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Alibaba reportedly in talks to buy $1.2 billion stake in Micromax

by: Jimmy WestenbergMay 8, 2015
According to a recent report, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to purchase around a 20 percent stake in Micromax, India's second-largest smartphone manufacturer.
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Alibaba buying minority stake in Meizu for $590 million

by: Jonathan FeistFebruary 9, 2015
Alibaba is investing $590 million in Meizu, will team up to harness Meizu's hardware and Alibaba's OS and mobile ecosystem to bolsters diverse offerings for users.
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WSJ: Xiaomi worth more than $45 billion after most recent funding campaign

by: Matthew BensonDecember 22, 2014
As Xiaomi's parent company finishes yet another whirlwind round of capital-creating campaigning, the Wall Street Journal has indicated it's valued at $45B.
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Xiaomi sold phones worth $163 million in 12 hours today

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 11, 2014
Xiaomi sold 720,000 phones in the first 12 hours of Singles Day, for a total of 163 million in revenue. Hugo Barra, the former Googler who heads Xiaomi’s international expansion, took to Google Plus to announce the impressive milestones the company hit in the first 12 hours of Singles Day:
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Alternative app stores and platform branches: Is Android too open?

by: Simon HillOctober 4, 2012
Android is continuing to dominate the worldwide smartphone market. Google’s open approach with Android is often cited as a major reason for the platform’s success, but recent events beg the question of whether that openness is a double-edged sword.
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Alibaba spins off Aliyun OS. Could recent Google troubles haved caused this?

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 20, 2012
In the wake of the drama stirred up by the cancellation of Acer's Aliyun OS-based smartphone, Alibaba is making headlines once again with a surprising announcement that they intend to spin off Aliyun OS. The new company is getting a $200 million investment from Alibaba and is striking out on its own.
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Alibaba maintains Aliyun’s legitimacy, but agrees with app piracy accusations

by: nathanSeptember 18, 2012
There is nothing wrong with making and releasing forks of Android, such as what Amazon does, but it's not a part of the OHA. Acer is and thus far, it has used the inner workings of Android, namely the Android runtime, framework and tools. Aliyun is then, by logic, an incompatible fork of Android, without express permission of Google and is breaking the rules of OHA membership.
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Alibaba: Aliyun OS is ‘not a fork’ of Android

by: J. Angelo RacomaSeptember 17, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, the mobile OS war is getting into high gear, and apart from iOS, Android and Windows Phone, we have yet another contender intent to take the smartphone world by storm. This time, it's Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. And with the Chinese smartphone market set to become the biggest in the world, it's no wonder platform-makers and manufacturers want a big slice of this pie.
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Google speaks up on the Acer/Alibaba affair

by: Bogdan PetrovanSeptember 15, 2012
This week, a report hit the web claiming that Google has strong-armed Acer into cancelling the launch of the CloudMobile A800, a smartphone running Aliyun, the Android-based operating system developed by Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba. Google has now clarified the problem.
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Google reportedly forces Acer to cancel smartphone launch with Alibaba in China

by: Chris SmithSeptember 13, 2012
Google’s “Don’t be evil” is weaker and weaker every time the search giant does something against its own motto. How many times did we see Google somehow managing to infringe on the customer’s privacy? How many times did we see Google investigated in various regions of the world including the U.S. and Europe for alleged actions that deserve being looked into? How many times did we see the company forced to pay a fine or settle a legal matter?
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