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  1. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Xiaomi's slip, Cloudary's Hou battles depression

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 09:25am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Fast-rising smartphone maker Xiaomi is known for its savvy marketing tactics, but the company has been on the defensive in the blogosphere this past week after a rare tactical ... with depression on his microblog, following rampant speculation about the reasons for his abrupt departure from the company last month. Xiaomi's charismatic founder Lei Jun is never at a loss ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Huawei, ZTE chase 'cool', Xiaomi chases Apple

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 08:54am by Doug Young

    ... niche smartphone brands aimed at copying the success of the ultra-trendy Xiaomi. But the original "King of Cool" had no time for the pair of challengers, and instead hinted at a major ... spun off Honor from its mainstream Huawei-brand phones, taking aim at the same image-conscious young, trendy consumers who have made Xiaomi into China's King of Cool. Most of Yu's ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Xiaomi joins US$10b club

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 03:18pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Froth in company valuations seems to be building once again in China's high-tech realm, with word that up-and-coming smartphone maker Xiaomi's latest fund raising ... Jingdong proclaimed that company was also worth more than $10 billion (HK$77.5 billion). Jingdong's value later came down considerably, and I wouldn't be surprised if Xiaomi's latest ...

  4. News - China Insider - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:27pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The successor to the Mi3 will be crafted from "a single piece of metal" Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi teased the launch of the newest iteration of its flagship Mi3 device today, pointing towards July 22 for its release date. The tease came from the official Sina Weibo microblog of Xiaomi founder Lei Jun, the 23rd wealthiest man ...

  5. News - China Insider - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:56pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Each employee will receive 1,000 shares worth about HK$23,400 in total Xiaomi founder Lei Jun, a businessman often dubbed the “Steve Jobs of China”, ... 15 years at Kingsoft before leaving the company in 2007 to fund Xiaomi, now the most successful domestic smartphone maker in China. While Xiaomi’s entrepreneurial success boosted Lei’s net ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Tencent's quick take on 58.com; Xiaomi tries on Vancl

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:17pm by Doug Young

    ... of signs of things to come, the top executive from smartphone sensation Xiaomi was sending signals that his company could soon purchase a major stake in faded online clothing seller Vancl. ... and even Xiaomi start to snap up any asset they can find. One of the earliest M&A deals in the current consolidation saw Alibaba take a half year to reach an agreement to buy 18 per cent ...

  7. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Xiaomi to enter 10 new countries as expansion accelerates

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Xiaomi expands into more markets Xiaomi, the four-year-old smartphone maker that outsells Apple in China, plans to enter 10 more countries this year as it accelerates international expansion. Sales will start in nations including India, Brazil and Russia, Lei Jun, Xiaomi's founder and chief executive officer, said in Beijing yesterday. The other markets ...

  8. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi enters Singapore to jump-start its international expansion

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 01:55am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainland firm makes move as part of continuing international expansion Xiaomi enters Singapore phone market Mainland technology company Xiaomi is kicking off ... "It's finally official- Xiaomi is coming to Singapore!" Xiaomi Global vice-president Hugo Barra said in a post on his Google+ account yesterday. No details were announced, ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Weibo: JD's 6-18 hype, Xiaomi's price cut

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:29pm by Doug Young

    ... to build as an alternative to Alibaba's wildly popular November 11 Single's Day event. Meantime, Xiaomi's talkative CEO Lei Jun was in a rare defensive posture on his microblog, ... At the end of the day, other e-commerce firms can't complain too much since everyone prosper when online shoppers spend more. Meantime, Xiaomi's Lei Jun was on the defensive after his ...

  10. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi faces test outside home turf

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 01:53am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Ralph Jennings in Taipei Mainland smartphone maker's success has built on price pitch, but brand-conscious Taiwanese may be harder to win over Xiaomi faces test outside home turf Xiaomi Technology, the mainland maker of cheap iPhone lookalikes that is reaching offshore for the first time, will find it tougher to establish a customer base in Taiwan than at home, analysts ...




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