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Live from TechCrunch – How can a foreign hardware company enter China?

Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley in China, is becoming a must-destination for the foreign hardware startups to start their business. On the other hand, Chinese startups are starting from Shenzhen and expanding to global markets, such as educational robot kit Makeblock, drone maker DJI, and smartphone manufacturer Huawei. In the panel “Startup in Shenzhen”, Benjamin Joffe, Partner […]

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Tactics to make sure you get your hongbao this Chinese New Year

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on our sister site, TechNode Chinese. If you’re working in a Chinese company, then you’d better be prepared for Chinese New Year’s Eve, the best time of the year to grab red envelopes on your WeChat group. Chinese people give red envelope (hongbao, 红包) with money to their younger children and co-workers as […]

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Flexible Action Camera PIC Wins DreamPlus TechNode Demo Day 

The winning startup of DreamPlus TechNode Korean Startup Demo Day, held on June 30th in Shanghai, was Boud, the makers of a flexible action camera. As a reward, the company was given a free booth at the TechCrunch Beijing event in November. The camera startup is one of the four selected companies participating in the DreamPlus Global Expansion Program. “DreamPlus aims to […]

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Xiaomi Could Now Be Your Next Mobile Carrier

Diversifications seems to be the buzz word down at the Xiaomi office these days, with the Chinese smartphone giant looking into almost any potential revenue stream to stave off woes over a slowing smartphone market. Their latest venture? Becoming a mobile operator.  Right off the back of the Mi 4c launch, the company has released […]

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Manufacturing Hardware In China From Scratch: Q&A With Liam Bates, Co-Founder of Origins Technology

Since its designation as a Special Economic Zone, Shenzhen has earned its reputation as the ‘Silicon Valley for hardware.’ Many hardware startups such as DJI choose to base their headquarters in Shenzhen, and hardware accelerators, such as Brinc and HAX, leverage the city to offer entrepreneurs a proximity to manufacturing that’s hard to find elsewhere. However, jumping into hardware and […]

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Review – The OnePlus 2 China Model: A Solid Design

OnePlus, the 2014 Crunchies Startup nominee, has just released a successor to its popular “niche” smartphone OnePlus One; the  OnePlus 2. Being in the market (or in the invitation letters) for 14 months, OnePlus 1 has received quite positive feedback from the media and the the fan community – and is equipped with CyanogenMod, one of the […]