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Chinese ‘Hoverboard’ Startup Raided By US State Marshals At CES

China is working hard to throw off a reputation for copycat hardware, but a public showdown between U.S. authorities and a Chinese company at CES this week didn’t help. U.S. Federal Marshals reportedly raided the booth of a Chinese electric skateboard startup at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Thursday, seizing a number of the one-wheeled products. […]

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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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What China’s Android TV Market Will Look Like In 2016

Although Chinese smart TVs, mostly Android-based, are no more expensive than smartphones, tech companies who bet big on smart TV failed to meet sales expectations in 2015. Hisense, one of the leading TV makers in China, believes one major problem is the consumer’s inability to touch and experience products through their online-only distribution channels. Citing a report […]

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Qualcomm Seals Long-Awaited Patent Deal With Lenovo

Qualcomm has finally inked a licensing deal with Lenovo, the US chipmaker announced on Thursday, ending a 12-month period marred by delayed royalty payments from China’s biggest smartphone vendors following a damaging rift with the country’s government. The deal covers Lenovo chips as well as Motorola, which was acquired by the Chinese hardware giant in late 2014. The fresh […]

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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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China’s Budding Android Console Market Is Already Getting Very Crowded

In July this year China completely lifted a 15 -year-old ban on gaming consoles, and the country’s budding developers have already tapped into the fastest way to the market: Android-based consoles. Producing an Android-based solutions, similar to Ouya’s US$99 console, allows companies to enter the market without waiting to develop their own systems, while maximizing China’s powerful manufacturing capabilities […]

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Tazer Bots, Drones & Crime Predictions: China’s Sci-Fi Police Revolution

Eight years ago the world was momentarily entertained by images of armed Chinese ‘Segway’ divisions performing what was said to be an anti-terrorist drill in Shandong province during the run-up to the Beijing Olympics. The crew was panned by critics worldwide, who pointed out that the recoil from discharging a weapon on the knock-off Segways would probably send them […]

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China Now Exports Nearly 45% Of Asia’s High-Tech Goods

China’s share of Asia’s exports of high-tech goods has risen to 43.7 percent in 2014 from 9.4 percent in 2000, according to the 2015 Asian Economic Integration Report released by Asian Development Bank on Tuesday. Since 2000 China’s share in high-tech goods including consumer electronics, telecommunications equipment, medical and aircraft technology increased over 4.6 times. At […]

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