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ChatGPT voice function is free and open to all users

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Douyu: Company CEO Chen Shaojie was arrested by the police

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Cook reveals succession plan, hopes successor will come from within

Nvidia forecasts higher-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, but worries about sharp decline in sales in China

China Mobile Guangdong Company: Guangdong Mobile has removed 4G packages and the news is untrue

Tesla China raises price of Model Y long-range version to 304,400 yuan

Baidu’s revenue in the third quarter was 34.45 billion yuan, and Wenxinyiyan’s user base has reached 70 million

NIO and Changan Automobile launch battery swap cooperation

Ming-Chi Kuo: Shipments of Apple and Huawei phones equipped with periscope lenses are expected to surge next year

Redmi K70E launches world premiere of Dimensity 8300-Ultra processor

Vivo X100 series goes on sale, with omni-channel sales exceeding 1 billion

McDonald's Global responds by increasing its holdings in Golden Arches

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Messi's Qatar World Cup jersey to be auctioned

FENTY x PUMA series classic Creeper shoes return

"Aquaman 2" releases new trailer

A new film in the "Bourne" series is in production

Nicholas Hoult to star as Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy

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ChatGPT voice function is free and open to all users

OpenAI announced that the voice function of ChatGPT is now open to all users for free, which means that you can now have voice conversations with ChatGPT using your mobile phone. Former president Greg Brockman also retweeted the news on the X platform.

OpenAI first launched the ability to prompt ChatGPT via voice and image in September, but the feature was only available to paying users.

After the new feature was opened, ChatGPT crashed this morning. The homepage showed, "We are experiencing unusually high demand. Please be patient as we work hard to expand our system."

The announcement comes as OpenAI employees grapple with the sudden ouster of their CEO and chaotic negotiations for his return. The demo released by OpenAI on X also teased this dramatic situation.

In the example, someone asked ChatGPT: "It's been a long night for the team and we're hungry. How many 16-inch pizzas should I order for 778 people?"

This is roughly the same number of employees at OpenAI, and as of Monday local time, more than 95% of them had signed a joint letter threatening to follow Sam Altman out of the company.

According to the Financial Times, multiple people familiar with the matter revealed that venture capitalists supporting OpenAI are also exploring legal measures to force the board of directors to change direction.

But as of Monday evening local time, the board remained resolute and prepared to test employees' willingness to resign, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

Douyu: Company CEO Chen Shaojie was arrested by the police

Yesterday, Douyu announced that the company’s CEO Chen Shaojie was arrested by Chengdu police around November 16, 2023. The company has not received any formal notification of the investigation into Chen Shaojie or the reasons for Chen Shaojie's apparent arrest.

Chen Shaojie's continued detention and any subsequent related legal proceedings and enforcement actions against relevant parties could have a material adverse effect on the Company's reputation, business and results of operations.

As soon as the news came out, Douyu's stock price plummeted before the market opened, once falling by more than 10%.

Earlier in early November, multiple sources revealed that Chen Shaojie, chairman and CEO of Douyu, had lost contact for nearly three weeks. As the CEO of a listed company, Chen Shaojie last appeared in the public eye when he attended the company's second quarter financial report analysis call in August.

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Cook reveals succession plan, hopes successor will come from within

Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in a podcast that Apple has formulated a "very detailed" succession plan to succeed him as the company's CEO, but he also said that he has not yet left Apple. Intend.

Looking back on his 25 years at Apple, Cook said, "I love it here. I can't imagine my life if I'm not at Apple, so I will stay here for a while."

When asked if Apple had any succession plan, Cook said:

We are a company that believes in succession planning, so we have a very detailed succession plan. Because there are always unpredictable things that happen and I might end up on the wrong side tomorrow. Hopefully that won't happen, I pray it won't.

Regarding his successor, Cook said:

I can't name names, but I will say that my job is to find a few people who are capable of taking over.

I really hope the next CEO is someone from within Apple. So, my job is to make sure there are several candidates for the board to choose from.

Nvidia forecasts higher-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, but worries about sharp decline in sales in China

Nvidia announced its financial results for the third quarter ended October 29, 2023. In the third quarter, Nvidia’s revenue was US$18.12 billion, a year-on-year increase of 206%, compared with expectations of US$16.18 billion;

Data center revenue reached US$14.51 billion, a year-on-year increase of 279%, exceeding analysts' expectations of US$12.97 billion.

Nvidia expects fiscal fourth-quarter revenue to reach $20 billion, which represents revenue growth of nearly 231%, compared with analysts' expectations of $17.86 billion.

However, the company also issued some warnings, saying that a quarter of its data center unit sales come from China, while other regions such as the Middle East are also currently affected by new U.S. export controls.

"We expect our sales to these destinations to decline significantly in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, but we believe strong growth in other regions will more than offset this decline," Nvidia Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress said.

China Mobile Guangdong Company: Guangdong Mobile has removed 4G packages and the news is untrue

Recently, a screenshot of Guangdong Mobile's package upgrade announcement was circulated online. The announcement stated that "in order to allow users to enjoy a better Internet experience, the 4G package has been removed from the shelves. It is recommended that users choose the 5G package."

In response, China Mobile Guangdong officially issued a clarification statement last night, saying that the news that "Guangdong Mobile has removed 4G packages" is untrue. The company has not adjusted its 4G packages recently and has no such plans. All packages are available normally.

In addition, the packages on sale are suitable for different network environments such as 4G and 5G.

Tesla China raises price of Model Y long-range version to 304,400 yuan

Yesterday, Tesla China announced that the price of the Model Y long-range version would increase by 2,000 yuan to 304,400 yuan.

Since the end of October, the entire Model 3/Y series has experienced three price adjustments, ranging from an increase of 1,500 yuan to 14,000 yuan.

According to the Securities Times e company, a source from Tesla China said: "The first three adjustments have completed the price increase of all models, and the price increase announced this time is the second wave."

As for whether prices will continue to rise in the future, the person said it is not yet clear. Mentioning the reasons for the price increase, data provided by Tesla showed that in the third week of November, Tesla's weekly delivery volume in China reached 16,000 units, and it is normal for supply to exceed demand.

Baidu’s revenue in the third quarter was 34.45 billion yuan, and Wenxinyiyan’s user base has reached 70 million

Baidu releases its third quarter 2023 financial report. The financial report shows that Baidu achieved revenue of 34.45 billion yuan in the quarter, a year-on-year increase of 6%.

Baidu achieved a net profit of 6.68 billion yuan in the quarter, compared with a net loss of 146 million yuan in the same period last year; adjusted net profit was 7.267 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 23%.

In addition, Baidu announced in the financial report that JD.com CEO Xu Ran will become an independent director of Baidu, effective January 1, 2024.

In the past three months, Wenxin Yiyan has been open to the whole society. Baidu has released version 4.0 of Wenxin Yiyan. Currently, the number of Wenxin Yiyan users has reached 70 million.

At last night’s earnings call, Baidu founder, chairman and CEO Robin Li said that Baidu is using the Wenxin model to reconstruct its advertising system, including generative creativity, generative targeting and other services. These initiatives It is expected to bring in incremental revenue of hundreds of millions of yuan in the fourth quarter.

NIO and Changan Automobile launch battery swap cooperation

Yesterday, NIO announced that it has reached a cooperation agreement with Changan Automobile on battery swap business. The two parties will cooperate in four areas: establishing battery swap standards, establishing a battery swap system, establishing a battery asset management mechanism, and pre-research on battery swap products.

According to the agreement, the two parties will jointly promote the establishment of swappable battery standards. Based on the unified battery pack standard, Changan Automobile will jointly develop swappable models with NIO.

Changan Automobile's first battery-swappable passenger model that shares a battery pack with NIO plans to be launched in 2025.

As the cooperation progresses, users of some brands of models owned by both parties can share the public battery swap stations built by both parties.

Just the day before the official announcement, NIO CEO Li Bin mentioned in an internal speech to all employees that battery swapping is NIO's huge first-mover advantage, and it has now reached the moment of opening it up to the entire industry. Currently, NIO is still negotiating cooperation with 4 to 5 automobile companies.

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Ming-Chi Kuo: Shipments of Apple and Huawei phones equipped with periscope lenses are expected to surge next year

Tianfeng International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo once again mentioned in his latest market research briefing that both iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be equipped with Apple’s four-prism telephoto lens.

Ming-Chi Kuo said that when lens supplier Largan Optoelectronics produced prism hardware for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, the production yield rate was only 40%, which has now increased to 70% or higher.

He said that iPhone shipments equipped with a quadruple reflective prism design are expected to increase by 160% year-on-year next year.

Ming-Chi Kuo also believes that Huawei’s P70, P70 Pro and P70 Art mobile phones to be launched in the first half of 2024 will also be equipped with periscope cameras, and due to the use of its own Kirin chips, the shipment volume of the P70 series is expected to increase by 100% year-on-year in 2024.

The main manufacturer of periscope cameras for Apple and Huawei's mobile phones next year is Largan Light, which is expected to account for 85-90% of Apple's iPhone 16 Pro series; and 50-60% of Huawei's mobile phones.

Redmi K70E launches world premiere of Dimensity 8300-Ultra processor

MediaTek officially launched the new Dimensity 8300 5G generative AI mobile chip yesterday. As a new member of the Dimensity 8000 series family, the Dimensity 8300 has advanced generative AI technology and high energy efficiency features, as well as an excellent gaming experience and high-speed and stable network connection capabilities.

Dimensity 8300 adopts TSMC's second-generation 4nm process and is equipped with an eight-core CPU including 4 Cortex-A715 performance cores and 4 Cortex-A510 energy efficiency cores. The CPU peak performance is 20% higher than the previous generation and power consumption is saved 30%.

In addition, the Dimensity 8300 is equipped with a 6-core GPU Mali-G615. The peak performance of the GPU is increased by 60% compared with the previous generation, and the power consumption is saved by 55%.

At the MediaTek Dimensity 8300 new product launch conference, Lu Weibing, partner, president of Xiaomi Group, president of the international department, and general manager of the Redmi brand, announced:

Redmi and MediaTek jointly customized a new generation of AI flagship platform "Dimensity 8300-Ultra", and the Redmi K70E mobile phone made the world premiere of this processor. In addition, K70E will also be launched on the Dimensity platform ThePaper OS for the first time.

Lu Weibing said that the Redmi K70E is equipped with Fury Engine 3.0 and has an AnTuTu score of over 1.52 million points. The Redmi K70 series of phones will be launched this month.

Vivo X100 series goes on sale, with omni-channel sales exceeding 1 billion

The vivo X100 series launched its first sale online and offline yesterday through all channels.

According to official data released by vivo, as of 15:00 on November 21, the cumulative sales of the vivo X100 series across all channels have exceeded 1 billion yuan, breaking all new phone sales records in vivo's history.

This series includes two new machines, X100 and X100 Pro, with starting prices of 3,999 yuan and 4,999 yuan respectively.

The vivo X100 series of mobile phones are the world's first to be equipped with the Dimensity 9300 processor and a built-in self-developed Blue Ocean battery. The standard version is equipped with a battery with an equivalent capacity of 5000mAh, and the Pro version is equipped with a 5400mAh capacity battery.

In terms of imaging, vivo X100 Pro is equipped with an IMX989 precision jump one-inch outsole main camera. The telephoto lens adopts a lens group floating periscope structure and is equipped with vivo's self-developed imaging chip V3.

In addition, the vivo X100 series has now fully opened the Blue Heart V function experience, supporting file search, Q&A, writing, image creation and smart interaction.

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McDonald's Global responds by increasing its holdings in Golden Arches

On November 20, McDonald's Global agreed to acquire a minority stake in Carlyle Group's business in China. McDonald's Global's stake in China's business will increase from 20% to 48%. CITIC Consortium, led by CITIC Capital, will continue to hold 52% % shares.

McDonald's did not disclose the specific amount of the transaction, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024, subject to regulatory approval.

According to China Business News, McDonald's stated that it chose to increase its holdings at this time precisely because the company just proposed a plan to exceed 10,000 stores by 2028 this year, so this is a very important time point.

Chris Kempczinski, McDonald's global president and CEO, said: "Now is the best time to simplify the ownership structure. China's growing consumer demand brings us huge opportunities. China is McDonald's fastest-growing market in the world and its long-term development The potential will continue to benefit us.”

Messi's Qatar World Cup jersey to be auctioned

Recently, Sotheby's auction house announced that it will auction 6 jerseys worn by Argentine football player Messi at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including the jersey he wore in the final against France.

It is reported that the bidding for this auction will last from November 30 to December 14. Sotheby's auction house said that the estimated value of these 6 jerseys is more than 10 million US dollars (approximately RMB 71 million).

FENTY x PUMA series classic Creeper shoes return

With the return of the collaboration between Queen Rihanna and PUMA, the FENTY x PUMA series led by both parties has also released more new products.

The FENTY x PUMA Creeper debuted in 2015, featuring the brand’s signature suede, platform design and rigid rubber “Creeper” outsole;

The latest version of the shoe is called the Creeper Phatty, which has an oversized structure and a Stacked Gum sole. There are three colors to choose from: "Black/White", "Ultra-Bright Blue/Green" and "Sweet Lavender/Cherry Red".

The new co-branded shoes will be available on PUMA’s official website on November 30th, Eastern Time, and will be available in sizes suitable for all ages and genders.

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"Aquaman 2" releases new trailer


The new DC superhero film "Aquaman 2" has released a new trailer (Chinese subtitles) for the "Fighting for Home" version, with a lot of new scenes. "Sea King" Arthur returns, the crisis comes, and the deal with the devil, "Black Manta kidnapped your son…"

The film will be released in mainland China on December 20 and in North America on December 22.

James Wan continues to direct and direct, with Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren and Randall Park return to star, with new additions such as Zhao Jiani, India Moore, and Vincent Regan.

A new film in the "Bourne" series is in production

According to Deadline, Universal Pictures is interested in cooperating with "All Quiet on the Western Front" director Edward Berg for a new film in the "Bourne" series. The film is currently in the early stages of negotiation and there is no script yet.

Universal intends to invite "Jason Bourne" Matt Damon to return to play this classic role, but Damon will only start to consider whether to return until he sees that the script is reliable and everything operates smoothly.

Nicholas Hoult to star as Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy

According to Deadline, Nicholas Hoult has confirmed that he will star as the villain Lex Luthor in the new DC film "Superman: Legacy."

"Superman: Legacy" will open a new DC universe DCU, directed and written by James Gunn, and will be released in North America on July 11, 2025.

The film focuses on the reconciliation between Superman's Kryptonian aristocratic origins and his upbringing on a Kansas farm. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. In a world that regards kindness as an obsolete thing, Superman stands out for his human kindness. Quality leads the way forward.

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