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Nine Mind-Blowing Things We Learnt On China’s Singles’ Day 2015 Mega-Sale

1. Alibaba’s Total Revenue Total GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) settled through Alibaba’s payment affiliate Alipay was $14.3 billion USD (91.2 billion yuan), and increase of 60% compared to 2014.  2. How Much Was From Mobile? Total mobile GMV settled through Alipay was approximately 9.8 billion USD (62.6 billion yuan), exceeding total GMV in 2014, and accounted […]

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Xiaomi Teams Up With Foxconn To Make Phones In India

Xiaomi launched its first phone entirely assembled in India yesterday, the Redmi 2 Prime. The company has paired up with manufacturer Foxconn, who recently announced a $5 billion USD investment in new manufacturing facilities in western India. The phones were assembled in a current Foxconn factory, and retail at just over $100 USD, (6,999 INR). Xiaomi recently regained their top […]

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Xiaomi Leaves Asia For The First Time With Brazil Launch

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has clocked an all time first; selling its phones outside of Asia. The company officially opened its Xiaomi Brazil store on Tuesday, tapping one of the hottest mobile markets globally.  Xiaomi will be selling their Redmi 2, a model which has performed well in both China and surrounding markets. The company has already […]

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Xiaomi Users Like History, iPhone Users Like Cars: What Your Smartphone Says About You

Brand is identity; from our sneakers to our coffee cup, we like to make sure our logos line up with our egos. And it’s especially true of the coveted digital sidekicks to China’s growing middle class; the smartphone. We know iPhones now outweigh other brands in China’s top tier cities, while Android still reigns dominant countrywide with homegrown startups like Xiaomi […]

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The Top Ten Android App Stores In China 2015

Looking for the latest figures on app stores in China? Check out our 2017 update. Google is hoping to launch a modified Play Store with approved apps later this fall. It’s a glimmering speck of hope for the U.S. tech company which has been largely shut out behind the firewall over the past five years. In […]

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Baofeng Sets Up Smart TV Brand To Take On Xiaomi and LeTV

China’s online video service Baofeng has established a joint venture with domestic animation company Alpha Animation and Culture, consumer electronics manufacturer 3Nod and Ririshun, the logistics arm of home appliance giant Hair, to develop a homegrown Smart TV brand Baofeng TV. The joint venture will mean the acquisition of Haier’s smart TV affiliate Tongshuai Chuangzhijia. Under the deal, Baofeng will […]

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Avoid ‘Xiaomization’: Y Combinator, HAX Accelerators On Chinese Hardware

Hardware entrepreneurs should avoid what they call ‘Xiaomization’, said a panel on hardware startups including Y Combinator, HAX and early stage VC fund Yunqi Partners at TechCrunch Beijing this month.  “We call ‘Xiaomization’ the phenomenon of innovative products being commoditized.”said Benjamin Joffe, general partner at HAX. Xiaomi is famous in the Chinese market for producing a dizzying range […]

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Alibaba-Backed Paytm Granted Banking License In India

Paytm, a leading Indian mobile payment platform that is backed by Alibaba’s Ant Financial, is one of 11 Indian payment banks that has been granted “in-principle” approval to set up payment banks. The newly minted payment banks will go through an 18 month provisional period before they can receive a full license, according to the Reserve Bank of […]

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