Morning Post|Apple may stop the price increase of iPhone 14/China-made large aircraft C919 has made significant progress/NIO may push 100,000 models

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  • Li Bin responded that Weilai will launch 100,000-class models
  • Apple adds advertising space to the app store, and also hits the Android app store
  • China-made large aircraft C919 completes certification test flight
  • Daily Youxian denies financial breakage
  • WeChat video account opens live "personal column"
  • Ali responds to being included in the pre-delisting list by the United States
  • The bigger the CEO and employee pay gap, the higher the efficiency of the company?
  • Apple may stop iPhone 14 price increase plan
  • Xiaomi officially releases glasses camera
  • Pico's new VR controller spy photos exposed
  • Spanish government urges employees to stop wearing ties to save energy
  • Tiffany & Co releases CryptoPunks style NFT
  • Hollyland and Harry Potter Launch Mid-Autumn Gift Boxes
  • The official launch of the films "Sand Sea" and "Notes from the Abyss"
  • "Thirteen Lives" starring Viggo Mortensen to launch on August 5
  • Tickets for Beijing International Film Festival open on August 10

Li Bin responded that Weilai will launch 100,000-class models

According to 36kr reports, in addition to the two brands of Weilai and Alps, Weilai is planning to launch a third car brand to cover the low-end market below 200,000 yuan, and the price may drop to 100,000 yuan.

The third brand will operate independently like NIO and Alps, with independent leaders and R&D systems, and is currently recruiting a core team.

In response, Weilai founder Li Bin Weilai responded: "There is currently no information to say."

If the third brand is established, the Weilai brand will be able to build a ladder-like matrix similar to the "Lexus"-"Toyota"-"Suzuki" within the Toyota Group.

At present, the second-tier car-making companies in China, such as Nezha Auto and Leap Motor, all have entry-level models of around 100,000 yuan, and their monthly sales can be maintained at more than 10,000 units.

In addition, national models such as Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Lavida are also entrenched in the price band of tens of thousands of yuan.

Source: 36kr & Phoenix Network Auto

Apple adds advertising space to the app store, and also hits the Android app store

Currently , the Apple App Store has two ad slots: one is the main "Search" tab ad, and the other is the search results ad in the App Store.

And Apple added two new ad slots in the App Store yesterday, one on the "Today" page of the App Store, and the other in the "You may also like" section at the bottom of the individual app's detail page.

Both recommendations will be prominently marked "Advertisement" to distinguish them from editorial recommendations. At the same time, the second way of ad placement also means that developers can now place their own ads on the detail pages of other apps.

Some analysts believe that Apple's advertising business may grow to $6 billion by 2025, of which $4.1 billion will come from search advertising.

In addition, the topic of "Apple's Android App Store" also received much attention yesterday.

This is because, in order to "ensure user privacy and security", Apple has not opened the sideloading function of third-party apps to users, and iPhone owners can only install and download apps from the official App Store.

But recently, the United States plans to pass an antitrust bill, in which cryptographer Schneier said that Apple's blindly banning users from sideloading apps is "unfounded."

Apple, on the other hand, used cases such as malware in the Android third-party app store to "respond", emphasizing that "sideloading" has many drawbacks.

Source: Phoenix Network Technology & Zhongguancun Online & ZAEKE

China-made large aircraft C919 completes certification test flight

COMAC announced yesterday that the domestically produced large aircraft C919 has completed the certification test flight.

The so-called "certificate test flight" refers to the test flight work carried out in order to obtain the aircraft airworthiness certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

It is reported that the C919 large passenger aircraft is a large civil jet aircraft developed by China in accordance with international civil aviation regulations and with independent intellectual property rights.

Its maximum range is more than 5,500 kilometers, the final assembly was completed in November 2015, and its maiden flight was successful in May 2017.

On May 14 this year, COMAC successfully completed the first flight test of the first C919 large aircraft to be delivered to the first user. On July 19, the six test aircraft of the C919 large passenger plane successfully completed all the test flight tasks.

Daily Youxian denies financial breakage

On August 1st, it was reported on the Internet that Daily Youxian issued the "Notice on Daily Youxian's Funds Broken and Unable to Operate", indicating that it is currently unable to operate normally due to the disconnection of funds, and refunds will be processed for those affected in the future.

According to the Financial Associated Press, Daily Youxian denied the news on the Internet and stated that it has not issued any relevant announcements, reminding suppliers and consumers not to be deceived.

Previously, Daily Youxian also denied the news of "bankruptcy and dissolution" on the Internet on July 28, and announced the closure of the "30-minute speed delivery" business.

In the market, the stock price of Dingdong Maicai, which shares the same pre-positioning model as Daily Youxian, also tumbled 9.59% on July 29.

The author of " Shen Ran " pointed out that whether the front warehouse model can work well, it is necessary to find a balance between order size, warehouse capacity, distribution frequency and transportation capacity. Daily Youxian did not shrink and adjust the business scale in time, resulting in excessive consumption of costs, but the performance did not increase significantly.

In addition, in addition to the front-end warehouse, Daily Youxian has also tried unmanned containers, vegetable market transformation and platform models, and has dabbled in the back-end supply chain and agricultural digitalization. There is a problem of too scattered capital investment in its internal business strategy. .

Source: Financial Associated Press & Jiemian News & Deep Burning

WeChat video account opens live "personal column"

On August 1, the live broadcast of the WeChat video account opened the " personal column " function to all creators.

Creators can use the " personal column " to create their own special live broadcast page on the video account. The content of the page includes live broadcast arrangement, preview, playback, personal introduction, etc. At the same time, the host can also set up multiple live broadcast reservations and live broadcast playback, and use the content to establish IP recognition.

In addition, the " Personal Column " page can not only insert public account articles, forward to WeChat friends, communities and circles of friends, but also directly push in the live broadcast room to promote the accumulation of fans and increase the stickiness of attention.

The complete steps to open " Personal Column" can be viewed in "WeChat Moments " .

Ali responds to being included in the pre-delisting list by the United States

On July 29, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated a batch of "pre-delisting lists", and four Chinese companies including Alibaba, Mogujie, Cheetah Mobile, and Boqi Pet were added to the list.

In response, Alibaba announced on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on August 1 that Alibaba had filed its annual report on Form 20-F on July 29 and was recognized by the SEC as a “committee-recognized issuer.”

This means that this year has become Alibaba's first "unchecked" year. If the SEC determines that it cannot meet the audit requirements for three consecutive years, the listed company will be required to be delisted from the US exchange.

Alibaba emphasized that it will continue to monitor market dynamics, comply with applicable laws and regulations, and strive to maintain dual listing status on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Source: Sino-Singapore Jingwei

Nezha's July delivery exceeds "Wei Xiaoli"

On August 1, a number of car companies disclosed the sales of new energy vehicles in July.

Among them, the monthly delivery volume of Nezha Motor surpassed Xiaopeng Motors to win the championship for the first time.

But it is worth mentioning that Nezha's 14,037 deliveries combined with overseas export data, a year-on-year increase of 133.5%. Excluding the export data, it was 12,655 units, which actually showed a month-on-month decrease compared to the previous month.

Leapmotor ranked second with a year-on-year increase of 177% in deliveries due to the best-selling T03 and C11.

The ranking of Xiaopeng Motors dropped from the first in June to the third in July, and the ideal car ranked fourth.

Li Bin, chairman of Weilai Automobile, said that due to the "inability to supply key components such as chips in time", the production of ET7 and EC6 decreased, making Weilai ranked fifth.

Image credit: LatePost

If you want to know the details of the achievements of the new power car companies in July, you can check it in the Dong Che Club: The delivery volume of the new power car companies in July was announced

What is the relationship between CEO compensation and corporate efficiency?

The huge pay gap between company CEOs and employees has become an important phenomenon of income inequality. Median compensation for S&P 500 company chiefs hit a record $14.2 million last year.

To explore the impact of the pay gap on companies, the WSJ surveyed 482 companies that currently disclose pay ratios. Based on the data obtained from the survey, they found:

The bigger the pay gap between the CEO and the average employee, the higher the company's average score on metrics such as customer satisfaction, employee engagement and financial strength.

From top to bottom, the smaller the CEO-employee pay gap

In this regard, WSJ believes that the reason is that companies with large pay gaps perform well because CEO pay is often combined with equity, and the stocks of these companies have generally risen in recent years, so CEO pay "looks high".

Behind the data is that the correlation between CEO salary and these indicators is not actually very strong, and that the salary gap is too high, which can potentially destroy the cohesion within the company and the society.

Therefore, a short-sighted system around CEO pay should not be allowed to dominate the rest:

We may have large, well-run businesses while society is (probably) torn apart by polarization, massive inequality, and widespread mistrust.

To learn more about the survey, you can click to view: https://go.ifanr.com/51QYwJ

Apple may stop iPhone 14 price increase plan

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman said in the latest News Letter that in order to ensure sales, Apple may stop the iPhone 14 price increase plan.

This means that the entry-level model of the iPhone 14 will also start at 5,999 yuan, the same level as the iPhone 13 standard version when it first launched. However, the average selling price of the iPhone 14 series will still increase overall.

As the iPhone 14 is approaching, Apple Stores in the United States and other regions have also launched a "flash delivery" service. Various categories of products can enjoy retail store flash delivery within 2 hours for an additional fee of $9.

On Apple's official website in China, the words "3-hour delivery service" are also available on the iPhone's purchase page, but this service has not yet been provided.

Source: Lei Technology & Boss Hookup

Xiaomi officially releases glasses camera

On August 1, the Mijia glasses camera was officially released.

The new product combines the head-mounted form with the periscope dual-camera system for the first time, supplemented by the AR optical-mechanical system, to provide users with a new experience of hands-free, first-perspective real-time shooting.

At present, the Mijia glasses camera comes with functions such as Xiaoai translation, time rewind, and 3D usage guidance, and will continue to update functions such as botanical gardens, zoos, and screencasting in the future.

The product will be on sale at Xiaomi Mall and Xiaomi Youpin crowdfunding on August 3, with a crowdfunding price of 2,499 yuan.

Pico's new VR controller spy photos exposed

In August last year, ByteDance acquired Pico, a leading domestic VR company, and entered the field of virtual reality with a high profile.

Yesterday, overseas blogger @TonyVT SkarredGhost shared a spy photo of Pico's new handle.

According to the picture, the induction ring of the handle has been changed from being placed at the top to the whole, which may provide a more ergonomic grip, and may also be used to adapt to new ecological content and achieve more precise spatial positioning.

At present, this handle has passed the US FCC certification, and it is expected that the Pico 4 series will be launched globally.

Source: IT House

Spanish government urges employees to stop wearing ties to save energy

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on employees of public utilities and private companies to stop wearing ties at a press conference recently in order to save energy in hot weather.

Pedro Sanchez said that not wearing a tie can keep employees cool, which in turn reduces the frequency of using air conditioners and saves electricity.

Japan followed a similar program in 2011, encouraging employees to wear cool clothing during the summer. France also recently passed a law requiring air-conditioned shops to close, while the UK allows MPs to enter the House of Commons without a suit jacket.

Source: BBC

Tiffany & Co releases CryptoPunks style NFT

Tiffany & Co recently announced that the first set of NFT "NFTiffs" will be launched on August 5th.

This series restores the image of the "CryptoPunks" series NFT in the shape of a pendant. In addition to pictures, videos and blockchain digital credentials, the collection also includes a physical pendant, each of which will be crafted with at least 30 gemstones or diamonds.

The "NFTiffs" series is limited to 250 pieces, each priced at 30 Ethereum (ETH) (currently worth about $51,000), only for CryptoPunks holders, and will be available on August 5th.

Source: Interface News

Hollyland and Harry Potter Launch Mid-Autumn Gift Boxes

On July 31, Holly and Harry Potter launched a joint Mid-Autumn Festival gift box of "The Wizarding World" and "The Monster Book of Monsters".

According to reports, both gift boxes contain badges, Golden Snitch, 9¾ platform ticket, Hedwig, Bibi Duo Beans, and Chocolate Frog, a total of 6 pastries.

Among them, the badge is spicy egg yolk meat floss mochi, golden snitch is custard cream flavor, 9¾ platform ticket is red orange mung bean paste cheese flavor, Hedwig is earl grey tea cheese flavor, Bibi Duo bean is spearmint toothpaste flavor, chocolate Frog is a chocolate mochi flavor.

The "Magic World" gift box is priced at 299 yuan, and the "Monster Book of Monsters" gift box is priced at 599 yuan, and pre-sale has started.

Source: FoodTalks

Next, let's take a look at the recent news and movies that deserve attention~

The official launch of the films "Sand Sea" and "Notes from the Abyss"

Yesterday, the films "Sand Sea" and "Notes of the Abyss" adapted from the original novel of the same name by the third uncle of the Southern School were officially launched.

"Sand Sea" tells the story of Li Tuo, an ordinary high school student, who is involved in a huge plan to change the status quo of the world, and Wu Xie in "Notes on the Tomb" appears in this story as a travel photographer Guan Gen. Behind the scenes layout.

"Abyss Notes" combines elements of science fiction, suspenseful exploration, etc. It tells the underground exploration of the exploration team after discovering a mysterious plane 1,200 meters underground, revealing the secrets deep in the earth's core layer by layer.

Two new films are scheduled to be released in 2025.

"Thirteen Lives" starring Viggo Mortensen to launch on August 5

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Based on the 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue Incident, the film tells the story of the rescue of several wild boar football team players and coaches from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.

Directed by Ron Howard, written by William Nicholson, and starring Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgerton, the film will be available on Amazon Prime Video on August 5.

Tickets for Beijing International Film Festival open on August 10

Yesterday, the 12th Beijing International Film Festival confirmed the online ticket sales time, which will open at 12:00 noon on August 10 (Wednesday).

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With the high temperature in the past few days, the world is also very hot, and these works by artist Hillary Waters Fayle may bring you some green coolness.

meditation on circle

Hillary believes that the forces of nature affect every aspect of our lives at all times.

Through sewing, she connects human hands with nature. "Connection", "Repair" and "Wonder" are regarded by her as the core of these works.

I believe there is a strong relationship between the land and our internal landscape, and when we are connected to the land, we are connected to ourselves and to each other.

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