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How China’s Realme sold 50 million phones in just over 2 years

Starting a new phone brand in 2018 might seem too late in an already crowded market, but Sky Li was convinced that consumers between 18-25 years old were largely under-served — they needed something that was both affordable and cool. A few months after Li founded Realme in May that year, the smartphone company organized a product launch at a college campus in India, the world’s second-largest smartphone market. It brought its own production crew, built a makeshift stage and invited local rappers...
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, China, India, Smartphone, Xiaomi, Huawei, Qualcomm, Oneplus, Shenzhen, Vivo, Diwali, Oppo, Naoto Fukasawa


Father Sells Newborn Son for $24,000 After Losing Job Due to Coronavirus

A desperate father in China who was struggling financially made the twisted decision to sell his 40-day-old baby to a willing buyer after losing his job due to the Coronavirus. Police were tipped off on the despicable transaction when the alleged female buyer, known as Xu, was caught riding the train with the baby back […]
Tags: Crime, Money, China, International, Poverty, Slavery, Anime, Xu, Monster Parents, Coronavirus


DoorDash CEO Tony Xu says helping small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic is part of why the company is filing to go public

DoorDash and Burma Bites. DoorDash DoorDash CEO Tony Xu said he founded his company to help small businesses, many of which shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic.  The National Bureau of Economic Research estimates one in five businesses have closed permanently as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. But some restaurants say food delivery apps charge high commissions that cut into profit. DoorDash filed for an initial public offering Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: News, Australia, California, Ipo, Trends, Burma, National Bureau of Economic Research, Doordash, US Canada, New School, Tony Xu, Xu, Tech Insider, James Parrott, Allana Akhtar, Coronavirus


DoorDash just publicly filed its paperwork to go public, revealing a nearly $150 million loss this year amid the COVID delivery boom

Kimberly White/Getty Images for TechCrunch DoorDash released its filing to go public on Friday morning.  The delivery company said in the filing that, in the first nine months of 2020, it generated a $149 million loss on revenue of $1.9 billion, compared to a $667 million loss on $587 million in revenue the year before.  "Helping brick-and-mortar businesses compete, succeed, and flourish in these rapidly changing times is the core problem we are trying to solve," CEO Tony Xu wrote in a le...
Tags: California, Ipo, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Jp Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Palantir, Cnbc, Securities And Exchange Commission, Doordash, UBS Investment Bank, William Blair, Tony Xu, Xu


DoorDash releases filing to go public, after generating $1.9 billion in revenue so far in 2020 with COVID delivery boom

Kimberly White/Getty Images for TechCrunch DoorDash released its filing to go public on Friday morning.  The delivery company said in the filing that, in the first nine months of 2020, it generated revenue of $1.9 billion, compared to $587 million the year before.  "Helping brick-and-mortar businesses compete, succeed, and flourish in these rapidly changing times is the core problem we are trying to solve," CEO Tony Xu wrote in a letter.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: California, Ipo, US, San Francisco, Trends, Securities And Exchange Commission, Doordash, Tony Xu, Xu, Kate Taylor, Kimberly White Getty, Uber Lyft Instacart DoorDash


DoorDash just publicly filed its IPO paperwork, revealing a nearly $150 million loss this year amid the COVID-19 delivery boom

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu. Kimberly White/Getty Images for TechCrunch DoorDash on Friday released its filing to go public. The delivery company said in the filing that in the first nine months of this year it generated a $149 million loss on revenue of $1.9 billion, compared with a $667 million loss on $587 million in revenue the year before. "Helping brick-and-mortar businesses compete, succeed, and flourish in these rapidly changing times is the core problem we are trying to solve," CEO Tony ...
Tags: California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, Palantir, Cnbc, Securities And Exchange Commission, Doordash, Jpmorgan, UBS Investment Bank, William Blair, Tony Xu, Xu, Roblox


Adblockers Installed 300,000 Times Are Malicious and Should Be Removed Now (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Adblocking extensions with more than 300,000 active users have been surreptitiously uploading user browsing data and tampering with users' social media accounts thanks to malware its new owner introduced a few weeks ago, according to technical analyses and posts on Github. Hugo Xu, developer of the Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender extensions, said 17 days ago that he no longer had the time to maintain the project and had sold the rights to t...
Tags: Google, News, Instagram, Ars Technica, San Diego, University Of California, Hill, Xu, BeauHD, Raymond Hill, Github Hugo Xu, Nano Adblocker, Nano Defender, Cyril Gorlla


Adblockers Installed 300,000 Times Are Malicious and Should Be Removed Now

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Adblocking extensions with more than 300,000 active users have been surreptitiously uploading user browsing data and tampering with users' social media accounts thanks to malware its new owner introduced a few weeks ago, according to technical analyses and posts on Github. Hugo Xu, developer of the Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender extensions, said 17 days ago that he no longer had the time to maintain the project and had sold the rights to t...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Tech, Ars Technica, San Diego, University Of California, Hill, Xu, Raymond Hill, Github Hugo Xu, Nano Adblocker, Nano Defender, Cyril Gorlla


Video captures advanced Chinese bomber carrying a mystery missile possibly built for long-range strikes on US bases or even aircraft carriers

H-6 bomber flies over Beijing AP Photo/Ng Han Guan An amateur video of what appears to be a Chinese H-6N bomber carrying a previously-unseen mystery missile emerged over the weekend. The H-6N is the most advanced Chinese bomber in the H-6 family and is, according to the Pentagon, "optimized for long-range strikes." A missile analyst told Insider that the mystery missile appeared to be an air-launched anti-ship ballistic missile. Another possibility that has been put forward by other observ...
Tags: China, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Pentagon, Missile, US Navy, PLA, US Air Force, Mach, Henan, Xu, Maxwell Air Force Base, Bomber, Hypersonic Missiles


Kim Jong Un's new 'monster' ICBM could pack a punch, but only if it survives long enough for North Korea to use it

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a military installation in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on May 5, 2017. KCNA/ via REUTERS Last Saturday, for the first time in nearly three years, North Korea rolled out a new intercontinental ballistic missile. The weapon is an even larger liquid-fueled ICBM than the two ICBM types tested in 2017, but it has yet to test it and analysts are trying to figure out why North Korea built it. Large liquid-prope...
Tags: Technology, North Korea, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Panda, United States, Kim Jong Un, West Coast, Missile, ICBM, Don, Lewis, Kim Jong


GrubMarket raises $60M at a $500M+ valuation as food delivery stays center stage

Companies that have leveraged technology to make the procurement and delivery of food more accessible to more people have been seeing a big surge of business this year, as millions of consumers are encouraged (or outright mandated, due to Covid-19) to socially distance or want to avoid the crowds of physical shopping and eating excursions. Today, one of the companies that is supplying produce and other items both to consumers and other services that are in turn selling food and groceries to them...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, New York, Enterprise, California, Tech, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Food Delivery, San Francisco Bay, Grocery Delivery, Bay Area, Mike, Xu


GrubMarket raises $60M as food delivery stays center stage

Companies that have leveraged technology to make the procurement and delivery of food more accessible to more people have been seeing a big surge of business this year, as millions of consumers are encouraged (or outright mandated, due to Covid-19) to socially distance or want to avoid the crowds of physical shopping and eating excursions. Today, one of the companies that is supplying produce and other items both to consumers and other services that are in turn selling food and groceries to them...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, New York, Enterprise, California, Tech, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Food Delivery, San Francisco Bay, Grocery Delivery, Bay Area, Mike, Xu


3D Printing Inside the Body Could Patch Stomach Ulcers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Stomach ulcers and other gastric wounds afflict one in eight people worldwide, but common conventional therapies have drawbacks. Now scientists aim to treat such problems by exploring a new frontier in 3-D printing: depositing living cells directly inside the human body. [...] In their effort to treat stomach lesions less invasively, scientists in China wanted to develop a miniature bioprinting robot that could enter the human body wi...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, Ohio State University, Tsinghua University, Xu, Tao Xu, David Hoelzle


POWER PLAYERS: Meet the 11 top executives helping DoorDash CEO Tony Xu navigate the coronavirus crisis and prepare the $16 billion company for a possible IPO

DoorDash has 12 members of its Management Team, which are its top executives, including CEO Tony Xu. While the company has announced various members of that team over the years, it has never publicly compiled a list of them; Business Insider is publishing that list for the first time. The executive team has decades of tech-industry experience, helping manage companies ranging from Amazon to Uber; one member worked in the White House, while another has been dubbed the godfather of Google's AdSe...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Supreme Court, Navy, California, Youtube, Ebay, Stanford, White House, China, Softbank, Groupon, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends


The IPO market is on fire after a short-lived drought — here are the hottest public debuts to keep an eye on, and which banks are eyeing big fees for pulling them off.

After some big successes in the 2020 IPO class, investors are looking ahead to a big-name slate of more unicorns and decacorns coming to the public market.  Palantir and Asana could go public, perhaps via direct listings, by the end of September. Other big names eyeing IPOs include Airbnb and Snowflake.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After a dip in initial public offerings in the spring, the market is back in full swing. Tech companies that sat out market volatility and ...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Corporate America, Australia, Ipo, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Adidas, Bloomberg, Paypal, Cnn, Walgreens, Peter Thiel


20 offices turned into 2,000 individual pods for post-Covid working

Entrepreneur Xu Weiping is building 3-metre square workspaces with a chair, desk, fridge, microwave and fold-down bed, in east LondonWelcome to cube city. Xu Weiping, a Chinese multimillionaire, has a vision for the future of office work in the post-Covid-19 pandemic world: thousands of office pods where each person works in their own self-contained 3m x 3m cube.Xu reckons the coronavirus pandemic will have such a fundamental impact on the way people work that he is converting 20 newly construct...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, London, UK News, Commercial Property, Infectious Diseases, Construction industry, Xu, Coronavirus outbreak, Xu Weiping


Office pods may be the answer to working safely post-Covid-19

Entrepreneur Xu Weiping is risking a fortune to build 2,000 3-metre square workspaces in east LondonWelcome to cube city. Xu Weiping, a Chinese multimillionaire, has a vision for the future of office work in the post-Covid-19 pandemic world: thousands of office pods where each person works in their own self-contained 3m x 3m cube.Xu reckons the coronavirus pandemic will have such a fundamental impact on the way people work that he is converting 20 newly constructed office buildings in east Londo...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, London, UK News, Commercial Property, Infectious Diseases, Construction industry, Xu, Coronavirus outbreak, Xu Weiping


VCs say that these 29 companies are the top startups in the booming big data industry

Companies have a growing need for tools to help them store, analyze, and manage massive amounts of data. Business Insider asked venture capitalists to name the top startups in the big data space — including ones that they have no relationship to — and why they think the company will boom in 2020.  Here are the 29 startups they named, plus how much they've raised. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Data operations and data engineering have taken off, investors say. Companies a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Api, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bob Muglia, Intel Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Ggv Capital, Business Insider, Sapphire Ventures, Glenn Solomon, Norwest Venture Partners


Meet the 24 designers, sales leaders, and other operators honored by a top early-stage VC firm as 'unsung heroes' who help founders build successful tech startups

Prominent early-stage venture firm Floodgate released the first edition of its "Anchor List," which honors two dozen executives and operators who played key roles in building successful tech startups. The list names four professionals across each of six categories who were selected by outside judging panels made up of industry insiders and other venture investors. Floodgate senior associate Shawn Xu told Business Insider that he considers such operators "unsung heroes" in a startup ecosystem t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Americas, Trends, Silicon Valley, Wealthfront, Kleiner Perkins, General Assembly, Eventbrite, Twitter Marketing, EMEA, Maples, Xu, Mike Maples, Opendoor


Detained Chinese professor who criticised Chinese President Xi Jinping is freed

A Chinese academic who penned an essay blaming the coronavirus pandemic on President Xi Jinping's authoritarianism and censorship has been released after nearly a week in detention, his friends have told AFP. Xu Zhangrun, a law professor at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University, was taken from his home in the capital by a group of more than 20 people on July 6, according to associates. He returned home on Sunday and was well, two friends confirmed to AFP on Sunday, speaking on condit...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Communist Party, Afp, Mao Zedong, Tsinghua University, Xu, Xu Zhangrun


China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and his efforts to consolidate power, according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censo...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Xu, Xu Zhangrun


Xu Zhangrun, outspoken critic of Xi Jinping, detained by police in Beijing

Professor had been under house arrest after writing an essay lambasting the president over his response to coronavirusChinese professor Xu Zhangrun, known for his scathing and public criticisms of China’s leader Xi Jinping, has been detained, according to friends of the scholar.Two friends of Xu, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid reprisals, told the Guardian that he had been detained on Monday morning. According to one, around 20 police officers and 10 vehicles arrived at his home ...
Tags: China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Xu, Xu Zhangrun


"Parents whispered about whether to stop their children from singing a popular protest song, while activists devised coded ways to express now-dangerous ideas."

"Seemingly overnight, Hong Kong was visibly and viscerally different, its more than seven million people left to navigate what [China’s new security law] would mean to their lives.... For some who had been alarmed by the ferocity of last year’s unrest, which at times transformed shopping districts, neighborhoods and university campuses into smoke-filled battlefields, the law brought relief and optimism. For others, who had hoped the desperate protest campaign would help secure long-cherished fre...
Tags: Hong Kong, Law, China, Terrorism, Protests, Free Speech, Hong Kongers, Xu, Ann Althouse, Janet Pang, Xu Ze


Works for the Now, by Queer Artists of Color

Pride Month may have come to a close, but the wide-ranging pieces shown here have staying power.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Williams, Black People, Smith, Abney, Xu, Quarles, Devan, Race and Ethnicity, Nina Chanel (1982-, Sable Elyse, Shimoyama, Christina (1985-, D'Angelo Lovell


Asian Art Museum to Remove Bust of Patron. That’s Just a Start.

The museum will also hold public programs to examine Avery Brundage’s legacy, as well as questions around restitution, and work on “decolonizing’’ the museum.
Tags: News, Museums, Avery, Jay, Xu, Brundage, Avery Brundage, San Francisco (Calif, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Asian Art Museum


An hourly home-sharing startup in San Francisco finds itself in the city’s crosshairs

Emmanuel Bamfo is used to fighting uphill battles. Still, his latest fight, with the city of San Francisco, may well destroy his business if he doesn’t win it and quickly. Bamfo is the cofounder and CEO of Globe, a year-old, six-person startup that connects customers with rooms in people’s mostly urban homes. Think Airbnb, except that Globe isn’t for users looking for days- or months-long stays but instead for a day break. Globe evolved from an earlier company called Recharge that tried convi...
Tags: TC, California, San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Reddit, Globe, Gavin Newsom, Xu, Recharge, London Breed, Bamfo, Emmanuel Bamfo, Abe Disu, Erix Xu


A new electrostatic descriptor -- The orbital electrostatic energy

The widely applied descriptors for ion-π interactions are the quadrupole moment, electrostatic potential and the polarizability of the π systems. These models treat ions as point charges, leading to the lack of information from the ions, which can be especially problematic for the multi-shaped ions. Here, Xu's group proposes a new descriptor-the orbital electrostatic energy (OEE), which describes the electrostatic properties of both ions and π systems in detail via electron density distributions...
Tags: Science, Xu


China Will Bar International Investigators Until ‘Final Victory’ Over Pandemic Is Achieved

China’s ambassador to the United Nations revealed Wednesday that Beijing will block international investigators from examining the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus until “final victory” over the pandemic has been achieved."The top priority, for the time being, is to focus on the fight against the pandemic until we win the final victory,” Chen Xu told reporters when asked about the status of the World Health Organization’s requests to study the origins of the virus. The WHO’s representative in Ch...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, United Nations, Shanghai, Who, World Health Organization, Chinese communist party, Wuhan, Ccp, Xu, Ministry of Science and Technology, United States Australia New Zealand Canada, Chen Xu


DoorDash, buoyed by surging demand and ample capital, has launched new services like toilet paper deliveries from convenience stores during the COVID crisis. CEO Tony Xu says it's being 'extremely agile.'

While the coronavirus crisis has put many companies on the defensive, forcing them to cut staff and operations, food delivery company DoorDash is sitting on cash from a recent fundraising and launching new services. Most notably, the company moved forward a plan to deliver items from convenience stores, an effort that wasn't supposed to launch until later this year. It also quickly put together an effort to distribute masks and hand sanitizer to its couriers, creating a supply chain from scrat...
Tags: New York, US, San Francisco, Trends, Seattle, Business Insider, Doordash, Wawa, Tony Xu, Xu, Becky Sosnov, COVID, Eleven Circle K


Reluctant To Block Embarrassing Coronavirus Material Held On GitHub, China Targets The People Who Put It There (techdirt)

Over the years, Techdirt has written many stories about the various forms that censorship has taken in China. The coronavirus pandemic has added an extra dimension to the situation. China is evidently trying to erase certain aspects of the disease's history. In particular, it seeks to deny its likely role in acting as the breeding ground for COVID-19, and to downplay how it infected the rest of the world after the initial outbreak in Wuhan. As the New York Times put it: "China is trying to rewri...
Tags: News, Microsoft, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Wuhan, Quartz, Xu, Techdirt, Glyn Moody, Xu Zhangrun, Ai Fen