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Apple iPhone shipments to China surged 52% year-on-year in April

OpenAI announced that it has begun training a new large AI model

FAW-Volkswagen startup personnel optimization and adjustment

Netflix CEO says people proficient in AI can take over other people's jobs

WeChat video account will regain the private messaging and customer service functions of medical authentication accounts

The actual sales revenue of China’s game market in April was 22.432 billion yuan

Founder Zhong Xuegao started live streaming to sell goods to pay off debts

The first refund standard for underage games released

Nokia to supply 5G radio equipment to Portuguese MEO

BYD launches two new cars, Qin L and Seal 06

Huawei Enjoy 70S started pre-sale yesterday

Xiaomi releases Gigabit switch and 10G switch

1 Diandian x Bow Tie Cat co-branded products are online, bringing a variety of peripherals

"Zero" will open open beta on all platforms on July 4th

Craig Green x adidas Originals collaborative shoes were released yesterday

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Apple iPhone shipments to China surged 52% year-on-year in April

According to Bloomberg, iPhone shipments in China rebounded in April, growing 52% year-on-year.

Bloomberg said that according to the latest data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, China's smartphone shipments have surged, with about 3.5 million units coming from foreign brands, and iPhones accounting for the vast majority of such devices.

The report pointed out that Apple and its Chinese dealers have been cutting prices since the beginning of 2024, and these offers last until the peak sales season during China’s June 18 shopping festival. Sales of Apple Inc's latest generation phones have fallen by double digits as it loses high-end market share to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

Analysts Steven Tseng and Sean Chen also said that the iPhone’s shrinking market share in China may soon stabilize, “because our latest survey shows that Apple has once again become the most popular smartphone among Chinese consumers after being replaced by Huawei. Mobile phone brands".

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OpenAI announced that it has begun training a new large AI model

Yesterday, OpenAI announced on its official website that the OpenAI board of directors established a Safety and Security Committee, led by directors Bret Taylor, Adam D'Angelo, Nicole Seligman and Sam Altman. The committee will be responsible for making recommendations to the full board on critical security decisions for OpenAI projects and operations.

At the same time, OpenAI announced that it has begun training its next cutting-edge model. This new large AI model will lead OpenAI to a new level of capability on the road to AGI.

"While we are proud to build and release models that lead the industry in functionality and safety, we welcome robust debate at this important time," the company said.

In the early morning of May 14th, OpenAI officially released GPT-4o. This model opens up any input of text, audio and image, and can be directly generated from each other without intermediate conversion.

FAW-Volkswagen startup personnel optimization and adjustment

According to the Daily Economic News, FAW-Volkswagen recently launched personnel optimization and adjustments after sending a "breakout operation" to the entire system.

Previously, a document "Report on Planned Attrition of Foshan Branch of FAW-Volkswagen Co., Ltd." released on May 13 pointed out that it is difficult to continue to arrange the positions of more than 700 surplus personnel of FAW-Volkswagen Foshan Branch, and it is planned to start from July 2019. It is planned to select 565 people with lower performance rankings from the batch of employees (involving 690 people) who join the company until the expiration of the labor contract in July 2024. The labor contract will not be renewed with the employees on the grounds of expiration of the labor contract, and compensation will be given in accordance with relevant legal provisions. Financial compensation.

FAW-Volkswagen responded that this adjustment means that the Foshan branch will not renew the contracts of some employees whose first labor contracts have expired. This situation has been reported to the relevant local government departments in advance. In addition, FAW-Volkswagen will provide full financial compensation to these employees who do not renew their contracts.

At the same time, there are rumors that in order to cooperate with this downsizing work, FAW-Volkswagen Foshan Branch will temporarily suspend production from the afternoon of May 25 to June 10, 2024. Regarding this matter, FAW-Volkswagen stated that this downsizing adjustment will not affect the daily production and operations of the Foshan branch.

Netflix CEO says people proficient in AI can take over other people's jobs

Recently, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos accepted an interview with the New York Times, in which he expressed his views on AI.

He said, "AI will not take away your job, but people who are skilled in using AI are likely to take away your job. Writers, directors, and editors may use AI to improve their work efficiency in the future. This is An advancement in the creative field".

At the same time, he also claimed, "I do not believe that AI can write better scripts than top screenwriters, nor do I believe that AI will replace excellent actors, nor do I believe that in the future, we will not be able to distinguish the difference between AI and human works."

WeChat video account will regain the private messaging and customer service functions of medical authentication accounts

Yesterday, the WeChat Video Creation Security Center issued an announcement, saying that it will protect the lives and property safety of video account users and prevent medical accounts from being used for illegal traffic diversion, online consultation and other scenarios. The video account will gradually open on May 28, 2024. Recycle the private messaging and customer service functions of medical accounts.

However, the platform encourages medical creators to continue to publish professional, authoritative, safe and compliant medical science content on the basis of completing medical certification. It encourages creators to explain medical science content in person, and encourages creators to publish content related to their departments. Strongly relevant content.

The actual sales revenue of China’s game market in April was 22.432 billion yuan

Yesterday, Gamma Data released the "China Game Industry Monthly Report for April 2024". The report showed that in April 2024, the actual sales revenue of the Chinese game market was 22.432 billion yuan, a month-on-month decrease of 4.21% and a year-on-year decrease of 0.27%. The mobile gaming market was the main source of decline.

In addition, in April 2024, China's client game market size was 5.642 billion yuan, a month-on-month increase of 2.06% and a year-on-year increase of 1.47%. The size of the client game market increased slightly. On the one hand, the growth came from the good performance of products such as "Everlasting". On the other hand, the growth of dual-end interoperable products and the launch of new products also contributed to the increase in the client game market.

Founder Zhong Xuegao started live streaming to sell goods to pay off debts

Zhong Xuegao founder Zhong Xuegao founder Lin Sheng recently opened a Taobao live broadcast account. The name of the live broadcast account is "Zhong Xuegao Laolin" and the signature is "Make products well, pay off debts well, and stay together well." The live broadcast room is now open. .

At the same time, relevant personnel of Zhong Xuegao in the live broadcast room said that there are indeed plans to repay debts through live broadcast. Last night, Lin Sheng also came to the live broadcast room to participate in the live broadcast.

The first refund standard for underage games released

Yesterday, the Internet Society of China released the "Requirements for the Management of Consumption of Online Game Services for Minors (Draft for Comment)" group standards.

This standard is the first complete consumption management specification in the game industry. It can be used to resolve disputes over refunds for minors’ game consumption and can also provide reference for relevant administrative departments and judicial authorities.

This standard clearly divides the liability proportions of online game service providers, guardians and other responsible parties based on their respective faults. It is pointed out in the standard that if the online game service provider has configured anti-addiction measures in accordance with the law, and the guardian helps the minor to bypass the anti-addiction restrictions, or the guardian fails to fully perform the guardianship duties, it is recommended to be at fault based on the effectiveness of the anti-addiction measures and other circumstances. The liability ratio of each party is 30%-70%. If the wrongful behavior is repeated many times, the party may bear all the liability.

Nokia to supply 5G radio equipment to Portuguese MEO

According to Reuters, people familiar with the matter revealed that Nokia will win a contract to supply 5G radio equipment to Portuguese telecom operator MEO.

Although Huawei has previously been MEO's sole supplier of 2G, 3G and 4G radio access network (RAN) equipment, Nokia will secure the deal. Sources said a contract has been agreed but not yet signed and an announcement could come as early as next month.

MEO is one of Portugal's leading mobile operators, formerly known as Portugal Telecom and now owned by the French company Altice.

New product

BYD launches two new cars, Qin L and Seal 06

Last night, BYD held the fifth-generation DM technology release and Qin L DM-i and Seal 06 DM-i launch conference.

Both new cars are priced between 99,800 and 139,800 yuan, and both are equipped with BYD's fifth-generation DM technology for the first time. This technology can achieve an engine thermal efficiency of up to 46.06%, a fuel consumption of 2.9L per 100 kilometers, and a comprehensive range of 2100km on full fuel and full power.

Huawei Enjoy 70S started pre-sale yesterday

Huawei Terminal posted on Weibo yesterday, announcing that Huawei Enjoy 70S will start pre-sales at 10:08 yesterday and will officially go on sale at 10:08 on May 30.

Huawei Enjoy 70S has a 6000mAh large-capacity battery and 22.5W super fast charging. It is equipped with a 50-megapixel main camera and a 6.75-inch high-brush eye-protection screen. There are three colors: ice crystal blue, snowy white, and obsidian black.

In terms of price, the 128GB version is priced at 1,199 yuan, and the 256GB version is priced at 1,399 yuan.

Xiaomi releases Gigabit switch and 10G switch

Xiaomi router released two switches on its official Weibo yesterday. The Gigabit switch is equipped with 8 Gigabit network ports. The new product has an initial price of 129 yuan. The 10G switch is equipped with dual 10G network ports and 4 2.5G network ports. The new product has an initial price of 299 yuan.

Both switches adopt a plug-and-play design, and the overall operation configuration is relatively simple. In addition, both switches adopt a fanless energy-saving design, which not only ensures heat dissipation, but also maintains stable operation and high-performance transmission of the equipment.

new consumption

1 Diandian x Bow Tie Cat co-branded products are online, bringing a variety of peripherals

1. Diandian posted an article announcing that the joint product with Bowtie Cat will be officially launched on May 28.

Starting from May 28th, you can get a cup sleeve with the purchase of any drink on all platforms, and a cup gift with the purchase of two drinks. In addition, if you make any offline purchase and check in with Xiaohongshu, you can get a bag of pass cards (including two cards) for free.

Starting from May 31st, the 1 Diandian

"Zero" will open open beta on all platforms on July 4th

"Zero Zero" announced yesterday that it will launch an open beta for all platforms on July 4.

The official stated that by participating in the public beta reservation of the game, you can receive up to a total of "Original Master Tape × 20", "Bangbu Coupon × 5" and "Agent Corin × 1" and other rewards.

"Zero" is an action role-playing game produced by miHoYo with a post-apocalyptic theme. The story takes place in the city of "New Eridu" after the disaster. Players will play a character named "The Ropemaker" in the game to explore.

Craig Green x adidas Originals collaborative shoes were released yesterday

adidas Originals teamed up with Craig Green to create CG RETROPY BOOST, CG RETROPY SANDAL and three new colors of CG SQUASH AKH. However, of the above three shoe styles, only CG RETROPY SANDAL is on sale in Greater China.

CG RETROPY SANDAL reconstructs the appearance of RETROPY in a new form. Based on the classic shoe shape, it is improved into a sandal version. Cutouts are added to the toe, side of the shoe body and heel, and the shoelaces are improved to elastic shoelaces. , combined with the BOOST midsole, it is more suitable for summer wear.

CG RETROPY SANDAL was officially launched on CONFIRMED APP and adidas Originals official Tmall flagship store yesterday.

good-looking

"Dream of Robots" is scheduled to be released in China on June 8

The animated film "Robot Dreams" is officially scheduled to be released in mainland China on June 8. The film is directed by Spanish director Pablo Berger and adapted from the comics by Sara Varon.

The movie tells the story of a lonely puppy DOG in New York in the 1980s who ordered a robot. Soon the two became inseparable and lived a happy life together. But then, the puppy left the robot at the beach, and from then on they could only see each other in dreams, and each had new company.

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and was released in France, Spain and other places. It was released in North America earlier this year and was nominated for this year's Oscar for "Best Animated Feature Film."

"Dad Is an Alien" is scheduled to be released on June 15

The comedy movie "Daddy Is an Alien" was officially announced yesterday that it will be released nationwide on June 15, and a scheduled trailer and poster were released at the same time.

The film stars Jia Bing, Zuo Xiaoqing, and Meng'er, and also stars Hou Tianlai, Tang Xu, Cao Rui, Du Zhiguo, and Dai Yanzhan, with special appearances by Miao Pu and Fan Ming.

The movie tells the touching story of a father with terminal cancer who plays the role of an alien to say goodbye to his daughter at the end of his life.

"Jedi Men: Life and Death" confirmed to be introduced to mainland China

"Bad Boys: Life and Death" starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence has been confirmed to be introduced to mainland China. The schedule has not yet been determined. It will be released in North America on June 7.

The film tells the story of two star police detectives, Mike Lowry (played by Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (played by Martin Lawrence), who overnight became the most wanted criminals in the United States and faced false accusations against them. The story of being forced to return to the world and start a fierce battle with drug gangs.

The film is directed by Adil El Abi and Bilal Farah. It is the sequel to the 2020 film "Jedi Men: John Wick" and the fourth film in the "Jedi Men Series".

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