Weilai and AMD’s “cooperation doubts” reversed again; Su told professor Wang Wang to make suggestions for the rectification of CNKI; TikTok’s 12-hour working hours caused London employees to strike | Leifeng Morning Post

The “cooperation oolong” with AMD was solved, and the senior director of Weilai Communication said that there was a deviation in the understanding between the two parties before.

On June 9, Ma Linyu, senior director of Weilai Automobile Company, who once tweeted about the cooperation with AMD, once again issued a document saying that there was a deviation in the understanding between the two parties before.

Ma Lin said: “My previous Weibo statement was too strong, and I felt that it was a bit exaggerated after I posted it. This reflects that my public relations class has not yet graduated. Some netizens also pointed out to me that this may not be appropriate, and I am humble about it. accept.”

At the same time, Ma Lin changed his previous attitude of asking AMD to delete related Weibo posts, saying that AMD is a very respectable company, and we don’t know each other if we don’t know each other.

Earlier on June 6, AMD China announced that it had reached a chip cooperation with Weilai. NIO will use AMD’s EPYC series processors in its high-performance computing platform to help accelerate AI deep learning training, save costs and shorten product development cycles. According to the report, AMD chips will only be used in NIO’s car research and development, not car production.

On June 8, Ma Lin, the senior director of NIO’s corporate communications, reposted a related Weibo saying: NIO has not cooperated with AMD, and has not discussed cooperation at present, and has not authorized AMD to carry out this communication. He said that AMD’s move is very regrettable. After negotiation, AMD only deleted the news on the official website, and the marketing activities on Weibo still exist. Please AMD delete this Weibo.

Since then, AMD China has responded by saying that Weilai has purchased servers for HPC research and development, which use AMD EPYC processors based on the “Zen 3” architecture, and said that they look forward to extensive cooperation between the two parties in the future.

The reason for the oolong this time is that the servers purchased by Weilai used AMD chips, and Weilai’s understanding of this was misunderstood, thinking that the chips AMD called in-vehicle processors. (Sohu Technology)

Domestic News

Major adjustments to Tencent’s talent management system: decompress the grassroots and pressurize the cadres

On June 9, it was reported that Tencent is reforming the talent management system of the whole group. The reform directions include: simplifying performance appraisal, decentralizing promotion power and strengthening cadre management. This is another adjustment made by Tencent for talent management after the adjustment of the “professional rank system” in 2019.

Tencent is trying to sort out the complicated process and vague standards of talent development in the past. In the performance appraisal of employees, Tencent used a five-star (1-5 star) evaluation system in the past, and each grade has a clear requirement for the proportion of the number of people. The number of 4-star and 5-star places is extremely limited, and many employees with excellent performance may be forced. Pull down the echelon.

Therefore, Tencent decided to change the five-level assessment system to a clearer three-level, which not only reduces the invalid evaluation level, but also reduces the gray space of some human operation performance. A Tencent person analyzed that this adjustment is to decompress and pressure employees and managers at the same time. (late news)

Zhou Hongyi claimed to be brought by Yu Minhong Anli for live broadcast

On June 9th, at the SME Digital Forum held on the same day, Zhou Hongyi, the founder of 360, said when talking about live broadcast delivery, online press conferences should be changed to online delivery.

Zhou Hongyi said: “I visited Yu Minhong recently, and he was very proud to say that he now recommends a book online, and he can sell as many as ten thousand copies, and he can earn a lot of money a year.”

It is understood that Yu Minhong recently stated in his personal public account that in order to promote New Oriental’s high-quality educational products, he formed the “New Oriental Barren Seeing Team”, which was led by Yu Minhong himself. From May 30 to June 1, the Three live broadcasts, selling millions of New Oriental products.

The professor put forward six suggestions to CNKI. He had previously sued to inform the network of infringement

On June 9, after CNKI issued an announcement asking for rectification opinions, Zhao Dexin, a professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, who had previously informed the website of rights protection, said, “When CNKI Hubei staff came to visit me at home during the Spring Festival, I made a suggestion to CNKI. Six points of advice, they came to the house for the second time in May, and I reiterated these six points of advice, and it has not changed.”

Zhao Dexin’s comments to CNKI are as follows:
1. To implement the commitments in the “Explanation”, there are specific measures to make real changes.
2. Acting in accordance with the policies of the Party and the government to protect intellectual property rights is conducive to the implementation of the innovation strategy.
Third, it is conducive to academic exchanges and promotes academic prosperity, not the other way around.
Fourth, respect the creators and users of knowledge, don’t use them as a source of profit; become their friends and be welcomed by them.
5. Those who run HowNet maintain their true identity as intellectuals, rather than alienate them.
6. It is unreasonable for CNKI to remove the articles of the three of us from the shelves, which damages the interests of the contracting parties (libraries, etc.) and users.

Previously, Zhao Dexin and his wife had filed a lawsuit against the latter because of copyright infringement issues. (Changjiang Daily)

Bilibili’s loss in the first quarter increased by 85% year-on-year, setting the lowest growth rate of Bilibili’s revenue in the past three years

On the evening of June 9, Bilibili announced its unaudited financial report for the first quarter of 2022. According to the financial report, the revenue of Station B in the first quarter reached 5.054 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 30%, the lowest growth rate of Station B’s revenue in the past three years. At the same time, the net loss of station B in the first quarter was 2.282 billion yuan, exceeding market expectations by 1.833 billion yuan; the adjusted net loss was 1.65 billion yuan, compared with 891 million yuan in the same period last year, an increase of 85% year-on-year.

From the perspective of business classification, the largest source of revenue for Station B still does not include paid value-added services such as major members and live broadcasts, and revenue increased by 37% year-on-year to 2.052 billion yuan. The second largest source is mobile games, with revenue increasing by 16% year-on-year to 1.375 billion yuan. (Caixin)

Ant Group says it has no IPO plans

On the evening of June 9, Ant Group announced that the company is focusing on the implementation of rectification work under the guidance of regulatory authorities, and currently has no plans to launch an IPO. The original text of the announcement pointed out: “Ant Group is focusing on the implementation of rectification work as soon as the regulatory authorities know it, and currently has no plans to launch an IPO.”

Earlier on June 9, the SFC held a press conference. In response to the question of “there are media reports that the China Securities Regulatory Commission has set up a working group to evaluate Ant Group’s resumption of listing, may the China Securities Regulatory Commission have any comments on this?”, a spokesperson for the China Securities Regulatory Commission replied that the China Securities Regulatory Commission has not conducted such evaluation and research work, but We support eligible platform companies to list at home and abroad.

Previously, on November 2, 2020, the People’s Bank of China, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange conducted regulatory interviews with the actual controller of Ant Group, Jack Ma, Chairman Jing Xiandong, and President Hu Xiaoming. And on November 3, 2020, the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange made a decision to suspend the listing of Ant Group. (36kr)

The cumulative output of Tesla Shanghai plant exceeds 40,000 units after resumption of work

On June 9, Tesla China said that since the resumption of work and production on April 19, the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory has now completed more than 40,000 vehicles off the assembly line, and the capacity utilization rate has returned to 100%.

At present, the Tesla super project has recovered from the single-shift system indicated by the resumption of production to double-shift closed production, and the capacity utilization rate has returned to 100%.

According to data released by the China Passenger Transport Association, Tesla sold 32,165 wholesale vehicles in May, of which 22,340 were exported to Europe, Australia, Japan and other places. From January to May this year, Tesla delivered 215,851 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of more than 50%. (Xinhua News Agency)

Hainan and Geely signed a strategic cooperation agreement to strengthen cooperation in new energy vehicle manufacturing and other fields

It was reported on June 9 that the Hainan Provincial People’s Government signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd. in Haikou today. According to the strategic cooperation agreement, the two parties will strengthen cooperation in the fields of new energy vehicle manufacturing and related industries, new industries of technology integration, education industry, etc. Project fields such as motorcycle culture, general aviation, commercial aerospace, offshore floating equipment tourism complex, and integration of production and education. At the signing ceremony, Haikou National High-tech Zone signed a cooperation agreement with Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group, planning to build Geely’s new energy special vehicle project in Haikou National High-tech Zone, which will become Hainan’s first new energy special vehicle project after completion. (Titanium Media)

Midea’s home service robot plans to go on sale in the second half of the year, or connect with Hongmeng system

On the afternoon of June 9, Midea Group released its first home service robot, which will be mass-produced in the Chinese market in the second half of this year. Tang Jian, chief AI officer of Midea Group and general manager of the AI ​​Innovation Center, said that as an AI housekeeper for smart homes, this home service robot will be connected to Midea’s home appliances, and it also plans to connect with Huawei’s Hongmeng system.

According to Tang Jian, this mobile home service robot has functions such as 3D semantic map, human body and face tracking, communication, and mobile projection. It is the physical embodiment of AI housekeeper. It can link the whole house appliances, provide active services, and realize the functions of kitchen assistant, study companion, remote housekeeping, security patrol, emergency help, fall detection, AI mobile theater, interactive games and so on. (First Finance and Economics)

Digital bloggers exposed Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 specifications: 1+2+2+3 CPU architecture, still using TSMC 4nm process

On June 9, the well-known blogger Digital Chat Station exposed the specifications of a Qualcomm mobile platform model SM8550 on Weibo. According to previous news, the processor code name may refer to Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2.

According to reports, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will continue to use TSMC’s 4nm process, and the CPU is an eight-core design, including one X3 large core, two A720 mid-core, two A710 mid-core and three A510 small cores, while the GPU specifications for Adreno740. For comparison, the eight-core CPU of the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is one X2 large core, three A710 medium cores and four A510 small cores, and the GPU specification is Adreno730.

Judging from the news, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has a big change in the CPU architecture design compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, from a 1+3+4 three-cluster architecture to a 1+2+2+3 four-cluster architecture .

international News

Sources say Meta has stopped working on a smartwatch project that has been in development for two years

On June 9, according to people familiar with the matter, Meta has stopped developing a smartwatch internally code-named “Milan”. The development of this watch has been going on for at least two years. The device was reportedly set to launch next spring for $349, but members of the project were told this week to stop development, according to employees working on the project.

The second camera in the watch’s closed beta allegedly thwarted the development process by interfering with a key function that allows the device to execute commands using nerve signals. (Bloomberg)

TikTok was boycotted by London employees “996”, and a wave of departure broke out

According to news on June 9, the recent “cultural conflict” between the Chinese management team of the international version of TikTok and its London employees triggered a wave of departures. Dozens of employees of the TikTok Shop UK station resigned collectively due to poor working conditions.

It is reported that in October last year, Tiktok’s newly established e-commerce business TikTok Shop launched the UK station. Earlier this year, Joshua Ma, an executive of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance, came to London to inspect the opening of the TikTok Shop UK site. He said at the meeting that, as a capitalist, he did not think businesses should offer maternity leave.

The remarks sparked outrage among London employees, who felt that the tough corporate culture ByteDance brought from China clashed with the relaxed office environment that British employees were accustomed to.

Workers on the London e-commerce team said they often worked more than 12 hours a day, citing the company’s promotion of working until the wee hours and during holidays as a good example. A former TikTok team leader in London also said: “This corporate culture is toxic. People’s relationships are based on fear rather than cooperation. They don’t care whether employees will tire or not. If you don’t do more, people can substitute.”

Regarding the remarks, a TikTok spokesperson said that TikTok has a clear maternity leave policy in the UK, including 30 weeks of paid leave, and employees Pinjun can receive 90% of their income. It also said it was investigating Joshua Ma’s remarks. (Financial Times)

Musk says Starchain IPO still takes three or four years: listing brings pain, stock price is distracting

Musk said a few days ago that the IPO of SpaceX’s star chain satellite Internet business still takes three or four years, and mentioned that “the public market is fickle”, “listing will definitely bring pain”, and “the stock price will only be distracting.” Musk told SpaceX employees last week that it was unlikely to take the Starlink satellite internet business public until 2025 or later, according to CNBC.

According to an audio recording obtained by CNBC, Musk said at a SpaceX all-hands meeting, “I’m not sure when exactly (the IPO) will be, but it could be three or four years from now, I don’t know, just guessing.” Musk once replied to netizens on social media that once he can predict the cash flow well, he will promote the IPO of Starchain. According to CNBC, SpaceX continues to raise billions of dollars to develop Starlink and Starship. In its latest funding round, SpaceX was valued at $127 billion. (The Paper)

Telecom Italia will lay off thousands of people, staff costs accounted for nearly 20% of revenue last year

Telecom Italia will cut thousands of jobs through a voluntary early retirement scheme as part of its efforts to reduce costs by around 1 billion euros, Mobile World Live reported on June 9. A statement on the website of the FISTel-CISL union indicated that up to 1,200 jobs would be cancelled between September and November 30. The agreement was signed by Telecom Italia and the trade union organizations SLC-CGIL, FISTel-CISL, UILCom-UIL and UGL Telecomunicazioni.

Union negotiations apparently began on May 16, 2022, with a focus on retraining the workforce over the next two years to meet the changing needs of operators. Telecom Italia currently employs about 42,000 people in its home market. According to Reuters, this is only its first round of layoffs. Telecom Italia CEO Pietro Labriola is looking to save about 1 billion euros between now and 2024. The report, citing a recent report by Moody, calculated that the operator’s staff costs would account for about 27% of total operating expenses in 2021, or 19% of revenue.

U.S. Department of Transportation sets standards for electric vehicle charging station construction

On June 10, the U.S. government is preparing to invest $5 billion to support the construction of electric vehicle charging piles. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation submitted a proposal to set minimum standards and requirements for charging projects. According to the requirements of the bill, the government-funded electric vehicle charging stations must use DC Fast Chargers chargers, at least 4 charging ports, which can charge 4 vehicles at the same time, each charging port must reach or exceed 150kW. Also, charging stations cannot be used only by members. (Sina Technology)

NASA establishes independent investigation team to study UFOs, publishes results by 2023

On June 9, NASA said it was calling in researchers to investigate “unidentified aerial phenomena.” NASA said that studying the phenomenon from a scientific perspective would benefit both national security and aviation safety. It added that there was “no evidence” that the UAP came from extraterrestrial origin.

The study will begin in early fall and is expected to take about nine months. Last month, the U.S. Congress held its first UFO hearings in more than half a century. U.S. Defense Department officials released a video of the UFO at the hearing. Some videos showed what was seen from the plane’s cockpit, and a momentary flash of a spherical object flying towards the right side of the plane. NASA said the study is expected to conclude next year. A public meeting will be held to discuss the findings.

U.S. investigates self-driving features in 830,000 Tesla vehicles

On June 9, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation into 830,000 Tesla vehicles, focusing on its Autopilot feature. The auto safety agency conducted an initial assessment of 765,000 vehicles last August to assess the system’s performance after a series of Tesla crashes. NHTSA has now upgraded the investigation to an engineering analysis, a necessary step before it seeks a mandatory recall.

The number of “phantom braking” complaints from owners of Tesla vehicles produced in 2021 and 2022 rose to 758 from 354 in February, regulatory filings show, prompting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to request Tesla has until June 20 to respond to this. The automaker faces a fine of up to $115 million if it doesn’t respond in a timely manner. It is reported that the investigation involves about 416,000 vehicles in the Models 3 and Models Y models. (IT House) (Leifeng Network)

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