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Apple's closing market value returns above $3 trillion

NVIDIA will establish AI factory network in Japan

Meta and IBM lead the establishment of "AI Alliance"

Apple's first iPhone SE classified as obsolete

“European version of OpenAI” is valued at nearly US$2 billion

New progress in Xiaomi Auto Store is coming

Tencent NOW Live Announces It Will Stop Operations on December 26

NIO acquires some of Jianghuai’s production equipment and assets for 3.16 billion yuan

OpenAI COO: Don’t expect AI to bring about substantial business changes quickly

Apple releases iOS 17.2 RC update

Zhijie’s second model revealed: benchmarking against Tesla Model Y

OnePlus 12 series released, starting at 4,299 yuan

Leju’s highly dynamic humanoid robot “Kuafu” is officially released

Heytea was interviewed for allegedly violating religious affairs management regulations

my country's annual express delivery business volume exceeded 120 billion items for the first time

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Oriental Selection will soon launch cultural tourism products

"True Detective" Season 4 Official Trailer Released

Netflix cancels 'Average Height, Average Build'

Taylor Swift's concert movie expected to be released in Mainland China

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Apple's closing market value returns above $3 trillion

On Tuesday local time, Apple's share price rose 2%, closing at $193.42 per share, and its market value closed at around $3 trillion for the first time since August.

Apple's market capitalization briefly touched the $3 trillion threshold in December 2022, and officially exceeded the $3 trillion mark at the close of June this year.

Apple's stock price hit a record high on July 31, and it remains the most valuable listed company in the United States.

Although Apple has reduced its total share count through buybacks, the company's stock price has risen 52% this year, thanks to the company's expanded profits and the rebound of technology stocks.

NVIDIA will establish AI factory network in Japan

According to Bloomberg, Nvidia plans to help Japan build an ecosystem related to artificial intelligence technology to meet its needs for artificial intelligence.

On December 5, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said during a meeting with Japanese Economic Minister Yasunori Nishimura that Nvidia will seek to cooperate with Japanese research institutions, enterprises and startups to build AI factories.

Huang Renxun said that Nvidia will establish an artificial intelligence research laboratory, invest in local startups, and educate the public on how to use artificial intelligence.

Nvidia's GPU chips process large amounts of data through parallel computing and have become the tool of choice for training large AI models. According to local media reports, Huang earlier met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and promised to do his best to prioritize Japan's demand for GPUs.

Huang Renxun said: "We will build a network of artificial intelligence factories in Japan so that Japan can process social data and create intelligence for society and industry."

Meta and IBM take the lead in establishing the "AI Alliance" to share technology and reduce risks

Meta and IBM are joining more than 40 companies and organizations to create an industry organization dedicated to open source AI work, aiming to share technology and reduce risks.

A statement on Tuesday local time showed that the consortium, called the "AI Alliance," will focus on the responsible development of AI technology, including safety and security tools.

The consortium will also seek to increase the number of open source AI models rather than the proprietary systems favored by some companies, develop new hardware, and collaborate with academic researchers.

It is understood that members of the "AI Alliance" include Dell, Sony, chip manufacturers AMD and Intel, as well as several universities and artificial intelligence startups.

"We believe that when the development of artificial intelligence is open, more people can benefit from it and develop innovative products," Nick Clegg, Meta's president of global affairs, said in a statement.

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Apple's first iPhone SE classified as obsolete

Apple today added the original iPhone SE to its list of obsolete products. The phone was released in March 2016, seven years after its launch.

The original iPhone SE was sold until September 2018, which is five years ago, and therefore meets Apple's standards for outdated products. According to the regulations, a product is marked as obsolete five years after it is discontinued and is considered discontinued after seven years.

Obsolete products may not necessarily be repaired through Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider, but Apple will provide repair services if parts are still available.

Apple will continue to promote the iPhone SE series, which is still the only iPhone equipped with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. So far, three generations of this series have been released, with iPhone SE 3 launched in March 2022.

“European version of OpenAI” is valued at nearly US$2 billion

OpenAI's competitor, French startup Mistral AI, has entered the final stage of its latest round of financing of US$487 million, with investors including Nvidia, Salesforce and others. This round of financing values ​​Mistral AI at approximately $2 billion.

According to people familiar with the matter, the financing specifically includes: more than 325 million euros in equity investment led by A16z, and 120 million euros in convertible debt provided by Nvidia and Salesforce. Specific details are subject to change.

It is reported that Mistral's three co-founders have each agreed to sell more than 1 million euros of equity as part of the deal, and three Mistral insiders will also sell shares.

Mistral has become one of the most famous AI startups in Europe, known as the "European version of OpenAI". It was founded by former DeepMind and former Meta scientists. The two chief founders are core contributors to Llama.

Xiaomi cars will arrive in stores in the first quarter of next year, and confirmation of the display cars in stores is in progress

According to Jiemian News, some Xiaomi Homes in Beijing, Shanghai and other places have begun confirming the placement of exhibition cars. A staff member of a Xiaomi Home store in Xujiahui, Shanghai, said that the show car will arrive at the store in the first quarter of next year.

On the production side, according to a recent report by AutoPixel, Xiaomi's first model has entered the fifth stage of production line verification, and Xiaomi's Yizhuang factory will complete the goal of loading 300 vehicles in December.

The additional production is mainly to supply the needs of terminal exhibition vehicles, and the mass production node will not be earlier than the first quarter of next year.

It has been previously reported that Xiaomi Motors has started the selection of delivery centers in July this year. The first batch of cities includes Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Xi'an. Candidate sites are required to have at least 120 parking spaces and the building must not be less than 3,000 square meters.

Tencent NOW Live Announces It Will Stop Operations on December 26

Tencent NOW Live announced that due to business adjustments, NOW Live will cease operations at 11:00 on December 26, 2023.

According to the announcement, from now on, NOW Live will stop new user registration and recharge services, and NOW Live web products and services will cease operations; after the official shutdown at 11:00 on December 26, all users will no longer be able to use NOW Live products and services.

Tencent NOW Live is Tencent's live broadcast + short video + dating social platform. It was launched in 2016 and has been in operation for more than 7 years.

Different from Tencent’s Penguin E-Sports, which focuses on games, NOW’s live broadcast product style is similar to show live broadcast platforms such as Huajiao and Inke, focusing on Internet celebrity PGC content and video social networking.

NIO acquires some of Jianghuai’s production equipment and assets for 3.16 billion yuan

Yesterday, NIO released its third quarter financial report for 2023. The financial report shows that NIO’s revenue in the third quarter was 19.07 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 46.6%, and the market expected 19.373 billion yuan.

In the third quarter, vehicle delivery volume was 55,432 units, a month-on-month increase of 135.7% and a year-on-year increase of 75.4%.

Car delivery volume in the fourth quarter is expected to be 47,000-49,000 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 17.3-22.3%; fourth-quarter revenue is expected to be between 16.079-16.701 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of approximately 0.1% to 4.0%.

The financial report revealed that NIO has signed a definitive agreement with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co., Ltd. to acquire certain production equipment and assets.

According to the agreement, NIO will acquire the production equipment and assets of the first advanced manufacturing base and the second advanced manufacturing base from JAC, with a total price excluding tax of approximately RMB 3.16 billion.

 OpenAI COO: Don’t expect AI to bring about substantial business changes quickly

Brad Lightcap, chief operating officer of OpenAI, said in an interview with CNBC that one of the most exaggerated parts of artificial intelligence is that "it can bring about substantial business changes in one fell swoop."

Lightcap mentioned that some companies approaching OpenAI expressed hope that generative AI can solve many problems, significantly cut costs, and restore growth when they are struggling.

He said that while AI can make more improvements, "AI cannot fully solve these problems" and that the technology is still in its infancy.

He added that artificial intelligence is still in the experimental stage and has not yet become part of key tools and applications.

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Apple releases iOS 17.2 RC update to improve iPhone 15 Pro telephoto lens focusing speed

Apple today released the beta release candidate (RC) of the upcoming iOS 17.2 update, with the final version expected to be ready this month.

The new version adds a "notes" application, a "translation" function for the iPhone 15 Pro series operation buttons, a new weather widget, and allows Siri to access and record health data, etc.​

In addition, iOS 17.2 also includes upgrades to the telephoto lens of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Apple said in the iOS 17.2 release notes that the update includes "increased telephoto lens focus speed when shooting small distant objects on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max."

Another big change to Lens in iOS 17.2 is support for shooting spatial video on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro, and can be viewed in Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset.

The second model of Zhijie is exposed: it will compete with Tesla Model Y and will be launched in the second half of next year.

According to Blue Whale Finance, reporters learned from industry insiders close to Huawei that the second Zhijie car jointly developed by Huawei and Chery will be launched in the second half of next year. It is internally codenamed EHY and is known as the "Large Model Y". It is equipped with 100 degree battery pack.

Zhijie hopes to directly compete with Tesla with its first two products. EH3 (Zhijie S7) and EHY are internally meant to benchmark Tesla Model 3/Y.

Recently, car blogger "Torpedo 2954" also posted spy photos of the second car's road test. Judging from the appearance, this is a cross-border fastback sports SUV. The design style is in the same vein as the Zhijie S7, and may be named "Zhijie S9".

The headlights and taillights of the new car adopt a similar design to that of the Zhijie S7. The outline of the taillights is exactly the same as that of the Zhijie S7. The possibility of being completely universal cannot be ruled out.

In terms of interior, the Zhijie S9's central control is equipped with a large screen, and the steering wheel adopts an oval design, which has many similarities with the Zhijie S7.

OnePlus 12 series released, equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, priced from 4,299 yuan

At the new product launch conference yesterday afternoon, the OnePlus 12 series was officially released, with prices starting at 4,299 yuan.

The new machine is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, LPDDR5X memory + UFS 4.0 flash memory, and up to 24GB + 1TB storage.

In terms of screen, OnePlus and BOE cooperated in research and development, and cooperated with OPPO's first-generation display chip Display P1 to achieve a peak brightness of 4500 nits and support 2K display.

In terms of imaging, it is equipped with a "new generation super light and shadow imaging system", the first Sony LYT-808 main camera, as well as a 1/2-inch 64MP Howe OV64B periscope telephoto, 48MP Sony IMX581 ultra-wide-angle lens, and a front-facing 32MP IMX615 lens.

The OnePlus 12 series is equipped with a 5400mAh large-capacity battery, supports 100W charging efficiency, 50W wireless charging, and supports wireless reverse charging.

Leju’s highly dynamic humanoid robot “Kuafu” is officially released

Leju officially released the large-size and highly dynamic humanoid robot KUAVO.

Kuafu weighs about 45kg and has 26 degrees of freedom throughout his body. His walking speed is up to 4.6km/h, and his rapid continuous jump height exceeds 20CM. He is the first open-source Hongmeng humanoid robot in China that can jump and adapt to walking on multiple terrains.

According to reports, the integrated joints of this robot are self-developed and produced by the company. The peak torque can reach more than 300Nm and the torque density reaches more than 200Nm/kg, which fully meets the needs of robots for high dynamics, high bursts and high precision.

According to the Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily, the robot has been commercialized and the first batch of orders have been delivered, with each unit selling for about hundreds of thousands of yuan.

Relevant technical personnel said that it is expected that the price of this robot will drop to hundreds of thousands of yuan in the next three years.

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Heytea was interviewed for allegedly violating religious affairs management regulations

Recently, Heytea was questioned for allegedly violating religious affairs management regulations and sparked heated discussions.

According to The Paper, on November 28, Heytea and Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum’s joint tea latte and surrounding packaging were launched online. Due to the religious elements of the outer packaging, the product was sold well but also received a lot of criticism.

The "Regulations on Religious Affairs", "Several Opinions on Further Governing the Commercialization of Buddhism and Taoism" (Guozongfa [2017] No. 88), and "Measures for the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services" clearly stipulate that commercial promotion in the name of religion is prohibited.

On December 4, staff of the Shenzhen Municipal Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau reported that the bureau interviewed Heytea Company on December 1, and the company removed the product from the shelves on December 3, and at the same time conducted an inspection on the relevant situation.

After inquiry, it was found that the product "Buddha" tea latte is no longer available on the "HiTea GO" mini program, and the relevant content cannot be retrieved on the official Weibo.

my country's annual express delivery business volume exceeded 120 billion items for the first time

The State Post Bureau announced yesterday that as of December 4, my country's annual express delivery business volume exceeded 120 billion items for the first time.

It is understood that at 18:26 on December 4, an express package was sent from Kunming, Yunnan to Chengdu, Sichuan, becoming the 120 billionth express item in 2023.

Data shows that since March 2023, the monthly express delivery volume has exceeded 10 billion pieces, and the average monthly business revenue has exceeded 90 billion yuan, a record high.

After entering the peak business season in November, the express delivery industry has maintained a high level of operation, with the average daily express delivery volume exceeding 430 million pieces.

Oriental Selection will soon launch cultural tourism products

According to Sina Technology, Oriental Selection announced that it will launch cultural tourism products on the Oriental Selection app on December 10.

At present, more than 100 companies have finalized cooperation intentions and are about to move in. They will list travel packages, attraction tickets, hotel packages and other cultural tourism products on the Oriental Selection app.

Oriental Selection has previously announced in its financial report that its positioning is: a live broadcast platform, an agricultural product technology company, and a cultural communication company. The launch of cultural and tourism products this time, Oriental Selection said, is a big move after divesting all education business and going all-in to e-commerce.

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"True Detective" Season 4 Official Trailer Released


The fourth season of HBO's hit crime drama "True Detective" has released an official trailer, launching into a polar investigation and the terrifying secrets hidden beneath the ice.

Starring Jodie Foster, Carly Reese, John Hawkes, Christopher Eccleston, Fiona Shaw and others, it will premiere on January 14 next year.

The story tells the story of six men who run the Tsalal Arctic Research Station who suddenly disappeared during the long night in Alaska. Two police detectives, Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, had to face their own dark sides while trying to dig out the eternal ice. Buried truth.

Netflix cancels 'Average Height, Average Build'

Netflix has dropped the new film "Average Height, Average Build" directed and produced by Adam McKay.

The film, originally planned to star Robert Pattinson, Amy Adams, Robert Downey Jr., Forest Whitaker, and Danielle Deadwyler, is no longer moving forward and McKay will be working on another New projects focused on climate change.

"Average Height, Average Build" previously revealed that Pattinson plays a serial killer who hires a politician's lobbyist (Adams) to get involved in politics to change the law to make it easier for him to get away with murder.

Taylor Swift's concert movie expected to be released in Mainland China

According to "Variety", Taylor Swift's "The Eras Tour" concert film "Taylor Swift: Journey of Time" is seeking to be released in theaters in mainland China.

Introduced and distributed by Alibaba Pictures, the film has been submitted for review and is yet to be reviewed and finalized. The schedule may be December this year or, more likely, early January next year.

The film has already grossed approximately US$250 million at the global box office and will be released on Swift's birthday on December 13.

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