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Apple has returned to the world's largest market value and is working hard to introduce Apple smart phones to China

ByteDance responds to the development of AI mobile phones: It is just a plan for manufacturers to refer to

GAC Aian responded that the situation regarding the termination of the contract of the fresh graduates was true, and a police report was filed against the rumors.

Musk withdrew his lawsuit against OpenAI, and had just opposed Apple’s access to GPT the day before

360 responds to “Stealed pictures from AI new product launch conference”: Willing to resort to law

Mistral AI received 600 million euros in financing, with a valuation of nearly 6 billion euros

Analysts predict that Tesla’s self-driving taxi Robotaxi will not be profitable in the short term

Agency: Lenovo jumps into top three in China’s server market

iOS 18 button animation may hint that the iPhone 16 series will ax physical buttons

Meitu Image Festival releases 6 new products

New AI video generation model Dream Machine released

MediaTek is reportedly designing Arm architecture chips for Microsoft AI notebooks

HTC U24 pro mobile phone released

"Simple style mobile phone" Light Phone 3 released

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Apple has returned to the world's largest market value and is working hard to introduce Apple smart phones to China

At Apple's WWDC conference a few days ago, Apple officially introduced the "Apple Intelligence" artificial intelligence tool suite. Craig Federighi, Apple's head of software engineering, was interviewed by Fast Company yesterday and talked about the future of Apple's smart phones.

When talking about Apple smarts and the Chinese market, Federighi said that Apple is looking for a way to bring Apple smarts to all customers and revealed that it is advancing this process, but there is currently no timetable to share.

Federighi also talked about the future development of Apple smart phones. He said that although he expected future chips to be able to run larger end-side models, he also emphasized that online models are still important because they can provide users with more information. "Even if offline processing is completely possible in the future, interaction with external services is indispensable," he said.

Apple smart phones will begin testing in the United States this fall. According to MacRumors, users who want to test Apple smart phones will need to enter a waiting list, and user response speeds in some areas will be "exceptionally slow."

According to news on June 12, Apple’s market value reached 3.27 trillion, surpassing Microsoft and returning to the world’s first place.

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ByteDance responds to the development of AI mobile phones: It is just a plan for manufacturers to refer to

Recently, it was reported that ByteDance secretly launched a project to develop an AI mobile phone two months ago. It is reported that the core of the project consists of two people: the Smartisan mobile phone R&D team acquired by Byte in 2019, and the PICO VR acquired in 2021. R & D team.

Regarding this information, ByteDance responded to a reporter from China Business News: The information is untrue. In fact, it is exploring large-model software solutions based on mobile phones and providing them to mobile phone manufacturers for reference. Currently, there are no plans to make and sell mobile phones by ourselves.

GAC Aian responded that the situation regarding the termination of the contract of the fresh graduates was true, and a police report was filed against the rumors.

Recently, a screenshot of the email "Notice of Termination of GAC Aian Campus Recruitment" was leaked on the Internet. The screenshot showed that "according to the adjustment of the company's recruitment policy for fresh graduates, we are sorry to inform you that the signed three-party agreement/two-party agreement will be terminated."

A reporter contacted the human resources department of GAC Aian, and the other party said that the situation was true and that the termination of the contract also had personal reasons for the students who signed the contract.

GAC Aian also added that it has currently hired 118 fresh graduates, and only single-digit graduates have been adjusted, and compensation will be paid in accordance with the agreement.

GAC Aian also issued a statement, saying that due to the recent emergence of some false information and malicious rumors on the Internet platform about GAC Aian's "layoffs" and "intensive termination of contracts with fresh graduates", in order to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the company, GAC Aian yesterday reported to the public security organs If the case is officially reported, the rumor mongers will be held legally accountable.

Musk withdrew his lawsuit against OpenAI, and had just opposed Apple’s access to GPT the day before

On June 11, local time, Elon Musk withdrew his lawsuit against OpenAI and its two co-founders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman in a California court.

The documents provided by Musk's lawyers did not list reasons for their request to dismiss the lawsuit. A hearing on OpenAI's motion to dismiss the case was scheduled for Wednesday.

The day before the lawsuit was withdrawn, Musk posted a series of tweets and comments on social platform behavior" and threatened to ban Apple devices from his company.

Musk sued OpenAI, Sam Altman and others at the end of February this year, claiming that they had abandoned the company's original mission of developing artificial intelligence to benefit mankind rather than for profit.

360 responds to “Stealed pictures from AI new product launch conference”: Willing to resort to law

On the 6th of this month, 360 held an AI product launch conference and demonstrated on-site the "partial redrawing" function of the 360 ​​AI browser. DynamicWangs, the creator of AIGC, said that the image generated by its AI drawing tool was stolen during the demonstration of this function.

In response, 360 AI Browser Product Manager Liang Zhihui responded that after expressing his apology, the creator offered to purchase the model at 10 times the price and pay additional compensation. Liang Zhihui believes that the plan is beyond reasonable scope and is willing to resort to law and openly discuss copyright issues in court.

DynamicWangs also responded later, saying that the purchase of model authorization was proactively proposed by 360, and emphasized that compensation and recognition of infringement must be compensated first, and cooperation in purchasing model authorization was a later matter. At the same time, he also said that he did not propose a specific amount of compensation. He also shouted to 360 CEO Zhou Hongyi from a distance, demanding that 360 publicly apologize to him and compensate him RMB 1 yuan.

Mistral AI received 600 million euros in financing, with a valuation of nearly 6 billion euros

Financial Times reported that French AI startup Mistral AI has received 600 million euros in new financing, with a valuation of nearly 6 billion euros.

The company has been supported by Microsoft and Nvidia. This investment is its largest transaction to date. Arthur Mensch, CEO of Mistral AI, said in an interview that they have "effectively subverted OpenAI's business model."

Mensch revealed that Mistral used "slightly more than 1,000" high-performance graphics processing unit chips to train the AI ​​system and spent "tens of millions of euros" to create products that were comparable to those made using larger chips.

Analysts predict that Tesla’s self-driving taxi Robotaxi will not be profitable in the short term

JPMorgan analyst Ryan Brinkman wrote in a report that Tesla Robotaxi is not expected to generate substantial revenue in the next few years.

This prediction is based on Brinkman's recent meeting with Tesla's investor relations director, who said Tesla will build robotaxis on a next-generation vehicle platform that will only come as the company gets closer to fully utilizing its existing production capacity. It won't be rolled out until then, which could take several years.

Previously, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would release the "fully autonomous" driverless taxi Robotaxi on August 8.

Agency: Lenovo jumps into top three in China’s server market

Data research organization IDC released the "China x86 Server Market Report for the First Quarter of 2024". The report shows that Lenovo Group has jumped to the top three in the Chinese server market.

IDC data shows that in the first quarter of 2024, the overall sales of China's x86 server market increased by 23.3% year-on-year. Among them, Lenovo's x86 servers increased significantly by 200.2% year-on-year, exceeding the market by nearly 177 percentage points, and bucked the trend with a quarter-on-quarter growth of 25.6%. Lenovo is also the only manufacturer among the top five whose sales increased month-on-month.

In the fourth quarter of last year, Lenovo's server revenue in the domestic market increased by 79% quarter-on-quarter, ranking first in China's x86 server market.

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iOS 18 button animation may hint that the iPhone 16 series will ax physical buttons

The first developer preview version of Apple iOS 18 has been released. Many users have discovered that the new system will have an animation on the border when pressing physical buttons, including the volume keys, action buttons, and power keys. When pressed, there will be a small border ripple animation, but there is no similar animation on iPadOS. The change.

There have been previous reports that the iPhone 16 series may cancel physical buttons and use capacitive touch buttons, which can bring more feedback to users. The new animation of iOS 18 is likely to be prepared for this.

There are also reports that the iPhone 16 series will be equipped with a new "photo button", which is expected to be capacitive, and may also be equipped with the new small animation effect of iOS 18.

Meitu Image Festival releases 6 new products

Yesterday, Meitu held the third Meitu Image Festival with the theme of "Talk about AI Workflow", and released 6 products on site, covering a variety of fields:

  • Meitu Cloud Retouch V2: Professional-grade AI batch photo retouching software
  • Start shooting V2: AI tool for making spoken videos
  • Meitu Design Studio V3: E-commerce AI design tool
  • Zoku design service: high-quality design service platform
  • Qimi: AI production and delivery platform for game materials
  • MOKI: AI short film tool

Meitu CEO Wu Xinhong said that AI workflow is subverting traditional workflows, especially in the imaging and design industries where Meitu operates. AI is an important force in promoting innovation and improving efficiency.

New AI video generation model Dream Machine released

AI startup Luma released a new AI video generation model, Dream Machine, early this morning.

According to Luma officials, Dream Machine is used to use AI to create "high-quality, realistic shots" based on text instructions and images. Currently, Dream Machine has launched a free trial to the public, which allows you to create 30 videos for free every month, and the $499 premium subscription service can create 2,000 videos.

One of the strengths of the Dream Machine, which takes 120 seconds to generate a video, is its deep understanding of how humans, animals and objects interact in the physical world. This enables the creation of video content with consistent character expressions and physically accurate effects, further enhancing the realism of the video.

MediaTek is reportedly designing Arm architecture chips for Microsoft AI notebooks

Reuters reports that MediaTek is developing an Arm-based PC chip that will run Windows systems.

Last month, Microsoft launched a series of Arm laptops equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X series chips, which have enough performance to support a range of AI functions, which will also be the goal of MediaTek chips.

According to people familiar with the matter, MediaTek's PC chips will be launched in the second half of next year, when Qualcomm's exclusive agreement to provide chips for notebook computers will expire. It is reported that MediaTek's chips are based on mature designs provided by Arm and have rapid development speed.

It's unclear whether MediaTek's new PC chips are included in Microsoft's Copilot+ PC program.

HTC U24 pro mobile phone released

Yesterday, HTC launched the new HTC U24 Pro mobile phone.

HTC U24 Pro is equipped with a 6.8-inch OLED high-refresh screen, supports 120Hz refresh rate, and a 4600mAh battery, supporting 60W wired charging and 15W wireless charging.

In terms of image configuration, HTC U24 Pro is equipped with three rear cameras. The main camera is 50 million pixels. The other two cameras are an 8 million pixel ultra-wide angle + depth of field lens and a 50 million pixel lens that supports twice the optical zoom. The front camera The lens is 50 million pixels.

In terms of performance, it is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor and comes standard with 12GB of memory.

HTC U24 Pro is available in dark blue and white colors. The 256GB storage version is priced at NT$18,990 (approximately RMB 4,269), and the 512 GB version is priced at NT$20,900 (approximately RMB 4,719).

"Simple style mobile phone" Light Phone 3 released

The famous "simple style" mobile phone brand Light Phone has released its third-generation product Light Phone 3.

Compared with the previous generation, the biggest change of Light Phone 3 is that it replaces the e-ink screen with a black and white OLED screen, and is equipped with a new rear 50-megapixel camera and a front-facing 8-megapixel camera, and a new NFC chip. The port has also been upgraded from Micro-USB to USB-C.

Light Phone 3 is also equipped with a fingerprint reader, Qualcomm SM 4450 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a removable battery.

The current price of Light Phone 3 is set at US$399, but officials say the price has not yet been officially determined.

Functionally, Light Phone 3 supports phone calls, text messages, music, podcasts, calendars, navigation, notes, etc. The Light Phone team is currently trying to integrate functions such as music service Spotify, taxi-hailing software Uber and Lyft, chat application Beeper and even ChatGPT.

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Kudi Coffee: "9.9 Event" may end early

Li Yingbo, chief strategy officer of Kudi, revealed in an interview that the "9.9 event" is expected to last three years, but it is not ruled out that it will end early. This is due to the speed of market cultivation. The existing subsidy strategy provided by Cudi to franchisees will last until December 31, 2025.

Li Yingbo also said that when Cudi entered the market, it had already planned the subsidy market and supply chain investment, and determined the scale of subsidies in the calculated financial model.

Li Yingbo also responded to rumors of "a large number of store closures" online, saying that as of May this year, Kudi's cumulative store closure rate was only 2.6%.

"Chinese Parents" game is back on Steam in China

It is reported that the game "Chinese Parent" is back on Steam in China, priced at 36 yuan.

In 2020, "Chinese Parent" officially issued an announcement on Steam, stating that due to game optimization and adjustments, the game would be removed from the shelves and would be re-listed after internal optimization is completed.

After it was re-listed, the official also issued an announcement detailing the replacement of old and new versions and archive compatibility.

Game introduction: This is a realistic simulation game that simulates the entire process from birth to adulthood and explores the relationship between children and parents.

Snack Busy Group has more than 10,000 stores across the country and has been renamed "Ming Ming Busy"

According to the Snack Busy Group, as of June 12, 2024, the total number of its brands Snack Busy and Zhao Yiming Snacks stores nationwide has exceeded 10,000, and the group has officially changed to Mingming Busy Group (hereinafter referred to as Mingming Busy).

At present, snacks are very busy and Zhao Yiming snack stores nationwide cover more than 20 provinces and cities including Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Henan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Chongqing.

Yan Zhou, founder and CEO of Snacks Busy, and Zhao Ding, founder and CEO of Zhao Yiming Snacks, jointly issued a joint letter. Talking about the number of stores "exceeding 10,000", the two founders once again emphasized the corporate vision of "people's snacks".

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"League of Legends: Battle of Two Cities" Season 2 Trailer Released, Confirmed as the Finale

Netflix has released the official trailer for the second season of the animation "Battle of Two Cities" adapted from the game "League of Legends", which will officially launch in November this year.

Series creators Christian Link and Alex Yip have revealed that season 2 will be the series' last.

"Battle of Two Cities" tells the origin story of several characters in Piltover and Zaun in the "League of Legends" universe. Season 2 will also reveal the ending of the story of Piltover and Zaun.

Xu Zheng's new film "Retrograde Life" is scheduled to be released on August 9

The new film "Retrograde Life" directed and starring Xu Zheng, starring Xin Zhilei, and starring Wang Xiao, Feng Bing, Wu Jiakai, Liu Meihan and others is scheduled to be released nationwide on August 9.

The film is adapted from the original Qingming novel of the same name. It tells the story of Gao Zhilei, who was once high-spirited and deviated from his original life trajectory under the pressure of life. However, he never expected that this was just the beginning of his "retrograde life". Continuous changes came like a storm, forcing him to face himself again.

Zack Snyder's 'Moon Rebels' Two Parts Will Get Director's Cuts

Netflix announced that the director's cut of the first and second parts of Zack Snyder's sci-fi movie "Moon Rebels" will be released on August 2.

Among them, the director's cut of "Moon Rebels (Part 1): Daughter of Fire" was renamed "Chalice of Blood"; the director's cut of "Moon Rebels (Part 2): The Branded" was renamed "The Curse of Forgiveness".

The original versions of the two movies were released in December last year and April this year, and the media reputation was not ideal. Snyder has previously said that the director's cut will have one hour more content. The script for the third part of "Moon Rebels" has already been written.

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