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OpenAI CEO joins hands with former Apple design director to incubate AI hardware

Xiaomi car sales commission per capita exceeds 50,000 yuan

Douyin plans to acquire payment license for over 750 million yuan

NIO’s 150kWh battery pack rolls off the production line

Apple to lay off more than 600 employees

Tesla Model S/X models launch limited-time value protection rights

The number of enterprise version ChatGPT users exceeds 600,000

Gurman says Apple is ready to explore home robotics

Musk says SpaceX will conduct fourth launch in May

ChatGPT multi-terminal join to generate image tool DALL-E

Alibaba co-founder says Alibaba has ignored user experience in the past

New Nothing Ear/(a) Bluetooth Headphones Launching April 18

Tesla to launch Robotaxi on August 8

New mold for iPhone 16 series exposed

Heavy

OpenAI CEO joins hands with former Apple design director to incubate AI hardware

According to foreign media The Information, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and former Apple design director Jony Ive have founded the company, and the two are designing an artificial intelligence-driven personal device.

As early as last fall, there was news that Sam Altman and Jony Ive were about to collaborate. Now, the company founded by the two mainly raises funds from venture capitalists, and Jony Ive's goal is to raise 1 billion US dollars.

OpenAI may also own part of the business, and potential investors include OpenAI investor Thrive Capital and Emerson Collective, a venture capital firm and philanthropic organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs.

There is currently little information about this device under design. However, it is worth noting that Sam Altman is also a major investor in Humane AI pin, a wearable artificial intelligence device without a screen, so it is possible that Sam Altman and Jony Ive will develop similar products together.

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Xiaomi car sales commission per capita exceeds 50,000 yuan

According to a reporter from IT Times, staff at the Xiaomi flagship store in Jing'an Joy City in Shanghai revealed that after the car booking system opened at 10pm on the 28th, a large number of customers flooded into the store. The per capita orders for Xiaomi SU 7 sales staff exceeded 100. Based on a commission of 500 yuan per order, the per capita commission this night exceeded 50,000 yuan.

After the release of Xiaomi cars, major new energy brands also began to follow up with price cuts. The starting price of the Wenjie M7 model has been reduced by 20,000 yuan, and the existing Xpeng G9 car has a limited-time discount of up to 20,000 yuan. NIO has also launched a subsidy policy of up to 1 billion yuan for oil vehicle replacement.

As of the evening of April 6, Xiaomi Auto App showed that the delivery time of Xiaomi Auto SU7 has been extended. The standard version is expected to be delivered in 24 to 27 weeks, the Pro version is expected to be delivered in 25 -28 weeks, and the Max version is expected to be delivered in 29 to 32 weeks.

Faced with rising sales, Xiaomi has negotiated with suppliers to increase production capacity. It is reported that the factory is being constructed in two phases. The first phase, which has been completed and put into production, has an annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles. The second phase of the factory is still under construction and is expected to be completed next year.

Douyin plans to acquire payment license for over 750 million yuan

According to the Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily, Hailian Jinhui plans to transfer its payment institution (Union Advantage E-Commerce Co., Ltd.) to the parent company of Douyin’s payment licensee (Wuhan Hezhong Yibao Technology Co., Ltd.) at a transaction price of The benchmark transfer consideration is RMB 750 million + net assets on the delivery date.

After the completion of this transaction, the payment institution will be merged with Hezhong Yibao. At the same time, the above-mentioned transactions and mergers are subject to approval by the central bank. After the completion of this transaction, Douyin Pay will complete the bank card acquiring business license.

The person in charge of Douyin Payment said that the transaction is to support offline transaction scenarios such as life services, and also to provide users and merchants in the Douyin system with a more convenient payment and service experience.

NIO’s 150kWh battery pack rolls off the production line

A blogger posted an article saying that NIO's 150kWh mass-produced battery pack has officially rolled off the production line, which means that all difficulties with the battery pack have been overcome.

Previously, Li Bin had driven Weilai ET7 to live broadcast the battery life of the 150kWh battery pack. After a 14-hour journey, the 150kWh battery life test finally reached 1,044 kilometers of battery life with 3% power left.

NIO's 150kWh battery pack will be released in 2021, with an energy density of 360Wh/kg per cell, which is currently the largest mass-produced product for domestic passenger cars.

Apple to lay off more than 600 employees

According to Bloomberg, Apple laid off more than 600 employees in California, according to documents submitted to the California Employment Development Department. The layoffs may be related to the recently halted car-making and screen projects.

The employees laid off this time are mainly located in several Apple buildings in Santa Clara, California, and these buildings have been previously revealed to be related to the Apple car project.

In February this year, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman broke the news that Apple would abandon its ten-year-old electric car project. In March, Mark Gurman said that Apple had given up developing MicroLED screens for Apple Watch.

Tesla Model S/X models launch limited-time value protection rights

Tesla announced its commitment to maintain the value of all Model S/X models on social platforms. Model S /

  • Car purchase: Companies with a down payment of 299,900 yuan can apply for a 3-year low-interest flexible loan plan, with annual interest rates starting as low as 3%
  • Car use: After using the car for 3 years, Tesla applies to buy back the vehicle based on 45% of the invoice price.

In addition, Tesla also announced a limited-time financial replacement policy for Model 3/Y.

  • The down payment for the Model 3 rear-wheel drive version starts from 79,900, and the new car is interest-free for 36 periods, with a monthly payment of up to 4,611 yuan; the official replacement is interest-free for 60 periods, with a monthly payment of up to 2,767 yuan.
  • The down payment for the Model Y rear-wheel drive version starts from 79,900, and the new car is interest-free for 36 periods, with a monthly payment of up to 5,111 yuan; the official replacement is interest-free for 60 periods, with a monthly payment of up to 3,067 yuan.

The number of enterprise version ChatGPT users exceeds 600,000

Brad Lightcap, chief operating officer of OpenAI, said in an interview with Bloomberg that more than 600,000 people are now registered to use the enterprise version of ChatGPT.

ChatGPT Enterprise Edition is a product released by OpenAI in August last year. In the official blog, OpenAI stated that ChatGPT Enterprise Edition not only provides unlimited and fast access to the powerful GPT-4 model, but also allows for deeper data analysis, helping enterprises quickly understand information, and can ask more complex questions to ChatGPT.

In January 2024, OpenAI released a report stating that the number of ChatGPT Enterprise Edition users was 150,000. This means that within 3 months, ChatGPT Enterprise Edition users increased by 300%.

Gurman says Apple is ready to explore home robotics

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman broke the news that after stopping the development of electric vehicles, Apple's engineering team will work on various home robot devices, as well as artificial intelligence software and functions that may make home robots useful.

According to people familiar with the matter, Apple is considering developing a mobile robot that can follow users at home. Another Apple project is described as an "advanced desktop home device," specifically one that uses robotics to move displays.

As for the specific release date of the product, Gurman said that because Apple is still in the early stages of research in the field of home robots, it is not sure whether it will launch some kind of home robot product, and there is no clear product release date.

Musk says SpaceX will conduct fourth launch in May

Musk recently forwarded the video of Starship’s third test flight on social platforms and said that the fourth Starship test flight will take place next month.

Previously, SpaceX starships have conducted three test flights. The reason for the failure of the first test flight was that after the starship was launched, multiple engines on the first stage were not working properly, malfunctioned, lost altitude and began to rotate, and an order was given to the spacecraft to terminate the flight.

The second test flight was on November 18, 2023. The Starship successfully separated from the Super Heavy booster after flying for about 2 minutes and 40 seconds, but the Super Heavy booster subsequently exploded in the air.

The third test flight was held on March 14, 2024. The test rocket was launched from the Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas. It flew higher and faster than the previous two times and reached orbital speed for the first time.

ChatGPT multi-terminal join to generate image tool DALL-E

OpenAI issued a document announcing that users can use DALL-E to generate images in ChatGPT across Web, iOS and Android.

As can be seen in the official video demonstration, users can improve their DALL-E works by adding, deleting or adjusting elements in the image.

The selection tool allows users to frame specific parts of an image and then provides a text prompt describing the desired changes. DALL-E will use this information to generate a new version of the image.

Alibaba co-founder says Alibaba has ignored user experience in the past

Recently, the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund released an exclusive interview video between Chief Investment Officer Nicolai Tangen and Alibaba co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors Tsai Chongxin. In this exclusive interview, Tsai Chongxin expressed the following views.

  • Over the past few years, we know that Alibaba has fallen behind because we have forgotten who our real customers are. Our customers are people using our app to shop, and we're not giving them the best experience.
  • After realizing the crux of the problem, we did two things. The first thing is to admit that we may have made a mistake in not paying attention to user experience in the past. The second thing is to reorganize our people and change the organizational structure that is consistent with the strategy.
  • There is a clear imbalance between China's consumption and GDP proportion in the world, but its consumption capacity does exist. China's savings rate is very high and households are still very cash-rich.
New product

New Nothing Ear/(a) Bluetooth Headphones Launching April 18

Nothing announced on social platforms yesterday that it will launch new Nothing Ears and Nothing Ear (a) headphones on April 18.

Officially, Nothing has been developing audio products since 2021. Design and engineering improvements have been ongoing since the first product. The upcoming new products are "the culmination of three years of design and innovation on our part."

Nothing said that in order to focus on the product and the unique experience it provides users, they have removed the strategy of naming the headphones with numbers.

Tesla to launch Robotaxi on August 8

Tesla CEO announced on social media yesterday that Robotaxi produced by Tesla will be launched on August 8. Before this news was released, Reuters had already revealed that Tesla would continue to develop self-driving taxis.

In addition, Reuters also claimed that Tesla has canceled the low-cost cars that it had previously promised to investors to promote Tesla's growth into a mass-market automaker. Musk responded to this message on social platforms, saying "Reuters is lying."

New mold for iPhone 16 series exposed

Foreign media Sonny Dickson recently showed photos of the body models of four iPhone 16 series models on social media.

Judging from the exposed photos, the iPhone 16 Pro/Max has basically the same appearance as the previous generation, and a "photograph button" is suspected to be added to the fuselage.

The changes to the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are mainly concentrated in the camera part. The cameras of these two models adopt a vertical raised camera design similar to the iPhone X series, with the flash located on the right side of the camera part. In addition, like the iPhone 16 Pro/Max, there seems to be a "photograph button" added to the side.

Previously, some media claimed that the screen sizes of the iPhone 16 Pro/Max series models would be upgraded to 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches, but the authenticity could not be confirmed from the body model photos revealed this time.

new consumption

UNIQLO's joint "Detective Conan" UT series will be launched on April 8

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of "Detective Conan", UNIQLO once again cooperated with "Detective Conan" to launch a 30th anniversary commemorative series. The UT series will be officially launched on April 8.

This time, mainly based on the drawings in Gosho Aoyama's comics, a total of 6 UT products were launched, with an initial price of 99 yuan.

"Jurassic Park: Survival" opens Steam page

The Steam product page of the new "Jurassic Park" game "Jurassic Park: Survival" has been released. The release time has not been announced yet. The game supports Simplified Chinese.

In this single-player action-adventure game, players will return to Isla Nublar the day after the end of the 1993 classic blockbuster "Jurassic Park" and play the role of InGen Group scientist Dr. Maya Joshi. Try to survive in a first-person adventure.

The beta version of "Ice and Steam Age 2" will be launched soon

"Frost Age 2" released a trial trailer and announced that you can pre-order the deluxe version of the game from April 16th to 22nd. The trial version of the game supports Simplified Chinese.

"Frost Age 2" is an urban survival game. The story takes place 30 years after a devastating blizzard ravaged the earth. Under the influence of the blizzard, the human world has become a frosty wasteland with a harsh environment. In "Frost Age 2", players will face a new deadly threat – human nature and its insatiable thirst for power.

good-looking

"What Kind of Life Do You Want to Live" box office exceeded 400 million

According to Maoyan Professional Edition data, as of April 5, the box office of the movie "What Kind of Life Do You Want to Live" exceeded 400 million three days after its release.

The film was directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki and won the Best Animated Feature Film award at the 96th Academy Awards.

"Toy Story 5" is scheduled to be released in North America on June 19, 2026

"Toy Story 5" has been announced and will be released in North America on June 19, 2026.​​

"Toy Story" is an animated film series co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios. The first "Toy Story" was released in 1995. The movie tells the story of the adventures of two protagonists, toys Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

"The Mummy" will be re-released in North America on April 16

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of "The Mummy", the film will be re-released in North America on April 16.

There are three movies in the "Mummy" series, the first one was released in 1999. The film is directed by Stephen Sommers and stars Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and others.

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