iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2018年中国数字经济占GDP比重达34.8%，其中服务业数字经济比重为35.9%，于2016年相比增长了6.3个百分点，在各行业中占比最高，增速最快。数字经济的蓬勃发展，推动着传统产业的改造提升，特别是生活服务行业，其数字化升级为中国经济发展增添了新动能。iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，预计2019年中国在线餐饮外卖市场规模达到2845.5亿元，生鲜电商市场规模达到1620.0亿元，互联网社区服务市场规模达到2316.1亿元，本地生活服务行业在数字化升级推动下，即将进入万亿元市场。而随着一二线城市本地生活服务市场竞争趋于白热化，未来下沉市场和场景拓展将成为本地生活平台竞争的焦点。
As the data of iiMedia Research showed, China digital economy accounted for 34.8% of GDP in 2018. The proportion of digital economy in service industry is 35.9% and increased by 6.3% compared with 2016, accounting for the highest proportion and fastest growth in all industries. The vigorous development of digital economy promotes the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, especially the life service industry, whose digital upgrading has added new momentum to the economic development in China. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, it is estimated that the scale online take-out market in China will reach 284.55 billion yuan in 2019, the scale of fresh e-commerce market will reach 162.0 billion yuan, and the scale of Internet community service market is reaching 231.61 billion yuan. With the promotion of digital upgrading, the local life service industry will soon enter the trillion yuan market. With the fierce competition of the local life service market in the first and second tier cities, the sinking market and scenario expansion will become the focus of the competition of the local life service platforms in the future.
In April 2019, the controversy over copyright protection of VisualChina caused by pictures of black holes and of national flag and emblem has triggered public concern about the corporate behavior of copyright infringement. After the dispute, the brand image of VisualChina fell sharply. As the data of iiMedia Public Opinion Monitoring System showed, the Yanzhi Index of VisualChina dropped from 44.3 on April 10th to 8.2 on April 16th, and its comments on the Internet showed a negative trend. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 78.8% of the interviewed enterprises believed that the way of rights protection acts of VisualChina was blackmail. More than three quarters of the interviewed enterprises took more than three months to resolve copyright disputes, and 69.0% of the interviewed enterprises believed that dealing with copyright infringement disputes had caused a burden on enterprises. The abuse of rights of copyright protection by enterprises leads to the phenomenon of copyright infringement becoming more and more frequent, which has caused serious interference to social order. The lack of social responsibility of such enterprises has also aroused public outrage. 72.4% of the interviewed netizen think that the frequent copyright disputes in the industry are deliberately caused by the enterprises involved. 38.3% of the interviewed netizen think that such acts have touched the bottom line of the public.