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 OpenAI CEO Sam Altman fired

 Google delays release of AI model Gemini

 OpenAI considers introducing ChatGPT into the classroom

 Microsoft confirms bringing Copilot to Windows 10

 TechInsights: Smartphone sales fell 16% during Double 11, with Apple, Xiaomi and Honor selling best

 Huawei Petal Payment Company officially completed name change

 Gree reported a case against self-media for insulting and slandering senior executives

 The ideal MEGA model has been pre-ordered, and the price will be less than 600,000 yuan

⚡ Xpeng X9 pre-sale price starts at 388,000 yuan

 Jikrypton’s first pure electric sedan 007 starts pre-sale

 Qualcomm releases third-generation Snapdragon 7 mobile platform

 Musk: SpaceX Starship launch postponed to Saturday

 Apple's self-developed 5G modem progress further delayed

 Jack Ma's office: Firmly optimistic about Alibaba and will still hold Alibaba shares for the long term

☕ NetEase responds to Nestlé report again: saying that Nestlé, as a regulator, should not shirk its responsibilities

 Douyin customer service responds to paid short video function

 Brother Yang announced that he will hold a concert, saying the cost will exceed 30 million yuan

 One Fun Thing | Cover of the new issue of The New Yorker magazine

 What to watch on the weekend | "Biography of the Villain"

 Game recommendation | "EARTHLOCK"

✏ A look at this week's big news

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman fired

OpenAI issued a statement on Friday local time, announcing that CEO Sam Altman will leave the company and withdraw from the company's board of directors. Mira Murati, the company's chief technology officer, has been named interim CEO, effective immediately.

OpenAI said Altman's departure was the result of a careful review process by the board of directors, which concluded:

"He has not been consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering the board's ability to carry out its responsibilities. The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue to lead OpenAI."

In response to this, Sam Altman posted an article on the X platform in response: "I loved my time at OpenAI. This was transformative for me personally, and I hope it will also change the world." "There will be more to say about what comes next later," he said.

OpenAI interim CEO Mira Murati told employees at a company-wide meeting on Friday that the company's relationship with Microsoft remained stable after CEO Sam Altman was abruptly fired, according to people familiar with the matter.

Microsoft is OpenAI's largest source of external capital and computing power. Murati said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott have expressed "tremendous confidence" in OpenAI.

Google delays release of AI model Gemini

Earlier this year, Google merged two AI teams, "Google Brain" and "DeepMind", into one group to develop a new model to compete with OpenAI's GPT-4.

According to The Information, sources said that the large language model Gemini will be launched in the first quarter of 2024, instead of November this year as previously informed.

According to previous reports, Gemini can provide support for the generation of chatbots, summary texts and original texts based on user descriptions. It is also expected to help software engineers write code and generate images according to user requirements.

Google has developed multiple versions of Gemini to handle tasks of varying complexity.

External developers have tested smaller versions of the model, whose size is measured by the number of parameters or calculations they perform. A person involved in the project said that Google is still finalizing the final version of Gemini.

OpenAI considers introducing ChatGPT into the classroom

According to Reuters, OpenAI chief operating officer Brad Lightcap said at a conference recently that the company is exploring how to introduce its popular chatbot ChatGPT into the classroom.

He said that OpenAI will form a team to explore the application of ChatGPT in education, and that this technology will disrupt some industries, trigger new legislation, and become a popular learning tool.

"Most teachers are trying to figure out how to incorporate ChatGPT into their curriculum and teaching methods, and we're trying to help them figure that out," Lightcap said. "We'll probably form a team next year with the sole purpose of doing just that."

A spokesperson for OpenAI said, "We believe artificial intelligence is an impactful tool that can aid learning and education, and we are encouraged that educators have been thinking about how tools such as ChatGPT can help."

"We are working with educators everywhere to introduce them to the capabilities of ChatGPT and the improvements we are working on."

Microsoft confirms bringing Copilot to Windows 10

Recently, Microsoft released a new support document confirming the introduction of its AI-driven Copilot feature to Windows 10.

Copilot appears in Windows 10 much like it does in Windows 11, with a button on the right side of the taskbar that allows users to quickly access the chatbot.

The Windows 10 version of Copilot, which requires a PC with 4GB of RAM and at least a 720p screen resolution to run, is initially available as a preview and will be available for Windows 10 Home and Pro editions.

Microsoft also mentioned in the support document that the Windows 10 end of support date of October 14, 2025 remains unchanged.

In addition, at the Microsoft Ignite 2023 conference, the company announced that Bing Chat and the enterprise version Bing Chat Enterprise will be renamed Copilot.

After the change, starting on December 1, users using Copilot in Bing, Edge, and Windows will receive the benefits of "Business Data Protection" when logging in with a Microsoft Entra ID.

TechInsights: Smartphone sales fell 16% during Double 11, with Apple, Xiaomi and Honor selling best

A report released yesterday by analyst firm TechInsights showed that during this year’s Double Eleven promotion, smartphone sales dropped 16% year-on-year. However, sales of high-end models were strong; the sales share of foldable screen phones and gaming phones increased year-on-year.

Apple maintains its leading position in terms of sales and value. The sales of iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 13 rank first, second, third and fifth respectively on the e-commerce platform, and Apple’s average sales volume ranks first. The price pushed up to RMB 7,500, a year-on-year increase of 7%.

Xiaomi ranks second in terms of sales, and Android phones rank first. Xiaomi Mi 14 and Redmi K60 are the best-selling products in the 4,000 – 5,999 yuan and 2,000 – 2,999 yuan market segments respectively.

Honor’s sales rank behind Apple and Xiaomi. It dominates the folding screen mobile phone segment with Magic Vs2, V Purse and V2. The agency estimates that Honor’s revenue this year will be on par with Huawei and OPPO.

Huawei's sales were hurt by supply constraints and ranked fourth, but its brand equity and return to 5G gave it a higher average selling price than its domestic rivals.

In the price range of high-end mobile phones on e-commerce platforms (RMB 6,000+/USD 826+), Mate 60 Pro is second only to the iPhone 15 series (Pro, Pro Max, Plus).

OPPO remains in the top five sales list, with OnePlus Ace 2 Pro being the best-selling model in the price range of 3,000-3,999 yuan; the company’s revenue on Douyin and Kuaishou has almost doubled year-on-year, which shows that OPPO is on the live broadcast platform achieved success.

Huawei Petal Payment Company officially completed name change

Recently, the former Shenzhen Xunlian Zhipay Network Co., Ltd. underwent industrial and commercial changes and was officially renamed "Petal Payment (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd."

Not long ago, the People's Bank of China updated the licensing information for major changes in non-bank payment institutions and agreed to change the company name of Shenzhen Xunlian Zhipay Network Co., Ltd. to "Petal Payment (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd."

Public information shows that in March 2021, Huawei obtained a mobile payment license by acquiring 100% of the shares of Xunlianzhi Payment. Huawei has also become the second smartphone manufacturer to obtain a payment license after Xiaomi.

According to previous reports, Huawei stated that it does not intend to directly compete with mainstream payment tools such as WeChat Pay and Alipay, but hopes to establish cooperative relationships with them.

"The essence of this change is that Huawei has accelerated the construction of Hongmeng ecological infrastructure, and the newly upgraded negative screen will also fully support Huawei payment."

Gree reported a case against self-media for insulting and slandering senior executives

According to the Shanghai Securities News, reporters learned from Gree Electric that in recent days, in order to gain traffic, many self-media outlets have maliciously edited relevant videos and used vulgar and filthy words to insult and slander company executives. Gree Electric has reported multiple insult and slander incidents to the public security organs.

At present, the public security organs have accepted and filed cases.

Gree Electric stated that the Internet is not a place outside the law. The company will take legal measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the company and its employees, and maintain a zero-tolerance attitude towards any malicious slander and rumors.

The ideal MEGA model has been pre-ordered, and the price will be less than 600,000 yuan

Ideal MEGA opened pre-orders on the first day of the 2023 Guangzhou Auto Show. Li Auto announced that the pre-orders for Ideal MEGA exceeded 10,000 units 1 hour and 42 minutes after its release.

According to reports, Ideal MEGA will be launched in December, and the official price will be within 600,000 yuan. Test drives will arrive at retail centers across the country in January next year, and delivery will begin in late February next year.

The official website information shows that the length, width and height of the car are 5350, 1965 and 1850mm respectively, with a wheelbase of 3300mm. It adopts a 2+2+3 seat layout. The backrests of the third row seats can not only be folded forward to expand space, but also can be folded forward to expand space. Turn fully forward.

Ideal MEGA uses a dual-motor power system with a total power of 400kW. It is first equipped with Kirin 5C battery, which is claimed to "recharge for 500 kilometers in 12 minutes."

Li Auto said that as of now, Li Auto's cumulative delivery volume in 2023 has exceeded 300,000 units, becoming the first Chinese luxury brand to reach annual sales of 300,000 units.

Xpeng X9 pre-sale price starts at 388,000 yuan

At the 2023 Guangzhou Auto Show, Xpeng Motors' first MPV model, the Xpeng X9, was officially released and pre-sales started simultaneously. The pre-sale price starts from 388,000 yuan, and delivery will begin in January next year.

The length, width and height of the Xpeng X9 are 5293/1988/1785mm respectively, and the wheelbase is 3160mm. The appearance of the new car has a very strong sense of the future and technology, like a starship.

Xpeng X9 is equipped with rear-wheel steering, 800V, one-piece aluminum die-casting and other technologies, and is the first to be equipped with the fifth-generation Xpeng intelligent cockpit system XOS Dimensity.

In terms of battery life, depending on the version, the CLTC battery life of the Xpeng X9 is 610km, 640km and 702km respectively.

Jikrypton’s first pure electric sedan 007 starts pre-sale

Jikrypton’s first pure electric sedan, the 007, opened for pre-sale yesterday. The price starts at 229,900 yuan and will be launched and delivered in January 2024. Jikrypton Automobile announced that the pre-sale of Jikrypton 007 started in 3 hours, and the pre-orders exceeded 10,000 units.

It is understood that the length, width and height of Jikrypton 007 are 4865, 1900 and 1450mm respectively, with a wheelbase of 2928mm. It is positioned as a pure electric mid-size sedan.

The new car adopts Hidden Energy's minimalist luxury appearance design and is the first ZEEKR STARGATE integrated smart light screen with the world's largest 90-inch ultra-wide display area, which supports customized light language settings.

All JK007 series are equipped with Qualcomm 8295 cockpit chip as standard, and the NZP high-speed autonomous pilot assistance system is activated upon delivery, which can be used nationwide.

In terms of power, the entire Jikrypton 007 series is equipped with an 800V silicon carbide platform as standard, with a standard range of 660 kilometers and a long range of 870 kilometers. A single motor accelerates to 100 kilometers in 5.4 seconds, and a dual motor accelerates to 100 kilometers in 2.84 seconds.

At the same time, with the support of the 800V platform, Jikrypton 007 can obtain an ultra-long battery life of 610 kilometers after charging for 15 minutes.

Qualcomm releases third-generation Snapdragon 7 mobile platform

Qualcomm announced the launch of the third-generation Snapdragon 7 mobile platform. Through comprehensive upgrades, the third-generation Snapdragon 7 has achieved all-round technological progress, thereby bringing terminal-side AI, popular mobile games, creative imaging and Powerful 5G connection experience.

The new platform CPU adopts an architecture of 4 dedicated performance cores and 4 dedicated energy efficiency cores, with a maximum main frequency of up to 2.63GHz. Compared with the first-generation Snapdragon 7, its CPU performance is improved by nearly 15%, GPU performance is improved by more than 50%, and AI performance per watt is improved by 60%.

While improving performance, the overall SoC power consumption is reduced by 20%, bringing excellent energy efficiency and enabling new use cases that will excite users.

It is reported that Honor and vivo will be the first to adopt the third-generation Snapdragon 7, and commercial terminals equipped with this platform are expected to be released this month.

Musk: SpaceX Starship launch postponed to Saturday

SpaceX CEO Musk said that the Starship launch was postponed to Saturday (November 18) because the Starship needs to replace the grid fin actuator.

SpaceX previously announced on

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement on Wednesday that the agency reinstated SpaceX's Starship launch license and "SpaceX met all safety, environmental, policy and financial responsibility requirements." The FAA added that SpaceX applied for and received a flight clearance.

Apple's self-developed 5G modem progress further delayed

According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple continues to run into trouble as it tries to develop 5G modems to replace Qualcomm's 5G modems in iPhones and other products.

Apple acquired most of Intel's smartphone business in 2019 and began working to develop its own modem hardware, but the project has suffered multiple setbacks.

After delaying plans to launch a self-developed modem next year, Apple may now also be unable to meet its target of shipping before spring 2025, according to people familiar with the matter.

This means that the release will be postponed to at least the end of 2025 or early 2026, which is the last year of Apple’s contract renewal with Qualcomm.

The latest hurdle reflects the daunting task Apple faces in designing its own modem. The component must connect seamlessly with hundreds of carriers around the world, operate in different environments and conditions, and it must perform at least as well as Qualcomm's technology.

Jack Ma's office: Firmly optimistic about Alibaba and will still hold Alibaba shares for the long term

On November 16, 144 documents disclosed on the official website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) showed that Jack Ma’s family trusts JC Properties Limited and JSP Investment Limited planned to sell the founder’s shares of Alibaba on November 21 and reduce their holdings of 5 million American depositary shares respectively. Shares (ADS).

Based on Alibaba's price of US$87.070 per share on November 15, Eastern Time, the stock reduction involved a total stock market value of US$870.7 million.

According to the Financial Associated Press, a lawyer from Jack Ma’s office clearly responded to reporters that the sale plan disclosed this time is a long-term plan. The other party said that Jack Ma is firmly optimistic about Alibaba. The current stock price is far lower than the actual value of Alibaba, and he will still firmly hold Alibaba shares.

On the evening of the 16th, Alibaba released its second quarter financial report for fiscal year 2024. The financial report showed that revenue for the quarter was 224.79 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.5%, and market expectations were 224.096 billion yuan.

In the financial report, Alibaba stated that Hema's initial public offering plan is on hold and is evaluating market conditions and other factors necessary to ensure the successful implementation of the project and enhance shareholder value.

In addition, Alibaba's financial report disclosed that in view of various uncertainties, it will no longer promote the complete spin-off of Cloud Intelligence Group and will resolutely increase its continued strategic investment in Alibaba Cloud.

NetEase responds to Nestlé report again: saying that Nestlé, as a regulator, should not shirk its responsibilities

Recently, NetEase reported that the second-hand ice machines provided by Nestlé and its agents to its and other customers had major food safety issues. Nestlé responded that the ice machines mentioned in this incident were not produced or provided by Nestlé.

In response to this, NetEase once again responded, saying that "As the supervisor of its first-level agents, Nestlé should clearly assume the responsibility for relevant safety risk management and control, and punish or publicize its violations, rather than passing on or shirk the responsibility to the first-level agents. Agent".

NetEase said that it has recently come to our attention that Nestlé coffee powder was found to contain carcinogens "acrylamide and pesticides" that are 8 times higher than similar products in relevant tests conducted by the Hong Kong Consumer Council. In order to ensure the food health and safety of employees, NetEase has currently sent the coffee powder purchased from Nestlé to relevant institutions for testing.

Douyin customer service responds to paid short video function

The topic of "Douyin testing paid short videos" has become a hot search topic recently. The paid video content tested this time is no longer limited to the single short video category of short dramas.

Douyin customer service said that if you encounter a paid video, it may be that the author has turned on the payment function. If you don’t want to watch it, you can delete it. Whether the video content is paid depends on whether the author turns on this feature. Douyin cannot intervene. The specific fee is determined by the author according to the corresponding rules.

According to Tech Planet, unlike Douyin skits that can be watched permanently after payment, video content cannot be viewed permanently or long-term after users pay.

According to the "Douyin Paid Content Purchase Instructions", after the user purchases, the paid content can be watched repeatedly during the paid service period. The paid service period refers to the period from the date of payment to 7 days after the content/series is updated. It can be watched within the day, and the platform reserves the right to shorten or extend the paid service period depending on the activity.

Brother Yang announced that he will hold a concert, saying the cost will exceed 30 million yuan

According to Blue Whale Finance, on November 10, Brother Yang announced in the live broadcast room that the "Xiao Yang Selection of Stars Concert" will be held at the Hefei Olympic Sports Center on November 26.

He said that 30 million has been spent on the concert, and all 30,000 tickets will be given away for free, and the concert content will be broadcast live online.

It is reported that the lineup of this concert includes singers such as Zhang Xinzhe, Wang Sulong, Pu Shu, Zhan Wenting, Vitas, Twins and other singers.

✨ It's the weekend!

One Fun Thing | Cover of the new issue of The New Yorker magazine

When a creator is out of inspiration, can AI help him solve the problem? Christoph Niemann, the author of the latest New Yorker magazine cover, expressed his thoughts –

How to understand this cover image? We also asked ChatGPT:

What to watch on the weekend | "Biography of the Villain"

Han Hee-soo, a livelihood lawyer struggling at the bottom of the legal profession, had to become a designer of gambling websites after accidentally falling into a trap set by gangster Goo Dong-man.

Han Xixiu also discovered his hidden talents and began to realize that there was huge ambition and desire lurking in his heart.

Game recommendation | "EARTHLOCK"

This week's Epic free game "EARTHLOCK" is an independently developed adventure role-playing game inspired by the classic 3D role-playing games of the late 1990s, offering a new interpretation of turn-based combat and character progression.

Official description: Don't let the cute cartoon art style fool you, this game is quite challenging. Die-hard JRPG fans will love it, but casual gamers may want to look elsewhere. Put in the time and play, and EARTHLOCK will give you profound gameplay.

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