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Reference: Huawei Vs. Apple, Flagship Phones

I wasn’t paying any attention to the Huawei phone introduced this week.

Then I saw this chart.

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Thunderbirds Are Go Site Crash

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All media gone.

I wonder if they screwed up or if Amazon is having the vapors?

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Morons Are Go!

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Previously here:

Thunderbirds Are Go Still No-Go

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The China Market Has Been Lost. Thanks, NSA!

China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown Suppliers

China is aiming to purge most foreign technology from banks, the military, state-owned enterprises and key government agencies by 2020, stepping up efforts to shift to Chinese suppliers, according to people familiar with the effort.

The push comes after a test of domestic alternatives in the northeastern city of Siping that was deemed a success, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. Workers there replaced Microsoft Corp.’s Windows with a homegrown operating system called NeoKylin and swapped foreign servers for ones made by China’s Inspur Group Ltd., they said.

The plan for changes in four segments of the economy is driven by national security concerns and marks an increasingly determined move away from foreign suppliers under President Xi Jinping, the people said. The campaign could have lasting consequences for U.S. companies including Cisco Systems Inc., International Business Machines Corp., Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co.

“The shift is real,” said Charlie Dai, a Beijing-based analyst for Forrester Research Inc. “We have seen emerging cases of replacing foreign products at all layers from application, middleware down to the infrastructure software and hardware.”

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Xiaomi Game Center Pimps “Miracle” Game

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Another “big move” from Xiaomi.

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Microsoft Wakes Up. Will Apple?

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Grumpy Cat Earns US$99 Million

Not so grumpy now! Cat that became an internet star has made its owner £64million

She is the world’s crankiest cat with a permanent scowl that has inspired countless memes, a best-selling series of books and a movie.

But even the news that she has amassed a £64million fortune has not been enough to put a smile on the face of internet sensation Grumpy Cat – real name Tardar Sauce.

The feline, who shot to fame two years ago in a YouTube video that got 15.7 million views, has earned more than Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz and Matthew McConaughey.

Wikipedia: Grumpy Cat — Management

Ben Lashes is Grumpy Cat’s manager who also represents Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat. [Cat owner Tabatha] Bundesen took a leave of absence from her day job at Red Lobster to manage Grumpy Cat’s schedule and Bryan manages her website, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Wikipedia: Ben Lashes

Ben Lashes (born Benjamin Clark) is an Internet meme talent manager whose clients include Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat and Grumpy Cat. Lashes specializes in cats but also manages Scumbag Steve and Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. His philosophy is “What would Walt Disney do if he created Mickey Mouse and it went viral on YouTube?”

Related: The Damage Has Already Been Done In Book Publishing

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Nokia N1: 1.37 Million YouTube Views

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The Nokia name still has some cachet? How many are Microsoft and Nokia employees?

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Nokia N1: How Much Is Really Nokia?
Nokia N1 Has Open Bootloader
Nokia N1: How Much Is Really Nokia?
Nokia Mimics China With An iPad Mini Clone

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Xiaomi Final 11/11 Sales Tally

Weibo:

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Some Xiaomi outlet sales aren’t yet factored into that. The MiBand, for example, sold over 100,000.

The sale of 22,000 MiPad isn’t impressive up against Apple and other global brands outside of China. Since the MiPad topped the tablet sales chart on 11/11, think of how few everyone else sold!

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More 11/11 Sales Data
Final Overall 11/11 Sales Figure
Xiaomi Final 11/11 Sales Total
Teclast’s 11/11 Shipping
Xiaomi 11/11 Sales Figures
Xiaomi 11/11 Sale Record
11/11 Sale: Incredible New Record Created
11/11 Sale Breaking Records
A Variety Of Photos From The 11/11 Sale

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Lei Jun: Xiaomi Could Be Number One In Smartphones

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