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The Company Behind The Roomba Wants To Tap A Xiaomi-Like Formula in China

iRobot, the company behind the Roomba automatic floor vacuum, has turned their attention to China, setting up an office in Shanghai and seeking local investment opportunities. The company is seeking to grow its presence in the market, and lower manufacturing costs for their brand of home robots, the same formula that saw Xiaomi build a multi-billion USD ‘smart home’ […]

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Can Virtual Reality Save Shanghai’s Cultural Heritage?

The shikumen (石库门) neighborhood where Lewei Huang grew up is barely recognizable from the digital replica he created half a year ago. Sections of the neighborhood have been reduced to rubble, as bulldozers grind their way through brick walls and 20th century shikumen structures – a fusion of Western and Chinese architecture unique to Shanghai. […]

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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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The Modern Chinese Consumer: 3 Things You Should Know

While the world watches China’s slowing economy with anxiety-filled anticipation, Chinese consumers are largely optimistic and willing to spend, according to a new report released last Friday by consulting firm McKinsey. The report, which surveyed 10,000 people across 44 cities in China, found that more than half of Chinese consumers were confident that their income […]

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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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