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Normally it’s tough for new smartphone makers to stand out in the jam-packed smartphone market. One notable exception is the China-based start-up Xiaomi. Over the past year, Xiaomi has racked up a number of superlatives and accolades for its stylish, reasonably-priced phones and innovative business model. Though Xiaomi didn’t ship its first smartphone until August 2011 and only sells […]

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The rapid-fire pace of the smartphone industry made my newly published book, The Smartphone, (more information here) a moving target. Every time I thought I was done writing, news would break and I would need to update the manuscript again. I kept making changes to my book as late as I possibly could, which was risky, […]

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I realize updates have been infrequent on this blog. The main reason: I was busy writing a book. You can now see what I’ve been laboring on – my book, The Smartphone: Anatomy of an Industry was published on September 9. As the title makes plain, it’s a book about the smartphone industry. Though it’s a […]

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