Lei Jun

  • Report: Xiaomi sales climb but Huawei remains China’s top smartphone brand

    Report: Xiaomi sales climb but Huawei remains China’s top smartphone brand

    China’s Xiaomi, once the world’s highest valued tech startup, is getting over a disappointing two years with a notable spike in sales in its homeland during the second quarter of 2017. That’s according a new report from analyst firm Canalys, which estimates that Xiaomi, which was valued at $45 billion at the end of 2014, shipped 15 million phones during the quarter to… Read More

  • Xiaomi stops disclosing annual sales figures as CEO admits the company grew too fast

    Xiaomi stops disclosing annual sales figures as CEO admits the company grew too fast

    Xiaomi has forgone its tradition of revealing how many smartphones it sold the previous year. The strategy yielded many headlines for the highly-regarded Chinese outfit, but today its CEO admitted that Xiaomi has been in transition after growing “too fast”. Read More

  • Top Videos From TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing (TCTV)

    Top Videos From TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing (TCTV)

    The sun has set on our first ever TechCrunch Disrupt conference outside U.S. soil. The Beijing event ended this past Tuesday, as OrderWithMe won the Disrupt Cup. With the 12 to 15 hour time difference between the U.S. and China, watching it live wasn’t the easiest option. We produced more than 60 videos. But here’s a look at some of the highlights you might have missed: Read More

  • Disrupt Beijing: We’re Bringing Steve Chen, Peter Vesterbacka, Phil Libin and More

    Disrupt Beijing: We’re Bringing Steve Chen, Peter Vesterbacka, Phil Libin and More

    As we announced last week, we’ve been busy securing some of the most exciting names in China for our Disrupt Beijing conference this October including Tencent Founder and CEO Pony Ma and Chinese entrepreneur and angel investor Lei Jun. But it wouldn’t be a TechCrunch event without bringing a little of that Silicon Valley magic too. In selecting people to bring to China we wanted a… Read More

  • Pony Ma and Lei Jun Anchor Disrupt Beijing Line-Up

    Pony Ma and Lei Jun Anchor Disrupt Beijing Line-Up

    Even before I worked at TechCrunch, Disrupt was one of the few industry conferences I looked forward to every year. There were two big reasons why: The enthusiasm and excitement of the startups who launch there, and the unparalleled lineup of the most exciting people in tech engaging in frank, honest conversations. When we expanded the franchise to New York, it was natural to bring the… Read More