogouwillintegrateintoTencent'sfamily,gonewandgotothemountainsandseas.
 
    Inthese383days,ourteamhasbeenstableandourbusinesshasbeenstableandhealthy.Inanatmosphereofrespect,sincerityandprofessionalism,throughfullyoptimizedintegrationschemes,theadjustmentofbusinessandteamhasbeenbasicallyinplace.Inthisprocess,somestudentshavebeenanxiousanduneasy,butnowtheyareingoodorderandhavehighmorale.Inthefuture,Sogousearch,inputmethod,PCbrowserandothercoreproductsProductwillcontinuetomaintainSogoubrandoperation.Meanwhile,Sogou'sproudsearchtechnologyandAIcapabilitywillalsobeempoweredtoTencent'sbusinesssystemandhavetheopportunitytocreategreatervalueforthesociety.
 
    Accordingtotheagreementof383daysago,todayisalsothedaywhenIsteppeddownasCEOofSogou.ThisemailrepresentsmyofficialfarewelltoSogou.Ithasbeen4083dayssinceIbecameCEOofSogouonAugust10,2010.IfIjoinedSohuonSeptember1,2000,itwillbe7714days.Inthese21years,IhavewalkedforwardsidebysidewithmySohuandSogoucolleagues,workedhardandwrotetoomanystoriestogether.IamyoungAndpassionarevividinmymind.Sometimeago,IsawtheMillenniumcavemuralsinDunhuangandlamentedthattherightandwrongandsuccessorfailureofthemillenniumarebothamomentandeternity.Myjoy,glory,twistsandturnsandregretinthepast21yearshavealsobeenfixed,turnedintomedalsandplacedinmyheart.Asuccessfulfarewellwillboostthenewjourneyoflife.
 
    ThankstoMr.ZhangChaoyang,whoisthefounderofChina'sInternetandmyspiritualGodfather.20yearsago,IwasluckytojoinSohuasafreshgraduate.Hiswordsanddeeds,hisintegrity,diligence,ultimatepursuitandnevergiveupspirithavebenefitedmeallmylife.
 
    ThankMr.MaHuatengandallcolleaguesofTencent.TheyhavepromotedtheopeningandprosperityofChina'sInternet,andIamimpressedbytheirmissionof"scienceandtechnologyforthegood".InthevitalsupportandrecognitiontheyprovidetoSogou,IdeeplyfeelthekindnessandmindofTencentpeople.
 
    ThankSogou'scolleaguesformovingforwardwithtrust,persistenceandlove.ItispreciselybecauseofyoursincerededicationandperseverancethatSogoucanbesosolidineverystep.Iamnotseparatedfromyou.Yourfutureachievementswillstillbeaninspirationtomeandblessyou.
 
    ThankstomyselfwhoworkedextremelyhardanddevotedallmylovetoSogou.Ionceproudlyconfessedtothemedia:"Sogouismywife."OnceIhaveloved,Ihavenoregrets.OnceIhaveloved,Iwillbecomemature.AftersayinggoodbyetoSogou,Ihavegainedgreaterabilitytolovemyrelativesandpursuealatelove.Inaddition,thecuriosityaboutlifesciencehaslingeredinmyheartforthepast20years.Inthenext20years,ifIcancontributetothedevelopmentoflifescienceandmedicineandpublichealth,mylifewillbemoremeaningful.
 
    Thankstothisbeautifulera,mountainsandseasarefaraway.
 
    WearewitnessesofhistoryandenjoythedividendsbroughtaboutbyChina'sprosperityandtheInternetrevolution.Wearealsothecreatorsofhistory.TakingtheInternetasourcareer,wehavetheopportunitytocontributetothehappinessofhundredsofmillionsofpeopleatwork,whichenrichesthemeaningoflife,andtheworldisdifferentbecauseofSogou.SogouisintegratedintotheTencentfamilythistime,andIhopetheworldwillchangeagainDifferent,liveuptoyourlove.
 
    Sharewithyou.
 
    SogouCEOWangXiaochuan
 
    October15,2021
 
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