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Xiaomi could be twice as expensive as Apple

Chinese serial entrepreneur Lei Jun has been compared with Steve Jobs. Now, analysts are saying the smartphone giant he built could be twice as expensive as Apple. Xiaomi deserves to trade at a premium

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Inside Xiaomi’s mammoth listing

When Xiaomi’s founders were eating millet congee at an office in Beijing’s Zhongguancun neighborhood in 2010, they decided to create a smartphone brand selling handsets at “honest” prices. Eight years later, Lei Jun and the

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Xiaomi could be just the hero GoPro needs

I’ve long bemoaned the fact that GoPro is a one-trick pony, and its declining sales reflect this fact. CEO and Founder Nick Woodman did a brilliant job giving cameras a new lease on life while the rest of the industry

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Smartphone sales decline for first time ever

Global sales of smartphones to end users declined for the first time ever in the fourth quarter of 2017, analyst firm Gartner said on Thursday. Chinese handset manufacturers Huawei and Xiaomi were the only vendors

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Xiaomi seeks at least $50bn in IPO

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker that was once the most valuable start-up in the world, is in talks with investment banks about a possible initial public offering and seeking a valuation of at least $50bn, according

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Xiaomi goes old school to reclaim crown

Xiaomi pioneered an online flash-sales model that lifted it to dizzying heights and made it Asia’s most valuable start-up, but it’s since fallen on hard times. Now it’s counting on old-fashioned retail to make a comeback, and that’s proving

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Xiaomi snaps up Nokia patents

Xiaomi has acquired a swathe of patents from Nokia, making its latest acquisition of technology to drive a global expansion. The Chinese smartphone maker is getting its hands on a trove of intellectual property from the Finnish

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The man who toppled Apple in China

Duan Yongping is convinced Tim Cook didn’t have a clue who he was when they first met a couple years ago. The Apple boss probably does now. Duan is the reclusive billionaire who founded Oppo and Vivo