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Rahul Sharma has built audacity into Micromax. He wants to take on the might of Xiaomi, Samsung and even Google, in the smartphone market
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Gmail is now available in Myanmar (Burmese)

Myanmar speakers can switch languages in their Gmail settings starting today. We couldn’t be happier that Gmail can greet them with a hearty “Mingalaba” (မင်္ဂလာပါ)!
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Well, an Alibaba + Meizu union is a surprise start to this week.

Although actually not, when you consider how badly Alibaba wants to be a mobile player... how poorly it has done so far... and how much money it has to burn.

Plus, which players would actually welcome its involvement.
Alibaba is stumping up more than half a billion dollars to kick its mobile phone division, which has yet to make any headway, into gear. The NYSE-listed..
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I talked to +Hugo Barra about exactly how Xiaomi can sell its phones for such low prices
Xiaomi's combination of well-spec'ed phones and low price tags drove the company to over 60 million sales last year. That progress saw it replace Samsung as..
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Xiaomi says it sold 61 million smartphones in 2014, that's nearly $12 billion in revenue
Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker that raised $1.1 billion last month, has confirmed that it sold 61.12 million smartphones last year, bringing in an..
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Hey, Google+, been a while -- how are we all?
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Just wanted to confirm that the rumors are true -- I’m excited to be running Google’s Photos and Streams products!  It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users.
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Anecdotal, but the Chromecast seems to work better when plugged into the wall socket instead of the USB on the back of the TV.
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And a new Redmi from +Mi 
Xiaomi announced today that it sold over 60 million smartphones in 2014 but it didn't stop there after it unveiled its newest entry-level phone: the Redmi 2.
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Google now has a proper office in Thaialnd
 
ลองเดาดูสิว่าใครกันที่เพึ่งย้ายบ้านใหม่ในกรุงเทพฯ มาแอบดูภายในบ้านใหม่ของ Google ประเทศไทยกัน ดูสิว่ามีความคึกคักอะไรรออยู่บ้าง 
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I'm an Asia-based reporter for TechCrunch, and am based in Bangkok, Thailand. Formerly I was Asia Editor at The Next Web.

I'm passionate about all things Internet, mobile, startup and tech in Asia...which makes my job more like a hobby than work.

You can find more about me on TwitterLinkedInQuora and Jonrussell.me.
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