360 security service business layoffs, Zhou Hongyi said: start-ups cannot be turned into nursing homes
Recently, a topic entry on a professional social platform “passing on 360 personnel changes” has sparked extensive discussion. A screenshot under the topic shows that the security service department of a company has been completely disbanded, and other departments are also laying off staff, involving sales, pre-sales, delivery, etc. In the comments, many netizens who authenticated 360 employees with real names said that this company is exactly 360, and the business it refers to is the security service of government enterprises. Regarding the reasons for layoffs, some people said that it was because Party A cut the security budget, so layoffs. As for the proportion of layoffs, the description said that it varies according to different regions. Shenzhen only retains a few positions, and some areas are even “dissolved directly”.
It is worth mentioning that on September 24, Zhou Hongyi, the founder of 360 Group, issued an internal letter, in which he pointed out that “startup companies cannot become Jiuxianqiao Nursing Homes”, “entrepreneurial spirit cannot be lost”, and “keep hunger and combat effectiveness” . Read between the lines, full of expectations for businesses and employees to remain dynamic and self-driven. (The Paper)
Tencent withdraws from non-core business again, QQ reading e-book device Pocket Reading will stop business operations and no longer support new book purchases
According to the announcement on the official website of China Literature Group, Tencent QQ reading e-book device Pocket Reading will stop the operation of related businesses on October 26, 2022. After that, the device will not support the purchase of new books, but users can continue to use the device to read the downloaded books, and the e-books and personal documents stored in the device will not be affected. The official also stated that the purchased book information and balance assets in the pocket reading account of the QQ reading e-book device are interoperable with the corresponding QQ reading APP/starting reading APP with the same account, and users can go to the QQ reading/starting reading APP to log in with the same account. Keep using and reading.
It is understood that Pocket Reading is a multi-functional e-book reader launched by China Reading Group in 2019, equipped with a 5.2-inch 300ppi ultra-clear ink screen. In addition to e-book reading, it also has functions such as phone calls and text messages. It is the first e-reader in China that supports operator networks.
Since April this year, nearly 10 apps, including QQ Tang, Kandian Express, Sogou Search App, and Tencent Kandian, have been shut down one after another. Relevant reports show that some of Tencent’s business lines also started layoffs in the first half of the year. Previously, Tencent Chairman and CEO Ma Huateng said that during the second quarter, we took the initiative to withdraw from non-core businesses, tightened marketing expenses, and cut operating expenses, enabling us to achieve non-IFRS earnings quarter-on-quarter growth despite revenue pressure .
LeTV’s classic trademark “Le” and LeTV’s mobile phone “LeMobile” will be auctioned, with a total starting price of 837,900
According to news on September 26, Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court will auction 908 trademarks under the name of LeTV Holdings (Beijing) Co., Ltd. on October 10, 2022, with a starting price of about 837,900 yuan, and the related case number is (2022). ) Jing 01 Zhihui No. 209. The 908 trademarks in this auction include a number of classic “Le” trademarks of LeTV, LeTV mobile phone “LeMobile”, LeTV super TV “UMax120”, etc. The international classification includes advertising sales, office supplies, financial property management, etc. LeEco Holdings (Beijing) Co., Ltd. was established in 2011. The legal representative is Wu Meng, the registered capital is 1 billion yuan, and Jia Yueting holds 92.07% of the shares as the actual controller. At present, the total amount of execution of the enterprise is about 2.297 billion yuan, and the total amount of execution for dishonesty is about 955 million yuan.
On September 20, all LeEco staff received an internal letter saying “letting farewell to the old and welcoming the new with optimism and moving forward”, indicating that they will open a new chapter in a new place. In the letter, LeTV joked, “Now that the new owner takes over the building, we are just righting ourselves, we don’t rely on rent!” LeTV video also said that it will move to a new home. (IT House)
Microsoft appoints Yuan Xin as president of China
On September 26, Microsoft announced the appointment of Bessie Yuan as President of Microsoft China. Yuan Xin will report directly to Dr. Hou Yang, Microsoft Senior Vice President, Chairman and CEO of Greater China. Yuan Xin will fully lead Microsoft’s China business and drive the growth of the cloud business.
It is reported that Yuan Xin graduated from Beijing University of Chemical Technology and has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. She has served software companies such as VMware, Oracle and Hyperion. He has served as technical director, sales director, general manager of the business department, and general manager of China. He also worked in Microsoft China from 2017 to 2021, when he was the general manager of the Commercial Enterprise Division (SMC) and the General Manager of the Key Account Division (EC). (interface)
Gome responds to the arrears of wages for employees: encountering unprecedented challenges, it does not rule out further layoffs
On the afternoon of September 26, Gome responded to the concerns of the outside world such as wage arrears and cash flow crisis. Gome said that due to a series of internal and external factors, Gome has indeed encountered unprecedented huge difficulties and severe challenges, and its cash flow is under obvious pressure. emergency adjustment. At the same time, the company does not rule out that it will continue to implement staff reduction plans to further reduce operating costs.
The financial report shows that in the first half of the year, Gome continued to close stores and lay off employees. As of the end of 2021, Gome had 4,195 stores nationwide, while the semi-annual report disclosed that it only had 3,895 stores, a decrease of 300. As of the end of the first half of the year, Gome had 25,701 employees, a reduction of 10,000 employees within a year, and a net decrease of 6,577 employees in the first half of this year. (Interface News)
Tencent applied for registration of trademarks such as “WeChat Preferred” and “WeChat Alliance”
It was reported on September 26 that Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. recently added a number of trademark registration information, including “WeChat Preferred”, “WeChat Alliance”, “Video Account Alliance”, etc. The international classification involves advertising sales, education and entertainment, and finance. Property management, etc., the current trademark status is “application for registration”. Tencent has previously applied for a number of WeChat-related trademarks, such as the “WeChat keyboard input method”, and the related apps are currently being tested. There are also trademarks such as “WeChat Pension”, “WeChat Cloud Service”, “WeChat Get on the Car” and “WeChat Children’s Edition”.
Weimar CEO suspected of responding to the annual salary of 1.2 billion: just think about the true and false with the toes
Recently, the news that “WM Motor’s annual loss of 8.2 billion chairman’s annual salary of 1.2 billion” has caused heated discussions. It is reported that the prospectus previously disclosed by WM Motor shows that WM Motor will continue to increase its losses from 2019 to 2021, of which a huge loss of 8.2 billion yuan in 2021. In 2021, the remuneration of Shen Hui, founder, chairman and CEO of WM Motor, will total 1.26 billion yuan, accounting for nearly 30% of WM Motor’s revenue of 4.7 billion yuan in the same year. The reporter learned that Shen Hui, CEO of WM Motor, was suspected of responding to the incident in a circle of friends, “Some things, you can tell the truth and falsehood by thinking about it with your toes, and it’s not worth spending time explaining.”
According to media reports, the salary of 1.26 billion yuan is probably not the salary that Shen Hui actually received. At present, Shen Hui’s salary consists of two parts: ordinary salary and restricted shares. Among them, the actual salary is only about 2 million, and the rest of the salary is paid in the form of restricted shares, equivalent to about 1.259 billion yuan. This part of the money can only be truly received by Shen Hui after the company goes public, and it is also a consistent practice for many companies to distribute shares to executives before going public. (Interface News)
Liu Zihong, the legal representative of Royole Technology and its subsidiaries, is restricted from spending
On September 26, Shenzhen Royole Technology Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries added a new consumption restriction order, which also includes Liu Zihong, the legal representative of the two companies.
It is understood that the applicant for the consumption restriction order issued by Royole Technology is Shanghai Baoye Group Co., Ltd., and the two parties are involved in a construction contract dispute. The Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court filed a case on August 18, 2022, the enforcement applicant Shanghai Baoye Group Co., Ltd. applied for the enforcement of the Royole Technology construction contract dispute, because Royole Technology failed to perform the effective legal documents within the period specified in the enforcement notice. If the payment obligation is determined, the court will take measures to restrict consumption according to law, restricting the company and the company’s legal representative Liu Zihong from implementing corresponding high consumption and consumption behaviors that are not necessary for life and work.
From the end of 2021, Rouyu Technology has been exposed to large-scale arrears of wages, broken capital chains, and layoffs. Not long ago, on September 19, Royole Technology issued a statement saying that the company is currently operating normally and orderly. (Blue Whale TMT)
Volkswagen Navigation pops up pop-up advertisements, lawyers say that if an accident occurs, Volkswagen should be held responsible
A few days ago, a car blogger broke the news that a FAW-Volkswagen ID.6 owner, Ms. Liu, found that the “car purchase promotion advertisement” pushed by the manufacturer popped up on the screen of the car while driving, and the pop-up box of the advertisement was large and had been blocked. If the navigation information on the car screen is blocked, driving safety may be affected. The manufacturer responded that it would also push similar advertisements from time to time. After arousing heated discussions among netizens, FAW-Volkswagen customer service responded that if they are unwilling to receive this relevant information, they will no longer push similar news.
Since then, lawyer Fu Jian of Henan Yulong Law Firm believes, “Because the function of car navigation is to provide navigation services for car owners, if the normal display of navigation information is interfered with by advertisements, the car owner misjudges the road condition information and causes an accident. The functional design of the in-vehicle navigation is flawed, and the navigation function cannot be played normally, so it should bear the tort liability.”
Huawei Mate50 Pro reserves 5G chip location
According to IT House, the Huawei Mate 50 series does not support 5G networks, but the dismantling of the Mate 50 Pro shows that the flagship machine has a place on the motherboard for the 5G radio frequency chip, suggesting that the machine is designed according to 5G mobile phones. of.
According to the dismantling of the blogger “Bogota Review”, the components of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro are roughly the same as the Mate 40 Pro, with the camera and SoC module at the top, the battery and wireless charging coil at the bottom, and the input and output modules at the bottom. With further dismantling, it was found that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro has a place reserved for the 5G RF chip on the PCB. Interestingly, the filter capacitor resistors close to the RF chip were not removed. It shows that this mobile phone has been designed with 5G in mind, and it may also be used by the “TD Bridge Edition” in the future.
More than 60% of fresh graduates expect a monthly salary of over 8,000 yuan
A few days ago, the Lagou Recruitment Data Research Institute released the “Lagou Recruitment 2023 Graduates’ Career Choice Behavior Insight Report”, which conducted a big data research and analysis on the post-95-05 graduates with a college degree or above.
The specific expectations of 2023 graduates on salary are generally higher, of which 8,000-10,000 yuan has the highest expectation, accounting for 40.63%, followed by 5,000-8,000 yuan, accounting for 34.38%; 10,000-12,000 yuan and above 12,000 yuan are also different. accounted for 12.5%. As for the salary expectation standard, nearly 60% of the graduates believe that it is a conclusion that objectively considers the situation of the talent market, and 35.29% of the people think that it is a reasonable price obtained through the evaluation of their own value.
On the whole, graduates’ career choices are more stable, and the “iron rice bowl” within the system has become the first choice for graduates. Among them, 41.7% of graduates prefer to enter state-owned enterprises, and 11.76% of graduates choose to work in the government or public institutions. (21st Century Business Review)
Apple Watch Ultra car accident detection is manual customer service: will ask if 120 rescue is needed
A few days ago, a Douyin blogger found out when using the Apple Watch Ultra that the car accident detection of the watch is not a robot, but a human customer service. You seem to be in a car accident, do I need to help you with 120 rescues’, I think it’s worth it.” Judging from the blogger’s feedback, the Apple Watch Ultra car accident detection is similar to the “OnStar” rescue on the car.
It is understood that the new sensors and machine learning algorithms on the Apple Watch Ultra can detect whether a user has a serious car accident and actively contact emergency services for the user. The Apple Watch Ultra also provides the user’s location to those receiving the call and notifies the user’s emergency contacts.
Jia Yueting and his partner company restructure the FF board of directors, chairman Sue and independent director Brian will resign
On the evening of September 26, Faraday Future (Chinese name “Faraday Future, hereinafter referred to as “FF”) issued an announcement announcing that it had reached a final agreement with the company’s major shareholder FF Top (FF Global Partners) on financing and board reorganization. The agreement shows At the same time that FF received up to 100 million US dollars in financing from Daguan and American ATW Partners, FF’s major shareholder FF Top (a global partner company) and FFIE formally reached a package of governance structure adjustment agreements including reorganization of the board of directors. According to FFIE’s announcement , the current executive chairman Sue Swenson and the former chairman Brian Krolicki will resign. Jia Yueting and his partner team have regained control of FF. (Sina Technology)
Shopee responds to “requiring laid-off employees to compensate for computer losses”: it is a normal resignation process
On September 26, it was reported that Shopee, the e-commerce giant in Southeast Asia, asked the laid-off employees to compensate for computer damage, and Apple Computer 2,500. Shopee responded to the media on this matter: This is indeed the case. Shopee said that it involved less than ten colleagues, and said that this is a normal resignation process, even if there is this step in the process of voluntary resignation, the damage to the computer needs to be determined and compensated.
Previously, Leifeng.com reported that Shopee has recently started a large-scale layoff in China, and the proportion of layoffs in some departments is as high as 30% to 60%. Some employees revealed that the all-hands meeting was held in the morning, and some people took compensation and left in the afternoon. After a massive expansion in 2021, Shopee is struggling in 2022. As early as March this year, Shopee’s parent company Sea said it would close its e-commerce business in India, Shopee India, due to “uncertainty in the global market.” And successively closed France, India, Spain and other markets, business continued to shrink.
Apple says it is happy to produce iPhone 14 in India: plans to account for 25% by 2025
On September 26, Apple confirmed in a statement that the company has begun production of the iPhone 14 in India, and it is expected that the locally produced models will be sold later this year. Just a few weeks after the new iPhone 14 was released, in a statement to TechCrunch, Apple said it was “excited to be producing the iPhone 14 in India.” It is understood that in the past India has been a production center for older generation iPhone models, while production of its newer models only started months after the global launch.
Apple and its main supplier Foxconn have stepped up investment in India over the past few years by training employees and opening new facilities. According to analysts, Apple plans to produce 25 percent of its iPhones in India by 2025, with other products like the iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods to follow. (Webmaster’s House)
The United States made 0.7nm chips, but EUV lithography machines can’t do it
On September 26, the US company Zyvex used electron beam lithography to create a 0.7nm chip that can be used in quantum computers. The lithography system launched by Zyvex is called ZyvexLitho1. It is based on STM scanning tunneling microscope and uses EBL electron beam lithography to produce a chip with a line width of 0.7nm. This accuracy is much higher than that of EUV lithography system, equivalent to With a width of 2 silicon atoms, it is the lithography system with the highest manufacturing precision.
Although the accuracy of EBL electron beam lithography machine can easily surpass that of EUV lithography machine, the disadvantage of this technology is also obvious, that is, the output is very low, and it is impossible to manufacture chips on a large scale. It is only suitable for making small batches of high-precision chips or It is not realistic to expect them to replace EUV lithography machines. (Zhongguancun Online)
EU telecom operators want tech companies like Google to share network costs, Google says 10-year-old idea is bad for consumers
On the afternoon of September 26, Google refuted a request by European telecom operators to want big technology companies to fund their network costs, saying it was a 10-year-old idea that was bad for consumers. Moreover, Google has invested millions of dollars in Internet infrastructure.
European telecom operators have long argued that U.S. tech companies such as Google, Meta and Netflix, which account for more than half of internet traffic, should bear some of the cost of upgrading their infrastructure. Subsequently, the European Commission also said it would seek feedback from the telecommunications and technology industries on the issue in the coming months before deciding whether to make any legislative proposals.
Getty Images announces ban on uploading and selling AI-generated images
Recently, Getty Images announced a ban on the upload and sale of illustrations generated using AI art tools such as DALL-E, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion. This is the latest and largest user-generated content platform to introduce such a ban, following similar decisions by sites like Newgrounds, PurplePort and FurAffinity.
Getty Images chief executive Craig Peters said the ban was motivated by concerns over the legality of AI-generated content and a desire to protect the site’s customers. It declined to say whether Getty Images is facing a legal challenge for selling AI-generated content. He said such content on the platform was “extremely limited” and reiterated that the company introduced the policy only “to avoid risks to [customers’] reputation, brand and bottom line.” (IT House)
Suspected of misleading investors! Boeing pays $200 million in settlement
Recently, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that Boeing will pay $200 million to settle the SEC’s numerous allegations. The SEC believes that Boeing misled investors a lot about the 737 MAX aircraft.
The Boeing 737 Max was reported to have suffered two fatal crashes in October 2018 and March 2019, killing a total of 346 people. The Federal Aviation Administration then grounded Boeing 737 Max planes. The SEC, the agency investigating how Boeing communicated with investors about the crash, requires publicly traded companies such as Boeing to disclose material facts and other information that shareholders need to make investment decisions. (CCTV News)
South Korea successfully tested a manned air taxi, which can carry one person to take off and land on water
Recently, Jeju Island in South Korea has tested a manned aircraft for the first time. The aircraft is powered by electricity, can reach speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour, and can transport 100 kilograms of cargo. Currently, it can only accommodate one adult and can take off and land on water. Jeju Island plans to commercialize “air taxis” in 2025. Not only South Korea, the United States, Europe and other places have begun to develop air vehicles such as air taxis, and it is expected to achieve commercialization goals between 2023 and 2025.
Apple may cancel the October conference: the new iPad, MacBook Pro will be sold directly
According to past practice, after Apple launched the new iPhone and other products at the autumn conference, it will also hold a special event in October to launch new products such as the new iPad and MacBook Pro.
However, according to the latest news from Mark Gurman, Apple will not hold the October event this year, but will directly put on the shelves through the official website, including a variety of products. In the iPad camp, there will be two new products expected to debut, namely iPad 10 and iPad Pro 2022. Among them, the iPad 10 is still the main price that is close to the people. The physical Home button is retained on the front, and the surrounding borders are narrowed. The core is upgraded to the A14 processor, and the interface will also be replaced by Type-C.
On the MacBook side, the protagonists will be the new 14-inch and 16-inch MBPs, equipped with M2 Pro/Max processors, and the CPU/GPU performance is more powerful.
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