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CMA formally approves Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Apple and Caltech reach settlement in seven-year Wi-Fi chip patent dispute

OpenAI annual revenue exceeds $1.3 billion

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Google AI feature upgrade: can create images based on text

Xiaomi cars may sell for less than 300,000 yuan

It is reported that Didi Chuxing plans to be listed in Hong Kong, China in 2024

Exclusive interview with Apple Senior Vice President Craig and Vice President Alan

After leaving Google, "AI Godfather" Hinton announced his entry into robot entrepreneurship

Netflix will open offline physical stores in 2025

The main ingredient of Melatonin Response Capsule is melatonin

Scalpers confirm that they are no longer able to sell tickets for Jay Chou's Shanghai concert

Cook said some people think it’s cool to buy a new iPhone every year

Nvidia cancels AI summit scheduled to be held in Israel

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iOS 17.1 will fix French iPhone 12 radiation issues

Ideal holds an autumn strategy meeting and regards Huawei as the strongest competitor

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One Fun Thing | Have you ever played hide and seek in the park?

What to watch on the weekend | "In This Lifetime"

Game recommendations | "QUBE 2", "QUBE 10th Anniversary Edition"

✏ A look at this week's big news

CMA formally approves Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Britain's antitrust regulator, the CMA, yesterday formally approved Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, removing the last major obstacle to completion of the deal.

The CMA said it had approved Microsoft's deal to acquire Activision Blizzard, but not the cloud gaming rights. The CMA said that Microsoft made concessions in August this year, and Ubisoft will purchase Activision Blizzard's cloud gaming rights.

Microsoft President Brad Smith said excitedly on the X platform:

"We thank the CMA for today's thorough review and decision. We have now crossed the final regulatory hurdle and completed this acquisition, which we believe will benefit players and the gaming industry around the world."

In January 2022, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Activision Blizzard for US$68.7 billion, setting an acquisition record in the gaming industry.

Apple and Caltech reach settlement in seven-year Wi-Fi chip patent dispute

According to Reuters, Apple and its Wi-Fi chip supplier Broadcom have reached an agreement with the California Institute of Technology to end a seven-year legal dispute over wireless communications patents.

Terms of the settlement have not been announced, but Caltech said it would drop its lawsuit against Apple and Broadcom "with prejudice," meaning the case cannot be re-litigated.

Caltech sued Apple and Broadcom in 2016, alleging that millions of iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and other Apple devices using Broadcom chips infringed on its wireless communications patents.

In 2020, a jury ruled that Apple and Broadcom did infringe on Caltech's patents. Apple was ordered to pay $837.8 million, while Broadcom was told to pay $270 million.

Apple and Broadcom appealed the decision, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ultimately ruled that although the companies had infringed Caltech's patents, the damages were unreasonable.

Apple, Broadcom and Caltech told the court in August that a "potential settlement" was in the works, and now the settlement has become official rather than proceed to a second trial.

OpenAI annual revenue exceeds $1.3 billion

According to The Information, multiple people familiar with the matter revealed that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman told employees this week that the company’s revenue has reached $1.3 billion on an annualized basis.

This means that OpenAI's monthly revenue exceeds $100 million, a 30% increase from this summer. Last year, its total revenue was just $28 million.

OpenAI’s revenue comes primarily from people subscribing to its chatbot. Since the company launched the paid version of ChatGPT in February this year, its revenue rate has shown significant growth.

In addition, the company's revenue includes sales of the computing power that powers its artificial intelligence. In terms of computing power, it runs on Microsoft's cloud servers. It is unclear what percentage of revenue OpenAI gets from it.

Since the launch of ChatGPT, OpenAI has become a closely watched barometer of demand for artificial intelligence, helping software developers code faster and business managers quickly summarizing documents or generating blog posts and advertising materials.

OpenAI plans to roll out a major update for developers next month to make its artificial intelligence less expensive to use, Reuters previously reported.

The new features are expected to be launched at OpenAI's first developer conference in San Francisco on November 6, and are designed to encourage companies to use OpenAI's technology to build artificial intelligence-driven chatbots and autonomous agents, people familiar with the matter said.

Google AI feature upgrade: can create images based on text

Google announced that starting Thursday, Google's Search Generation Experience (SGE) will allow users to create images directly from text prompts.

Users can join SGE through Google's Search Labs program, and then simply enter relevant queries into the Google search bar, and SGE will be prompted to create a number of images from which the user can choose. The tool is powered by the Imagen family of AI models.

Hema Budaraju, senior director of search product management, said each image generated with SGE will be "tagged with metadata and embedded with a watermark to indicate that it was created by AI."

In addition, Google has introduced written draft generation capabilities in SGE. From the content of the user's query, Google can generate a draft, and the user can choose tools to generate long-form, short-form or casual content.

If the user is satisfied with the results, they can also send the draft to Google Docs or Gmail.

Xiaomi cars may sell for less than 300,000 yuan and are expected to be released in 2024

Yesterday, Tianfeng International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo pointed out in his report that Xiaomi's first car is expected to be released in 2024, with estimated shipments of 50,000-60,000 units.

The main selling points include autonomous driving, software ecosystem, 800V fast charging and power configuration, etc. The price is expected to be less than 300,000 yuan. If the price approaches or falls below 250,000 yuan, shipments may be raised.

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that in the long run, Xiaomi Motors has two unique competitive advantages.

The first is integration with Xiaomi's existing ecosystem, including operating systems, apps, and hardware such as smartphones and IoT devices.

The second is its extensive distribution network in overseas markets. "Xiaomi is already a world-renowned brand enterprise, which has laid a good foundation for the future international growth of Xiaomi's automotive business."

It is reported that Didi Chuxing plans to be listed in Hong Kong, China in 2024

According to Bloomberg, people familiar with the matter revealed that Didi Chuxing plans to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange next year.

People familiar with the matter said Didi recently notified current employees to allow them to sell their shares to the company under the employee stock ownership plan, a move seen as part of the company's preparations for listing in Hong Kong.

The 180-day lockup period for Didi shares was previously extended, and some Didi employees sold stock options during a brief window in early 2022, according to several former Didi employees.

According to reports, SoftBank Group may be able to make up for some of its losses through a new public listing. It is estimated that SoftBank has invested approximately US$11 billion in Didi and currently holds a 20% stake in Didi, worth approximately US$3.2 billion.

Exclusive interview with Apple Senior Vice President Craig and Vice President Alan

We reunited with Apple CEO Tim Cook in Shanghai a few months ago. Recently, Aifaner's Chief Content Officer He Zongcheng had an exclusive interview with Craig Federig, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, and Alan Dye, Apple's Vice President of Human-Computer Interaction Design.

Craig told us that when the App Store was launched in 2008, Apple built a simple and intuitive paradigm to encapsulate information in each App. Each App is equivalent to an independent world, and each App is independent of each other.

Today, Apple is transcending these information silos.

If you count the new features developed by Apple in recent years, you will find that the spiritual appearance and animation are only the appearance and means of Apple's interaction design, and human nature is the source of Apple's philosophy.

After leaving Google, "AI Godfather" Hinton announced his entry into robot entrepreneurship

Turing Award winner and the father of deep learning, Geoffrey Hinton, announced that he will join the robotics startup Vayu Robotics as an advisor.

"I decided to join the advisory board of Vayu Robotics because I saw great potential in their joint design approach of machine learning and vision sensors to apply AI to robotics," Hinton said.

In May of this year, Hinton suddenly resigned from Google, where he had served for ten years, causing a sensation in the entire technology circle.

Hinton was once optimistic about the impact of artificial intelligence. Shortly after GPT-4 was released, Hinton also called GPT-4 "the butterfly of mankind."

But Hinton is also increasingly concerned about the ethical implications of AI and the potential risks it poses.

Netflix will open offline physical stores in 2025

According to Bloomberg, Netflix plans to open a series of offline physical stores called "Netflix House" so that fans can immerse themselves in the world of their favorite TV shows.

Josh Simon, the company's vice president of consumer products, said fans can purchase apparel, sample themed food and even try an obstacle course similar to "Squidward" at the Netflix House.

Netflix plans to open the first two Netflix House stores in the United States in 2025 and then expand the concept around the world.

The main ingredient of Melatonin Response Capsule is melatonin

According to Changjiang Cloud News, some netizens recently discovered that the main ingredient of the well-known melatonin product is melatonin.

The customer service of the Melatonin flagship store responded that the main ingredients of Melatonin capsules are melatonin and starch, which can improve sleep and have no toxic side effects.

The customer service said that melatonin is suitable for middle-aged and elderly people over 35 years old, and is not suitable for teenagers, pregnant women and wet nurses, patients with autoimmune diseases and patients with depressive mental illness. The products are all blue hat products approved by the state and have no side effects.

It is worth noting that since its launch, the English name of melatonin has been called "Melatonin", which is translated into Chinese as "melatonin".

Scalpers confirm that they are no longer able to sell tickets for Jay Chou's Shanghai concert

From October 12th to October 15th, Jay Chou's Shanghai concert lasted for four consecutive days, but it was hard to get tickets for the concert.

Recently, some media reported that scalpers suddenly refunded their tickets collectively. According to "021 Video", a "scalper seller" on the second-hand trading platform said:

At present, "scalpers" are no longer able to sell tickets for Jay Chou's Shanghai concert. Now users can only pick up tickets, and real-name registration is strictly required.

Regarding the "information cannot be entered" mentioned on the Internet, "scalpers" confirmed and said that "the organizer is powerless, and it has failed both the scalpers and the fans."

It is reported that this performance requires real-name admission, and tickets are refundable, but cannot be given away or resold. "Face recognition" is required when entering, and the ticket purchaser and the audience must be the same.

Cook said some people think it’s cool to buy a new iPhone every year

Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook accepted an interview with Brut magazine. When asked why Apple releases a new iPhone every year, because the new iPhone has almost no major upgrades, which is inconsistent with the environmental protection concept that Apple has always advocated. . Cook said:

"I think it would be great to be able to buy an iPhone every year for people who want it."

"What we do is allow people to trade in their phones. If the phone still works, we resell it; if it doesn't, we have a way to dismantle it and use the materials to make a new iPhone."

Nvidia cancels AI summit scheduled to be held in Israel

Affected by the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Nvidia announced that it would cancel the AI ​​Summit originally scheduled to be held in Israel from October 15th to 16th.

As of now, Nvidia has not released any information about possible rescheduling of the event, or whether the planned keynote will be recorded or live-streamed as an alternative.

It is reported that this AI summit was originally expected to attract more than 2,500 developers, researchers and decision-makers from around the world.

Nvidia chose Israel this time, which has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem with 6,000 startups, many of which focus on artificial intelligence.

The conference topics cover a wide range of artificial intelligence applications, such as generative artificial intelligence, healthcare, large language models, network security, robotics, Omniverse, self-driving cars, etc.

In addition, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang originally planned to hold a keynote speech on October 16 to share the latest breakthroughs in generative AI and accelerated computing.

iOS 17.1 will fix French iPhone 12 radiation issues

Apple released a document stating that it will soon release an iOS 17.1 system update for iPhone 12 users in France, disabling the out-of-body detection function to adapt to the relevant testing requirements of the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR).

According to reports, iPhones have had an out-of-body detection feature for more than a decade, which allows the iPhone to slightly increase transmit power to optimize performance when placed on a table.

Apple said, "This has been fully tested and verified internationally and is an effective mechanism that meets SAR requirements."

For all iPhone 12 users in France and around the world, it is important to know that iPhone 12 is always safe to use.

All phones must meet recognized health and safety standards for energy delivery, and all iPhone models meet these standards.

With the iOS 17.1 update, French iPhone 12 models will no longer increase the allowed transmission power when they detect that they are away.

Therefore, in areas with weak cellular network signal coverage, the mobile phone's cellular network performance may be slightly degraded in certain usage scenarios. However, Apple does not expect that the vast majority of users will notice any impact.

Ideal holds an autumn strategy meeting and regards Huawei as the strongest competitor

According to 36Kr, Li Auto recently held a four-day autumn strategy meeting to discuss Li Auto’s strategic direction and implementation pace for the next 5-10 years.

At the strategic meeting, smart driving was mentioned to an unprecedented height. Li Xiang even reflected on himself that smart driving should be fully invested in half a year in advance, that is, starting from the middle of last year instead of starting at the beginning of this year.

Li Auto is one of the few companies that has bucked the trend and thrived this year. It has maintained a sales momentum of "selling what it produces". In the first three quarters, it sold a total of 244,000 vehicles and has few rivals.

But in September, Huawei's new M7, which was launched in the industry, received more than 50,000 large orders only 25 days after it was launched, seeming to be taking the industry by storm.

Previously, Ideal internally listed BYD, Huawei and Tesla as strong competitors according to the market structure in 2025, with BYD ranking first. This year, the name has been replaced by Huawei.

✨ It's the weekend!

One Fun Thing | Have you ever played hide and seek in the park?

According to Hedgehog Commune, "adult version of hide-and-seek", "offline cat-and-mouse war", and "cat and mouse", once childhood games, have become the new social favorites of young people with the help of "shared positioning" technology.

There is no limit on the number of players in the game. Players are divided into two camps, cat and mouse, by drawing lots, and they start searching and chasing after sharing their position on the map.

Ke Run, the director of the youth community Shell Time, said: "On the Internet, it is always said that the group of people who play hide and seek now are still the same group of people who played Frisbee before. It makes sense."

The adult version of peek-a-boo is actually very similar to last year's popular Frisbee sport. Both reflect the "low-cost socialization" trend of contemporary young people.

What to watch on the weekend | "In This Lifetime"

Forty-year-old Gao Jiayue's career failed, his girlfriend cheated on him, and he couldn't find the meaning of life.

He returned to his hometown to see his family for the last time, but he didn't expect that everyone in his family was living in a "mess", and he began to re-examine his life.

Game recommendations | "QUBE 2", "QUBE 10th Anniversary Edition"

Epic's free game "QUBE" collection this week includes the 2nd generation and 10th anniversary editions.

"QUBE 2" is the sequel to the popular first-person puzzle game "QUBE". As troubled archaeologist Amelia Cross, you must unravel the mysteries of this mysterious world and find your way home.

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