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Apple is reportedly developing a foldable clamshell iPhone

Alibaba CEO says he is very confident in Taotian's return to growth

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Tesla sold just one car in South Korea in January

Zhang Nan announced his resignation as CEO of Douyin Group

Musk comments on Apple Vision Pro

iPhone 16 latest camera module design

New BMW 5 Series station wagon released

Apple releases open source AI model MGIE

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Messi issued a message responding to his absence from the Hong Kong station

HeyTea·Tea House opens its first store in Shanghai

A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan Ship PE SP "Green Stone" shoes will be released soon

The TV series "The Three-Body Problem" will be launched on the US streaming platform

"Interview with the Vampire" season 2 scheduled

"Ghost Mom" ​​is re-released in many places around the world

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Apple is reportedly developing a foldable clamshell iPhone

According to The Information, a person with knowledge of Apple’s internal sources revealed that Apple is developing at least two prototypes of horizontal clamshell foldable iPhones.

If eventually launched to the market, this will become one of the most disruptive hardware changes in the history of iPhone development.

People familiar with the matter said that the foldable iPhone is in the early stages of development and is not included in Apple's mass production plans in the next two to three years.

They further revealed that Apple has recently started negotiations with at least one Asian supplier with the intention of purchasing related components for two different sizes of foldable iPhones.

However, whether these products can be successfully launched still depends on Apple's strict control of their performance and quality. If they fail to meet Apple's high standards, these products may face cancellation.

Alibaba CEO says he is very confident in Taotian's return to growth

Yesterday, Alibaba Group released its third quarter financial report for fiscal year 2024. The financial report shows that Alibaba’s revenue in the third quarter was 260.35 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 5%, and the market expected 261.247 billion yuan.

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At the same time, Alibaba announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the share repurchase plan by US$25 billion, which means that the total repurchase scale has increased to US$65 billion.

In a conference call with financial analysts, Alibaba Group CEO Wu Yongming said that Taotian will increase investment in core user experience in 2024, focusing on several aspects:

The first is to increase investment in branded products and industrial products to strengthen the platform’s supply advantages; the second is to increase investment in product capacity building and the optimization of the business model relationship between merchants and the platform to create better cost performance on the Taobao platform; the third is to Invest in improving the entire experience of consumer services; fourth, increase user consumption frequency.

"Through comprehensive capacity building in 2024, we are very confident that Taotian will return to growth," Wu Yongming said.

In addition, Alibaba Group Chairman Tsai Chongxin said in a conference call that Alibaba is not in a hurry for Cainiao and Hema to IPO.

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NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang elected to the National Academy of Engineering

In the early morning of February 7, Beijing time, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced this year’s list of new academicians, including 114 new academicians and 21 international academicians.

The most eye-catching among them is Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang. The reason for selection is: using high-performance graphics processing units (GPUs) to promote the artificial intelligence revolution.

This is also another influential figure in the technology circle elected as an academician of the American Academy of Engineering after Musk and Nadella. It should be noted that none of the three holds a PhD.

In addition, Nayak Pandurang, vice president of Google Search, Zhou Yizhen, executive vice president of Columbia University, Liu Guorui, the first Chinese chairman of IEEE, and Professor Huang Yidong of the Department of Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University were also selected.

Tesla sold just one car in South Korea in January

According to Bloomberg, Tesla sold only one electric vehicle in South Korea in January due to a series of unfavorable factors such as safety issues, price factors, and lack of charging infrastructure.

Tesla sold only one Model Y SUV in South Korea in January, its worst monthly performance since zero sales in July 2022, according to data from Seoul-based research firm Carisyou and South Korea's Trade Ministry.

Carisyou data shows that new electric vehicle registrations by all South Korean car companies dropped sharply by 80% in January compared with December.

Zhang Nan announced his resignation as CEO of Douyin Group

Yesterday, Douyin Group CEO Zhang Nan announced that he has resigned as CEO of the group and will focus on the development of Jiuying in the future. It is understood that Zhang Nan will continue to report to Liang Rubo.

Zhang Nan joined ByteDance in 2014. In 2016, she led the team to launch products such as Douyin from 0 to 1.

People close to film editing revealed that in the past year, Zhang Nan has focused most of his energy on film editing-related business, and has personally led a team to seek breakthroughs in AI-assisted creation, and will soon launch an AI-generated photo and video system. product.

According to people close to Douyin Group, as various businesses mature, the company has no plans to establish a new CEO after Zhang Nan resigned.

The group's business will be handled by Han Shangyou, the head of Douyin, Zhang Chao, the head of Tomato Novel and Toutiao, Wei Wenwen, the head of Douyin's e-commerce, Pu Yanzi, the head of Douyin's life services, and Zhao Xiuying, the head of Douyin's advertising business.

As the president of Douyin, Han Shangyou will coordinate all main businesses related to Douyin.

Musk comments on Apple Vision Pro

Yesterday afternoon, Musk expressed his personal opinions on Vision Pro when commenting on a Vision Pro-related post on social platform X.

Musk said: "I don't think Vision Pro has reached the level of wow yet. I tried it and it didn't impress me."

He further elaborated that although the first-generation iPhone was not particularly outstanding and may not even be as practical as other competing products in some aspects, by the time the third-generation iPhone came out, it had undoubtedly become the best on the market at that time. "smartphone".

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The latest camera module design of iPhone 16: arranged vertically, with bulges in the shape of pills

According to Macrumors, Apple has been experimenting with different camera module designs for the iPhone 16 standard model over the past few months.

Apple's latest prototype features a vertically arranged camera design with a pill-shaped bulge.

The pill-shaped camera module retains the dual camera ring design from previous prototypes, one for wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses.

The vertically arranged camera design has remained consistent throughout the prototyping process, and Apple has not changed the position of the flash and camera lens in this latest version.

This is consistent with the schematics shared by blogger Majin Bu on the X platform a few days ago, and the pictures leaked by Bu also show the same new design.

New BMW 5 Series station wagon released

Yesterday, BMW released the new sixth-generation 5 Series Touring, offering a variety of power options such as diesel, plug-in hybrid and pure electric.

The new 5 Series station wagon has a body size of 5060x1900x1515mm and a wheelbase of 2995mm, which is the longest in its class.

The rear seats of the car can be folded down in a 4:2:4 ratio. After the rear seats are fully folded down, the trunk volume can be increased from 570 liters to 1700 liters.

The new car will be launched first in the European market in May this year, and other markets will gradually follow from June this year. According to "BMW Customer" news, the car may be introduced for domestic sales next year.

Apple releases open source AI model MGIE

According to VentureBeat, Apple researchers have released a new open source AI model called "MGIE" that can edit images based on the user's natural language instructions.

MGIE utilizes a multimodal large language model (MLLM) to interpret user instructions and perform pixel-level operations.

This model enables a variety of image editing functions, such as Photoshop-style modifications, global photo optimization, and local editing.

MGIE is the result of a collaboration between Apple and a research team at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The model has been released at the 2024 International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), one of the top conferences on artificial intelligence research.

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Messi issued a message responding to his absence from the Hong Kong station

Yesterday, Messi’s official Weibo account posted an explanation for not playing in the Hong Kong friendly match on the evening of the 4th:

Unfortunately, I was unable to play in the friendly match in Hong Kong due to a groin injury. The injury was swollen and painful.

Friends who know me will know that I want to give my best in every game, especially when I am away from my teammates like this. The fans are looking forward to seeing us healthy.

I hope that one day we will have the opportunity to come back and give our best to our fans and friends in Hong Kong. I also look forward to returning to the mainland as soon as possible to share the joy of football with everyone.

HeyTea·Tea House opens its first store in Shanghai

On February 6, the first store of Heytea·Tea House in Shanghai opened. The store is located at Yuexing Global Port, Putuo District, Shanghai.

In addition, HEYTEA·Tea House also launched two new tea bases, Dielianhua (white gardenia) floral oolong and Baiyuyan (magnolia) green tea.

Currently, four products of the two tea bases are available in Heytea·Tea House stores. The fresh extract·light milk tea is priced at 17 yuan/cup, and the fresh extract·Chinese pure tea is priced at 9 yuan/cup.

A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan Ship PE SP "Green Stone" shoes will be released soon

In the spring of 2024, A Ma Maniére once again joins hands with Jordan Brand to launch a new collaborative shoe, Air Jordan Ship PE SP "Green Stone".

This collaboration uses a simple white and green color scheme. The white leather upper is paired with a green suede Swoosh logo and heel strap. The perforations on the toe ensure breathability. The retro-style mesh tongue and A matching sulfur midsole gives off a retro aesthetic.

The tongue label and heel strap feature branding, while an A Ma Maniere hangtag and additional custom laces are also available.

It is reported that A Ma Maniere x Jordan Air Ship PE SP "Green Stone" will be released on March 23, 2024 through AMaManiere.com, The Whitaker Group stores and Nike.com.

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The TV series "The Three-Body Problem" will be launched on the US streaming platform

Yesterday, the official Weibo of the TV series "Three-Body Problem" announced that starting from February 10 (the first day of the Lunar New Year), the TV series "Three-Body Problem" will be launched on the NBC Universal streaming platform Peacock in the United States. The entire episode will be online on the platform at once, covering the United States. .​​​

Since "The Three-Body Problem" was launched online in January 2023, it has received a high score of 8.7 on Douban for its excellent drama quality, and is known as the benchmark for Chinese science fiction dramas.

"Interview with the Vampire" season 2 scheduled

The second season of "Interview with the Vampire" has been announced to premiere on May 12. The entanglement between vampires Louis, Lestat, Claudia and Armand, and human Daniel Molloy begins again.

In the new season, David Costabell will play Leonard, a TV celebrity who clashes with Daniel; Roxanne Duran will play a character from the novel who has a connection with Claudia; Barry Gill will play "the real Rashid" (Armand in the second season) The name of the butler played in the first season)".

"Ghost Mom" ​​is re-released in many places around the world

The stop-motion animation masterpiece "Ghostbusters" has released a re-release poster, announcing that it will be re-released (3D remastered version) in North America and other places around the world in August this year to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the film's release.​​​

"Ghost Mom" ​​is Laika Studio's first animated feature film. It was released in North America on February 6, 2009 and was directed by Henry Selick.

It tells the story of Caroline, a little girl who lives a boring life. After moving into a new home, she accidentally enters a beautiful and weird world, where everything seems to be the same as her life but completely different. There is a gentle and kind "good" mother…

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