Morning Post | National Day box office exceeds 4.3 billion yuan / “Aiyou Teng” cancels advance on-demand / Haruki Murakami misses the Nobel Prize in Literature again

Good morning everyone, today is October 8th.

The Nobel Prize in Literature was officially announced last night. Although Haruki Murakami still did not win the prize, "Haruki Murakami ran with him again" was a hot search.

Ai Fan Erzao Report Reading

  • The box office of the National Day stall exceeded 4.3 billion, and "Changjin Lake" ranked tenth in the box office of Chinese film history
  • "Aiyuteng" canceled advanced on-demand
  • Nobel Prize for Literature announced, Tanzanian novelist won
  • 515 million domestic tourist trips nationwide during the National Day
  • Toyota launches electric scooter C+walk
  • Google Pixel 6 series will be released on October 20
  • Apple Watch Series 7 starts accepting orders tonight
  • GM launches Ultra Cruise driver assistance technology
  • Payment platform Paddle will launch iOS ecological in-app payment tool
  • B station internal test campus city function
  • Telegram users added 70 million on the day of Facebook downtime
  • %ARABICA opened its 100th store in Hong Kong
  • IKEA and universities jointly hold furniture deconstruction design exhibition in Hangzhou
  • Ippudo launches ramen soup drink
  • "Murakami Haruki Library" has officially opened

The box office of the National Day stall exceeded 4.3 billion, and "Changjin Lake" ranked tenth in the box office of Chinese film history

According to the data of Maoyan Professional Edition, as of 21:32 on October 7, the total box office of the National Day in 2021 reached 4.369 billion, ranking second in the film history and the total number of viewers reaching 103 million.

The top three at the scheduled box office were "Changjin Lake" (3.191 billion), "My Father and Me" (961 million) and "Pipiru and Rusisi: The Canned Man" (41.8551 million). Among them, "Changjin Lake" has now ranked tenth in the box office of Chinese film history. (Interface News)

"Aiyuteng" canceled advanced on-demand

On October 4, the three major video platforms, including iQiyi, Tencent Video, and Youku, collectively announced the cancellation of the advanced on-demand service of drama series.

In September this year, the China Consumers Association released a viewpoint article stating that the VIP service of the video platform should be less routine and more sincere. Mainly point out four points: 1. Advance on-demand replay is voluntary, and episode-by-episode restrictions must be cancelled; 2. Advertising privileges should be protected, and illegal pushes must be eliminated; 3. Automatic renewal routines are deep, and billing rules must be fair; 4. Agreements cannot be changed at will, User rights must be implemented. (Red Star News)

Nobel Prize for Literature announced, Tanzanian novelist won

On October 7, local time, the Swedish Academy announced that the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature was Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah. His writing on the influence of colonialism and the fate of refugees was affirmed by the judges.

Abrazak Guna was born in 1948, grew up in San, Tanzania, and arrived in the UK as a refugee in the late 1960s. He has published ten novels and some short articles, and refugee-related themes run through his works. His representative works include "Heaven", "The Seaside" and so on. (China Business News)

The past "October" holiday was also the "awarding season" of the Nobel Prize. If you haven't watched it, please make it up.

"2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine announced, tell you why you are so hot as "chrysanthemum pain""

"2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was announced, the meteorologist who proves that global warming is relevant to you won the prize"

"2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The hot mRNA will accompany the run, giving this research that may change the pharmaceutical and battery technology"

515 million domestic tourist trips nationwide during the National Day

According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, from October 1st to 7th, there were 515 million domestic tourist trips nationwide, a year-on-year decrease of 1.5% on a comparable basis, and a return to 70.1% of the same period before the epidemic on a comparable basis. Realized domestic tourism revenue of 389.061 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 4.7% and recovered to 59.9% of the same period before the epidemic. Tourist satisfaction reached 85.5. (China-Singapore Jingwei)

Toyota launches electric scooter C+walk

Toyota launched a new three-wheeled electric scooter C+walk, which is mainly designed for users with limited mobility. It has a maximum speed of 6 MPH, a full charge of 2 hours, and a battery life of 8 hours. The scooter is priced at US$3,100 (approximately RMB 20,000) and is expected to go on sale in Japan next month.

C+walk is equipped with an obstacle detection function, which uses a buzzer system to remind users to avoid collisions or reduce speed when there are obstacles on the road. At present, the Japanese government has approved its use on general roads.

Google Pixel 6 series will be released on October 20

Google announced that it will hold an online press conference at 1:00 pm on October 19th, US Eastern Time (1 am on the 20th, Beijing time) to release the Pixel 6 series of mobile phones.

According to reports, the Pixel 6 series includes two models, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which are "completely redesigned Google phones." Both phones are equipped with Google's first self-developed mobile chip Tensor. (Pinwan)

Apple Watch Series 7 starts accepting orders tonight

Apple Watch Series 7 will accept orders from 8pm on October 8, and will be officially on sale on October 15.

The frame of Apple Watch Series 7 is only 1.7mm. Compared with Apple Watch S6, the screen area has increased by nearly 20%. At the same time, the addition of crystal glass surface makes Apple Watch S7 stronger and more resistant to cracking.

GM launches Ultra Cruise driver assistance technology

General Motors has released Ultra Cruise assisted driving technology, which will be the first to launch in the United States and Canada.

Ultra Cruise uses a 5-nanometer process and a scalable computing architecture that can be upgraded via the universal Ultifi software platform and vehicle intelligence platform.

The system uses a combined perception scheme of vision, millimeter wave radar and lidar, which can scan the 360-degree environment around the vehicle and perform redundant processing in key areas.

Models equipped with this system will install an integrated lidar behind the windshield of the vehicle and be equipped with a dynamic display that can display information in the driver's line of sight, aiming to help the driver focus more on the road conditions.

Ultra Cruise will be the first to be used in some models of the Cadillac brand in 2023. (IT House)

Payment platform Paddle will launch iOS ecological in-app payment tool

Payment platform Paddle announced that it will launch a set of in-app payment systems built for iOS for developers to choose to use to bypass Apple's official in-app payment system. The service is scheduled to go live on December 7.

Paddle claims that its payment fee is very competitive compared to Apple's 15%-30%. When the transaction amount is less than US$10, the handling fee rate is 10%; when the transaction amount is greater than US$10, the handling fee rate is 5%, plus a fee of US$0.5. In addition, Paddle will also provide developers with additional customer information data, such as email addresses, and flexible pricing and subscription services.

According to the previous lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games, Apple can no longer prohibit developers from using third-party in-app payment systems. (MacRumors)

B station internal test campus city function

According to feedback from netizens, Station B has launched a new internal beta function "Campus" for some users. Users can find it on the homepage-dynamic-campus test.

A prompt will appear when entering for the first time, and users can add their own campuses. However, currently users seem to be able to enter any campus at will without review. After the addition is complete, users can view the contents of the school’s "Alumni Circle", "Must-See for School Entry" and "Official Account" of the school. (IT House)

Telegram users added 70 million on the day of Facebook downtime

On Monday, local time, Facebook and its apps Instagram, WhatsApp, etc. experienced a malfunction that lasted for several hours.

It was also on this day that the communication application Telegram also added an astonishing 70 million new users. In addition, WhatsApp’s other competing product, Signal, also gained millions of new users.

Earlier this year, when WhatsApp was negatively affected by its new privacy policy, the two companies also added millions of users. (Tencent)

%ARABICA opened its 100th store in Hong Kong

Recently, the 100th store of chain coffee brand %ARABICA officially opened on Garden Road in Hong Kong. In fact, the brand's first store opened in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong in 2013, and its parent company Arabica International Limited is still a Hong Kong company.

After opening its first store in Hong Kong, its founder, Tokyo-born Kenneth Shoji, opened the first global flagship store in Kyoto, Japan, and the brand has gradually become known to more people. The success in Kyoto allowed Shoji to define %ARABICA as a "brand from Kyoto".

However, the city with the most %ARABICA stores now is neither Hong Kong nor Kyoto, but Shanghai, which has 11 stores. (Ideal Life Laboratory)

IKEA and universities hold furniture deconstruction design exhibition in Hangzhou

Recently, IKEA and Zhejiang Vocational College of Art held the first furniture deconstruction design exhibition "IKEA in Hangzhou-Misty and Rain" in Hangzhou. The exhibition period is from September 30th to October 10th.

The exhibition explored the intersection of Nordic design and Chinese culture. It is divided into six themes: Son of the West, Ink Jiangnan, Dunhuang Yunding, Ten Miles of Red Makeup, Clash and Oriental Lion Dance. The exhibited works will participate in the scanning auction on the spot, and all the proceeds will be donated to the district charity federation. (SocialBeta)

Ippudo launches ramen soup drink

Recently, the chain ramen shop Ippudo has teamed up with Japanese vending machine beverage brand Acure to create a drink inspired by Ippudo’s signature pork bone soup, which is sold in Acure vending machines at JR East Station in Japan.

The drink adjusts the ratio of sodium and oil to make it delicious without the combination of noodles and other ingredients. According to reports, the emergence of the drink satisfies workers who just finished drinking late at night and cannot eat a full bowl of ramen but want to drink ramen soup. (Hypebeast)

"Murakami Haruki Library" has officially opened

The "Waseda University International Literature Museum" established by Waseda University, the alma mater of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, also known as the "Murakami Haruki Library", has officially opened in this October.

The building was transformed from a school building, designed by Kengo Kuma, and the renovation fund was donated by the chairman and president of Fast Retailing, Yanai Masa.

The literary museum houses about 10,000 materials donated or deposited by Murakami, and has a coffee shop and exhibition space. (Ideal Life Laboratory)

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