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Xiaomi Shipped 26M Android Phones in H1 2014

Xiaomi, the Chinese smart device and mobile service provider, announced today shipment and total revenue of smartphones in the first half of 2014 that are higher than results in the whole year of 2013. 26.11 million Xiaomi Android phones were shipped in the period, with 11 million in Q1 and the rest in Q2. That’s a 271% year-over-year […]

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Qihoo 360 Forms JV with Chinese Smartphone Maker Coolpad

Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU) today announced a joint venture with Chinese phone maker Coolpad (HK:02369). Qihoo has invested US$409.05 million for a 45% stake in the mobile manufacturer. Smartphones shipped by the JV will be under brand Dazen, a sub-brand of Coolpad. Qihoo 360’s mobile services, including security, app store and mobile search, will become the default options onthe  full […]

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In China’s Weirdly Regulated Connected TV Content Market, Xiaomi Set-top Box Lost Lawsuit against Content Right Holder LeTV

Last week Xiaomi lost lawsuit against LeTV over online video rights. It seems it has something to do with the fact that the two are direct competitors in smart TV and set-top boxes, but the dispute over video content aroused much discussion in China. LeTV accused Xiaomi of offering videos in Xiaomi Box, a set-top […]

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The Coming Out of China’s Tech Companies (Part 1)

There is little excuse for the current level of misinformation, negative predisposition, or outright ignorance on the rapidly maturing Chinese tech ecosystem, especially from industry professionals who are community members of the largest congregation of smart people from all over the world, the Silicon Valley. Cliché criticisms around government intervention and media censorship, favoritism of the local companies, copycat start-ups, Facebook and Twitter’s blocking, Google’s very unfortunate exit, as well as eBay’s, Paypal’s, Amazon’s (and so on, the list is long) notorious failures to breakthrough in the China market in the past decade have all got considerable elements of truth in them but, left at that, they are no more than Aesopian “sour grape” type of aphorisms. They are only one side of the coin and thus dangerously misleading.

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Alibaba YunOS 3.0 Introduces Local Services, Too

Alibaba today launched YunOS 3.0, the latest version of its customized Android system. The major update is the introduction of a “Life Services Center” (our translation). The “Center” offers several categories of online and local services, such as movie tickets, lottery tickets, food and restaurants, music, reading, and so on. Users are able to book […]

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