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Tech Titans of China
Silicon Dragon founder Rebecca Fannin discusses China's knowledge-based economy
Is Apple Copying China's Xiaomi?
Apple's strategy to not just sell you an
iPhone, but also streaming videos, music, news and games strikes me as similar to an approach that Chinese smartphone maker
Xiaomi has been doing for several years.
Xiaomi smartphones come preloaded with dozens of music, video, and gaming apps, and reach 190 million users.
Xiaomi, the world's fourth largest smartphone maker, relies on three revenue streams: handset sales, IoT gadgets and consumer goods; and internet value-added services, such as games.
has sometimes been called the
, and his
phones have been likened to the iPhone. Now Apple copies Xiaomi.
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Read Apple takes a cue from China at Forbes
China Creeps Up on the U.S. Lead for Patents
China now accounts for 21 percent of global patent applications, right behind long-time leader United States at 22 percent in 2018, which is down from 29 percent the preceding year.
If current trends continue, China could surpass the United States for patent filings within two years, the WIPO report notes. Just a decade ago, China was ranked seventh worldwide for number of patent applications. Chinese telecom giant
Huawei is the world's top patent filer and China's
ZTE ranks fifth.
Read more at Forbes: Patent Parade
Tencent-backed online healthcare venture
Trusted Doctor raises $250 million in China.
Mad Street Den's
Vue.ai for retail automation
attracts $17 million Series B funding led by Falcon Edge Capital with
Sequoia Capital India
India's bike rental startup Bounce snags $3 million from Innoven Capital.
Doubtnut, a multilingual online learning platform in India, lured in $3.3 million, led by
closes $218 million of $250 million for early stage deep tech startups.
Tencent-backed video game livestreaming platform DouYu has filed for a $500 million U.S. IPO.
Starbucks' competitor in China, coffee delivery upstart Luckin, heads for a public listing on Nasdaq. I write about Luckin in my new book.
Zoom's IPO Values It At $9 Billion - And Mints New Cloud Billionaire Eric Yuan. Early investor Bill Tai on the IPO: How can you not love the CEO and his leadership style? Zoom CEO after IPO's big splash: 'We need to double down.' Yahoo Finance
A post about China's
work week leading to ICU goes viral.
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Silicon Dragon HK 2019 speakers: group selfie