News Highlights: Zhang Xiaolong says he is the one chosen by God, WeChat is still a small and beautiful product

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  Zhang Xiaolong: WeChat is still a small and beautiful product as simple as ten years ago

On the evening of January 19th, at the WeChat Night of the Pro version of the 2021 WeChat Open Course, Zhang Xiaolong, Senior Vice President of Tencent and President of WeChat Business Group, said,Although there are many more functions, WeChat is still as simple as it was ten years ago.

Zhang Xiaolong laughed at himself, if he knew that he wanted to do WeChat, he would definitely not write down the sentence “how many functions must be added to a product to make him garbage”, but now it can be replaced by “how many functions are added to a product, and how many functions can be added to a product? Do not become a junk product.” He emphasized that although there are many more functions than ten years ago, WeChat is still as simple as ten years ago. WeChat started with small and beautiful products, and it is still a small and beautiful product.

  Zhang Xiaolong said that he is the one chosen by God: it is hard to imagine that WeChat can be like this, and it cannot be achieved by hard work alone

Zhang Xiaolong said that ten years ago, he never imagined that WeChat would be like this ten years later. He is very lucky to think that he is the one chosen by God, because it is impossible to achieve this through personal efforts alone.

He also revealed that,1.09 billion users open WeChat every day, and 780 million users enter the circle of friends, 330 million users made video calls; 120 million users posted on Moments, including 670 million photos and 100 million short videos; 360 million users read official account articles, and 400 million users used mini programs. More and more people can be seen in the circle of friends for three days, and the possible number is more than 200 million.

  Zhang Xiaolong said that the input method leaked WeChat chat records, and WeChat will test its own input method in grayscale to protect privacy

Zhang Xiaolong revealed that WeChat will launch an input method soon. The reason for the input method is that it has received a lot of complaints, saying that WeChat exposes chat records, and there are corresponding advertisements after chatting. Zhang Xiaolong said that WeChat does not keep chat records and does not analyze them. Only people in the industry know what’s going on.

 Zhang Xiaolong: The next version of WeChat may have a live broadcast entrance, and during the Spring Festival, a live broadcast may be launched.

Zhang Xiaolong revealed that the next version of WeChat may have a live broadcast entrance, and there will be e-commerce capabilities in the live broadcast. During the Spring Festival, WeChat may launch a live broadcast of New Year’s greetings. There have been previous reports that WeChat has built the underlying structure of live broadcast, and it is only a matter of time before the launch of the live broadcast portal.

At present, the more intuitive entrance of live broadcast in WeChat is to change the original “people nearby” to “people nearby and live broadcast”.

Zhang Xiaolong said he didn’t like to use QQ, so he started WeChat

Zhang Xiaolong revealed that one of the reasons why he started WeChat at first was because he did not like to use QQ. He hoped that WeChat could become a product similar to Foxmail.

In 1994, Zhang Xiaolong graduated with a master’s degree and went to Guangzhou to work in software development in the same year. He has since developed the email client software Foxmail. In April 2000, Zhang Xiaolong sold Foxmail to Broad Company and became the Vice President of Broad Company. In March 2005, Tencent acquired Foxmail, and Zhang Xiaolong joined Tencent, taking overall responsibility for and leading the QQ mailbox team in Guangzhou. In November 2010, the WeChat project was officially established, and Zhang Xiaolong was in charge.

 Domestic News

 Xiaomi Mi Chat will be shut down: stop service on February 19 was a WeChat rival

On January 19th, Michao, a subsidiary of Xiaomi, announced that it will stop the service of Michat at 12:00 on February 19, 2021. After the service is stopped, Michat will stop logging in and shut down the server. At that time and later, users will not be able to log in. And using Michat, please export the chat history and personal data and other information by yourself before stopping the server.

At the beginning of Xiaomi’s establishment, the three major products of Xiaomi mobile phone, Michat and MIUI system were regarded by Lei Jun as Xiaomi’s “Triathlon”. On December 10, 2010, in less than two months, Xiaomi successfully developed and launched the Mi Chat Android version. As an app that can communicate with people through pictures and texts without an operator and only rely on the mobile phone network, Michao has taken the lead among free mobile instant messaging tools.

WeChat 1.0 dropped from the sky in January 2011, only a month after Mi Chat was launched. In more than a year since then, functions such as voice intercom, mobile phone number registration, nearby people, shake, drift bottle, and circle of friends have been launched one by one.

  In May 2012, Lei Jun publicly admitted that Mi Liao was defeated by WeChat.Two months later, the WeChat public account was launched, and it was in full swing. The social relationship chain is indeed a disadvantage that Xiaomi cannot make up for in the face of Tencent. Lei Jun once revealed that, in his opinion, one of the key reasons why Mi Liao lost to WeChat is QQ. In some media reports, some Michat users have said that compared to WeChat, which has a QQ relationship chain, the acquaintance social network on Michao was not formed at the beginning. (Interface News)

 Weimar Shen Hui: At present, it is not meaningful to release models with a battery life of more than 1,000 kilometers. A large number of electric vehicles with a battery life of 1,000 kilometers will be a great waste of resources.

On January 19, WM Motor announced that the intelligent driverless car WM W6 officially rolled off the production line and will be delivered in the first half of 2021. At the same time, Weimar will launch models with a cruising range of more than 800 kilometers this year. Shen Hui, founder, chairman and CEO of WM Motor, said that some car companies have launched models with a range of more than 1,000 kilometers this year, but it is of little significance at present.

Shen Hui said that although some car companies have proposed electric vehicles with a range of 1,000km, the delivery time is two to three years later, which is not meaningful. Perhaps in two years, charging piles will be able to cover more comprehensively, so a large number of electric vehicles with a range of 1,000 kilometers on the road will be a great waste of resources.

  Media reports that Douyin payment is online, ByteDance: Douyin payment is not just launched today

On January 19, the media reported that Douyin payment has been officially launched in Douyin APP. In addition to Alipay and WeChat payment, users can choose Douyin payment when paying. On December 24, 2020, Beijing ByteDance Technology Co., Ltd. added the trademark application information for “Douyin Payment”. The international classification involves 36 categories of “financial property management”, and the trademark status is “application for registration”.

At present, Douyin Payment supports the binding of ten bank cards, including Agricultural Bank, China Construction Bank, Bank of China, Postal Savings Bank, Bank of Communications, China Merchants Bank, etc. When using Douyin to pay for payment, the user needs to perform real-name authentication first, enter information such as name and ID number, and then perform the card binding operation, which can bind a savings card and a credit card. After the card is bound, the user can complete the payment through Douyin Payment. .

In this regard, ByteDance said that Douyin Payment did not just go online today, but did not respond to the specific launch time and catch-up strategy. Douyin has not yet responded to whether Douyin will become a new red envelope partner for this year’s Spring Festival Gala. (Source: NetEase Technology)

  Four institutions, Yuanfudao, Homework Gang, Gaotu Classroom, and Qingbei Online School, were hotly searched for false advertisements, and the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection took action

It was reported on January 19 that the advertisements of the four leading online education companies, Yuanfudao, Homework Gang, Gaotu Classroom, and Qingbei Online School, were swiped on WeChat Moments and Community, because these four companies hired the same “teacher”. “Advertise it, one day math teacher, the next English teacher.

In the video of Yuanfudao, the person claimed to have “been a primary school mathematics teacher for a lifetime”, but in the video of Gaotu Classroom, she is also a teacher who “taught English for 40 years”.

In this regard, the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision Commission published an article yesterday pointing to the chaos and supervision of online education on the cusp of the storm. The article mentioned, “Due to the boost of capital, under the sweep of this completely Internet-based marketing model, online education may deviate from the laws of education itself, not relying on the quality of courses, teaching effects, etc. to gain market selection and favor, but It is gradually dominated and influenced by capital.” (Source: Titanium Media)

  The news said that the good-looking video urgently stopped the original column cooperating with Zheng Shuang

According to a person close to Baidu’s Haohao Video, Haohao Video was originally scheduled to cooperate with Zheng Shuang in February this year for ten episodes of knowledge-based live interviews, which has been urgently stopped by Baidu. According to the above-mentioned sources, Haohao Video originally created a live-action interview column for Zheng Shuang Duosheng, creating an in-depth talk show with the topic + 10 representative figures in the entertainment industry, and analyzing the hot topics that the public cares about.

 Meituan’s intraday market value exceeded HK$2 trillion, becoming the third largest company in Hong Kong stocks

On January 19, Meituan’s share price hit a new high again, rising by more than 6% during the session, reaching a maximum of more than HK$347, and its market value exceeded HK$2 trillion for the first time. Meituan is currently the third-largest company by market capitalization in Hong Kong, after Tencent and Alibaba.

Since May 2020, Meituan’s share price has entered a rising phase that continues to set new records. On May 26, 2020, Meituan’s share price rose by more than 10.41%, and the closing price was HK$138.9, with a total market value of over HK$809.3 billion. At that time, Meituan also became the third most valuable Internet company in China.

Just three months later, Meituan set a new record again in August 2020. On August 24, 2020, Meituan’s closing price was HK$265.8, with a market value of about HK$1.56 trillion, making it the fourth-largest company by market value in Hong Kong.

At the beginning of 2020, Meituan’s share price was less than HK$100 per share. In one year, Meituan’s share price more than tripled from a year ago, which has a lot to do with Meituan’s performance. (Source:

 NIO: Has completed a bond sale totaling $1.5 billion

On January 19, NIO announced that it had completed a bond sale totaling US$1.5 billion. NIO said the funds obtained will be used for general corporate purposes and further strengthen the company’s cash and balance sheet. It is understood that the $1.5 billion bonds include $750 million in convertible bonds due in 2026 and $750 million in convertible bonds due in 2027.

At the beginning of the new year, NIO released its first sedan, the ET7. According to Li Bin, chairman of Weilai, the ET7 has a battery life of 1,000 kilometers and is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2022. The starting price before subsidies is 448,000 yuan. Talking about the target Tesla, Li Bin once said that Model S will not be the opponent of ET 7, and Model X will not be the opponent of Weilai ES 8/6. (Source: Donews)

Haier Zhijia’s registered capital increased to 9 billion yuan

According to the Tianyancha APP, on January 19, Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd., an affiliate of Haier, underwent an industrial and commercial change, and its registered capital increased from about 6.6 billion yuan to about 9 billion yuan.

Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd. was established in March 1994, with Liang Haishan as its legal representative. Its business scope includes R&D and manufacturing of electrical and Electronic products; digital technology, intelligent technology, and technical services; mineral water manufacturing, catering, and tourism services, etc. .

According to the information of the top ten shareholders of Tianyancha, the company’s largest shareholder is Haier Kaos Co., Ltd., holding 13.94% of the shares; the second largest shareholder is Haier Group Corporation, holding 11.88% of the shares. (Source: Interface)

 The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology removes 12 apps that infringe on user rights and interests

On January 19, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the removal of 12 APPs that violated user rights and interests. On December 21, 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology notified the list of 63 APP companies that violated the rights and interests of users. Up to now, after inspection and re-inspection by a third-party testing agency, there are still 12 apps that have not completed the rectification as required, and the organization has removed the 12 apps from the shelves. (Securities Times)

  my country has become the world’s largest online retail market for 8 consecutive years

It was reported on January 19 that in 2020, the online retail sales of physical goods reached 9.8 trillion yuan, an increase of 14.8% against the trend, accounting for 24.9% of the total retail sales of social consumer goods. my country has become the world’s largest online retail market for 8 consecutive years. .

The relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Commerce introduced that in 2020, my country’s new consumption will develop rapidly, and the integration of online and offline will be accelerated. The annual express delivery business volume reached 83.36 billion pieces, and the e-commerce live broadcast exceeded 20 million. Brick-and-mortar retailers accelerated their digital transformation and vigorously developed online sales and home-delivery businesses. Large-scale e-commerce platforms actively develop C2M reverse customization, empower upstream industries, and carry out flexible manufacturing to meet personalized and diversified consumer needs.

At the same time, in 2020, overseas consumption will accelerate backflow. The annual import value of consumer goods reached 1.57 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.2%, 8.9 percentage points higher than the overall growth rate of imports. Among them, the import of meat, jewelry and cosmetics increased by more than 30%, and the import of bags and watches increased by more than 20%. Hainan implemented a new policy of duty-free shopping on outlying islands. The annual sales of duty-free shops reached 32.74 billion yuan, an increase of 1.27 times over the previous year. (Source: Xinhua News Agency)

international News

 Apple may return to the classic naming method of mobile phones, this year’s iPhone may be named iPhone 12s

On January 19, immediately after the iPhone 12 series of smartphones was announced, rumors about the next-generation iPhone began to emerge. Previously, it was thought that they would be named iPhone 13, but recent signs suggest that Apple may return to the classic way of naming mobile phones, naming the new 2021 phones as iPhone 12s.

The last time Apple launched an “s” series of smartphones was the iPhone Xs. Before that, the company released the iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 6s, each with many major improvements over the previous generation, but retaining much of the previous generation’s classic design.

Compared to the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4, their upgrades have significantly improved performance; the iPhone 5s retains much of the iPhone 5’s design, but introduces innovations such as the Touch ID fingerprint scanner and 64-bit processor; the iPhone 6s features a second It has a new generation of Touch ID, a pressure-sensitive touch screen, a new 12-megapixel main camera sensor, and for the first time, RAM has been increased from 1GB to 2GB.

  Apple may cooperate with Hyundai Group to release new car in 2024

Recently, some foreign media said that Hyundai Motor Group and Apple plan to sign a cooperation agreement on electrified autonomous vehicles in March, and plan to start production in the United States as early as 2024. According to the report, the production base of Apple’s new car may be located in the Kia factory in Georgia, but it does not rule out the possibility of investing in the construction of a new factory in the United States. In terms of production capacity, it is expected to produce 10 vehicles in 2024, and plans to produce 400,000 vehicles per year in the future.

In order to improve the performance of Apple Car, Hyundai Motor Group and Apple plan to launch a beta version of Apple Car in 2022. As for the details of the cooperation, Apple and Hyundai Motor may also cooperate in the manufacture of Apple cars and battery research and development. Among them, battery research and development may be carried out in a Hyundai or Kia factory in the United States. (Source: Donews)

 Intel chairman plans to set up SPAC to raise $1 billion to target medical technology field

Intel Corp. Chairman Omar Ishrak is planning to raise money for a blank-check company targeting mergers and acquisitions in the medical technology space, people familiar with the matter said.

Ishraq will file a public registration document with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as soon as Tuesday, with the goal of raising about $750 million to $1 billion for a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), people familiar with the matter said. Ishraq previously ran medical device giant Medtronic. (Source: Phoenix Technology)

 Tesla’s new battery production line will have to wait two years for mass adoption

Tesla recently released a video of the new 4680 battery and its production line on social media, saying that the production line will be used in the super factories in Texas and Berlin. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said: “The production of batteries is an important issue that will really limit the development of sustainable energy in the future.”

By producing such batteries, Tesla is on track to halve battery costs and achieve its goal of increasing battery production nearly 100 times by 2030. “The larger battery cells, along with the other manufacturing and The design changes will eventually increase the range of its cars by more than 50%.” (Source: First Financial)

  Microsoft leads $2 billion investment in self-driving startup Cruise

On January 19, according to reports, autonomous driving startup Cruise and its major shareholder General Motors announced today that they have entered into a partnership with Microsoft to promote the commercialization of autonomous vehicles.

As part of the partnership, Microsoft will join General Motors, Honda and institutional investors in a new equity investment of more than $2 billion in Cruise, bringing Cruise’s post-investment valuation to $30 billion. Additionally, Cruise’s self-driving cars will use Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure. (Source: Titanium Media)

  Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform

Qualcomm Technologies announced the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform, an upgrade to the Snapdragon 865 Plus mobile platform, featuring an enhanced Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU with a super core frequency of up to 3.2GHz.

Thanks to the ultra-fast experience powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, true 5G Sub-6GHz and mmWave for the global market, and ultra-intuitive AI features, the new Snapdragon 870 is designed to deliver an overall boost in performance for better gaming experience.

“Building on the success of the Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865 Plus, the new Snapdragon 870 will further meet the needs of OEMs and the mobile industry,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies. Helping leading terminal manufacturers such as Motorola, Xiaomi, OPPO, OnePlus, and iQOO to launch a variety of flagship terminals.” (Source: Titanium Media)


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