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8 million TV sets in four years. Xiaomi celebrates another milestone in the Indian market

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Xiaomi boasted another achievement not related to smartphones. The company passed the mark of 8 million TVs sold in the Indian market.

8 million TV sets in four years.  Xiaomi celebrates another milestone in the Indian market

It took Xiaomi just over four years to do this: the company released the first TVs in this market in February 2018. At the same time, according to the results of the first quarter of this year, Xiaomi is the market leader in smart TVs in India.

The Smart TV category has grown over the past four years and we are proud to have played a key role in driving the adoption of Smart TV in India. We are very humbled by the response we have received from our customers across India. Over the years, we have built close relationships with our customers that have helped us push the boundaries of innovation and strengthen our commitment to meet their needs.

Now Xiaomi has a very wide range of TVs both under its own brand and under the Redmi brand. How many TVs the company has sold worldwide, it does not report.

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Wildberries is Russified after all? The retailer has filed an application for registration of the trademark “Yagodki”

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The Wildberries online retailer has filed an application with Rospatent for the registration of the Yagodki trademark. This was reported in the company itself.

Wildberries is Russified after all?  The retailer has filed an application for registration of the trademark

The purpose of registering a trademark is to assign it to the company in order to avoid use by unauthorized persons“, – commented in the press service.

Recall that on August 15 in the afternoon, the Wildberries marketplace website changed its name to Berries. Later, the company said that the new site name was part of a marketing campaign, the company did not confirm or deny the fact of changing the site name on an ongoing basis. Already on August 16, the site began to be called as before.

Earlier, the head of the company, Tatyana Bakalchuk, in response to the proposal of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry Denis Manturov on the Russification of foreign names, promised to consider this issue.

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‘Best semiconductor material ever discovered’ found US professor suspected of spying for China

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A team of researchers at the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that cubic boron arsenide has better properties than silicon for making microchips, calling it “the best semiconductor material ever discovered.” Notably, the team that made the discovery also included a Chinese-born scientist previously suspected of spying for China.

According to the study, cubic boron arsenide is ten times more efficient as a heat conductor than silicon. It is also the best conductor of both electrons and electron holes – this is especially important for the properties of a semiconductor. Materials such as boron arsenide could change the rules of the game in industry.

The investigation team included Gan Chen, a former head of engineering at MIT, who was under investigation for a year on suspicion of espionage, after which the US Department of Justice dropped the charges for lack of evidence.

'Best semiconductor material ever discovered' found US professor suspected of spying for China

It may well be decades before boron arsenide-based chips become commercially available—if the technology is ever found usable. Nevertheless, it is expected that the material can be used to produce better, faster and more compact chips than today.

Gan Chen was arrested in January 2021. He was accused of hiding ties to the Chinese authorities in applications for a grant from the US Department of Energy. The scientific community, including scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, criticized the arrest and wrote an open letter. Under President Joe Biden, the Justice Department dropped all charges.

Scientists emphasize that such a “witch hunt” discourages researchers, especially from China, from moving to the United States, which is why the United States cannot use its intellectual potential.

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“The sale of SIM cards is really becoming more expensive and meaningless,” MTS will reduce sales of SIM cards and the number of communication stores

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MTS President Vyacheslav Nikolaev said that the company plans to move towards reducing sales of SIM-cards, as well as reducing their points of sale.

It seems to me that now, when the cost of SIM cards has increased by an order of magnitude, it’s time to heal this market. Therefore, from the point of view of sales of SIM cards, it seems to me that the sales volume can now be reduced, especially since for us, ecosystem effects provide very serious advantages in reducing the outflow – this also allows us to take sales more calmly.

“The sale of SIM cards is really becoming more expensive and meaningless,” MTS will reduce sales of SIM cards and the number of communication stores

Nikolaev noted that an increasing number of customers are also moving online, which also allows, in terms of telecom, to reduce the number of their own points of sale.

From the point of view of telecom, it seems to me that this is a very timely issue, and perhaps the right actions will be taken by the entire market. At least we will go in this direction. We hope that colleagues will not be far behind, because selling SIM cards is indeed becoming more expensive and pointless.

As we have already reported, MTS may sell its tower business.

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