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Baidu confirmed Lu Cheng's departure or wrong location due to poor sales of Raven speakers.

via:网易智能     time:2018/7/9 15:36:14     readed:183

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According to public information, Lu Gallo was a post-90s born in 1990. He started learning piano and programming at the age of 6. He switched to school in Singapore and studied financial mathematics at the University of Liverpool in the UK. In the last year of University, most of the time was at University of the Arts in London, with artists. His first venture was to create a time matching social networking tool timeet during his college years, and was booming in British universities.

After graduating from college, he gave up offer, a graduate student from a large number of famous schools. In April 2014, after completing the multimillion dollar Angel wheel financing of the genuine fund and the longitude and latitude of China, Luo launched the Raven technology, followed by the music App and the new generation of mobile interaction system Flow.

In February 16, 2017, Baidu announced the full acquisition of Raven technology. The founder, Lu Gallo, joined the team with Baidu, and became the general manager of Baidu's smart home hardware. He reported to the president of the Baidu group and the chief operating officer Lu Qi.

In November 2017, raven technology released a smart speaker raven-H at the Baidu World Conference, priced at 1699 yuan. However, this smart speaker has not mass production in the future, and Baidu stakeholders said in an interview that raven-H is just a benchmark product.

However, Baidu in the intelligent sound box on the road, eventually chose to walk the mass line, whether it is the follow-up of the 599 yuan screen version of the small scale in the home, or the price of 89 yuan small loudspeaker, all prove this. And then comes the Raven's high-end route being abandoned.

For this departure, the wide range of claims in the industry is that Luo and Baidu's hardware product positioning is different. The overpriced Raven H leads to dismal sales, which is undoubtedly unacceptable for Baidu, who cares more about ecology and sales, and the departure of Luo, a high-end product line, also confirms such differences.

Now, Baidu joins the hundred regiments of the smart sound box, and sets the price for the people, trying to make a sample for its DoerOS ecology. At present, the small fish that do not pursue the force and profit are sold at home and in the small loudspeaker, but the specific figures have not yet been disclosed. Very nice.

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