Xiaomi: international growth “takes a lot of time”

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 MAR 2014 Xiaomi Related Steve Costello Author Tags Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Previous ArticleAward nominee interview: Best low-cost smartphoneNext ArticleInterview: MediaTek center_img EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ambitious Chinese device maker Xiaomi’s focus on user experience – from device ordering to delivery and support – means that international expansion “takes a lot of time”, Hugo Barra, the former Google executive with responsibility for its overseas growth, told Mobile World Live in a new video interview.“We’re starting by exploring markets that are near – geographically near mainland China. So we’ve been in Taiwan and Hong Kong for a few months now, we’ve just launched in Singapore, we’re going to Malaysia next, and after that we’re looking at the rest of Southeast Asia and possibly India as well,” he said.But when quizzed on markets such as Europe and the US, the executive acknowledged that while this is a possibility, “we don’t know when we’re going to get to it”.The company sells direct to users, and “we do like to work on the end-to-end experience from when you buy a phone online from our website, all the way to receiving it, to talking to customer support,” Barra said. “So entering any market for us means actually creating a pretty significant operational footprint in that market, it’s not just a matter of doing a deal with a carrier.”Xiaomi does work with operators in some markets, with the executive stating it is “highly dependent” on operators in Taiwan and Hong Kong, where these players are the dominant source of handset sales.“But our approach is to give people choice. If you want to buy a phone full price and use your own SIM card, you can do that from our website. If you want to enjoy a subsidy, with a contract from a carrier, and get the phone at no upfront cost, then you have the option of going to the operators as well,” he said.Xiaomi is also working with operators to support its recent launch in Singapore.Watch the full video here. Xiaomi off the hook in the US Devices Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits HomeDevicesNews Xiaomi: international growth “takes a lot of time” US backs down on Xiaomi rowlast_img read more

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30 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH

first_img Twitter 30 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH Facebook By News Highland – February 18, 2019 Twitter Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Google+ Previous articleMayor hopeful of early replacement for CODA London routeNext articleCouncil seeks event proposals for Cruinniú na nÓg News Highland Facebook There were 30 people awaiting in- patient beds at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, eight of them on Emergency Department trolleys.Nationally, the INMO says there were 465 people awaiting beds, the highest number, 53, in Cork University Hospital. Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Pinterest Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase DL Debate – 24/05/21last_img read more

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Beck, Gary Clark Jr. & More Slated For McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2016

first_imgMcDowell Mountain Music Festival has revealed their first announcement for the 2016 edition of these exciting festivities. Taking place in Phoenix, AZ from March 11-13, 2016, the festival has revealed some exciting talent for this upcoming year.Headlining sets from Beck, Porter Robinson (Live), The Avett Brothers and Animal Collective top this exciting lineup, though there is plenty more to be excited about. Gary Clark Jr., GRiZ, St. Lucia, Goldfish, The Main Squeeze, Big Wild and more will all be performing. Not only that, but there’s still some big “?” spots on the lineup just waiting to be filled with big name additions.Watch this awesome animation for the festival announcement below:And here’s the full lineup card below:More information can be found on the festival’s official website.last_img read more

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