Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates announced their divorce - Warren Buffett said that if he resigns, Abel may be his successor

Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced the end of their 27-year marriage in a joint statement on May 3. The statement stated that the two believe that continuing to maintain their marriage relationship can no longer allow each other to continue to improve. However, they will continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Melinda worked at Microsoft and married Bill in 1994. She has been an advocate for global health and women's equality in the work of co-managing the foundation.

Warren Buffett said that if he stepped down, Greg Abel might be his successor. Abel has always been regarded as the most likely candidate to succeed Buffett. Abel has been in charge of Berkshire Hathaway Energy's operations after the departure of David Sokol, the former successor. For Abel, the age of fewer than 60 years old and amazing performance are his biggest advantages. Abel gradually built MidAmerican Energy into one of the largest energy suppliers in the United States, and also contributed approximately 10% of Berkshire's profits.

After the Samsung family went through the inheritance process, the ranking of the heads of major Korean conglomerates changed significantly. Based on the April 30 closing price of ordinary shares held, Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-Yong, after inheriting the inheritance of his father, Lee Jian-hee's stock, ranked first with a stock market value of 15.6167 trillion won. Li Jianxi's widow, Hong Luoxi, has increased his stock market value to 11.4319 trillion, ranking second. The third and fourth-largest stock market billionaires are Lee Jianxi’s daughter, Lee Fu-jin, the president of the Shilla Hotel, and Lee Seo-hyun, the director of the Samsung Welfare Foundation, with stock market values ​​of 7.78 trillion and 7.21 trillion won, respectively.

American mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments made a significant adjustment to the valuation of fintech giant Ant Group. Fidelity Investments is one of the global elite investment institutions that invested in Ant Group three years ago. According to the regulatory announcement, the price of Ant Group shares marked by Fidelity's several funds at the end of February corresponds to the company's valuation of US$144 billion. The above-mentioned price has shrunk significantly compared with August last year, when Fidelity’s price assessment corresponds to a valuation of US$295 billion, indicating that Fidelity believes this investment will incur losses.

Microsoft recently announced that it will significantly reduce the share of game sales in the Windows store, which shocked the entire PC gaming industry. Since August this year, Microsoft’s commission rate for PC game developers’ revenue will be reduced from the original 30% to 12%, which is equivalent to the rate charged by Epic Games and puts even greater pressure on Valve—Valve is still right. 30% of the revenue from game sales on Steam.

Intel (Intel) will invest another 600 million US dollars in Israel to expand its research and development. The company will also spend $10 billion to build a new chip factory, and the first phase of construction has already begun. Intel is Israel's largest employer, currently has 14,000 employees, and plans to hire another 1,000.

Dell Technologies reached a deal to sell its Boomi cloud business to private equity firms Francisco Partners and TPG. This move is part of the personal computer and data storage giant's business restructuring. This transaction, including debt, valued the cloud integration platform at $4 billion. Dell acquired Boomi in 2010. Boomi is a participant in the fast-growing integrated platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) market. The software it manufactures can transfer data between applications, thereby helping applications communicate with each other.

Verizon (Verizon) reached an agreement to sell its media unit Verizon Media to private equity giant Apollo Global Management for US$5 billion. The sold business will be named Yahoo, including once-dominant online brands such as AOL and Yahoo. Verizon will retain a 10% stake in this business. This move comes at a time when Verizon is striving to divest media assets while increasing its focus on wireless business and 5G services. Last year, the company agreed to sell the online news service of the Huffington Post to BuzzFeed, and in 2019 it sold the blogging platform Tumblr.

The American media giant Meredith is in in-depth negotiations to sell its 17 local radio stations to Gray Television for more than $2.5 billion. The sale will allow Meredith to focus on its magazine division, which owns magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens and People. This will also help the media group strengthen its digital strategy.

Tesla's facility in Germany will not start production until the end of January 2022. According to a new report, the production of Tesla's new Gigafactory outside Berlin will be postponed for another six months. Tesla had hoped that the above-mentioned plant would start production on July 1, but licensing issues and plans to build a battery pack plant there caused delays. The plant will be Tesla's fourth global super factory and the first in Europe.

Weilai Automobile announced that its delivery volume in April reached 7,102 units, an increase of 125.1% year-on-year, broken down into models. Among them, Weilai ES8 delivered 1,523 units in April, Weilai ES6 delivered 3163 units, and Weilai EC6 delivered 2,416 units. Ideal Auto announced delivery data for April. Ideal ONE delivered 5539 vehicles in April, an increase of 111.3% compared to April 2020. Xiaopeng Motors released its April delivery report. In April 2021, Xiaopeng Motors delivered a total of 5147 units, an increase of 285% over the same period last year. Among them, P7 delivered 2,995 units and G3 delivered 2,152 units.

According to the sales data released by major Korean car companies on the 3rd, the five major automakers of Hyundai Motor, Kia, GM, Renault Samsung, and Ssangyong Motor sold 653,139 worldwide in April, a year-on-year increase of 69.5% and a month-on-month decrease of 7.9%. Specifically, Hyundai Motor sold 345,777 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 106.2%. Kia sold 249,734 units, an increase of 78% year-on-year. South Korean GM sold 21,455 vehicles worldwide, a decrease of 25.4% year-on-year. Renault Samsung sold 9,344 vehicles, a decrease of 28.6% year-on-year. Ssangyong Motor's global sales were 4,381. A year-on-year decrease of 35.7%.

A SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station and fell safely into the water in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning. This is the first time a NASA spacecraft has returned this way at night in decades. The earth. The "Resilience" Crew Dragon made by SpaceX under Elon Musk completed a "soft" landing on the water at 2:56 am local time on Sunday, and was then hoisted to a ship near Panama City, Florida. Recycle the boat. This marked the end of the 168-day journey of the four astronauts in space and the completion of SpaceX's first round-trip mission in space.

Pfizer and BioNTech said they have submitted an application to seek to expand the conditional marketing authorization of their new crown vaccine Comirnaty in the EU to allow young people to use the vaccine. The two companies submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency, requesting that the scope of the vaccine be extended to adolescents between 12 and 15 years old. The two companies have previously submitted similar emergency use authorization applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and intend to submit authorization amendment requests to other regulatory agencies around the world.

British vaccine company Vaccitech's share price fell nearly 20% on its first day of listing. The company and AstraZeneca have jointly developed a new crown vaccine. The company is a research institution at the University of Oxford. Vaccitech has attracted much attention in the past year due to its work on the new crown vaccine. Its vaccine is marketed by AstraZeneca. Compared with the usually slow rate of drug development, its vaccine is one of the few new coronavirus vaccines that have been launched quickly.

Oatly, the world's largest producer of oat milk, submitted a prospectus to the US Securities Regulatory Commission. In September 2020, OATLY completed the financing of 200 million US dollars, and it is also on the way to "net celebrity" drinks. As of 2020, in the Swedish domestic market, Oatly has a 53% market share in the total sales of alternative dairy products and non-milk products, while in the UK, Germany, and the United States, Oatly has promoted 49%, 43%, and 13% of the plant in 2020, respectively. Sexual milk growth. In 2020, Oatly's revenue was US$421.4 million, an increase of 106.5% from US$204 million in 2019. This growth exceeded its 2019 year-on-year increase of 72.9%.

McDonald's (McDonald's) is working with Uber (Uber) to test an option that allows customers to use its app to order food delivery. Customers in the UK can choose the delivery method in the My McDonald app, and the courier working through the Uber platform will complete the delivery.

According to information from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, JD Logistics has passed the Hong Kong Stock Exchange hearing and disclosed the post-hearing data set. JD Logistics is also the third IPO subsidiary of JD after JD Digital and JD Health. The data collection after the hearing shows that from 2018 to 2020, JD Logistics' revenues were RMB 37.9 billion, 49.8 billion, and 73.4 billion, respectively, of which revenue in 2020 increased by 47.2% year-on-year.

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