Threads users break 100 million, Twitter data drops sharply
Yesterday, Meta’s Twitter competitor, Threads, surpassed 100 million users. That’s only 5 days since the app went live. The performance of Threads even surpassed ChatGPT, which took 2 months to achieve more than 100 million users. Meanwhile, Twitter’s traffic numbers aren’t very good. Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince shared Twitter’s traffic situation and said that “Twitter’s traffic data plummeted.” Data from Similarweb pointed out that during the two days when Threads went live, Twitter traffic fell by 5%, compared with the same period in 2022, an 11% drop. Threads is still not live in Europe, so there is still a lot of room for user growth. Musk, the boss of Twitter, is probably a little unhappy. He has criticized Zuckerberg and Threads over the past weekend, and he also used vulgar words when he scolded Zuckerberg.
Jiaduobao responds to being sentenced to pay 317 million to Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group and will appeal
Yesterday, Jiaduobao issued a statement that the company received the first-instance judgment of the Guangdong Higher People’s Court on the trademark dispute between Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group and Jiaduobao. The first-instance judgment found that six (Jiaduobao) companies had jointly infringed the rights and ordered the six (Jiaduobao) companies to pay 317 million yuan in compensation. Jiaduobao regrets the verdict and will immediately appeal to the Supreme People’s Court. The case involved not the ownership of the “Wanglaoji” trademark but the amount of compensation for the trademark infringement of “Wanglaoji”. Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group intends to claim against Jiaduobao for continuing to infringe on the use of the “Wanglaoji” trademark after May 2, 2010.
Wechat official account adds reading function
Recently, WeChat released the iOS 8.0.39 update, which added the official account reading function. If you want to use this function, users only need to open an official account article, click “…” in the upper right corner, and then select “Read aloud” to enter the playback interface. This function also supports double-speed playback, which can light up the red heart “Like,” add to “Listen Later,” bookmark and forward, etc. Today, why not “listen” to today’s morning paper 😊
Canada rules that emoji expressions have the force of law
In a recent Canadian lawsuit, the judge ruled that the Emoji expression “👍” is equivalent to a signature and has legal effect. The story was that a buyer inquired about the price of flax from a grain producer, then drew up a purchase contract and sent it to the producer for confirmation. However, the other party only responded with a “👍” (thumbs up), and the buyer thought that the other party agreed to the transaction. In the end, the manufacturer did not deliver the goods on time, and the buyer immediately took the manufacturer to court. The manufacturer argued that “👍” only means “received the news,” not “agreed to the transaction.” The judge believes that although this is not a traditional way of signing documents, it does convey the meaning of “consent” in the current context. Therefore, the plaintiff was ruled in favor of the lawsuit, and the manufacturer had to compensate about 82,000 Canadian dollars. At the conclusion of the case, the judge also stated that the court should adapt to the development of technology and society and be prepared to face new situations and challenges.
Evernote lays off most of its US employees
Evernote said it has laid off most of its U.S. and Chilean employees. Italian company Bending Spoons acquired Evernote last November and is now looking to move most of Evernote’s business to Europe. In February of this year, Evernote had already laid off 129 employees. At that time, Bending Spoons told the media TechCrunch that the unprofitable nature of Evernote was unsustainable in the long run. Launched back in 2008, Evernote was once the most popular electronic note-taking app.
Microsoft kicks off new round of layoffs
According to GeekWire, Microsoft announced a new round of layoffs on Monday local time. Employees in customer service, support, and sales departments were affected, but the specific number of layoffs was not sure. The layoffs are not part of the 10,000 layoffs Microsoft announced at the beginning of the year. A Microsoft spokesperson said: Organizational and employee adjustments are a necessary and routine part of managing our business. We will continue to prioritize and invest in future strategic growth areas and support our customers and partners.
Passenger Federation: Negative growth in July should be a normal phenomenon
Yesterday, the Federation of Passenger Cars pointed out in the passenger car market analysis report that the policy of halving the car purchase tax was implemented on June 1 last year. Therefore, the policy start period was superimposed with the resonance of purchase delay factors from March to June last year, which led to the halving of the car purchase tax in July last year. The super high base is not conducive to the performance of the year-on-year growth rate of the auto market in July this year. It should be normal if there is a negative growth in July this year.
Amazon China Prime Membership Day officially opens
Amazon China will hold Prime Membership Day from 23:00 on July 10 to 15:00 on July 13, Beijing time. According to reports, this year’s Prime Member Day will have 20,000 international brands and nearly 2.5 million new selections. China-exclusive promotional items increased by 300% year-on-year. Users can participate in the event through the Amazon Shopping app or the Amazon Overseas Shopping WeChat Mini Program.
Xiao Ai launched the function of “knocking wooden fish”
Yesterday, Xiao Ai announced the launch of the “Knock Wooden Fish” function: just say “Knock Wooden Fish” to Xiao Ai on the Xiaomi phone/tablet to activate the function. After the function is turned on, the user only needs to tap the screen to knock on the wooden fish. According to users who have already experienced it, the wooden fish will light up every 30 times. Moreover, users can also enable “automatic tapping” to automatically “accumulate merit”.
Digital RMB SIM card hard wallet function will be launched
Today, Bank of China, China Telecom, and China Unicom will jointly launch SIM card hard wallet products on the Digital RMB app. According to reports, the digital renminbi SIM card hard wallet uses the telecom operator’s super SIM card as the wallet carrier, and users can use the super SIM card hard wallet to complete payments when the mobile phone is without power. Currently, only Android phones with NFC function support the use of SIM card hard wallets.
Honor Watch 4 official rendering exposure
The Honor Watch 4, which will be released on July 12, recently leaked suspected official renderings. Honor Watch 4 adopts a square dial design, and the bezel is curved. According to previous reports, this watch will have three straps: black, off-white, and light blue, and the latter two styles are printed with the glory white logo.
Tesla Optimus humanoid robot enters North American stores
Tesla recently introduced the Optimus humanoid robot in its North American stores. However, these robots are just for display and will not actually participate in the work. They are more used to attract people to the store.