And this is also the direction in which Ye Chen’s mother, An Chengqing, is best at, as most of the Silicon Valley companies she has invested in have achieved growth of more than ten thousand times.
It is also because Ye Chen got into the short video platform early, so he is also more concerned about the current live-streaming bandwagon. He knows very well that anchors like Qian Hongyan can be found all over the internet, but no matter what kind of stories they make up or what kind of persona they set up, they really only have one ultimate goal, and that is to make money.
Even those super-rich people who have nothing better to do than to show off their mansions with hundreds of millions or billions of dollars are actually posting videos, live-streaming and carrying goods on short-video platforms every day just to make money.
There are even those who are not rich at all, but are completely scripted by the Netflix agency.
As the owner of the short video platform, although Ye Chen also felt that people and things like Qian Hongyan were indeed rather low, he also knew very well that this represented the direction of the market as well as the laws of business.
After all, the vast majority of people in China are still ordinary working cla*s, or even peasant cla*s, which is the sinking market that all companies are competing for nowadays, and is also the target that these netizen anchors are competing for. If one does not allow such people and things to appear on one’s platform, then these anchors will change their platform and go and make up the same stories.
And in doing so, one’s own short-form video platform, will be divided up by other competitors in terms of anchors and traffic, which will then trigger an overall collapse.
Many famous internet companies back then, just didn’t make the right move and ended up losing everything.
So he simply stopped persuading Ma Lan and said to Xiao Churan, “Wife, let’s both go out and let Ma take a good breather by herself.”
Xiao Churan nodded helplessly and said to Ma Lan, “Ma, you adjust yourself, I’ll go out with Ye Chen first.”
Ma Lan ignored the two, and just kept lying on the bed, whimpering and crying.
Downstairs, Xiao Changkun, on the other hand, was sitting alone on the floor in front of the sofa with a cigarette in his mouth because what Ye Chen said was too solid, leaning against the sofa and curling his legs, smoking while falling into tears uncontrollably, just like Ma Lan.
Ye Chen was also helpless to the extreme, so he said to Xiao Churan, “Honey, why don’t we both just leave no one alone and let them adjust slowly on their own.”
Xiao Churan asked Ye Chen, “How is my father?”
“Also crying all the time.” Ye Chen sighed and shrugged his shoulders, “Dad has been so dishevelled these few days, but it’s not actually because he didn’t play well when he went on the cultural exchange.”
Xiao Churan asked in surprise, “Then what is it because of?”
Ye Chen said lightly, “Because of Auntie Han.”
Ma Lan had never known that Han Meiqing had returned to Jinling, but Xiao Churan did.
When Ma Lan had been sent to prison for stealing Ye Chen’s money, Xiao Changkun had run to the airport in a suit to greet Han Meiqing and her son Paul, and later on had even been solicitous enough to invite the mother and son duo over for dinner, all of which Xiao Churan had seen in her eyes.
She could see that her father was still nostalgic about that Auntie Han, and even had quite deep feelings for her, and had once been angry with her father for this reason. Later, after learning those things about her parents back then, she did not mention these things in front of her father.
When she heard Ye Chen say that her father was decrepit because of Auntie Han, she quickly asked, “What’s going on?”
Ye Chen explained, “Auntie Han is with someone else, someone many times better than Dad, and Dad can’t accept the blow, so he’s just smoking and drinking alone these days to get by.”