Morning Post|Meizu responds to being acquired by Geely / Starbucks may no longer open toilets to non-store customers / IKEA will close Shanghai Yangpu mall

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  • Meizu responds to being acquired by Geely
  • Starbucks may no longer open restrooms to non-store customers
  • IKEA to close Shanghai Yangpu mall
  • Leica releases MA "Titanium Special Edition" set
  • RTFKT Studios x Byredo Create Web3 "Future Fragrance"
  • Nissin launches "cup noodle shape" wireless charging base for mobile phones
  • Tencent removes QQ video
  • Amazon will share market data and drive traffic to rivals
  • Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will build Web5
  • Guangzhou Pearl River Park pilots the reservation system for lawn tents
  • Xiaohongshu Holds Online Academy of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition
  • PepsiCo launches Coke "specially paired with fried chicken"

Meizu responds to being acquired by Geely

According to information from the State Administration for Market Regulation, Xingji Times, led by Geely Group chairman Li Shufu, plans to acquire 79.09% of Zhuhai Meizu.

After the completion of this transaction, Taobao China will withdraw from its shareholding and control of Zhuhai Meizu, and Xingji Times will obtain independent control of Zhuhai Meizu.

Meizu responded to Ai Faner on this matter, saying:

"Recently, Xingji Times, led by Mr. Li Shufu, has signed an agreement with Meizu Technology on strategic investment matters. This transaction still needs to go through the approval procedures of relevant regulatory agencies, and the details of the transaction are still under negotiation.

It is believed that Meizu will take this strategic investment as an opportunity to create a better future. Thank you for your attention, and we will share detailed information with media friends at the appropriate time. "

Starbucks restrooms may no longer be open to non-consumers

According to The Washington Post, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz talked at a meeting recently that Starbucks is considering closing the restrooms to the public and opening them only to in-store customers.

Howard Schultz said that Starbucks serves 100 million consumers every day, and the constant influx of non-store consumers who use its restrooms as public toilets poses a safety hazard for Starbucks employees and in-store consumers.

Previously, Starbucks announced in 2018 that its restrooms were open to everyone. At that time, when an African-American man requested to use the restroom at a Starbucks in Pennsylvania, the store manager refused and was arrested because he did not consume, Starbucks was under pressure from public opinion.

IKEA to close Shanghai Yangpu mall

On June 13, IKEA announced that it would close Shanghai Yangpu mall in early July.

IKEA said that this is based on the change in consumer behavior brought about by factors such as the increasingly complex retail market, digitization and the epidemic, combined with the changing consumer behavior preferences of customers in the mall’s service business circle and the overall layout of IKEA in the Shanghai market. of.

This is the second IKEA store in China to close after closing the Guizhou store on April 1 this year.

Leica releases MA "Titanium Special Edition" set

Recently, Leica officially released the 6th limited edition titanium alloy product, which combines the classic design of the Leica MA film camera and the APO-Summicron-M50 f/2 ASPH. lens.

The camera is purely mechanical, requiring no batteries or data transfer. The kit includes a custom-made titanium APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH. Full-frame lens that replicates the 1956 Summicron-M 50mm focal length lens.

This special edition set is limited to 250 sets worldwide, with a suggested price of $19,995. (Hypebeast)

RTFKT Studios x Byredo Create Web3 "Future Fragrance"

Virtual fashion studio RTFKT Studios recently announced a partnership with Swedish fragrance brand Byredo to create a "future fragrance" exclusively for Web3.

The collaboration, dubbed AlphaMeta, will see as many as 350 unique fragrances forged, and holders of Clone X NFTs will also be able to unlock special gear. Clone X NFT is an NFT project launched in November 2011 by RTFKT and Takashi Murakami.

While RTFKT says the project will "merge fashion and in-game reality," it's unclear how it will translate scents to Web3. (Hypebeast)

Nissin launches "cup noodle shape" wireless charging base for mobile phones

Nissin Foods recently released a mobile phone charging stand in the shape of cup noodles.

The upper part of the "cup noodle" charging stand has a QI charging module, as well as realistic noodles and instant noodle ingredients such as meat, shrimp and egg. In addition to being used for charging, the charging stand can also be used as a home decoration.

At present, Nissin Foods has not disclosed the specific sale information of the wireless charging base. (Hypebeast)

Tencent removes QQ video

On June 13, the PC, Mac, Android, and iOS versions of the QQ Audio and Video official website were no longer available for download, and the status of "stay tuned" was displayed.

At present, Tencent has not issued a statement on the delisting of QQ Video's official website. According to feedback from netizens, there will be operating errors when running the PC version of QQ Video, but the Mac store version can still run normally.

The latest version of QQ Video for PC was released in 2019, and the download link for QQ Video for Android was removed in February last year. (IT House)

Amazon will share market data and drive traffic to rivals

In 2020, the European Commission accused Amazon of using its scale, power and data to market its products to gain an unfair advantage over rival merchants, and will fine Amazon $38.6 billion.

On the evening of June 13, Amazon was revealed to have offered to share market data with sellers on its platform and increase the visibility of rival products on its platform.

Amazon has previously said it disagrees with the European Commission because its share of the global retail market is less than 1%. (Reuters)

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will build Web5

TBD, a company owned by Jack Dorsey, recently announced that it will build a decentralized network platform called "Web5".

The platform can store the identities and data of users on the network in a decentralized manner, while returning ownership of the data and identities to individuals.

Judging from the presentation of this project, this project also belongs to the category of Web3, but there will be no "VC-controlled Web3 situation". At the same time, it also claims to not issue or invest in tokens. (vice)

Guangzhou Pearl River Park pilots the reservation system for lawn tents

From June 11th, visitors to Guangzhou Pearl River Park must make an appointment in advance when going to the open lawn to set up tents (including the canopy) on weekends and statutory holidays.

At present, Zhujiang Park has designated 70 fixed areas for tents to be set up. The tents can be set up every day from 9:00 to 18:00, and the area of ​​the tent should not exceed 5 square meters.

At present, tourists can only make reservations for places within the week in advance, and there is no need to make reservations for the time being on non-weekends and statutory holidays. (Published in Guangzhou, China)

Xiaohongshu Holds Online Academy of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition

From June 1st to June 30th, Xiaohongshu will link up with nine academies including China Academy of Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Zhejiang University and Jiangnan University to display or live broadcast the contents of the graduation exhibition of the Academy of Art.

Users can enter the online exhibition hall by searching for "Xiaohongshu Online Graduation Exhibition" in the Xiaohongshu search bar. The museum is divided into a special area for graduation exhibitions of major colleges and universities and a "mobile art museum" composed of content contributed by the creators of Xiaohongshu.

During the event, Xiaohongshu also launched the "100 Young Artists Shine Program", and 100 "excellent graduates" will be selected from the excellent tweets. (SocialBeta)

PepsiCo launches Coke "specially paired with fried chicken"

Recently, Pepsi Japan has launched a new cola that is positioned as "specially paired with fried chicken".

The clear, zero-calorie cola reduces the sweetness of the cola to enhance the flavor of fried chicken. At the same time, it also increases dietary fiber, has a refreshing taste, and claims to eliminate the greasy feeling of fried chicken.

PepsiCo Japan has also launched Coke in "Sakura" and "Cake" flavors before. The new Coke is expected to be officially launched on June 14. (Hypebeast)

Check out "books" in a real library

In Copenhagen's Human Library, "books" are people you can actually talk to.

Alcoholics, cross-dressers, soldiers with PTSD, Holocaust survivors… Those who have been labelled all kinds of people will be here for you to "read" their past.

Typically, each "reading" time is 30 minutes

Human Library will initially screen and classify volunteers based on their story value and communication skills, and then introduce them to readers.

Before the official "publishing", the "books" need to receive training, including organizing the content of the story, finding the most interesting chapters in the story, and practicing talking skills.

At the same time, the library manager will also help readers find the content they want to read, and organize sharing activities such as Reading Garden.

This month's recommended "book" is OI patient Daniel Lee

This "human library" will launch a customized video calling service in August (website:, hoping to provide more people with a chance to challenge stereotypes:

I think 30 minutes is enough to make a difference.

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