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Tesla and Baidu Maps exclusively provide deeply customized lane-level advanced auxiliary maps

Sources say Yu Chengdong steps down as CEO of Huawei Terminal BG

Huawei and Apple hold press conferences on the same day

Kuaishou Beijing Game Division laid off

The new Ideal L6 has accumulated orders exceeding 20,000 within 12 days of its launch.

ChatGPT memory function is open to all Plus users

Apple poaches Google employees to build artificial intelligence team

Musk fires multiple Tesla executives

Huawei announces operating results for the first quarter of 2024

Faraday Future announces delisting

Baidu Search launches AI image assistant

Huawei Pura 70 series may be sold overseas

Dimensity 9300+ flagship chip will be released on May 7

ASUS will launch its first AI PC on May 20

Beats Solo Buds and Beats Solo 4 officially released

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Tesla and Baidu Maps exclusively provide deeply customized lane-level advanced auxiliary maps

Previously, it was reported that Tesla will use the advanced assisted driving map provided by Baidu for the Chinese version of FSD.

Yesterday morning, a reporter from China Business News reported that the website of the Ministry of Natural Resources showed that in addition to the "Baidu Automobile Map" (T version) used for in-vehicle navigation services, Baidu Maps has also recently had multiple "Advanced Assisted Driving Maps" approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources. approve.

According to people familiar with the matter, among the above-mentioned approved maps, the GS (2023) 4634 advanced assisted driving map submitted by Baidu Zhitu Technology Co., Ltd. for navigation is a lane completed by Tesla and Baidu Maps. level map.

Subsequently, Baidu Maps announced on social platforms that starting from May 1, Baidu Maps will fully open cooperative lane-level map data (referred to as LD map) for the advanced assisted driving industry. The newly released lane-level navigation product based on LD Map has also been launched on the Baidu Map APP, and you can download the Baidu Map V20 version through major app stores to experience it.

Sources say Yu Chengdong steps down as CEO of Huawei Terminal BG

According to 36Kr Auto, Huawei released an internal personnel adjustment document yesterday afternoon, announcing that Yu Chengdong will step down as CEO of Huawei Terminal BG and will still retain the position of Chairman of Terminal BG. He Gang, the former Huawei Terminal BG and Chief Operating Officer, took over as Huawei Terminal BG CEO.

He Gang joined Huawei in 1998 and became President of Huawei Consumer BG Mobile Phone Products in 2012. Two years after he took over, Huawei's mobile phone business revenue grew from US$3 billion to US$14 billion.

According to people familiar with the matter, apart from personnel changes, the document does not contain any further information. The background of this major personnel change and Yu Chengdong’s new business focus after stepping down as CEO of Terminal BG were not explained.

At present, Huawei and Yu Chengdong have not publicly responded to this matter.

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Huawei and Apple hold press conferences on the same day

Yesterday, Huawei officially announced that it will hold a new product launch conference in Dubai on May 7.

Judging from the official poster, this conference will bring new wearable devices, a new MateBook series of notebooks and a MatePad series of tablets.

Apple officially announced last week that it will hold an online press conference with the theme of "Let's Fly" on May 7, which is expected to bring a variety of new products including the new iPad Air/Pro.

Kuaishou Beijing Game Division laid off

According to Jinghe reports, Kuaishou officially disbanded the Kuaishou Beijing self-developed game project team in March this year. The size of the layoffs this time is close to 30-40 people, mainly members of the "Codename: Beisan" card project team. The main reason for this layoff is that the test data of "Codename: Beisan" did not meet the standards.

At the beginning of 2023, Kuaishou’s Beijing Game Division experienced a wave of layoffs. At that time, the number of employees in the division was less than 100.

In July 2023, Kuaishou Beijing Game Division launched "Journey to the West: Burning Soul" and tested "Codename: Beisan". The former took more than three years to develop and cost hundreds of millions, but the cost was not recovered. Within 2-3 months after the project was launched, nearly 70 people were laid off in the middle office of the Beijing Game Division.

After the layoffs in March this year, Kuaishou’s Beijing Game Division was equivalent to being completely abolished.

The new Ideal L6 has accumulated orders exceeding 20,000 within 12 days of its launch.

Li Auto announced yesterday that the cumulative orders for the new Li Auto L6 have exceeded 20,000 units within 12 days of its launch, and more than 2,000 units have been delivered within 6 days.

In addition, the official stated that the delivery center will deliver normally during the May Day period, and will also work hard to ramp up production capacity, "allowing more users to drive the ideal L6 as soon as possible."

ChatGPT memory function is open to all Plus users

OpenAI announced on social media that it is launching a memory feature for ChatGPT Plus accounts, which allows ChatGPT to remember things mentioned by users in chats.

When users use ChatGPT, this feature can be turned on or off at any time. However, this feature is currently unavailable in Europe and South Korea.

Apple poaches Google employees to build artificial intelligence team

According to the Financial Times, Apple has hired at least 36 artificial intelligence experts from Google since poaching former Google executive John Giannandria in 2018.

The artificial intelligence experts poached by Apple established a European laboratory in Zurich, and they participated in Apple's research on the underlying technologies of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot and other products.

The team's paper focuses on more advanced artificial intelligence models that combine text and visual input to generate responses to queries.

Relevant people said that Apple is focusing on deploying generative artificial intelligence on its mobile devices, a breakthrough that will allow artificial intelligence chatbots and applications to run on the phone's own hardware and software, rather than being served by cloud services in data centers. provide support.

Musk fires multiple Tesla executives

Musk said in an email to Tesla executives that Rebecca Tinucci, senior director of Tesla's Supercharger division, and Daniel Ho, head of new product development, would be fired at the same time. Departments led by senior executives will also be disbanded.

Musk made the decision because he was frustrated with declining sales and the pace of layoffs among his subordinates.

Previously, Musk had sent an all-staff email within the company, stating that Tesla would lay off 10% of its employees worldwide.

Huawei announces operating results for the first quarter of 2024

Yesterday, Huawei Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. announced its operating results for the first quarter of 2024. During the period, the company achieved operating income of approximately 178.45 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 36.66%; net profit attributable to the parent company was approximately 19.65 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of approximately 564%, with a net profit margin of 11%.

From the perspective of business performance, the substantial increase in net profit margin is related to the surge in revenue from Huawei's terminal business.

In terms of mobile phones: the International Data Corporation (IDC) mobile phone quarterly tracking report shows that in terms of shipments, Honor and Huawei have tied for the first place in the Chinese smartphone market. Huawei has captured 17% of the market share, a year-on-year increase of 110%, which is the largest increase. The fastest manufacturer.

Smart car business: From January to March 2024, Wenjie New M7 delivered a total of 74,330 units, ranking first in the sales list of new forces. Yu Chengdong described this as a product that "resurrected" Huawei's smart car business.

Faraday Future announces delisting

Faraday Future announced that the company received a letter from Nasdaq Stock Market LLC dated April 24, 2024 indicating that the company does not comply with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A)(iii) .

Nasdaq staff have decided to delist Faraday Future's securities from the Nasdaq Capital Market because the company's securities have closed at $0.10 or less for ten consecutive trading days.

Faraday Future stated that the company intends to request a hearing to appeal the delisting decision by May 1, 2024, which will suspend the trading suspension of the company’s securities for 15 days from the date of the request, during which time the company’s securities will Continue to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The company also intends to ask for an extension of the moratorium pending a hearing before a Nasdaq hearing panel.

Baidu Search launches AI image assistant

Baidu Search recently announced the launch of an AI image assistant. Search "picture editing" on Baidu APP, then upload the picture, and you can smudge it to remove passers-by in the background with one click.

Moreover, Baidu Search's "AI Image Assistant" can not only upload and retouch images, but also support online editing of all images searched on Baidu.

Baidu Search said that in May, Baidu Search will also launch functions such as "one-click cutout" and "one-click background replacement" to make it more convenient for users to edit pictures.

Huawei Pura 70 series may be sold overseas

According to foreign media TechNave, Huawei Pura 70 series standard version and Pro version appeared on the SIRIM website.

SIRIM is the only certification management agency in Malaysia. Electronic products entering Malaysia need to apply for a SIRIM certification certificate. The application and management of SIRIM certification are specifically responsible for SIRIM QAS International, which issues SIRIM certificates.

The standard and Pro versions of Huawei's Pura 70 series have passed SIRIM certification, which means that this series of mobile phones will soon enter the Malaysian market. However, Huawei has not announced the release time of the Pura 70 series overseas.

New product

Dimensity 9300+ flagship chip will be released on May 7

MediaTek’s official Weibo recently announced that it will release the new Dimensity 9300+ flagship chip at the MediaTek Dimensity Developer Conference on May 7.

At the same time, Han Boxiao, product manager of vivo Communication Technology Co., Ltd., also issued an article, saying that "Dimensity 9300+ is still the only full-core chip. After the main frequency and AI performance are improved, it will reach the peak of performance." He also hinted that the vivo X100S mobile phone will be equipped with this A flagship chip.

ASUS will launch its first AI PC on May 20

Asus announced on its official website yesterday that it will hold a virtual conference on May 20 to release the first new era Asus AI PC.

The conference will be hosted by Microsoft, Qualcomm and ASUS. In addition, at this virtual conference, ASUS co-CEO Xu Zhigang will attend along with distinguished speakers from industry giants Qualcomm and Microsoft.

ASUS said that this new laptop will usher in a new era of ASUS AI PCs, leveraging advanced AI capabilities to break traditional boundaries.

Beats Solo Buds and Beats Solo 4 officially released

Yesterday, Beats released the new Beats Solo Buds true wireless in-ear headphones and the Beats Solo 4 headset.

Beats Solo Buds have a compact shape, portability, comfort and high-quality sound, and have a battery life of 18 hours. At the same time, it supports seamless one-click pairing and USB-C charging for iOS users. Beats Solo Buds are available in four colors including matte black, storm gray, aurora purple and crystal red. They will be available for order in June and are priced at RMB 699.

Beats Solo 4 delivers upgraded powerful sound and personalized spatial audio with head-motion tracking. Featuring UltraPlush ultra-soft leather earmuffs, up to 50 hours of battery life, and lossless audio via USB-C transmission. Beats Solo 4 comes in three colors: matte black, rock blue and cloud pink. It can be ordered directly on Apple’s official website for RMB 1,799.

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Nike sues BAPE, infringement case formally settled

According to Reuters, Nike’s case against BAPE has reached a settlement.

BAPE and Nike have signed an agreement that will end their dispute. As part of the settlement, BAPE has agreed to discontinue some of its shoes and redesign others.

Previously, Nike claimed that BAPE's footwear business "centers around copying Nike's iconic designs" and that some of its shoes are "almost verbatim copies" of Nike's Air Force 1, Air Jordan 1 and Dunk sneakers.

Nova Coffee x Balala Little Demon Fairy jointly launched

Nova Coffee announced on social platforms that the drink co-branded with "Balala Little Fairy" will be launched on April 30.

This time, Nova Coffee and Balala Little Magic Fairy have joined hands to bring new Tons of Grape American and Tons of Guava American, featuring zero added sugar, real juice, and low burden. The calories in the whole cup do not exceed 1 avocado. .

Users who purchase the corresponding new product package will also have the opportunity to receive peripheral products including co-branded limited cup sleeves, co-branded stickers, and co-branded cards.

"Marvel Confrontation" releases new map promotional video "Tokyo 2099"

The new 6v6 team shooting game jointly created by NetEase and Marvel released a new map promotional video "Tokyo 2099" yesterday.

The game is currently available for pre-order and is expected to open a closed beta on May 10. The game will be available on Steam and Epic.

good-looking

"Howl's Moving Castle" was released yesterday

On April 30, "Howl's Moving Castle" was officially released in mainland China.

The film is directed by Hayao Miyazaki and features the dubbing of Chieko, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin and others.

The film tells the story of a young girl, Sophie, who was cursed by the Witch of the Wilderness and turned into a 90-year-old woman. By chance, she entered Howl's Moving Castle and gradually got to know Howl.

Stills from Matt Damon's new film "Instigator" revealed

The movie "Instigator" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, and Zhou Hong has released stills. The film will be released in limited release in North America on August 2 and will be launched on Apple TV+ on August 9.

The movie tells the story of two thieves who escape with the help of a therapist after a robbery goes wrong.

"The Godfather" director's new film will premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May

The new film "Metropolis" prepared by director Francis Ford Coppola, who directed "The Godfather", has recently been exposed. The film will have its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The story tells the story of the reconstruction of a metropolis after its accidental destruction.

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