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Many companies donated money and materials to earthquake-stricken areas

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Apple is working on software updates to resolve Apple Watch disputes

Google reaches $700 million settlement with U.S. states and revise Google Play policies

Xiaomi fires leaked employees and holds leaked media accountable

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Tesla confirms it is working on R&D of wireless charging technology

Huawei has more than 400 partners launching Hongmeng native application development

It is reported that Douyin will acquire "Ele.me", insiders: nonsense

TomTom and Microsoft team up to create artificial intelligence in-car conversation assistant

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Ofo's founder failed in his second venture, leaving only one coffee shop

LinkedIn Vice President: In the AI ​​era, the value of academic qualifications has "shrunk significantly"

Nubia Z60 Ultra officially released

Honor Magic6 is the first Porsche design product, limited to 911 units

Haidilao will launch a buffet, 108 yuan/person

LEGO is about to launch Polaroid building models

"It's over!" "I'm Surrounded by Beautiful Women" officially announced that the second part will be released

Marvel fires 'Kang the Conqueror' actor Jonathan Majors

"Aquaman 2: The Lost Kingdom" will have its world premiere in China today

Heavy

Many companies donated money and materials to earthquake-stricken areas

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 occurred in Jishishan County, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, with a focal depth of 10 kilometers. According to CCTV News, as of 13:00 on the 19th, the earthquake had killed 113 people, injured 536 people, and damaged 155,393 houses.

After the earthquake, many companies extended a helping hand and donated money and materials to assist in earthquake relief.

It is reported that the first batch of more than 50,000 boxes of emergency supplies from Alibaba has been shipped to the disaster area and an additional donation of 10 million yuan has been made; ZTE rushed to the disaster area to provide emergency communication rescue support; Apple CEO Cook said that he would donate money to support the rescue and reconstruction work in the disaster area.

In addition, Xiaomi Charity Foundation donated 5 million yuan; Lenovo Charity Foundation donated 1 million yuan; New Oriental and Oriental Selection donated 10 million yuan; BYD donated 10 million yuan; Tencent donated 20 million yuan; ByteDance donated 20 million yuan, etc.

Apple is working on software updates to resolve Apple Watch disputes

According to Bloomberg, Apple engineers are accelerating adjustments to the Apple Watch's blood oxygen sensor algorithm. Apple hopes it can change the way Apple Watch "determines oxygen saturation and presents the data to the user" to circumvent Masimo's patent.

An Apple spokesman said the company was working to submit a solution to the U.S. customs agency, which is responsible for approving changes to get products back on the market.

Masimo said that the software fix was not enough to solve the problem and "the hardware needs to be changed."

Previously, Apple and medical technology company Masimo had a long-standing patent dispute over the Apple Watch's blood oxygen sensor technology. After the ITC's ruling, Apple will stop selling the Apple Watch Ultra 2 on its official website after 3 p.m. Eastern Time on December 21. and Apple Watch Series 9, after the 24th, Apple retail stores will no longer provide in-store inventory.

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Google reaches $700 million settlement with U.S. states and revise Google Play policies

Google will pay $700 million and commit to revising Google Play policies to settle antitrust charges and resolve lawsuits filed by more than 30 U.S. state attorneys general and consumers.

Under the agreement, Google agreed to pay $630 million into the Consumer Settlement Fund and $70 million into funds used by states. However, it should be noted that the settlement agreement still requires final approval by a judge.

Eligible consumers will receive at least $2 in reimbursement and may receive additional reimbursements based on their spend on the Google App Store between August 16, 2016, and September 30, 2023.

Additionally, Google will make it easier for users to download apps directly from developers as part of the settlement.

Xiaomi fires leaked employees and holds leaked media accountable

Xiaomi Group issued a statement and decided to hold the leaking media responsible in accordance with the relevant regulations of the "Confidentiality Commitment Letter", including but not limited to public apology and fines. It was previously reported on the Internet that the compensation amount under Xiaomi Auto’s confidentiality agreement was 3 million.

On December 17, two employees of "ZAKER" and "Xiaobai Buying Cars" signed a "Confidentiality Commitment" and knowingly knew the obligation to keep confidentiality, and intentionally leaked confidential filming content without permission. The above two people have admitted that they violated Confidentiality obligations.

Xiaomi also accused three former employees of illegally participating in the "Xiaomi Auto Seminar" held by external securities firms and investment institutions, spreading false information and seriously disrupting market order. Xiaomi Group has dismissed and will never hire the personnel involved, and will pursue legal liability in accordance with the law.

Tesla confirms it is working on R&D of wireless charging technology

Tesla officially confirmed the development of home wireless inductive chargers. Wireless charging technology is crucial in the development of Tesla. When the car can drive home automatically, manual charging technology will provide car owners with the ability to use the car. Convenience throughout.

Franz von Holzhausen, chief designer of Tesla, said that users do not need to manually plug in the charger. They only need to drive the car to the charging pad in the garage and it will charge automatically.

Although the details have not yet been made public, Tesla's move has attracted much attention. It is expected to improve the convenience of electric vehicle users while providing support for the development of autonomous driving technology.

However, high cost is the biggest problem for the popularization of wireless charging technology, which is likely to make it an exclusive feature for a few people. This decision will promote the development of electric vehicle charging technology, but will also need to address the challenges of sustainability and accessibility.

Huawei has more than 400 partners launching Hongmeng native application development

Gong Ti, President of Huawei Terminal BG Software Department, announced at the 2023 Open Source Industry Ecosystem Conference that the open source Hongmeng community has attracted more than 6,200 co-builders and 51 co-builders, and released 43 distributions that have passed compatibility evaluations, covering multiple field.

The HarmonyOS NEXT system has cooperated with more than 400 partners, and Hongmeng native applications have been fully launched.

At the 2023 China Game Industry Annual Conference, Wu Hao, CEO of Huawei Interactive Media Corps and President of Huawei Terminal Cloud Service Interactive Media BU, revealed that Hongmeng native applications have been fully launched and are cooperating with developers and partners in 18 fields. Hongmeng Ecosystem The number of devices has exceeded 700 million.

It is reported that Douyin will acquire "Ele.me", insiders: nonsense

Yesterday, it was reported that Douyin is currently discussing the acquisition of "Ele.me" with Alibaba. If the negotiations go well, it is expected to be completed in the spring. The acquisition price is rumored to be about more than 7 billion US dollars.

According to The Paper, both parties denied the "acquisition" rumors. Ele.me insiders said that the cooperation between the two companies has been steadily advancing, but the so-called "acquisition" is completely nonsense.

In August last year, Douyin and Ele.me reached a partnership to help millions of merchants through mini programs and provide online ordering services to 600 million daily active users of Douyin. Acquisition rumors may be related to this cooperation.

TomTom and Microsoft team up to create artificial intelligence in-car conversation assistant

According to Reuters, Dutch mapping company TomTom has partnered with Microsoft to jointly develop an artificial intelligence assistant. The assistant can talk naturally to the car owner and integrate infotainment, location search and vehicle command systems. This collaboration leverages Microsoft Azure OpenAI service to allow enterprises to use OpenAI's large language model ChatGPT. The voice assistant can be integrated into other car systems or built into TomTom's Digital Cockpit, an open in-car infotainment platform that promises to make automotive technology more intelligent.

Ofo's founder failed in his second venture, leaving only one coffee shop

According to "Chinese Entrepreneur", ofo founder Dai Wei's coffee startup project About Time Coffee in the United States quickly became popular and quickly ended. Currently, only one store on Madison Avenue in New York is open, and the remaining four stores are "permanently closed". stop".

In terms of model, About Time Coffee is very similar to Luckin. Users can place orders for their favorite categories in advance on the APP, and can pick them up when they arrive at the store, or dine in.

Although the price is cost-effective, the biggest problem is how to change Americans' consumption habits and overcome acclimatization. There are also major problems with the location of the coffee shop, resulting in no business when it should be the busiest.

The premise for the expansion of About Time Coffee is that Americans need to use mobile apps, but Americans still prefer to pay with cash and credit cards.

"Chinese Entrepreneur" believes that from ofo to About Time Coffee, Dai Wei still has not jumped out of his own logic circle.

LinkedIn Vice President: In the AI ​​era, the value of academic qualifications has "shrunk significantly"

According to Wall Street, a LinkedIn vice president said that in the era of AI, having a bachelor's degree from an Ivy League school may no longer be the key to people's success in their careers, and the value of academic qualifications is "significantly shrinking."

AI is narrowing the knowledge gap even further, and soft skills may be more important than a college degree. For example, communication, creativity and problem-solving abilities may be more critical factors affecting career development.

After the emergence of assistant (Agent) AI, employees need to be able to adapt to technological developments and constantly learn new tools. However, AI can also improve work efficiency and communicate more effectively across cultures, languages, and departments.

AI is currently favored by many companies. A June LinkedIn survey showed that 44% of U.S. executives plan to use AI more in their businesses next year.

New product

Nubia Z60 Ultra officially released

Nubia Z60 Ultra is officially released. The entire series adopts fifth-generation under-screen lens technology, and the front is a complete UDC flexible screen without openings.

The imaging configuration is the most eye-catching part of the Z60 Ultra. The new machine launches the NeoVision Taishan imaging system-high-definition optical three main cameras:

  • 50-megapixel 18mm ultra-wide-angle main camera, using 1/1.55-inch outsole sensor
  • 50 million pixels 35mm high-definition optical combination, 1G + 6P lens, f/1.59 large aperture
  • 64-megapixel 85mm periscope telephoto portrait lens, 1/2-inch sensor

At the same time, all three lenses support OIS full optical image stabilization, and are equipped with blue glass spin-coated IR filters, as well as computational photography functions and lightning capture. The video shooting side supports functions such as 4K120 frame high-definition video from the three main cameras, mobile video pre-recording, and ultra-wide-angle super anti-shake video.

In terms of other hardware configurations, it is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen3 full-blood three-piece set and a 6000mAh silicon carbon negative electrode large battery. The Nubia Z60 Ultra is priced starting at 3,999 yuan, and pre-sale starts online today, with the official pre-sale date being December 26.

Honor Magic6 is the first Porsche design product, limited to 911 units

Digital blogger @wangzaiboshitong broke the news on the 18th that Honor Porsche Design’s first product is limited to 911 units, and the internal code name of the product Honor is “Honor 911”.

Since the official announcement of the cooperation between Honor No. 14 and Porsche, many predicted sample pictures of this model have appeared on the Internet. Blogger @ Fixed Focus Digital also posted a designer's manuscript. From the picture, you can see the classic flow of Porsche. Line inspiration and color matching design will be reflected in the new machines cooperated with Honor.

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Haidilao will launch a buffet, 108 yuan/person

Some netizens broke the news on social platforms that Haidilao will soon launch a buffet service, which will be launched on a trial basis at two stores currently on Dapu Road in Shanghai and Shaoxing Road in Hangzhou on the 18th.

The official customer service centers of the two stores stated that the news is true, but the related buffet welfare activities are still being polished in internal testing, and the launch time has not yet been determined. The subsequent official launch news will be announced in the store community.

LEGO is about to launch Polaroid building models

Not long ago, the LEGO Ideas project of global creatives announced that it will soon launch the 53rd product approved through the voting process, called "Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Camera".

This iconic Polaroid SX-70 camera model uses 516 building blocks. In addition to restoring the overall appearance, it also meticulously presents details such as the shutter button, lens, color spectrum, and paper roll gear. The set comes with 3 LEGO figures. Even analog film.

The LEGO Ideas Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Camera Brick Set is now available for pre-order, priced at $79.99, and is expected to begin shipping on January 1, 2024.

"It's over!" "I'm Surrounded by Beautiful Women" officially announced that the second part will be released

"It's over!" "I Am Surrounded by Beauties 2" will be created by the original cast of the previous film and will still be produced by "Xiaoyou Content".

The sequel is completely different from the modern family urban style of the first part, but it has switched to a costume emotional suspense type. From the existing official announcement materials, we can understand that "It's over!" 2" will revolve around the stories of 6 female protagonists, including the rich daughter, the most talented girl and the eldest princess.

The production will start shooting in February 2024. The official poster released the contact information of the person in charge of casting, so the heroine of the original work may be changed in the new work.

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Marvel fires 'Kang the Conqueror' actor Jonathan Majors

Marvel Studios announced the firing of actor "Jonathan Majors" because he was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault in the case of allegedly harassing and assaulting his ex-girlfriend. His sentencing will be held on February 6 next year. He may face the maximum One year in prison.

Due to this case, Jonathan Majors will withdraw from the filming of "Avengers 5" and will no longer serve as the protagonist "Kang the Conqueror" in "Avengers: Kang Dynasty". The film was originally scheduled to be released in May 2026 .

Meanwhile, Disney-owned Searchlight Features has also canceled the release of "Magazine Dreams," a movie starring Majors.

Majors played Kang the Conqueror, who first appeared in the first two seasons of "Loki" and later participated in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum of Fury". After Majors was fired, "Avengers: Kang Dynasty" "The fate of the protagonist has become confusing.

"Aquaman 2: The Lost Kingdom" will have its world premiere in China today

"Aquaman 2: The Lost Kingdom" will have its world premiere in China today, and the "Wonder of Sea and Land" special episode was officially released today.

The film is directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa. The story continues the plot of the first film, telling the story of Sea King's old enemy Black Manta accidentally discovering a trident containing dark magic while planning a revenge plan. This gave him great strength. Sea King Arthur will have to join forces with his brother Orm and lead the Ocean Tribe to fight hard to save the world from danger.

Director James Wan used rich imagination to reconstruct the underwater world of "Aquaman 2". The movie retains the cyberpunk-style underwater kingdom in the previous film "Aquaman" and adds many dark marine creatures.

"Treasure at the Door" is shortlisted for the Rotterdam International Film Festival

The film "The Treasure at the Door" directed by Xu Haofeng and Xu Junfeng and starring Xiang Zuo, Guo Biting, An Zhijie, etc. has been shortlisted for the main competition unit of the 53rd Rotterdam International Film Festival. This film festival will open on January 25, 2024.

The Rotterdam Film Festival is held every year in Rotterdam, Netherlands, at the end of January and is comparable in size to the Cannes, Venice and Berlin film festivals.

The film revolves around the inheritance of a martial arts school and recreates the martial arts scene in Tianjin in the 1920s. "Xu's martial arts" has returned to the world. Since "The Master" was released in 2015, Xu Haofeng has not had a new film in mainland theaters for 8 years. Released.

It is worth mentioning that Xu Haofeng is also the screenwriter of famous works such as "The Taoist Comes Down the Mountain" and "The Grandmaster".

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