Morning Post voice edition
Editor’s note: what are the important contents of this issue of science and technology morning post? Baidu released 7Nm Kunlun core 2, which has achieved mass production; Putian traffic police informed Weilai of the automatic driving accident, saying that an investigation had been carried out; Tencent announced the financial report for the second quarter of 2021, with a revenue of 138.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 20%; The Ministry of transport said it would promote the implementation of online car Hailing guidance as soon as possible and set an upper limit on the proportion of online car Hailing platform.
Baidu announces mass production of Kunlun core 2
On August 18, baidu announced that the self-developed second-generation Baidu Kunlun AI chip – Kunlun core 2 has achieved mass production. Baidu officials said that Kunlun core 2 adopts a 7Nm process and is equipped with a self-developed second-generation XPU architecture, which improves the performance by 2-3 times compared with the first generation; Kunlun core AI chip has self-developed XPU architecture and a number of independent designs. It also completes end-to-end adaptation with a variety of domestic general processors such as Feiteng, a variety of domestic operating systems such as Kirin and Baidu’s self-developed propeller deep learning framework, and has the ability of domestic AI in the whole stack.
Latest developments! Putian traffic police reported Weilai automatic driving incident
On August 18, Putian traffic police reported the Weilai automatic driving incident, saying that the public security traffic police department would make a responsibility determination according to law on the basis of accident investigation. The circular pointed out that at about 14:18 on August 12, Lin Moumou drove an electric vehicle and collided with the rear of a light ordinary truck under construction in the same lane in front of Putian Hanjiang section of Shenhai expressway, resulting in a road traffic accident in which Lin Moumou, the driver of the electric vehicle, was killed on the spot, Wang Moumou, the passenger of the truck, was injured, and the two vehicles were damaged to varying degrees.
Exclusive education later dismissed core business executives, involving violations of financial and recruitment processes
Qian Chen, head of the company’s vigorous education and Enlightenment business, was dismissed on August 16, involving illegal recruitment, illegal reimbursement and other issues. At present, the enlightenment business has turned to Liu Xu, and has not been formally appointed internally, but the reporting relationship of project leaders has turned to Liu Xu. Liu Xu joined byte jump for about four years. Previously, he was responsible for the procurement, supply chain and public relations of byte education business. After the adjustment, he still manages the procurement, supply chain, public relations and other teams.
Softbank sold 14 billion technology stocks in the second quarter to start-ups
According to Bloomberg’s calculation on the disclosure of position documents, Softbank sold almost $14 billion of shares last quarter, about three times the amount sold in the first quarter. The stocks cleared include Facebook, Microsoft, Google parent company alphabet, Netflix and salesforce, and Uber and doordash were underweight. Polaris, Softbank’s division focused on trading listed stocks and derivatives, sold 2.4 million PayPal shares, 4.4 million TSMC shares and 367000 Amazon shares in the second quarter.
Byte jump announced to join the “open source invention network”
On August 18, byte beat announced to join the “open source invention network” alliance, which is the world’s largest patent non infringement alliance. It protects Linux and related open source software and the companies behind them from patent attacks and patent giants.
The second phase project of Xiaopeng Zhaoqing plant is started, with a planned annual production capacity of 100000 vehicles
On August 18, Xiaopeng intelligent new energy vehicle phase II project was officially signed and started in Zhaoqing high tech Zone. It is reported that Xiaopeng automobile Zhaoqing phase II project will be constructed by increasing capital, expanding production, improving quality and efficiency. The planned annual production capacity of phase II construction is 100000 vehicles. After the project is completed, the designed annual production capacity of Zhaoqing intelligent manufacturing base will be increased from 100000 vehicles to 200000 vehicles.
Faraday will appoint Brian Krolicki as chairman of the board of directors, who once served in the Nevada Department of transportation
In August 18th, Faraday Faraday (Future) announced its official micro-blog official account, formally appointed FF board member Brian Krolicki as chairman of Faraday’s future board. It is understood that he once served as vice chairman of the Department of transportation of Nevada.
SpaceX will send the Starship to the launch pad as early as tomorrow for low-temperature and static ignition tests
On Tuesday, local time, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, a US space exploration technology company, said on twitter that the company is expected to try the second integration of the Starship prototype S20 and the super heavy rocket booster B4 as early as tomorrow. This is the second integrated exercise of the world’s largest launch vehicle. SpaceX will also conduct low-temperature and static ignition tests on the Starship prototype.
According to the network transmission, a number of main models were shut down due to the supply of core pieces. FAW Audi: the news is not true
On August 18, in response to the news spread on the Internet that “many of Audi’s main sales models have been discontinued due to ‘lack of core’, and many 4S stores have no existing cars and have turned to order sales”, FAW Volkswagen Audi insiders denied it and made it clear that “this is false information and untrue.”
It’s settled! China Telecom A shares were listed on August 20 at an issue price of 4.53 yuan / share
On the evening of August 18, China Telecom Co., Ltd. issued the announcement on IPO listing, saying that the company’s shares will be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on August 20, 2021. The stock code is “601728”, and the issue price is 4.53 yuan / share.
China Mobile’s pre disclosed A-share prospectus intends to raise more than 56 billion yuan
On the 18th, China Mobile announced that the application materials for the company’s initial public offering of a shares have been accepted by the CSRC, and the A-share Prospectus has been published on the website of the CSRC. According to the prospectus, China Mobile plans to issue 965 million a shares, and the amount of funds to be raised may exceed 56 billion yuan.
Financial report of listed companies
Tencent’s total revenue in the first half of 2021 was 273.6 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 23%
On August 18, Tencent released the second quarter financial report of 2021. According to the financial report, Tencent’s revenue in the second quarter was 138.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 20%; The net profit in the second quarter was 42.6 billion yuan, with a market estimate of 30.77 billion yuan, compared with 33.107 billion yuan in the same period last year, a year-on-year increase of 29%; The adjusted net profit in the second quarter was 34 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 13%. Tencent’s total revenue in the first half of 2021 was 273.562 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 23%; The net profit was 90.354 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 46%; The adjusted net profit was 67.157 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 17%.
Microblog: net revenue of $574.5 million in the second quarter
On August 18, Weibo released the financial report for the second quarter of 2021. According to the financial report data, as of June this year, the monthly active users of microblog reached 566 million and the daily active users reached 246 million. With the recovery of the market environment, microblog actively optimized its marketing strategy and improved its market competitiveness. In the second quarter, its overall revenue reached US $574.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 48%.
Vipshop released the financial report of 2021q2: the net revenue was 29.6 billion, and the active users increased by 32% year-on-year
On August 18, vipshop, a special e-commerce, disclosed its unaudited financial report for the second quarter of 2021. According to the financial report data, vipshop’s net revenue in the second quarter reached 29.6 billion yuan, Gmv exceeded 48.1 billion yuan, and the total number of orders reached 221.5 million. According to non general accounting standards, the net profit in the second quarter was 1.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11.3%; The total number of active users was 51.1 million, with a year-on-year rapid growth of 32%, and the scale of super VIP paying members increased by nearly 50% year-on-year. So far, vipshop has made profits for 35 consecutive quarters.
Graffiti intelligence (Tuya. US) Q2 had a total revenue of US $84.7 million, a year-on-year increase of about 118%
On the evening of August 18, Beijing time, the global IOT development platform “graffiti intelligence” released the financial report for the second quarter of 2021, with a total revenue of US $84.7 million, an increase of 118.0% compared with us $38.8 million in the same period in 2020. The net loss was US $38.1 million, compared with us $14.7 million in the same period in 2020. Not in accordance with US GAAP, the net loss was US $23.1 million, while the net loss in the same period in 2020 was US $13 million.
Roblox had a net loss of $140 million in the second quarter, and dau increased by nearly 30% year-on-year
Roblox, a sandbox game platform, announced its second quarter results today. According to the financial report, in the second quarter ending June 30, roblox had a revenue of $454.1 million and a pre-sale service revenue of about $665.5 million, an increase of 127% and 35% respectively over the same period last year. Roblox had a net loss of $140.1 million in the previous quarter.
Smart new products
No steering wheel! Can Baidu’s release of car robots revive public confidence in automatic driving?
In August 18th, Baidu CEO Robin Li officially released the “Apollo robot” and “driverless run” of the driverless car brand at the 2021 Baidu World Conference. According to Baidu, the car robot has L5 level automatic driving ability, which can realize full automatic driving. At the same time, it has multi-mode interaction capabilities such as voice and face recognition, which can analyze the potential needs of users and actively provide services. In addition, automotive robots also have the ability of self-learning and continuous upgrading.
Google released the pixel 5A phone for $449
Google released a low-cost mobile phone pixel 5A on Tuesday, priced at $449, and will go on sale on August 26. Compared with the pixel 4A released last year, the pixel 5A is moderately improved, equipped with a larger battery, a slightly larger screen and waterproof function, and supports 5g. However, due to the continuous chip shortage, Google will sell only in the United States and Japan.
Realme book release: 2K screen + 16 + 512 top configuration, only 4299 yuan
On August 18, realme’s first notebook, realme book, was officially released. It is equipped with Intel’s 11th generation core processor and 2K resolution screen. It supports cross screen collaborative operation between notebook and mobile phone. The price starts from 4299 yuan.
Other important news
Ministry of transport: set the upper limit of proportion of online car Hailing platform
The Information Office of the State Council held a regular policy briefing of the State Council at 3 p.m. on August 18. At the meeting, Li Huaqiang, head of the transportation service department of the Ministry of transport, said that the Ministry of transport will accelerate the implementation of various measures of the guiding opinions in combination with the actual situation of the reform and development of the online car Hailing industry, The guidance includes four specific measures such as setting the upper limit of the proportion of online car Hailing platform.
The Ministry of Commerce solicits opinions: the behavior of rewarding the anchor shall be standardized, and the anchor account shall be managed by classification
On the 18th, the Ministry of Commerce publicly solicited opinions on the industry standard (Draft for comments) of the code for management and service of live e-commerce platform. In terms of account management of the live broadcast subject, it is mentioned that the corresponding access threshold or conditions should be set for the qualification of the anchor, the real identity information of the anchor should be authenticated, the anchor account name and avatar should be standardized, the behavior of rewarding the anchor should be standardized, and the credit evaluation system such as the anchor should be established.