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Is Xiaomi Pivoting Away From Smartphones?

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun wanted to make one thing clear when he spoke at the Summer Davos event in Tianjin on Monday: “Xiaomi was never meant to be just a smartphone vendor.” The company, which rocketed to fame through mega-sales of budget smartphones, is now stepping back from its revenue-driving product, amid a stagnating smartphone market and […]

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Xiaomi Is Expanding Their Smart Transport Empire With Bicycles

After tackling Segway-style smart transport last year, Xiaomi Inc. now has plans to expand further into smart bikes. The company will release a new Xiaomi-brand smart bike in the coming months, according to sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal. At the same time Xiaomi-backed smart bicycle company IRiding will also release a ‘smart’ bike called the ‘QiCycle’ this week, […]

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Four Chinese Drones You Can’t Miss In 2016

The global commercial drone market is taking off as improvements in technology transform drones from a specialty device into an affordable consumer product. A huge market for consumer drones is blossoming and already, and China is making its mark. Data from state media outlet Xinhua shows that drone exports from China’s hardware hub Shenzhen amounted to $2.7 […]

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Xiaomi-Like Chinese Smartphone Vendor Collapses Amid Cutthroat Competition

The ecosystem that permitted the meteoric rise of Xiaomi’s valuation to over $45 billion no longer exists. A year-long contraction in the Chinese smartphone market has yielded a consolidated field of players struggling to find new inroads to a saturated market, and the latest casualty has fallen. Dakele, or “big coke”, the Chinese smartphone maker that once aimed to emulate Xiaomi, has suspended R&D […]

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Huawei Says They Can Hang On To Growth As Operating Margins Shrink

Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone brand, posted a 40 percent increase in first quarter sales revenue when they reported their earnings on Monday. The company says they expect to maintain their current growth trajectory throughout the year. Huawei recorded $245.5 billion yuan ($37 billion USD) in revenue during the first six months of 2016, claiming they have managed […]

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Huawei Celebrates The New Year By Boosting Sales Expectations

While many Chinese smartphone vendors are looking to 2016 for a reprieve from dwindling smartphone demand, Huawei Technologies Co. is ringing in the New Year with some better news. The company said on Thursday that their 2015 revenue is expected to rise 35.5% over the previous year, significantly higher than a prediction release earlier this year of 20%. The Shenzhen-based […]

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This Kickstarter Project Lets You Talk To Your Plants

Giving people the ability to control objects with their voice has typically been the domain of big tech companies: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple’s Siri. Shenzhen-based hardware company Seeed Studio wants to change that. “You can take a plant and make it something you can talk to,” says Xiaobo Ye, the product manager of ReSpeaker. “Now, raising a plant […]

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Yet Another Patent War Is On: Huawei Sues Samsung Over Infringements

Huawei Technologies announced on Wednesday that it has filed lawsuits against Korean rival Samsung over alleged patent infringements in the U.S. and China. The dispute mainly relates to Samsung’s alleged unlicensed use of Huawei’s 4G technologies, operating systems, and user interfaces in their smartphones, according to the Chinese smartphone maker. Although the lawsuit was only […]

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Chinese ‘Hoverboard’ Startup Raided By US State Marshals At CES

China is working hard to throw off a reputation for copycat hardware, but a public showdown between U.S. authorities and a Chinese company at CES this week didn’t help. U.S. Federal Marshals reportedly raided the booth of a Chinese electric skateboard startup at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Thursday, seizing a number of the one-wheeled products. […]

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