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Why ZTE Is Now Sponsoring Five NBA Teams

On New Year’s Eve 2014, Chinese telecoms equipment and smartphone supplier ZTE began a new phase in their growth. The company launched their new brand identity at the first game of the Golden State Warrior’s season, effectively ending their time in the U.S. market as purely a white label manufacturer for U.S. carriers and setting out to sell […]

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Review – The OnePlus 2 China Model: A Solid Design

OnePlus, the 2014 Crunchies Startup nominee, has just released a successor to its popular “niche” smartphone OnePlus One; the  OnePlus 2. Being in the market (or in the invitation letters) for 14 months, OnePlus 1 has received quite positive feedback from the media and the the fan community – and is equipped with CyanogenMod, one of the […]

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Riding the Internet-of-Things Trends, Solution Providers Emerge in China

We’ve previously written about smart hardware platforms in China, most of which come from the big Chinese internet companies. They all want the newly emerging smart gadgets and home appliances to be compatible with their platform – for instance, WeChat, the leading Chinese mobile messaging app, has released an API for connected hardware that enables users to […]

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JD+, Smart Hardware Accelerator by Chinese Online Retail Giant JD.com

Chinese online retail giant JD.com has become one of the first distributors smart hardware makers would turn to whenever they are about to ship products. When maker revolution was about to explode JD established a sub-channel for selling smart hardware products only. Earlier this year,  the company launched JD+, an accelerator for smart hardware products, offering funding, […]