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- iPod touch sold out on China official website
- Astronomers release first image of black hole at the center of the Milky Way
- Luo Yonghao responded to being called "industry lantern"
- Toyota's first pure electric car launched in Japan
- "Sonos" will push new entry-level speakers and independent voice assistants
- Japanese artist builds NFT vending machine
- Bitcoin falls below $27,000, its lowest level in 16 months
- It is reported that Tencent abandoned the acquisition of Black Shark Technology
- SoftBank's quarterly net loss is staggering, investment will be cut this year
- Fashion brand "SELECTED" will close stores nationwide
- On Ang Pao will open a limited-time store in Taikoo Hui, Guangzhou
- Kering Group invests in laboratory cultivation leather company
iPod touch sold out on China official website
Previously, Apple announced that there would be no new iPod touch models, and now that the stock is sold out, it will no longer be available. This also means that the iPod product line has officially withdrawn from the stage of history.
On May 11, many models of the iPod touch were sold out in Apple's online store and could not be purchased. Users who want to buy an iPod collection can go to the offline Apple Store or third-party resellers to buy.
Astronomers release first image of black hole at the center of the Milky Way
Last night, at a simultaneous press conference around the world, including in Shanghai, astronomers showed the first ever images of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
This result gives evidence that the object is a black hole, and provides valuable clues for understanding the behavior of the "behemoth" thought to be at the center of most galaxies. The photo was "taken" by an international research team organized by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) through a network of radio telescopes distributed around the world. (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Luo Yonghao responded to being called "industry lantern"
Previously, Luo Yonghao was asked by netizens in the "Make Friends E-commerce Academy Chat Bureau" how he thought about his claim that he was called "industry lantern".
In this regard, Luo Yonghao said that the statement of industry lanterns lacks logical support. After he became an anchor, the state strengthened supervision and ushered in several waves of rectification.
Because there were a lot of chaos in the past, such as deceitful and performative anchors, as well as business and commercial non-compliance. Because we have been operating in compliance with regulations, we have not found any problems after several rounds of rectification. However, during the rectification process, some institutions have had an accident, and some anchors have had an accident, so there are people on the Internet who say that the industry is dark, this saying I can't agree at all, it's more of a timing coincidence.
In addition, Luo Yonghao also denied that if he did not show up, it would be difficult to "make friends" and continue to operate, saying that his live broadcast time accounted for less than 3%. (World Wide Web)
Toyota recently launched its first mass-produced pure electric vehicle, the bZ4X, in Japan, but the model is lease-only and costs about $39,000 for the first four years, including insurance, repairs and battery warranty.
CLSA analyst Christopher Richter said that despite the low acceptance of electric vehicles in the Japanese market, that will change and Toyota could lose market share by focusing on leasing rather than buying.
Toyota, for its part, believes this strategy will help ease drivers' concerns about battery life and resale value. Toyota aims to lease 5,000 bZ4Xs this fiscal year. (Sina Finance)
"Sonos" will push new entry-level speakers and independent voice assistants
Recently, the American smart speaker and audio equipment manufacturer "Sonos" released a new entry-level sound bar "Ray", priced at $279, which will be released on June 7.
This product is the most affordable small sound bar from "Sonos" to date, but it ditches the HDMI interface and is not compatible with Dolby Atmos and the upcoming independent voice assistant "Sonos Voice Control" on June 1.
"Sonos Voice Control" focuses on quickly responding to the user's audio setting commands, and better protects the user's privacy by processing voice commands locally. At the same time, users can still use it with other voice assistants. (engadget)
Japanese artist builds NFT vending machine
Japanese artist Masahide Matsuda previously announced the launch of his first NFT project "The Laughing Man". The work features the emoji Tears of Joy and is named after JD Salinger's short story and Laughing Man from Ghost in the Shell.
In addition to launching NFTs, Matsuda Masahide also built NFT vending machines for this purpose.
Through this vending machine, everyone can purchase tickets for "The Laughing Man" and Masahide Matsuda's June exhibition, as well as tags for distributing NFTs, for 1,000 yen.
Matsuda said that the machine was built mainly to allow people who don’t know much about NFTs or who don’t have a crypto wallet to participate.
On Thursday, the bitcoin price fell to $25,401, the first time bitcoin has fallen below $27,000 since December 26, 2020. The massive sell-off in cryptocurrencies wiped more than $200 billion from the entire market in a single day.
The second-largest digital currency, ether, fell to $1,719.73 apiece, the first time it has fallen below $2,000 since July 2021.
Investors are fleeing cryptocurrencies amid fears of soaring prices and a deteriorating economic outlook as stocks tumble at the height of the pandemic. (CNBC)
It is reported that Tencent abandoned the acquisition of Black Shark Technology
According to Caijing.com, a person familiar with the matter revealed to reporters that Tencent has abandoned the acquisition of Black Shark Technology. The news of Tencent's acquisition of Black Shark Technology was circulated in the market in January this year, but it has not yet been approved by the relevant departments, so Tencent abandoned the acquisition.
The 21st Century Business Herald reporter asked Luo Yuzhou, the CEO of Black Shark Technology, to confirm that "(Tencent's acquisition of Black Shark Technology) has nothing to do." At the same time, Luo Yuzhou told reporters that Black Shark Technology still has financing and acquisition-related plans. Luo Yuzhou also told reporters that Black Shark Technology is still focusing on the field of gaming phones.
SoftBank Group released its fourth-quarter financial report for fiscal 2021, with a net loss of 2.1 trillion yen (about 16.2 billion U.S. dollars), the largest quarterly net loss ever.
That's largely because of a slump in tech stocks, denting the value of SoftBank's global portfolio. It's a dramatic turnaround from SoftBank's 1.9 trillion yen profit a year ago. SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son said the investment will be halved or quartered compared with last year. (Sina Technology)
Danish fashion group Lingzhi "BESTSELLER" recently announced that it will close all offline retail stores of its fashion brand "SELECTED" in China before July 31.
"SELECTED" entered the Chinese market in 2008, focusing on business casual fashion, and has cooperated with fashion brand Études many times to develop joint models.
The notification letter pointed out that this move is due to the combination of multiple factors such as the continuous outbreak of the epidemic, the weakening of the offline consumer market, and the difficulty in reducing rent and other costs, and it is difficult for “SELECTED” to achieve transformation.
After the strategic adjustment, “BESTSELLER” will invest more resources in the upgrading of its brands such as “ONLY” and “VERO MODA” and the cultivation of new brands. (CEO Brand Watch)
On Ang Pao will open a limited-time store in Taikoo Hui, Guangzhou
Swiss sports brand On will open a limited-time store on the M floor of Taikoo Hui, Guangzhou from May 14th to June 20th.
The limited-time store will be equipped with translucent walls, which will increase the breathing of the space and also present the feeling of "fog in the Alps".
At that time, in addition to the long-distance running shoes Cloudmonster released in March, the store will also be equipped with dynamic devices, introducing the brand CloudTec patented sole technology and Speedboard speed board.
During this period, On will team up with sports communities such as Super Orangutan and Tracker to carry out community activities. For details, you can check and register at the "On Run Club".
On entered the Chinese market in 2018, and Guangzhou is the fifth city in the country where the brand has entered through direct sales.
Kering Group invests in laboratory cultivation leather company
Recently, laboratory-grown leather company Vitrolabs announced the completion of a $46 million Series A financing. This round of financing was led by Agronomics, with participation from Kering Group.
Vitrolabs was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in California, USA. The new technology developed by the biotech company enables the efficient and environmentally friendly production of eco-friendly leather that is exactly the same as traditional animal leather through cells in the laboratory.
In the future, Kering will continue to work with VitroLabs to support product quality testing, tanning and polishing. (WWD International Fashion News)
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