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Little rice : smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese dream

Author: Clay Shirky
Publisher: New York : Columbia Global Reports, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Smartphones have to be made someplace, and that place is China. In just five years, a company named Xiaomi (which means "little rice" in Mandarin) has grown into the most valuable startup ever, becoming the third largest vendor of smartphones, behind only Samsung and Apple. China is now both the world's largest producer and consumer of a little device that brings the entire globe to its user's fingertips. Clay  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clay Shirky
ISBN: 9780990976325 0990976327
OCLC Number: 902657080
Description: 134 pages : map ; 19 cm
Contents: Smartphones --
Internet --
Xiaomi --
Number one producer, number one consumer --
The Chinese Apple --
Maker movement --
The Chinese dream --
Copy the copycat.
Responsibility: Clay Shirky.
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Smartphones have to be made someplace, and that place is China. In just five years, a company named Xiaomi (which means "little rice" in Mandarin) has grown into the most valuable startup ever, becoming the third largest vendor of smartphones, behind only Samsung and Apple. China is now both the world's largest producer and consumer of a little device that brings the entire globe to its user's fingertips. Clay Shirky delivers a compact update on China's evolving economic and political conditions.

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