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Man Ruins New Samsung S6 Phone Imitating Walnuts Video

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HTC: No.

Weibo:

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Um, no.

HTC chair apologizes to shareholders

Wang said HTC’s performance was mainly due to its poor operational efficiency and overly conservative marketing strategy amid fierce competition in the global market.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

In an era where Big Phones sell, what does HTC have? Nothing.

Next!

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Second Memo To Lenovo/Zuk

Weibo:

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Xiaomi opens its first Mi Home store outside of mainland China, in Hong Kong.

But wait! Lenovo said:

It’s just an online model. Now everyone knows how to do that.

Yeah, I’m going to rub their snout in this again.

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Memo To Lenovo/Zuk

Weibo:

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Lei Jun posts a selfie from a Xiaomi meeting held at one-thirty in the morning.

You still think it’s “just an online model”?

Previously here:

Lenovo Will Eat These Words

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Osama bin Laden: Unprotected, Unarmed, Delusional, Cowering

Google Cache (because the original site is down from traffic): The Killing of Osama bin Laden

‘They knew where the target was – third floor, second door on the right,’ the retired official said. ‘Go straight there. Osama was cowering and retreated into the bedroom. Two shooters followed him and opened up. Very simple, very straightforward, very professional hit.’ Some of the Seals were appalled later at the White House’s initial insistence that they had shot bin Laden in self-defence, the retired official said. ‘Six of the Seals’ finest, most experienced NCOs, faced with an unarmed elderly civilian, had to kill him in self-defence? The house was shabby and bin Laden was living in a cell with bars on the window and barbed wire on the roof. The rules of engagement were that if bin Laden put up any opposition they were authorised to take lethal action. But if they suspected he might have some means of opposition, like an explosive vest under his robe, they could also kill him. So here’s this guy in a mystery robe and they shot him. It’s not because he was reaching for a weapon. The rules gave them absolute authority to kill the guy.’ The later White House claim that only one or two bullets were fired into his head was ‘bullshit’, the retired official said. ‘The squad came through the door and obliterated him. As the Seals say, “We kicked his ass and took his gas.”’

So all of Zero Dark Thirty is a government cover story?

In North Korea, it’s called propaganda.

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What A Xiaomi F-Code Looks Like

Weibo:

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MIUI forum:

Q: What’s F-code of Xiaomi Phone?
A: The full name of F-code is Friends Code. It’s born to provide priority with important users who’ve greatly contributed to Xiaomi at first. They can directly buy Xiaomi Phones or other items from Official web without ordering in advance. It can only help buy, cant be used or exchanged as money!

I’ve never seen one generally given out in the clear on Weibo before.

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Xiaomi Exec Disses Apple Watch Design

Xiaomi TV Operations Director, Operations Director Li Xiaomi community, disses the Apple Watch on Weibo:

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The trouble with saying something like that is Xiaomi now has to reveal a better design.

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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun: A Time Magazine 100 Influencer

Weibo:

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(Interesting that Jun is posting with a Mi 4 and not the new Note Pro …)

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Xiaomi Sets Company Sales Record

I have had no time to follow the Weibo-by-Weibo excitement but I knew it was leading up to something big.

Previously here:

Xiaomi Is Five Years Old

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Xiaomi To Add USB-C In New Products

Weibo from Lei Jun:

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