China’s road to digital transformation is quite different from other markets as the consumer internet is driving the development of industrial internet, according to a report co-released by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Alibaba, and Baidu. To a certain extent, Chinese consumers have led a highly digital daily life. 20% of households in first- and […]
The number of connected devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) on Xiaomi’s IoT platform reached approximately 150.9 million units in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 193.2%. Xiaomi AI assistant Xiaoai had been installed and activated on more than 100 million smart devices as of December 31, 2018, and had over 38.8 million monthly active users in […]
Xiaomi shipped 33.3 million units smartphones in Q3 2018, a 20,4% growth year-on-year. That recorded approximately US$5.04 billion in revenue, an increase of 36.1% year-on-year. Xiaomi Mi 8 ranked 1st in terms of sales volume on Singles’ Day shopping festival 2018. Xiaomi smartphone shipments for Western Europe grew 386% year-on-year and ranked fourth in terms of smartphone […]
Alibaba Group’s Double 11 Global Shopping Festival is the biggest shopping event. This year, the one-day event brought in over $30 billion in gross merchandise volume. Delivering these $30 billion goods to consumers replies a lot on Alibaba affiliated logistics company Cainiao (majority owned by Alibaba). In 2017, Cainiao delivered 812 million orders. But how?
In Q2 2018, Xiaomi reported a high growth of 58.7% in smartphone revenues to 30.5 billion yuan (US$4.61 bn), accounting for roughly two-thirds of the total revenues. Smartphone sales volume reached 32.0 million units, up by 43.9% year-on-year. IoT and lifestyle products grew 104.3% year-on-year in revenues with the global sales volume of smart TVs grew over […]
Chinese consumers aged between 15 and 49 years have a stronger passion for high tech products than those aged over 50, according to a report from Gfk. For 28% of consumers who aged between 15 and 19 years, having the latest household electronics is of equal importance as luxury cars or a second car. That […]
New energy vehicle is the hottest theme of this year’s Beijing Auto Show. Kantar TNS Auto expert summarizes major trends in this sector.
Baidu’s total revenues reached RMB 20.9 billion ($3.33 billion) in Q1 2018, increasing 31% year over year. Mobile revenue represented 78% of total net revenues, compared to 70% in Q1 2017.