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Tesla’s first batch of Cybertruck electric pickup trucks will be delivered on November 30

OpenAI in talks to sell shares at $86 billion valuation

Hon Hai Group will join forces with Nvidia to build an “AI factory”

Musk plans to charge new users of the X platform $1 per year to post

WM Motor clarifies: There is no situation where the company’s founder went overseas

NIO responds to the establishment of dealer network in Europe: the European sales model has not changed

Stanford study shows the world's largest AI model isn't very transparent

Apple is developing a foldable iPad, which will be released as soon as next year

Xiaomi Mi 14 series will be equipped with Leica Summilux lens

Tencent Map V10.0 officially launched

"Diablo 4" officially launched on Steam

Cha Yan Yuese denies IPO rumors: There are currently no plans to go public

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Vivienne Westwood will reissue the pendant watch launched in 2009

"What kind of life do you want to live" announced the US version of the dubbing cast

"Zone of Interest" US version poster revealed

The latest theatrical version of "Crayon Shin-chan" is scheduled to be released in Mainland China

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Tesla’s first batch of Cybertruck electric pickup trucks will be delivered on November 30

Tesla releases its third quarter 2023 financial report. In the third quarter, Tesla's revenue was US$23.4 billion, while analysts predicted US$24.06 billion.

GAAP net profit was US$1.9 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 44%; adjusted net profit was US$2.318 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 37%.

Adjusted earnings per share in the third fiscal quarter were $0.66, compared with expectations of $0.74; free cash flow in the third quarter was $848 million, compared with analysts' expectations of $2.59 billion.

While releasing its third-quarter earnings report, Tesla also announced that the Cybertruck delivery event will be held on November 30 at the Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.

During Tesla's earnings call Wednesday night, Musk said 1 million people had pre-ordered the Cybertruck.

He said that it will be extremely difficult to increase Cybertruck production. Tesla's goal is to produce 250,000 Cybertrucks per year in the future, but this will not be achieved until 2025.

OpenAI in talks to sell shares at $86 billion valuation

According to Bloomberg, OpenAI is in talks with potential investors to sell shares of existing employees at a valuation of $86 billion. The company has not yet finalized the allocation and terms could still change, people familiar with the matter said.

OpenAI is an artificial intelligence company in which Microsoft holds a 49% stake and is led by CEO Sam Altman and President Greg Brockman.

If it is sold at a valuation of US$86 billion, OpenAI will surpass companies such as Stripe and Chinese online retailer Shein and become one of the most valuable unlisted companies in the world, with a valuation second only to Musk's SpaceX and ByteDance.

According to previous reports by Bloomberg, as ChatGPT continues to develop, the company is expected to achieve annual revenue of US$1 billion. OpenAI is discussing a potential stock sale that would value it at $80 billion to $90 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported last month.

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Hon Hai Group will join forces with Nvidia to build an “AI factory”

At the Hon Hai Technology Day event, Nvidia CEO Huang Jenxun and Hon Hai Group Chairman Liu Yangwei jointly announced that the two parties will cooperate to build an AI factory.

According to the cooperation plan, Hon Hai Group will cooperate with Nvidia to develop a new data center called an "AI factory" to train autonomous vehicles, robot platforms and large language models.

At the same time, Hon Hai Group plans to build a large number of computing systems based on NVIDIA CPUs and GPUs and its network technology, equipped with NVIDIA hardware and AI Enterprise software.

AI factories equipped with NVIDIA capabilities can perform AI training and inference, enhance factory workflows, and run simulations in virtual worlds.

Simulating the entire robotic and automation process from start to finish provides Hon Hai with a way to improve operational efficiency and save time and costs.

In fact, Hon Hai and Nvidia have been cooperating for a long time and will further expand cooperation in the field of AI. Currently, it is mainly focused on the two fields of AI chips and autonomous driving technology.

In terms of AI chips, according to industry chain news, Hon Hai has won orders for NVIDIA GH200, L40, L40S and other products, and will exclusively supply them.

In terms of autonomous driving technology, the two parties announced in January this year that they would jointly develop electric vehicles, and Nvidia would produce electronic control units for Foxconn's electric vehicles. The two parties focus on developing high-performance computing platforms to promote the development and application of autonomous driving technology.

Musk plans to charge new users of the X platform $1 per year to post

X announced yesterday that it is testing the implementation of its "Not A Bot" program, charging new users $1 per year to post and interact on X.

The "Not A Bot" program is currently being tested in New Zealand and the Philippines and is only available to new users. X's official support account says existing users will not be affected during this test.

X said the new plan aims to "reduce spam, manipulation and bot activity on the X platform" and that the subscription feature "has proven to be a major solution to these problems at scale."

Currently, all new accounts in New Zealand and the Philippines are required to verify a phone number and then pay a $1 fee to create posts, replies, retweets, quote posts, and favorites.

New users who have not paid can only read posts, watch videos, and follow accounts.

WM Motor clarifies: It has not filed for bankruptcy and there is no situation where the company’s founder ran overseas.

WM Motor clarified on Weibo: WM Motor has not filed for bankruptcy and is currently in the pre-reorganization stage.

WM Motor said, "Pre-reorganization is different from bankruptcy reorganization. It is a self-rescue behavior carried out in the early stages of a company facing difficulties. It aims to introduce strategic investors through debt restructuring and avoid bankruptcy."

At present, the company's core positions are operating normally. The company's focus includes after-sales service, resumption of work and production, export business, overseas cooperation, international financing, and the introduction of strategic investors. Certain progress has been made.

The announcement also mentioned that the company’s founder Shen Hui went to the United States to study in 1991 and worked and lived in many places in Europe and the United States for many years. His recent work focus has been on overseas matters, so there is no situation where the company’s founder went overseas.

NIO responds to the establishment of dealer network in Europe: the European sales model has not changed

According to Reuters, three people familiar with the matter said Nio is considering establishing a dealer network in Europe to accelerate sales growth.

In this regard, NIO stated that its brand’s marketing and sales methods in Europe have not changed and it is committed to establishing a direct sales network.

However, the sub-brand "Firefly" is evaluating channel models in Europe, including direct sales, agents or distributors. NIO said in a statement: "We will choose the model that best suits the local market and brand development needs."

 Stanford study shows the world's largest AI model isn't very transparent

A report released by researchers at Stanford University points out that well-known developers of basic AI models, including OpenAI and Meta, have not released enough information to explain their potential impact on society.

Stanford HAI released its base model transparency index, which rates 10 popular models based on 100 different transparency metrics such as training data, amount of computation used, and more.

The most transparent of these 10 models is LLaMA 2, with a score of 54%. GPT-4 has the third highest transparency score at 40%.

Percy Liang, director of the Basic Model Research Center at Stanford University, said: "It is obvious that in the past three years, the transparency of AI basic models is declining, while capabilities are developing rapidly."

"We think this is a big problem because we've seen in other areas like social media that when transparency drops, bad things can happen."

The report's authors believe that in a world that increasingly relies on these models for decision-making and automation, it is critical to understand their limitations and biases.

The researchers hope the report will encourage companies to be more transparent about the models underlying their AI and serve as a starting point for government efforts to regulate this emerging field.

New product

Apple is developing a foldable iPad, which will be released as soon as next year

According to DigiTimes, Apple's foldable iPad is currently in the "intensive development" stage and may be released as early as the end of 2024.

According to reports, Apple is currently working closely with suppliers and plans to conduct small-scale production by the end of 2024. If progress goes well, it will be completed by the end of 2024 or early 2025.

Apple has been investing in foldable products for four years, constantly making design tweaks, and plans to release a foldable ‌iPad‌ before developing a foldable iPhone.

According to reports, the company has not yet finalized the design of the foldable iPad. Initially, the project was led by Apple's product design team, but the latest news is that in order to reduce costs, it has been handed over to the procurement department for follow-up.

Apple's main goal at this stage is to achieve a more cost-effective design to attract more users.

Apple's first foldable device is expected to begin mass production in 2025. DigiTimes believes that foldable devices may increase iPad shipments, thereby driving growth in shrinking global tablet sales.

Xiaomi Mi 14 series will be equipped with Leica Summilux lens

The latest news from evleaks claims that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 14 series (14 and 14 Pro) will be equipped with the new Leica Summilux lens – said to be the best lens the company has ever used.

It is worth mentioning that Xiaomi MIX Fold3 and Xiaomi 13 Ultra both use Summicron Leica optical lenses.

"Digital Chat Station" also posted on Weibo to emphasize the installation of the Leica Summilux lens, which has the characteristics of a new main camera with a large aperture and a large light intake.

Tencent Maps V10.0 is officially launched, realizing full 3D basemaps

Tencent Maps V10.0 is officially launched, realizing a comprehensive 3D base map, a more realistic and clear interface, and significant improvements in functionality.

The new version adds a function called "Exploration Tab". In the "Exploration" interface, based on the 3D base map, users can experience exploration functions such as "3D building check-in" and "building NPC interaction".

The map has been fully upgraded to 3D, making it closer to the real world and more intuitive. The architectural L4 level fine modeling and rendering is connected to the sky box and day and night system, with light and shadow effects that are closer to reality.​

In addition, the new version opens up information services on platforms such as Meituan, Volkswagen, Ctrip, Maoyan, and Kuaishou, and 3D buildings will display information on various performances, exhibitions, and movies.

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"Diablo 4" officially launched on Steam

"Diablo 4" is officially launched on the Steam platform. The reviews are currently "mixed", with a favorable rating of 57.79%.

This game is available in three versions: Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and Ultimate Edition. Currently, there is a 25% discount. The discount deadline is October 25th. The discounted prices are 366 yuan, 467.25 yuan, and 519.75 yuan respectively. Simplified Chinese is supported. .

"Diablo 4" Steam will support cross-platform connections and progress sharing with Battle.net, PS, and Xbox platforms, and support Steam achievements, Steam friends list and other functions.

Cha Yan Yuese denies IPO rumors: There are currently no plans to go public

Yesterday morning, it was reported that Cha Yan Yuese had begun to contact investment banks and started discussions on Hong Kong IPO matters.

According to the Red Star Capital Bureau, Chayan Yuese responded: There are currently no plans to go public and no plans to open franchises.

In September this year, Cha Yan Yuese announced that it would invest 520 million to build a brand R&D and production base, which will be put into trial production in 2025. When fully reached, the production capacity will cover the supply of core technical raw materials for more than 5,000 stores. There is speculation that this may be preparation for the opening of franchises.

In response to this, Chayan Yuese said that the R&D and production base is its "chip plan" based on the future, with heavy investment and slow returns. It will invest in self-research of technology in the next one or two decades, and will be able to support future direct sales after it is put into production. The store's raw materials are self-developed and supplied.

Vivienne Westwood will reissue the pendant watch launched in 2009

Vivienne Westwood will launch ORB WATCH PENDANT (ORB watch pendant) again.

This re-engraving will retain the details of the original, based on the iconic 3D ORB (cosmic ball), faithfully reproducing the design that encapsulates the dial inside.

In order to ensure long-term use, a structure that can repair and replace the movement and battery is also adopted.

It is reported that starting from October 21st, this product will be sold in major physical stores of Vivienne Westwood and will be launched on the brand's official website on October 27th.

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"What kind of life do you want to live" announced the US version of the dubbing cast

Director Hayao Miyazaki's new film "How Do You Want to Live" released the North American version poster and announced the dubbing cast.

The voice cast includes Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson, Florence Pugh, etc. .

The film will be released in North America on December 8.

"Zone of Interest" US version poster revealed

The US version of "Zone of Interest" directed by Jonathan Glazer has been revealed. The "Unspeakable" in daily life will be released in North America on December 8.​​​

The story is adapted from the novel of the same name by Martin Amis. It tells the story of a commandant at the Auschwitz concentration camp and his wife trying to build a dream life for their family in the house and garden near the concentration camp.

The latest theatrical version of "Crayon Shin-chan" is scheduled to be released in Mainland China

The latest theatrical version of the Crayon Shin-chan series in 2023 is "Crayon Shin-chan: New Dimension!" "Superpower Showdown" has released a finalized poster and will hit the mainland's big screen on November 25.

Shinnosuke accidentally gained superpowers, and along with Shinnosuke's superpowers came a major crisis related to the fate of the world. Can Shinnosuke use his superpowers to save the world?

This film is the first animated film in the Crayon Shin-chan Theatrical Series to be produced using 3DCG. It is directed by Hitoshi Ohne, and Shirozu, who has produced "Shin Godzilla" and "Doraemon: Stand By Me", is responsible for the CG animation production.

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