Posts Tagged: Lei Jun

Xiaomi's investment in startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

Xiaomi’s investment in microfinance startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

This microfinance startup offers business loans for small and medium-sized businesses and consumer loans for individuals.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:14 pm
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Xiaomi teases new Redmi Note phablet, to be announced today (UPDATED: price & release date)

So far, Lei has revealed the new Redmi Note will have 4G connectivity, 5.5-inch screen, 3100mAh battery, and weigh 155 grams.

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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A portrait of China’s biggest tech CEOs: visionaries, copycats, and playboys

I interviewed about a dozen native Chinese people in Beijing to find out a) who they saw as their entrepreneurial celebrities and b) what th...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Chinese entrepreneur buys 41% stake in video portal Ku6

Chinese web giant Shanda (NASDAQ:SNDA) is selling a large stake of Chinese video portal Ku6 (NASDAQ:KUTV) to Chinese entrepreneur Xu Xudon...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Xiaomi wants to sell 100 million phones in 2015, tall task to equal Lenovo

Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones next year, according to Sina Tech. Founder and CEO Lei Jun commented on the number at the recen...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Apple’s Steve Wozniak: Xiaomi is good enough to break the American market

At the Xiaomi headquarters in Beijing yesterday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun sat side-by-side fo...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 12:14 pm
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The Great Xiaomi Debate? Not exactly. CCTV pits Lei Jun against Gree CEO to the tune of RMB 1 billion.

Yesterday, when Chinese state broadcaster CCTV ran its annual “Academy Awards for business” ceremony (think Forbes 500 but on TV), the o...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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3 hurdles Lei Jun and Hugo Barra will face as Xiaomi goes global

Chinese gadget-maker Xiaomi has generated much excitement in the international tech media for its innovative business model, and the hiring ...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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New Xiaomi Mi3 unveiled: here’s what you need to know

Following our live blog for the launch of Xiaomi’s latest phone, the Mi3, here’s some stuff that you need to know. Specs The Xiaomi Mi3 ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 4:36 pm
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China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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Xiaomi teases launch of next flagship smartphone on July 22, promises it’s made of a hunk of metal

Is this the Xiaomi Mi4? Xiaomi founder Lei Jun today teased the launch of the ‘4’, presumably the successor to the Mi3, on July 22.

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 11:54 am
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The un-sexy Chinese app that topped Google Play rankings now heads for a US IPO

Clean Master is ranked number one in Google Play's Tools category, and number four out of all non-games after Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebo...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 12:42 pm
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After a stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

After stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun is spewing out more numbers than the Count in Sesame Street today. After saying that Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 3:42 pm
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Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company

Chinese software company Kingsoft (HKG:3888) announced today it will sell $20 million worth of shares of its subsidiary Westhouse to C...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Xiaomi aims at 40 million phones sales 2014

Xiaomi aims to double smartphone sales to 40 million in 2014

We’re hours away from the start of 2014, but the founder and CEO of young Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is already thinking ahead to the ...

  • December 31, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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China’s Kingsoft gets $50 million funding to help push its Microsoft Office-like apps in the US

China’s Kingsoft (HKG:3888) has been around since 1989, making all kinds of PC apps like anti-virus and web browsers. These days it ha...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 12:15 pm
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Lei Jun to international media: Don’t call me the Steve Jobs of China

It’s not easy being Xiaomi, according to Lei Jun. There’s no doubt that while the company deserves the attention it receives, fr...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Lei Jun confirms Xiaomi press conference on Sept. 5; Mi-3 and Smart TV likely to make debuts

Late last night, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun posted the image at right to his Sina Weibo account. It announces a major press conference at China̵...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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