Xiaomi further ramps up European ambitions with France and Italy launches this month

Something big will go down for the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor in France on May 22 and in Italy two days later. With a “new attitude”, Xiaomi wants to take over the world.

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This week, we’re talking about a new flagship phone from LG, Xiaomi’s bright future, and the uphill for Sprint and T-Mobile.

Xiaomi signs ‘global’ strategic partnership with CK Hutchison boosting its European presence

A wide range of “innovative connected” Xiaomi products, smartphones included, are coming to stores operated by CK Hutchison-owned Three carrier in the UK, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.

Xiaomi IPO filed for, but not before two co-founders leave company

They were there when the switch flipped on in 2010. They left just as the company was about to go public. Is it a sign of things to come or just two people branching off for personal reasons?

Two million Spotify free users blocked ads from playing

These users either hotwired their apps or accounts to skip past paying $9.99 a month for Spotify Premium, the company claims in its IPO filing.

About 56 million Spotify shares up for grabs on April 3

The company reports in a government filing that CEO Daniel Ek is eligible to sell nearly 16 million of those shares alone.

Spotify IPO will have no underwriting banks

The music streaming company is asking individual investors who are looking more for growth than profits to look into getting shares.

4 western banks floating Xiaomi IPO, Chinese banks still yet to get a piece

Chinese tech brand Xiaomi is targeting a top valuation of $100 billion before it debuts on an exchange and is currently doing so without the help of domestic banks.

Spotify plotting direct listing to shirk typical IPO costs

The company may also shed a few of its day one investors with the listing. It could eventually put out stock within the first quarter.

Xiaomi reporting bigger revenues after years-long stall

Banks are now calculating that Xiaomi could be valued between $50 billion and $100 billion and go for the initial public offering it wants.

Xiaomi may go public with $50 billion stock offer

Bank analysts don’t see Xiaomi getting much beyond the $50 billion it wants at minimum, much less the $100 billion it truly wants.

Rookie Razer smartphone effort reportedly inches closer with heavy focus on ‘hardcore’ gamers

Following Nextbit’s acquisition earlier this year, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear Razer is in the process of developing a gaming smartphone.

Selfie-obsessed Meitu seeks IPO in Hong Kong for up to $1 billion

The Chinese company is skipping Shanghai and Shenzhen and asking Hong Kong’s stock exchange to list it. It didn’t take a selfie for the occasion.