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Xiaomi Buys 1500 Patents From Microsoft

Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi struck a deal with Microsoft to purchase around 1,500 patents from the latter for an undisclosed sum, the U.S. company announced on Wednesday. The announcement was made yesterday when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visited Beijing. The sale involves patents in voice communications, multimedia and cloud computing sectors, while the licensing portion include wireless communications patents […]

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Xiaomi Speeds Up Commercialization With Ad Platform Launch

Xiaomi rolled out an ad platform named Xiaomi Marketing yesterday, a service that grants clients access to over 100 million Xiaomi users, said the company. Based on big data, the platform will provide ad distribution, marketing and branding services for customers to reach audiences through the company’s Android-based firmware MIUI, Xiaomi’s app store, browser, news app, a theme […]

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Xiaomi Releases A Smartwatch That Can Track Your Kids

Chinese parents are early adopters when it comes to outfitting their kids with the latest tech apparel, and Xiaomi is capitalizing on the market with a smartwatch designed specifically for children. The Mi Bunny allows parents to set up a ‘safe zone’, issuing an alert when children wander too far. It is also enabled with location sharing capabilities, […]

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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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This Advertising Startup Found Three Missing Children in China

About 20,000 children are trafficked every year in China, according to the U.S State Department. Trafficked children are most often sold for adoption, or later sold online for unpaid labor and prostitution. While the Chinese government and Chinese internet giants including Alibaba and Tencent are putting efforts toward finding the missing children, smaller startups are also pitching in, including Shanghai-based […]

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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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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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Xiaomi’s Video Call Provider Agora Introduces Its Tools To Startup Developers

Xiaomi’s real-time video call provider Agora.io announced on Monday that they will be opening their software up to the general public to allow real-time voice and video communication. Using Agora Video, people can deliver premium multi-party video conferencing globally among mobile devices. “As more organizations and application developers embed video and voice directly into their workflows, […]

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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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