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Samsung and Huawei’s Honor score top honors in China Mobile report

China Mobile (中国移动), China’s largest mobile network operator, released a report today ranking China’s mobile phone brand (in Chinese). According to the report, Chinese brands have caught up with international brands in some areas. China Mobile surveyed 42 million users from 15 provinces and used 18 network indicators for their analysis and evaluation. They also randomly […]

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Is Xiaomi Pivoting Away From Smartphones?

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun wanted to make one thing clear when he spoke at the Summer Davos event in Tianjin on Monday: “Xiaomi was never meant to be just a smartphone vendor.” The company, which rocketed to fame through mega-sales of budget smartphones, is now stepping back from its revenue-driving product, amid a stagnating smartphone market and […]

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Analyse Asia Podcast: Xiaomi Part (1/2) – Team, History, And Products

http://media.blubrry.com/analyseasia/content.blubrry.com/analyseasia/Episode_129__Xiaomi_-_Team_History_Products_with_Eva_Xiao.mp3 Eva Xiao from TechNode joined us in a two part episode on one of China’s top unicorns: Xiaomi. We traced the history of the company starting from the founders of the company, most notably Lei Jun and Bin Lin, and how they managed to bring in top talent such as Hugo Barra into the […]

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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 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, […]