Tencent responds to the abnormal function of WeChat QQ / Ali’s major restructuring / iPhone 13 will become the best-selling mobile phone in China in 2022

Ai Faner's early report reading

  • Alibaba Sets Up Six Business Groups
  • Apple launches Apple Pay Later
  • iPhone 13 is the best-selling phone in China in 2022
  • WeChat will launch "swipe palm payment"
  • Meng Wanzhou to serve as Huawei's rotating chairman
  • Tencent Responds to Wechat and QQ Abnormal Functions
  • Microsoft launches Security Copilot
  • Musk: Only Twitter-authenticated users will be selected for recommended streams
  • Ants Responds to Online Reports that Executives Are Suspected of Sexual Assault
  • GitHub lays off almost its entire engineering team in India
  • Tencent Releases 3D Virtual Scene Automatic Generation Solution
  • Nintendo unveils The Legend of Zelda-themed Switch
  • Redmi Note 12 Turbo officially released
  • Siri will be able to directly start the screen recording function
  • Anmou Technology releases "Zhouyi" X2 NPU
  • Bubble Mart Space Molly "Gundam" is on sale
  • "Sumidagawa Coffee" completed hundreds of millions of yuan in Series C financing
  • It is expected to become the snack brand with the most stores in China
  • The third season of "White Lotus Resort" will be filmed in Thailand
  • Pixar's "Crazy Elemental City" released a new trailer
  • The introduction of the live-action version of "The Little Mermaid" is confirmed

Alibaba Sets Up Six Business Groups

Yesterday, Zhang Yong, chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group, issued a letter from all employees announcing the launch of the "1+6+N" organizational change.

Under the Alibaba Group, six business groups and multiple business companies will be established, including Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, Taobao Tmall Business, Local Life, Cainiao, International Digital Commerce, and Dawen Entertainment.

Business groups and business companies set up boards of directors respectively, and implement the CEO responsibility system under the leadership of the boards of directors of each business group and business company. Alibaba Group fully implements holding company management. Zhang Yong said in the letter:

The market is the best touchstone. In the future, qualified business groups and companies will have the possibility of independent financing and listing.

This is considered "Alibaba's most important organizational change in 24 years."

Regarding this change, Zhang Yong explained in the Ali Intranet video :

Internally, we hope that these companies can truly face the market, truly release organizational vitality from the top-level production relationship, accelerate organization, decision-making, and market response.

Externally, in the face of market competition, the business can become more agile. At the same time, it has also changed the mentality of employees, and they are truly fighting for their own business and fighting for their own field.

This, I think, is a basis for the most important change in our relations of production.

When referring to agility, Zhang Yong said that different businesses have different cycles on the track. After becoming independent, you can better plan your business, instead of "all problems revolve around it. It is part of the Alibaba Group family. A member of the expansion."

However, Zhang Yong emphasized that the change will not shake the two bottom lines of Alibaba Group:

  • Mission: Make it easy for the world to do business. It is still true for most businesses.
  • Vision: I still hope that every business that Ali goes out can live for 102 years and be a good company for 102 years.

Source: China Business News

Apple launches Apple Pay Later

Apple officially launches Apple Pay Later, a service that lets you shop first and pay later. Apple announced that through the service, users can apply for a "pay later" loan amount of $50-$1,000, and then repay the loan in four interest-free installments within six weeks.

Apple Pay Later is part of the Apple Wallet feature, which Apple announced at WWDC last year and was originally scheduled to debut in iOS 16. Previously, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said in September that developers were grappling with "technical and engineering issues."

Even now that it's finally live, though, the feature won't be available to all users. Apple will "randomly select" users to invite, and the region is limited to the United States.

Source: The Verge

iPhone 13 is the best-selling phone in China in 2022

According to Counterpoint data, Apple's iPhone 13 was the best-selling mobile phone in China last year, contributing 37% of the brand's mobile phone sales in China.

In addition, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro accounted for the top three best-selling mobile phones in China last year.

Overall, the total domestic sales of the iPhone accounted for more than 10% of the market last year.

Honor X30 and Honor Play 30 Plus ranked fourth and sixth respectively, and OPPO A56 5G took fifth place.

The analysis pointed out that Honor's outstanding performance in the list comes from the diversity of its offline business, and the brand has also expanded its coverage of terminal and entry-level products.

WeChat will launch "swipe palm payment"

In yesterday's 2023 WeChat Open Class PRO, WeChat Pay announced that it will try to launch the "WeChat Swipe Palm" service, using innovative technology to bring a more convenient life experience.

Users can bind membership cards, campus cards, transportation cards, ticket electronic codes, etc. to their palms, and then they can swipe their palms to verify membership identity, facilitate consumption, and pass through gates. At present, merchants are gradually being invited to jointly create application scenarios for swiping palms.

Tencent applied for a patent for contactless payment technology in September last year. In October, WeChat added a new mini-program for swiping palm payment.

But as for when it will be officially launched, WeChat Pay did not give a specific time.

In addition, the video account will also launch paid subscriptions to help creators earn income.

The paid subscription function will support creators to set up a paid content area, and users become members by paying a monthly fee. High-quality content that has been declared original will be able to enjoy a series of original rights, including advertising sharing in the comment area, platform protection for original content, and priority recommendation for platform distribution.

In addition, the video account is the only public C-end business card in the WeChat domain. This year, the display method of the creator's homepage will also usher in a major upgrade.

In the new display mode, in addition to mounting the inherent video, live broadcast, window and other modules, the homepage of the video account is trying to support the mounting of content forms such as long audio and even graphics.

 Click here to see more important updates and analysis brought by "WeChat Open Class PRO".

Meng Wanzhou to serve as Huawei's rotating chairman

Yesterday, the fourth session of the Huawei Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. labor union's employee representative meeting completed the latest general election of the board of directors of Huawei Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. at the Huawei Base in Bantian, Shenzhen.

The company's board of directors has confirmed that vice chairman Xu Zhijun, Hu Houkun, and Meng Wanzhou will serve as the company's rotating chairman. The rotation period of Meng Wanzhou is from April 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023.

This will be the first time that Meng Wanzhou will serve as the rotating chairman of Huawei, succeeding Guo Ping.

Meng Wanzhou joined Huawei in 1993 and has served as the company's international accounting director, CFO of Huawei Hong Kong, and president of the accounting management department. He is currently the vice chairman, rotating chairman, and company CFO.

Tencent Responds to Wechat and QQ Abnormal Functions

In the early hours of this morning, a large number of netizens said that Tencent software such as WeChat and QQ were malfunctioning.

Many functions of WeChat, including voice calls, account login, circle of friends, and payment, cannot be used normally. QQ file transfer, QQ space, QQ mailbox, etc. also have problems.

The official Weibo of Tencent Customer Service released a message at 3:30, saying that due to a system failure, some users used WeChat payment related functions abnormally, and it is currently being repaired urgently. The safety of user funds will not be affected. After the fault is fixed, the use of related functions will return to normal.

Microsoft launches Security Copilot

Microsoft has announced Microsoft Security Copilot, a GPT assistant for cybersecurity professionals designed to help users identify vulnerabilities and better understand the vast amounts of signals and data available to them every day.

Security Copilot is driven by GPT-4 and Microsoft's own security model, and the interface is like a simple prompt box. Behind the scenes, it uses the 65 trillion daily signals collected by Microsoft to help security professionals track down threats.

Musk: Only Twitter-authenticated users will be selected for recommended streams

Musk tweeted that from April 15th, only authenticated users will be recommended to the platform’s “For You” page.

This means that the traffic that non-authenticated users get through the recommendation algorithm will be greatly reduced, which is considered to be a measure to encourage users to open Twitter Blue subscription members.

In addition to individual users who have signed up for membership, some companies and organizations can also pass the certification.

Also, starting on the same day, polls on Twitter can only be voted by authenticated users.

Musk said that there are too many fake users on Twitter, and most of the verified users are real users.

In addition to the new Twitter initiative, Musk also discussed Bill Gates with others on Twitter yesterday.

When a user quoted Gates’ blog post on AI some time ago, Musk replied:

I remember those early meetings with Gates. His understanding of AI is limited. It still is.

Musk is one of the Silicon Valley executives who co-founded OpenAI in 2015, but he left OpenAI's board of directors in 2018 and has since taken a more critical attitude towards OpenAI.

Microsoft has been working with OpenAI since 2016, and Gates last met with OpenAI in September.

Ants Responds to Online Reports that Executives Are Suspected of Sexual Assault

Recently, a number of media reported that Yu Jun, the former head of the blockchain venture capital fund A&T Capital, was investigated by the Hangzhou Public Security Bureau on March 9 for alleged sexual assault.

Yesterday, the Jiemian News reporter learned from relevant people in Ant Group that Yu Jun was once an employee of Ant’s overseas fund (namely "A&T Capital"). On March 6 this year, he proposed to resign from the company, and the resignation has been completed. formalities.

At the same time, A&T established an independent investigation team led by founding partner Jasmine to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the whole process of the matter and announce the results of the investigation to all employees. If there is a violation of workplace ethics, it will be dealt with seriously.

GitHub lays off almost its entire engineering team in India

GitHub has laid off almost the entire company's engineering team in India. GitHub has cut nearly 100 jobs in South Asia, according to people familiar with the matter.

In response, GitHub responded that this was part of the streamlining plan the company announced in February. GitHub has said it will cut about 10% of its workforce in the first quarter.

Source: TechCrunch

Tencent uses AIGC to help game development and releases a solution for automatic generation of 3D virtual scenes

Yesterday, Tencent released its self-developed 3D game scene automatic generation solution, which uses AIGC technology to help developers create highly realistic and diverse virtual city scenes in a very short period of time, greatly improving game development efficiency.

At the meeting, Tencent demonstrated the process of using AI to quickly build a 3D virtual city from scratch. The virtual city has an area of ​​25 square kilometers, including a 130-kilometer road network, 4,416 buildings, and more than 380,000 indoor maps.

Compared with the past that required multiple artists to spend years in units of time to complete, now we only need a few weeks to complete the "construction" of such a large-scale city after combining AI.

According to reports, in the game scene, the core technology of AI-generated virtual city mainly includes urban layout generation, building appearance generation, and indoor mapping generation.

Nintendo unveils The Legend of Zelda-themed Switch

Last night, Nintendo will launch a Switch OLED limited edition host with the theme of "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom".

The Switch will be released on April 28, and the Switch Pro controller and carrying case with the same theme will be released together with the game on May 12.

Redmi Note 12 Turbo officially released

Last night, Xiaomi officially released the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, the world's first second-generation Snapdragon 7+ chip, priced from 1999 yuan.

The second-generation Snapdragon 7+ adopts TSMC's 4nm process, 1+3+4 three-plex architecture CPU, including a Cortex-X2 super core (maximum frequency 2.91GHz), three Cortex-A710 performance cores and four Cortex -A510 efficiency core.

The Redmi Note 12 Turbo uses a 5000mAh battery + 67W flash charge battery life configuration. It is measured that playing "Yuan Shen" for 1 hour consumes 13% of power, watching live streaming for 1 hour also consumes 13% of power, and recording 1080P, 60 frames of video for 30 minutes consumes 11% of power.

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Siri will be able to directly start the screen recording function

Apple today launched the iOS 16.5 beta developer preview. In the new version, Apple is optimizing the function of Siri and began to support the screen recording function directly through Siri-just say "Hey Siri, start recording screen".

After issuing this command, the iPhone will start recording the screen, and you can stop it manually when you want to stop, or you can call Siri to "stop screen recording".

Before this, if you tried to ask Siri to do the job, Siri would tell you that the app was not found.

Source: MacRumors

Anmou Technology releases "Zhouyi" X2 NPU

Amou Technology released the self-developed next-generation artificial intelligence processor "Zhouyi" X2 NPU.

"Zhouyi" X2 NPU, as a new generation of artificial intelligence processor, adopts the third-generation "Zhouyi" architecture, supports multi-core Cluster, and can reach up to 320TOPS subsystem. Real-time hardware task management makes it possible to schedule tasks up to tens of millions of times per second.

"Zhouyi" X2 NPU has not only greatly improved in terms of computing power, precision, and flexibility, but also specially optimized for vehicle-mounted, edge computing and other application scenarios, providing a more complete solution for the constantly iterative computing needs of emerging fields .

At the same time, Amou Technology officially released the "Zhouyi" NPU software open source plan, through open source, to meet customers' needs for more independent and flexible algorithm transplantation, and to work with partners to build a domestic NPU industry ecology.

Bubble Mart Space Molly "Gundam" is on sale

Bubble Mart MEGA SPACE MOLLY 1000% Mobile Suit Gundam RX-78-2 Gundam officially landed in Shanghai SOLESTAGE concept store.

This time, SPACE MOLLY appears in the form of RX-78-2 Gundam, constantly exploring the meaning of life in the universe, and fighting for himself in the infinite time and space.

Source: Nowre

"Sumidagawa Coffee" completed hundreds of millions of yuan in Series C financing

The retail coffee brand "Sumidagawa Coffee" has recently completed hundreds of millions of yuan in Series C financing. Its founder Lin Hao said that after this round of financing, he will continue to focus on product research and development, supply chain upgrades, channel expansion, and organizational construction.

For this round of financing, Zhang Jianqun, chairman of Yijing Capital, said that he is optimistic about the continued strong growth of the Chinese coffee market in the future, and highly agrees with Sumida Chuan's brand vision of "being the ration coffee for Chinese people".

"Sumidagawa Coffee" was established in 2015, focusing on fast-moving coffee products such as hanging ear coffee, capsule espresso liquid, and bagged coffee.

Source: Foodtalks

It is expected to become the snack brand with the most stores in China

After opening 1,200 offline stores last year, "Snacks Are Busy" recently announced plans to add 1,000 new stores this year.

"Snacks are very busy" is expected to catch up with "BESTORE", which currently has the most snack stores, which currently has 3,000 snack stores.

According to official data, "Snacks are very busy" store turnover will reach 6.445 billion in 2022, a year-on-year increase of 139.7%. This is driven by the rapid expansion of stores. In 2022, snacks will add 1,200 new stores, and the total number of stores nationwide will exceed 2,000.

Source: Interface

The third season of "White Lotus Resort" will be filmed in Thailand

The third season of the HBO drama "White Lotus Resort" is said to be filming in Thailand.

According to previous habits, it is very likely that this shooting will still choose the Four Seasons Hotel as the scene. It has also been hinted before that the third season will be filmed in Asia and will focus on explaining "death and Eastern religions and spirituality".

At present, the shooting of the third season has not yet started, and the cast has not yet been announced.

Source: Variety

Pixar's "Crazy Elemental City" released a new trailer

Pixar's new film "Crazy Elemental City" brings a new trailer, and the four elements of wind, earth, water and fire are collectively unveiled. These elements are not compatible with each other, but they form an interesting city of elements.

The film will be released in North America on June 16 this year, and the domestic release has not yet been finalized.

The introduction of the live-action version of "The Little Mermaid" is confirmed

Disney's live-action movie "The Little Mermaid" is confirmed to be introduced, and the schedule is to be determined.

The film is adapted from the 1989 classic Disney animated film "The Little Mermaid", directed by Rob Marshall, starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy and others.

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