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  • Dec 28, 2014
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Xiaomi

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

A man looks at his mobile phone as he walks past a screen during the launch of the new Xiaomi smartphone and Xiaomi TV in Beijing. Photo: AFP

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 blunder that saw it come under attack from disappointed fans.

Wednesday, 8 January, 2014, 9:26am

Xiaomi, Huawei set 2014 targets, ZTE adjusts

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun speaks at the launch of the new Xiaomi smartphone and Xiaomi Tv in Beijing on September 5, 2013. Photo: AFP

The start of a new year is seeing 2 of China's top smartphone and telecoms equipment makers lay out their new goals for 2014, with the fast-rising Xiaomi aiming to continue its explosive growth as the more mature Huawei targets more modest gains.

2 Jan 2014 - 12:55pm

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

Lei Jun, founder of Xiaomi, China's hottest smartphone company, introduces the new Xiaomi 3 smartphone and Xiaomi TV in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

Stodgy telecoms giants ZTE (0763.HK) and Huawei were fighting a heated battle in the microblogging realm to be the "New Cool of School" last week, as each trumpeted niche smartphone brands aimed at copying the suc

23 Dec 2013 - 9:02am

Weibo: Xiaomi finds fans in Facebook, Vancl

Combination photo of Xiaomi founder Lei Jun, Xiaomi senior executive Hugo Barra, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: SCMP Pictures

High-flying smartphone maker Xiaomi is at the centre of 2 recent strings of microblog posts, one touching on an interesting new connection with Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and the other hinting at an increasingly cozy relationship with struggling online clothing seller Vancl.

21 Oct 2013 - 6:07pm

Xiaomi joins US$10b club

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, speaking at a launch ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 2 in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

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 values the company at more than $10 billion (HK$77.5 billion).

25 Aug 2013 - 3:21pm