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Tactics to make sure you get your hongbao this Chinese New Year

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on our sister site, TechNode Chinese. If you’re working in a Chinese company, then you’d better be prepared for Chinese New Year’s Eve, the best time of the year to grab red envelopes on your WeChat group. Chinese people give red envelope (hongbao, 红包) with money to their younger children and co-workers as […]

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Xiaomi Launches Electric Mosquito Repellent Device

Last month, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun set out an ambitious three-year roadmap for the company which involved transforming the company into a variety store of “about 40 kinds of electronic products.” It appears the internet giant has come one product closer to that goal with the release of a USB electric mosquito repellent device. The gadget is […]

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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 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 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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TechNode’s Top 10 “Other” Stories of 2016

It’s official: 2016 is finally over. From celebrity deaths to surpise elections, no one could have predicted how it went. That certainly is true for us at TechNode as well. After delving into our top posts for many different verticals, we all agree that 2016 was disappointing, unpredictable, but also amazing in it’s own way. […]

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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, […]