Xiaomi is holding a grand global Mi phone event in Delhi today where it is scheduled to launch the Mi 4i. The event will begin at 4.00PM and will be attended by Xiaomi CEO and founder, Lei Jun; president and co-founder Bin Lin; and VP international, Hugo Barra.
Xiaomi is holding a global smartphone launch event in Delhi tomorrow at 3.30PM, where it is all set to launch the Mi 4i. The event will be attended by Xiaomi CEO and founder, Lei Jun; president and co-founder Bin Lin; and VP international, Hugo Barra.
In a new revelation, Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that besides chief rivals Apple and Samsung, the biggest competition the company faces today is from counterfeiters. Bloomberg reports that fake products are eating into Xiaomi s sales massively, so much so, that if they didn't exist the sales figure for Xiaomi's products would double or triple.
Xiaomi has announced it has invested $68 million in Chinese software maker Kingsoft, giving it a 2.98 percent stake in the company, now valued at $2 billion. The stake was acquired from Tencent Holdings, which is the largest investor in Kingsoft. The investment shouldn't come as a surprise considering Xiaomi's co-founder and CEO, Lei Jun was also the founder of Kingsoft, which started with making productivity suits for Microsoft Office for mobile devices. Kingsoft has since ventured into cloud storage apps and services as well as mobile security suites.
In an open letter to the company s employees, Xiaomi s founder and CEO Lei Jun reflected on last year s performance. Posted on his personal Weibo account, Jun's letter revealed that the company had sold over 61 million smartphones in 2014, TechinAsia reports.
Xiaomi s chairman and CEO Lei Jun, speaking at the recent World Internet Conference, talked about how India is an important market for the Chinese company, and how it plans to become the biggest smartphone company in the world, Bloomberg reports.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has single-handedly revolutionised the way in which awareness for a certain cause can be created. Not only has the ALS Foundation managed to raise $31.5 million as funds for research, but they have also managed to rope in many celebrities and sportstars to garner more buzz. Even tech honchos joined the bandwagon, with Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Satya Nadella and Mark Zuckerberg, among others, doused freezing water on their heads voluntarily.
Xiaomi, the four-year-old smartphone company that sells more smartphones than Apple in China, is planning to sell its smartphones in 10 new markets this year. Lei Jun, Xiaomi's founder and CEO, aims to sell 100 million smartphones annually by 2015, Bloomberg reports. The ten new markets include India, Brazil and Russia along with a few South East Asian countries, Jun announced at a launch event in Beijing today. Hugo Barra, Xiaomi's VP for international markets had earlier mentioned the new markets and said Xiaomi wanted to first launch in South East Asia followed by India and then Latin America.
No one could have seen this coming. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was the surprise guest at XiaoMi's New Year celebration in Beijing today. Seen here sharing the stage with XiaoMi co-founders Lei Jun and Bin Lin, Wozniak confirmed he was now a part of the XiaoMi family.
Often called the Steve Jobs of China a title he publicly said wasn t appropriate Xiaomi s CEO Lei Jun said in an interview with Beijing News that Apple s iPhone is still the best smartphone in the world, even though his company sells popular smartphone models running a customized version of Android. iPhone is still the best smartphone on the planet, Jun said. For Xiaomi there s a lot of space for learning and talent.