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Musk revealed to have taken drugs with Tesla director

Vision Pro is now available by appointment at all Apple retail stores in the United States

Sources say NIO’s first Alpine car is expected to be launched in October

Over 20,000 JD.com front-line customer service staff received an average salary increase of over 30%

Li Xiang responds to Li Auto’s multiple year-end awards

Douyu responds that it will merge with Huya: external rumors are not true

Suspected iPhone 16 design drawings exposed

Sources say Huawei is developing a “three-fold screen mobile phone”

Tongyi Qianwen launches new Spring Festival application

INCRM x live-action version of "One Piece" x GQ SHOP three-party joint release

Soul App releases 2024 Spring Festival specialties social report

"Starry Sky" revealed to be coming to PS5

Taylor Swift announces new album

"Howl's Moving Castle" scheduled for release in Mainland China

"Wonka" extended release for second time

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Musk revealed to have taken drugs with Tesla director

According to the Wall Street Journal, several current and former board members at companies such as Tesla and SpaceX are aware of Musk's drug use, and some directors have taken drugs with him.

According to the report, many directors of Musk's companies have close personal and financial relationships with him and have made huge profits from this relationship.

Some of Musk's friends and company directors believe they must take drugs with Musk because they don't want to risk "losing their social capital in Musk's circle."

People familiar with the matter said Musk often took LSD, cocaine, ecstasy and "psychedelic mushrooms" at private parties.

In the winter of 2022, Musk's close friend and former Tesla director Ellison persuaded Musk to relax on his private island in Hawaii and take this opportunity to detoxify.

At the time, Musk's friends and colleagues were concerned that his drug problem was getting worse, and some even asked him to go to rehab.

In response, Musk posted on the X platform, "If someone only reads the New York Times report, they will not know what is going on in the world."

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Vision Pro is now available by appointment at all Apple retail stores in the United States

From now on, users can make an appointment to experience Vision Pro for free at any Apple retail store in the United States. They can reserve a time slot up to 7 days in advance on Apple's official website or the Apple Store app on iPhone/iPad.

During the 30-minute demo experience, users will be guided by Apple retail store employees to become familiar with the visionOS operating system while exploring built-in applications such as Apple TV, Photos and Safari.

Some stores have also set up a special "demo area" with curved sofas and carpets to create a more comfortable and warm feeling.

The Vision Pro became available in the United States on Friday, and Apple plans to roll it out to more countries later this year.

“The era of spatial computing has arrived,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “Apple Vision Pro is the most advanced consumer electronics device ever, and its revolutionary and magical user interface will redefine the way we connect, create, and explore.”

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman believes that some version of Vision Pro may replace the iPad in the future. "Many people buy Apple tablets just to watch movies, video chat and perform basic tasks, and the Vision Pro can meet those needs, especially since the price and weight have dropped.

Sources say NIO’s first Alpine car is expected to be launched in October

According to 36 Krypton PowerOn, multiple people familiar with the matter said that the first model "DOM" (internal code name) of NIO's sub-brand Alpine is planned to be trial-produced in July this year, and is expected to be mass-produced and delivered in the second half of the year.

About three months after trial production, the vehicle will enter the SOP (Start of Production) stage and can be delivered to users. If progress goes smoothly, DOM is expected to be officially launched in October this year.

According to people familiar with the matter, although there is not much delivery time left for DOM, the delivery target given by NIO is also quite aggressive, and it is expected to deliver tens of thousands of vehicles this year.

NIO CEO Li Bin once said that the Alpine brand will have three models, of which the first model "DOM" will compete with the Tesla Model Y.

Currently, the “DOM” trial production vehicle has been rolled off the assembly line. At the 2023 "NIO Day", Li Bin said that through continuous product optimization, Alpine's first model can maintain strong product competitiveness when it is launched.

Over 20,000 JD.com front-line customer service staff received an average salary increase of over 30%

Yesterday, JD.com Group announced that starting from February 1, 2024, more than 20,000 JD.com front-line customer service employees will achieve an annual average salary increase of more than 30%.

JD.com said that in order to ensure smooth delivery services during the Spring Festival, JD.com’s customer service team will have more than 10,000 people on duty during the Spring Festival. At the same time, JD.com provides free "visiting rooms" for relatives of customer service employees on duty in Suqian, Chengdu, and Wuhan, and organizes a series of New Year activities such as writing Spring Festival couplets, making dumplings, and New Year's Eve dinners.

JD.com announced in December last year that starting from January 1, 2024, the annual fixed salary of front-line business personnel such as JD.com's procurement and sales will increase significantly by nearly 100%. In early 2024, the average salary increase of all JD.com retail employees will be no less than 20%.

Li Xiang responds to Li Auto’s multiple year-end awards

Yesterday, a blogger posted that he saw on Maimai that this year’s Li Auto’s year-end bonus red envelope was a bit big.

In response, Li Xiang responded that only learning advanced processes, not advanced profit distribution, and unclear rewards and punishments are the biggest reasons for organizational inefficiency.

You can't just learn Huawei's processes without learning Huawei's profit distribution. We insist on learning the two simultaneously and binding them to each other.

If the target is exceeded in 2023, more bonuses will be given. If the target is not achieved in 2022, less bonus will be given, so that rewards and punishments are clear.

Only learning advanced processes, not learning advanced profit distribution, and unclear rewards and punishments are the biggest reasons for organizational inefficiency. They are simply torturing employees. There is growth, achievement and reward, all three are indispensable.

Douyu responds that it will merge with Huya: external rumors are not true

According to Sina Technology, there are market reports that live streaming platforms Douyu and Huya are about to merge. In response to this rumor, Douyu said that Douyu and Huya have business cooperation, but there is no merger plan, and the external rumors are not true. Huya has not responded as of press time.

In October 2020, Douyu and Huya jointly announced that the two parties had signed a merger agreement and plan. According to the merger agreement, Huya will acquire all outstanding shares of Douyu, including common shares represented by American depositary receipts (ADS), through a stock-for-share merger.

The shares and ADSs issued by Douyu before the merger will be cancelled, and Douyu will become a privately owned wholly-owned subsidiary of Huya and will be delisted from Nasdaq.

In July 2021, due to the tightening of antitrust review and supervision, the merger of Douyu and Huya was officially suspended.

New product

Suspected iPhone 16 design drawings exposed

Yesterday, X platform Majin Bu shared the design of a "suspected iPhone 16 mobile phone", and @theapplehub brought renderings of the series of mobile phones.

Judging from the design drawings, the iPhone 16 is expected to return to the vertical dual-camera design from the iPhone X to iPhone 12 era.

It is understood that the vertical main camera and ultra-wide-angle camera allow iPhone 16 to shoot spatial videos with 3D depth effects in landscape format.

In addition, the design drawing also shows the new camera button of the iPhone 16 model. According to previous reports, the button still uses a mechanical structure. The surface supports the detection of user touch input and pressure changes, can zoom in or out, and allows the camera to zoom in and out by tapping. , press again to focus and take pictures.

Sources say Huawei is developing a “three-fold screen mobile phone”

According to Taiwan's "Economic Daily" report, Huawei is secretly developing a new "tri-fold screen mobile phone" and has begun large-scale stocking. It is expected to be available as soon as the second quarter of this year.

Since the rotating shaft is the most critical component of the folding machine, it is reported that Huawei has expanded its material preparation orders to China's Taiwanese bearing giants Zhaoli and Fusda, making them the big winners of Huawei's three-folding machine. In addition, panel manufacturers will also directly benefit.

According to reports, this phone may adopt a Z-shaped (or S-shaped) form. The folded phone screen size is about the same as that of an ordinary smartphone, about 6.4 inches. The panel supplier of Huawei's folding screen phone may be BOE.

Tongyi Qianwen launches new Spring Festival application

Yesterday, Alibaba Cloud Tongyi Qianwen app launched a number of free new applications, covering new ways to generate images such as family portraits, New Year greetings, and all things becoming dragons. It provides a total of more than 300 sets of photo templates. Users can upload photos to generate family portraits, reunion photos, New Year greetings photos, and photos with the theme of thousands of miles of mountains and rivers.

According to reports, the Alibaba Tongyi Laboratory project team has developed a multi-ID portrait generation method that can achieve multi-person portrait inference at one time; at the same time, based on the scene of multiple people in the family portrait, it combines expression generation, lighting fusion and other technologies to allow generation The family portrait is more realistic and atmospheric.

In addition, the National Dance King app has also ushered in a new version. Users can generate New Year greeting videos from a photo, and convey New Year greetings to relatives and friends in a more relaxed and close-to-live way.

new consumption

INCRM x live-action version of "One Piece" x GQ SHOP three-party joint release

Recently, Maken Yu Nitta, the actor of "Zoro" in the live-action version of "One Piece", launched an exclusive collaboration with his brand INCRM and the live-action version of "One Piece" as well as GQ SHOP.

The soft and lightweight hoodie combines the INCRM branding with the markings of characters like Luffy, with original icons in their respective official colors.

The back of the garment features the original logo from the Netflix series One Piece in a foam print, in the same black as the body, while INCRM branding is casually arranged on the cuffs.

Soul App releases 2024 Spring Festival specialties social report

Soul app recently released the "2024 Spring Festival "Specialty Social" Trend Insight Report", which provides an in-depth analysis of the new specialty consumption habits and new ways of socializing among users aged 18-34 during the Spring Festival.

The report shows that the vast majority of users who participated in the survey will choose to go home to celebrate the New Year. Influenced by traditional culture and family habits, they all bring local specialties as souvenirs or New Year goods.

However, with the changes in new lifestyles, some people choose to celebrate the New Year in place or travel. Among those who plan to travel for the New Year, those born in 1995 are the most likely to be born, while those born in the 2000s are more likely to want to travel abroad. Although the post-00 generation loves to see the world, they are also the group that cares most about local products.

When it comes to social choices during the Spring Festival, whether it is a reunion with relatives or an appointment with friends or old classmates, gatherings are still a very important social activity during the Spring Festival.

"Starry Sky" revealed to be coming to PS5

According to the latest XboxEra podcast, Microsoft is planning to bring "Star Sky" to the PS5 platform after "Hi-Fi Rush" and "Sea of ​​Thieves".

According to sources, Microsoft plans to make the game available on the PS5 platform after the launch of the DLC "Shattered Space". Microsoft has made additional investment in the PS5 development kit to support development work. The DLC is expected to be released later this year.

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Taylor Swift announces new album

Taylor Swift's "Midnights" won Album of the Year after winning Best Pop Album at this year's Grammy Awards, making her the first artist in Grammy history to win Album of the Year four times.

She also announced on the spot "a secret that she had kept for two years" – her new album, titled "The Tortured Poets Department", was released on April 19 this year. The standard version contains 16 songs.

"Howl's Moving Castle" scheduled for release in Mainland China

The classic film "Howl's Moving Castle" directed by Hayao Miyazaki has been officially announced to be released in mainland China on April 30. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the film's release.

The film is directed by Hayao Miyazaki and composed by Joe Hisaishi. It tells the story of Sophie and the beautiful young magician Hal who unexpectedly met, but because she was cursed, she turned into an old woman and dared not recognize Hal.

After experiencing a fantastic adventure together, Sophie discovered that what she thought was a coincidence was a fate that was already destined, and the distant promise became clearly visible. The youthful and touching love between the two is even more magnificent and touching in the turbulent times.

"Wonka" extended release for second time

"Wonka" has been extended its release in mainland China for the second time, and will run for three months until March 7 this year.

The film was released in mainland China on December 8 last year and currently has a box office of 53.2 million yuan. It has earned nearly 555 million US dollars worldwide and cost 125 million US dollars to produce.

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