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Xiaomi jumps on blockchain pet bandwagon with Cryptorabbits

After Baidu’s financial blockchain lab released the blockchain pet Cryptodoggies (莱茨狗), Netease also launched a similar product “Lucky Cat (招财猫).” Now, Xiaomi seems to have to use the same form of blockchain layout. It is reported that Xiaomi’s blockchain product is called “Cryptorabbit (加密兔)” and is currently being tested, Chinese media iFeng is reporting. Xiaomi chose […]

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Inside Xiaomi’s everything store

Have you ever walked into a store, saw the products on display and thought you entered the wrong place? That’s what happened when I visited Xiaomi’s store at The Place in Beijing…. until it dawned on me: I was exactly where I meant to go. Sports shoes, toothbrushes, and mattresses are not the kind of […]

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Ant Financial, Didi and Xiaomi named top unicorns in China

China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has announced the 2017 China Unicorn Enterprise Development Report (in Chinese) and the Zhongguancun Unicorn Enterprise Development Report. 164 companies have made the top unicorn list, with a total valuation of $628.4 billion. Ant Financial took the crown with a valuation at $75 billion. Didi Chuxing and Xiaomi were placed second […]

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Xiaomi comes to Europe with launch event in Madrid

Xiaomi ventured into western Europe with a grand launch event on November 7 in the Spanish capital of Madrid. This is part of the Chinese smartphone maker’s ambitious plan to transform into a globally recognized brand. Revealed at the event were two smartphone models for the Spaniards—the €499 bezel-free MIX 2 and the €229 Mi A1 powered by […]

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Xiaomi and Baidu team up to create an AI+IoT ecosystem

Xiaomi presented its new IoT strategy today announcing its cooperation with Baidu. During Xiaomi’s first IoT Developer Conference since 2015, Baidu’s Chief Operating Officer Lu Qi said that the two companies will cooperate on application scenarios, Xiaomi’s intelligent hardware, big data and smart devices ecosystem in combination with Baidu’s AI technology, big data, intelligent mapping […]