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Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone still can’t be sold despite price cuts

Sources say OpenAI’s valuation has reached $80 billion

Zuckerberg says just because Apple Vision Pro is expensive doesn’t mean it’s good

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son plans to establish AI chip company

Zhou Hongyi: Sora means that AGI implementation will be shortened from 10 years to 1 year

iPhone 16 cameras may be arranged vertically

OpenAI removes daily call limit for GPT-4 Turbo

Google’s internal AI language model Goose was exposed

Nvidia RTX 5090 graphics card revealed

Coca-Cola is about to launch spicy products

Toy Story x Crocs collaboration hits the market this month

New Era x "Spirited Away" is coming soon

Hot Wheels x Daniel Arsham third wave of joint series debuts

2024 Spring Festival box office hits record high in movie history

Avatar live-action series releases new trailer

Michael Jackson biopic latest Reuters photos released

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Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone still can’t be sold despite price cuts

Tianfeng International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently released a market research briefing introducing important updates in the mobile phone industry from January to mid-February this year.

The report pointed out that due to the low base of shipments in the first quarter of 2023, Android mobile phone shipments in the Chinese market have grown steadily year-on-year. In addition, demand for models above 3,000-4,000 yuan has steadily recovered.

iPhone shipments in the domestic market continue to decline year-on-year, and price cuts at the beginning of the year have limited contribution to boosting shipments.

Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned that the global sales momentum of foldable screen mobile phones has slowed down recently. After lowering its foldable screen mobile phone shipment target from 15 million to 10 million units last year, Samsung plans to ship 12 million units this year, which is relatively conservative.

The reason for the slowdown in China's foldable screen mobile phone market is that brands other than Huawei have gradually lost interest in lower-profit foldable screen models. Both OPPO and vivo have shelved plans to release new foldable screen phones in 2024.

big company

OpenAI reportedly completed a deal valuing the company at $80 billion

OpenAI has completed a deal valuing the artificial intelligence company at $80 billion or more, according to the New York Times, three people familiar with the matter said, increasing its valuation in less than 10 months Nearly twice as much.

The company will sell its existing stake through a tender offer led by venture capital firm Thrive Capital, people familiar with the matter said.

The deal allows employees to sell their shares in the company rather than raising money for business operations through traditional financing.

According to data from data tracking agency CB Insights, OpenAI has now become one of the most valuable technology start-ups in the world, second only to ByteDance and SpaceX.

Zuckerberg says just because Apple Vision Pro is expensive doesn’t mean it’s good

Recently, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a video saying that the $500 Quest 3 headset is not only more value for money than the $3,500 Apple Vision Pro, but also has a better product experience.

In a recent interview, Zuckerberg explained the reason why he released this video. Some media had preconceived the idea that Vision Pro was a better product than Quest 3.

“I see media reports like this: ‘The Vision Pro is an Apple product, it’s such an expensive product, so it must be a better quality product, even though a lot of people are saying, hey, no, you You should buy Quest 3 because it’s more affordable.”

What I'm trying to say is that just because something is seven times more expensive doesn't mean it's better. If you look at it on a use case basis, the Quest 3 performs really well. I'm proud of the work we do. So, I just wanted to get that out there.

Zuckerberg also mentioned that some Apple fans get upset whenever someone dares to question whether Apple will be the leader in a new category, but the reality is that every generation of computers has two modes: open and closed. "

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son plans to establish AI chip company

According to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son is seeking to raise US$100 billion to build an AI chip company to compete with Nvidia.

Sources said that Son’s AI enterprise project is codenamed lzanagi and is directly led by Son. Son hopes that the project will complement Arm Holdings, the chip design unit, in terms of business.

One of the people familiar with the matter also revealed that one option being considered is that SoftBank will provide US$30 billion in funding, and another US$70 billion may come from institutions in the Middle East.

Details of how the project will be funded and where the funds will be used have yet to be determined. But if this chip project comes to fruition, it will become one of the largest investments in the field of artificial intelligence since the advent of ChatGPT.

 Zhou Hongyi: Sora means that AGI implementation will be shortened from 10 years to 1 year

On February 16, Zhou Hongyi, chairman of 360, wrote about his views on the text-to-video model Sora recently released by OpenAI. He believed that the birth of Sora means that the realization of AGI (artificial general intelligence) may be shortened from 10 years to one or two years.

Zhou Hongyi said, "I understand that this time OpenAI takes advantage of its large language model and combines LLM and Diffusion for training, allowing Sora to achieve two levels of understanding of the real world and simulation of the world. The videos generated in this way are real. ”.

“Once artificial intelligence is connected to a camera and watches all the movies and videos on YouTube and TikTok, its understanding of the world will far exceed text learning. A picture is worth a thousand words. This is far from the truth. AGI is really not far away, it is not a matter of 10 or 20 years, it may be achieved very quickly in one or two years.”

New product

Sources say iPhone 16 cameras are confirmed to be arranged vertically

@MajinBuOfficial recently shared a photo of what appears to be a metal casting of the iPhone 16 basic camera module on the X platform, and stated that it has been confirmed to be arranged vertically.

Although the user pointed out in reply to Bu's post that the image of the part is upside down, this does not affect the authenticity of the part itself.

According to MacRumors, through its industry sources, it is confirmed that what @MajinBuOfficial released is the main camera module of the I-34 camera project, which will be used in the base model iPhone 16 released later this year.

OpenAI removes daily call limit for GPT-4 Turbo

Yesterday, OpenAI announced on the social platform X that it has canceled the daily call limit of GPT-4 Turbo and doubled the rate limit of GPT-4 Turbo.

Now, the new credit level (paid) can start at 300,000 tokens per minute, and the highest level can call up to 1.5 million tokens.

According to the OpenAI official website, these previous restrictions helped prevent the API from being abused or misused, and the rate limit helped ensure that everyone had fair access to the API. Additionally, rate limiting effectively helps OpenAI manage the overall load on its infrastructure.

Google’s internal AI language model Goose was exposed

Recently, Business Insider reported that leaked internal documents showed that Google quietly launched an internal AI large language model called "Goose" to help employees write code faster, assist in developing new products, and improve work efficiency.

An internal document states that Goose "has been trained at Google with 25 years of engineering expertise" and is only available to Google employees. "It can answer questions about Google-specific technologies, such as writing code using internal technology stacks and supporting Novel features such as natural language prompts for editing code."

In addition, an internal document states that Goose is part of a plan to "bring AI into every stage of the product development process." It's unclear whether it's fully functional.

Goose was created as a pre-merger collaborative effort between Google Brain, Deepmind and Google's internal infrastructure teams. A Google spokesperson has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Nvidia RTX 5090 graphics card revealed

Recently, the RedGamingTech channel exposed some information about NVIDIA RTX 5000 series graphics cards on YouTube.

According to the video content of the channel, NVIDIA Blackwell may have a higher clock speed than Lovelace, and its accelerated clock speed may exceed 3 GHz, but it is not yet clear which graphics card models can reach this level.

It is understood that the RTX 5090 graphics card is equipped with 192 streaming multiprocessors (SM), which makes it architecturally superior to the Lovelace flagship product.

RedGamingTech also revealed that in terms of ray tracing, the performance target of NVIDIA RTX 5090 is set to increase by 2.5 times, and its computing power is planned to increase by 2 times, but the corresponding power consumption may reach 520W.

new consumption

Coca-Cola is about to launch spicy products

Recently, The Coca-Cola Company announced that it will introduce a new permanent flavor product to its product lineup: "Coca-Cola Spiced", which will be launched on February 19.

It is reported that this is the first permanent product added to the Coca-Cola range in three years, with rich flavors of raspberry and spice, and has two product options of regular and zero sugar.

The new product will be "Coca-Cola's boldest brand innovation to date," the company said, adding that the new product won't necessarily be spicy but offers "an exciting taste experience like no other."

Toy Story x Crocs collaboration hits the market this month

Crocs has chosen to team up with Toy Story to launch two new design products. Inspired by the two protagonists of "Toy Story", Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

The clothing elements of the two people were transplanted to the Crocs, and the removable Jibbitz made the uppers more lifelike. At the same time, in order to echo the plot, both pairs of shoes have the signature of the toy owner Andy written on the right insole.

The collaborative model will be released on February 21, available in adult and children's sizes, and can be purchased on the Crocs official website and related retail stores.

New Era x "Spirited Away" is coming soon

Recently, New Era teamed up with Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli to launch a series of products based on the theme of "Spirited Away".

This collaborative series includes classic characters such as the Faceless Man, the White Dragon and the Dust Elf. In addition to the regular hats, there is also a special backpack with patterns of Dust Elf and Jinping Candy printed on it.

It is reported that this series of products will be officially launched at 10 am on Wednesday, February 21, Japan time.

Hot Wheels x Daniel Arsham third wave of joint series debuts

Car toy brand Hot Wheels has teamed up with well-known New York artist Daniel Arsham to create the third wave of joint series "Lap Three", which will be launched on the official website of Mattel Creations on February 23.

This series recreates 1:64 scale Hot Wheels car models in Daniel Arsham's famous eroded ruins design style. The first wave of "Lap One" and the second wave of "Lap Two" were released last year, including Porsche 930 Turbo, Rodger Dodger, Deora II and Porsche 356 "Bonsai" Speedster models.

"Lap Three" modified two cars, namely the Twin Mill IRL, an original Hot Wheels series model that first appeared in 1969, and a modified version of the Porsche 930A in 1986, with livery inspired by the participants in the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race.

good-looking

2024 Spring Festival box office hits record high in movie history

According to Beacon Professional Edition data, as of 17:00 on February 17, the total box office for the 2024 Spring Festival has exceeded 8 billion, exceeding the 2021 Spring Festival (7.843 billion), breaking the Spring Festival box office record in Chinese film history!

Currently, "It's Hot", "Flying Life 2", "Bear Infested: Reverse Time and Space" and "Article 20" are temporarily among the top four at the box office during this year's Spring Festival.

Avatar live-action series releases new trailer

The Netflix live-action series of the popular animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" recently released a new trailer.

The war is imminent, and the Fire Nation "will never stop until it rules the world." The show will premiere on February 22.

Michael Jackson biopic latest Reuters photos released

Michael Jackson biopic "Michael" reveals Reuters photos, MJ's nephew Jaafar Jackson plays MJ.

The film will be released globally on April 18, 2025, with Lionsgate responsible for distribution in North America and Universal responsible for the rest of the world.

Author: Mo Chongyu, Zhang Mingyue

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