Xiaomi on Top as Smartwatch Shipments Surge in Q2, Hit 26 Million

Smartwatch sales surged in the second quarter while sales of basic wearable fitness trackers declined for the first time, signaling a turning point in the market, according to data released Thursday. Market research firm IDC reports that the market for smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices grew nearly 60.9 percent during the second quarter of 2017 compared...

Former Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra to Head Up Facebook’s VR Division

Facebook has poached Xiaomi’s global vice president Hugo Barra to head up its virtual reality division, just three days after Barra revealed he was stepping down from his post. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that his company had hired  Barra to head its virtual reality business, which included the team developing […]