Morning Post | AirPods 3 is expected to be released this year / Hey Tea is valued at 60 billion yuan / Microsoft releases Windows 11

Morning report

  • The new AirPods are expected to be released this year
  • Hey Tea is about to complete a new round of financing, with a valuation of 60 billion yuan
  • Microsoft releases Windows 11
  • Meituan launches smart helmets, riders can directly communicate with users after wearing
  • Adobe releases Substance 3D series application software
  • Tencent Electronics Signed and Launched the "Small Contract" Function
  • The founder of the South African cryptocurrency exchange "disappeared", and customers lost US$3.6 billion
  • Kuaishou July will cancel big and small weeks
  • Reported that Chinese virtual currency miners flock to Texas
  • Xiaopeng Motors: The highest issue price of Hong Kong IPO is 180 Hong Kong dollars per share
  • Three and a half will open the first offline store in August
  • Tim Hortons China CEO: China is a paradise for brands, but also a hell for brands
  • Hot discussion among netizens: WOWSTICK PLAY DRILL Mini Lithium Electric Drill Pen
  • Relax on friday

The new AirPods are expected to be released this year

According to reports, at least seven Apple suppliers have begun shipping circuit board-related components for Apple's new products, including the third-generation AirPods that are expected to be released later this year.

According to previous reports, the third-generation AirPods is similar in design to AirPods Pro and has a shorter headphone handle, but it does not provide active noise reduction and is priced lower than AirPods Pro. The new generation of AirPods Pro, which is expected to be launched next year, may be equipped with fitness tracking functions. (Via MacRumors)

Hey Tea is about to complete a new round of financing, with a valuation of 60 billion yuan

The investment community has learned that Xicha is about to complete a new round of financing. The investors are all old shareholders, and "no new shareholders have been able to squeeze in." Although the specific financing amount was not disclosed, the post-investment valuation is as high as 60 billion. In response to this, the official of Hey Tea stated that it "will not respond."

So far, Hey Tea has officially announced two financings: In August 2016, Hey Tea announced the completion of a financing of more than 100 million yuan from IDG Capital and well-known investor He Boquan; in April 2018, Hey Tea announced the completion of 400 million yuan B In the round of financing, Meituan Dragon Ball Capital invested exclusively, and Zhu Yonghua, the founding partner of Dragon Ball Capital, represented Meituan as the director of HiTea; then Black Ant Capital entered.

Microsoft releases Windows 11

Microsoft officially released Windows 11 and will push the official version later this year.

The new system adopts a brand-new design language, optimizes the touch experience, starts to support the direct running of Android applications, and brings new game performance. If you want to know more, please jump to our detailed report .

Latest epidemic figures

Domestic (excluding Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) some published data : June 24,

Overseas : As of 7:00 on June 25, a total of 18.88 million confirmed cases overseas, a total of 3.9 million deaths, and a total of 151.39 million cured cases.

Meituan launches smart helmets, riders can directly communicate with users after wearing

Yesterday, Meituan Waimai began to put smart safety helmets in batches in Hunan, Guangdong, Liaoning, Ningxia and other provinces, and will gradually promote them throughout the country.

In addition to meeting safety standards, smart helmets also add a variety of functions such as helmet detection, voice assistant, self-sensing taillights, Bluetooth headsets, microphones, shortcut keys, etc., aiming to turn tasks that originally require two-handed operations into voice control, improving Rider delivery safety and experience.

Among them, the shortcut button allows the rider to answer the phone and confirm the order conveniently; while the built-in Bluetooth headset adopts the loudspeaker mode, mainly considering the long-term wearing experience. (Via DoNews)

Adobe releases Substance 3D series application software

Adobe yesterday released the Substance 3D series of application software, integrated into the Creative Cloud ecosystem, claiming that "it can provide advanced 3D artists with the cutting-edge technology they need, but also meet the simple and easy-to-operate requirements of entry-level 3D enthusiasts."

Specifically, the Substance 3D series includes Substance 3D Stager, Substance 3D Painter, Substance 3D Sampler and Substance 3D Asset Library.

Tencent Electronics signs the launch of the "small contract" function

Tencent Electronic Sign has launched a "mini-contract" function in the mini program "Tencent E-Sign", which allows users to sign a legally valid personal rental contract. Tencent stated that the small contract strictly follows the "Civil Code of the People's Republic of China" and "The Electronic Signature Law of the People's Republic of China" in product design, and will upload the contract to the blockchain trusted deposit service platform.

Earlier, the mini program also introduced a "small receipt" function, through which users can issue receipts for rent, loans, and prepayments.

The founder of the South African cryptocurrency exchange "disappeared", and customers lost US$3.6 billion

The Cajee brothers, the founders of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in South Africa, Africrypt, "disappeared", and they suspected of taking away the company's $3.6 billion worth of bitcoin.

In April of this year, the Cajee brothers informed investors that the company had encountered a hacker intrusion and asked everyone not to call the police because it would "slow down" the speed of recovering lost cryptocurrencies.

Some investors hired a law firm to investigate the incident. The law firm stated that it could not find the Cajee brothers, but found that someone had withdrawn Africrypt's money from where it was originally stored, and went through the digital currency mixer, making it more difficult to track.

To make matters worse, South Africa’s financial sector cannot conduct a formal investigation, because cryptocurrency is not a legally recognized financial product locally.

If these cryptocurrencies cannot be recovered in the end, this will be the largest cryptocurrency theft. (Via Engadget)

Kuaishou July will cancel big and small weeks

Kuaishou announced that it will cancel the "small and small weeks" from July 1. Employees work overtime as needed. The company pays employees overtime wages in accordance with relevant regulations. Overtime on weekends and Kuaishou pays employees twice the wages, and national statutory holidays pay three times the wages for overtime work.

According to the report, "small and small weeks have become a way of rest with the characteristics of the Internet industry. It refers to a one-week single rest, and then a double rest the next week, and so on." A typical Internet company that adopts this mode of work is Bytedance. And Bytedance has also conducted internal research on "cancelling large and small weeks", but one-third of people do not support canceling large and small weeks. (Via The Paper)

Reported that Chinese virtual currency miners flock to Texas

As China strengthens its management of the virtual currency industry, many virtual currency miners are flocking to Texas. Previously, there were data that China accounted for more than 60% of the global mining share.

Bit Mining, headquartered in Shenzhen, plans to build a new mine in Texas, USA, and is expected to invest about 3 billion yen to build a 57 MW mine; Bitmain, the world’s largest mining equipment company, established in Texas in 2019 The 50 MW facility is planned to be gradually expanded.

Due to the rich natural gas resources in Texas, electricity bills are very low in the United States. The governor of Texas once said on Twitter: "Texas is becoming a mecca for Bitcoin miners." (via Nikkei Chinese website)

Xiaopeng Motors: The highest issue price of Hong Kong IPO is 180 Hong Kong dollars per share

Xiaopeng Motors announced that in the global offering, 80.75 million Class A ordinary shares were offered internationally, and 4.25 million Class A ordinary shares were publicly offered in Hong Kong, with the stock code "9868". The highest issue price of this Hong Kong public offering is 180 Hong Kong dollars or 23.19 US dollars per share. (Via 36kr)

Three and a half will open the first offline store in August

Three and a half of the specialty coffee brand has completed a new round of financing of several hundred million yuan, with a post-investment valuation of 4.5 billion yuan.

Born in 2015, Santon’s most well-known product is coffee cup-shaped freeze-dried coffee. An investor said that three and a half meals are the coffee category with the highest unit price and the highest sales volume, with an average transaction price of more than 200 yuan per order on Tmall.

The report pointed out that the biggest problem with Sandton is that the offline sales performance of the product has not yet been verified. This is also the core concern of many capitalists regarding three and a half meals.

Next, Sandton will launch its first offline concept store in Shanghai in August this year. After the offline store is established, Sandton will use the membership growth system as the core to connect online and offline. (Via LatePost is late)

Tim Hortons China CEO: China is a paradise for brands, but also a hell for brands

Recently, Canadian coffee brand Tim Hortons opened its 200th store in China.

Tim Hortons China CEO Lu Yongchen said in an interview with 36kr that Tim Hortons has three types of stores in China: Golden Maple Store, Red Maple Store and Tims Go. Among them, Golden Maple Leaf is a brand experience store with more than 200 square meters, while the latter two are mainly for take-out and takeaway businesses. Regarding store experience and taste innovation, Lu Yongchen said:

Indeed, the types of stores in China will be more innovative, because the consumer needs of Chinese consumers are very diverse.

A saying that everyone in the consumer industry loves to say is "China is a brand's paradise, but also a brand's hell." Consumers here can accept a variety of innovative products and formats, but tastes change the fastest.

The doctor said being in a daze, doing housework and walking can prevent brain strain

"Brain fatigue" means that the amount of information the brain receives is too large, which exceeds its processing capacity, resulting in a state of fatigue. Regarding how to prevent brain strain, the doctor recommends: 1. Empty the brain; 2. Do simple housework; 3. Go for a walk.

Netizen: "I seem to be overly preventing brain fatigue, and I gradually enter a state of brain fatigue." "I have a question, why do you go for a walk? My parents always call me to go for a walk. But I don’t know where to go and what to do.”

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