On April 6th, the Hurun Research Institute released the "2023 Hurun Global Self-Made Under-40 Billionaires List". The list shows that as of January 16th, there are a total of 59 self-made billionaires under the age of 40 worldwide.
The United States Congress recently held a hearing on TikTok after a three-year hiatus, revisiting concerns over the app's ownership by ByteDance and the possibility of separating it from the Chinese parent company or outright banning it in the US.
Tencent's extended reality (XR) department underwent adjustment and started to focus on building software. It reportedly will introduce Quest 2, a VR device under Meta, in the future.
PICO, a VR brand acquired by ByteDance, will launch two new products in the near future, one of which will be the PICO 4 Pro, to be launched in April or May, and the other is a low-end version based on the PICO Neo 3 for the lower-end market.
The cumulative number of layoffs in the technology industry so far this year is now estimated to have exceeded 100,000. For the Chinese community, the tide of layoffs in the internet sector has spread anxiety.
Meta announced 11,000 job cuts on November 9. Many affected individuals have since taken to TikTok to share their experiences and feelings of being laid off, and the ByteDance-owned short video platform has even begun to recruit a large number of them.
On the evening of November 9, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would lay off 13% of its workforce, affecting more than 11,000 employees. Many Chinese organizations in Silicon Valley have begun to recommend each other for new job opportunities.