Lei Jun talks to the media on the issues of reform and opening up and the development of private economy at a press conference held by State Council Information Office in Beijing on November 21, 2018. 21NOV18 SCMP/ Simon Song

Xiaomi sets up artificial intelligence and big data departments to sharpen focus in tech race

  • Tech firm trying to transform itself from a smartphone maker to an internet services firm
  • New departments will focus on AI, big data and cloud computing
Topic |   Xiaomi

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Lei Jun talks to the media on the issues of reform and opening up and the development of private economy at a press conference held by State Council Information Office in Beijing on November 21, 2018. 21NOV18 SCMP/ Simon Song
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Xiaomi chief executive Lei Jun, left, with brand ambassador Wang Yuan. Photo: Handout

Xiaomi unveils new flagship smartphone, naming Chinese singer as brand ambassador to pump up domestic sales

  • In India, the world’s second largest smartphone market, Xiaomi holds a 29 per cent share, having unseated Samsung from top spot last year
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Xiaomi chief executive Lei Jun, left, with brand ambassador Wang Yuan. Photo: Handout
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