Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. said its international expansion plans are dictated by choosing markets where its low-cost business model will work well and not by avoiding areas of potential intellectual-property-litigation risk sweeping across the smartphone industry.
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It has been a slow start to the financial year for consumer electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi with sales down on a year ago.
New chief executive Richard Murray said comparable sales to 26 October were down 2.1 percent between July and 26 October.
Mr Murray said the retailer expected to meet its previous guidance of AUD3.6 billion (USD3.19b) in total sales this financial year. Based on the forecast, JB Hi-Fi expects sales to rise 3.4 percent in 2014/15 compared to 5.3 percent last year.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Power Mac Center, an Apple Premium Reseller in the Philippines, launched its most awaited loyalty program 1 Infinite Card.
Designed to offer many benefits to consumers, 1 Infinite Card allows customers to earn points every time they purchase any product. Accumulated points can be used to purchase products and services at any Power Mac Center branch.
Just in time for the world-renowned Maskara festival in Bacolod City, ASUS Philippines has launched its fifth concept store featuring all ASUS products from desktops, notebooks, all-in-ones to mobile and tablets.
ASUS Country Manager George Su graced the opening ceremonies, ribbon-cutting and showcase of products at the second floor of SM Cyberzone.
The new version of the ASUS Transformer Book T100 Multi-Color is the key highlight of the store and also the Zenfones and Fonepad 7.
Majority of companies plan to increase their budget for festive spending and corporate gifting both for clients and employees by about 10-15 percent this Diwali, according to a just concluded survey conducted by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.
The survey found that most firms have plans to substitute traditional gift options with Diwali exclusive pre-paid cards, which seems to be emerging as the most preferred gifting solution for corporate sector.
Gome said profit in the first nine months this year rose 70 percent with its multi-channel strategy beginning to revive sales and performance.
The Hong Kong-listed home appliance retailer's comparable store sales in the first three quarters are expected to rise about 6 percent, according to an initial earnings report, Gome said in a statement.
Total smartphones sales in the last 12 months in seven Southeast Asian markets nearly 120 million units, reflecting a 44 percent increase in volume and 24 percent increase in value compared to the same period a year ago.
Apple Inc. started delivering the iPhone 6 to the Chinese mainland yesterday, with the latest Apple model available through Apple stores, telecoms companies and online shops. The 64-gigabyte iPhone 6 Plus model seemed to be the most popular choice in Shanghai, quickly selling out at some online outlets.
Apple, facing tough competition in the tablet market, on Thursday unveiled a new line-up of iPads that feature its mobile payments system and include the fingerprint unlock used on iPhones. The California tech giant said its new iPad Air 2 would be thinner than its rivals, with upgraded graphics power and other features.
UK supermarket Tesco unveiled on Friday Hudl2, the second generation of its Android tablet released last year, and promises to be bigger, faster and sharper.
The new tablets have 8.3 inch full HD screen, Dolby optimised audio, and powered by an Intel Atom super-fast 1.83GHz quad-core processor. Available in eight colors, the tablet runs on Android’s Kitkat 4.4.2 so users can also enjoy access to over one million Google apps.
The gadget sells for GBP129 (USD), but Tesco's Clubcard customers can also purchase it through Clubcard Boost for GBP65 (USD).