Xiaomi targets France and Italy launch this month

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Xiaomi targets France and Italy launch this month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 MAY 2018 US backs down on Xiaomi row Author Xiaomi Devices Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruitscenter_img Related Xiaomi off the hook in the US Xiaomi is set to launch in more European markets imminently, adding two more countries to its roster.The company will launch in France on 22 May and Italy on 24 May, although as yet it has not revealed which products will be available. When it debuted in its first Western European market – Spain – it kicked off with a mix of smartphones and other products (scooter, wearables, action cameras and video streaming box).Last week, Xiaomi announced a partnership with operator 3 Group to sell devices in markets including Austria, Denmark, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Italy and Hong Kong. 3 does not have a presence in France, however, which is one of Xiaomi’s targets for this month.While Xiaomi has managed to build an impressive position in the smartphone market, taking fourth spot globally, this has largely been built off the back of its performance in China and India. And with the former offering a challenging environment, Europe provides the company the chance to both grow volume and spread its customer base more widely.It had been suggested that Xiaomi would launch its smartphones in the US, although that was before a worsening of a trade spat between the country and China. Steve Costello Tags Previous ArticleSnap CFO replaced by Amazon execNext ArticleCBRS Alliance pushes new OnGo brand last_img read more

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy major draws at Japan’s star-studded PGA Tour debut

first_img RELATED PHOTOS It began last week at the $9.75 million CJ Cup in South Korea, won by Justin Thomas, and concludes at next week’s $10.25 million WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.Woods, who won his 15th major at this year’s Masters, will be joined at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in front of an expected tens of thousands of golf-crazy Japanese fans by a who’s who of golf.World No. 2 and PGA Tour Player of the Year McIlroy, eighth-ranked Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth and U.S. Open Champion Gary Woodland are just a few sprinkling more stardust.In-form Thomas will be aiming to improve his incredible strike-rate with a fifth victory in 10 starts in Asia after his second CJ Cup win in three years on Sunday elevated him to number four in the world.But most eyes will be on Woods, and his troublesome left knee, after the world number 10 underwent arthroscopic surgery two months ago.A smiling Woods said on Monday his recovery “was ahead of schedule” before he played a full 18 holes in an exhibition match on the Zozo Championship course in Chiba Prefecture.“I’m probably a week early. My season had ended a little bit earlier than I had expected it,” said Woods.“I had the procedure a little bit early and got ahead of it.”Japan golf fans might be seeing a lot more of Woods in the next 12 months.The 43-year-old said one of his ambitions was to play in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.“I would love to play in an Olympic Games,” he said. “Hopefully next year I can have a good year and qualify.”The event is co-sanctioned by the Japanese Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO) and the home hopes are led by world No. 27 Hideki Matsuyama, who has won six times on the US PGA Tour, most recently at the 2017 WGC Bridgestone Invitational.“This is the first time I’m playing in a PGA Tour event in Japan. I’m very excited to play,” Matsuyama, who is one of nine Japanese in the 78-man field, told reporters Tuesday.Woods will begin on the 10th hole Thursday in a three-ball with Japan’s world number 162 Satoshi Kodaira and England’s Ryder Cup hero Tommy Fleetwood at 8:00 a.m.McIlroy starts an hour later on the first tee in a stellar grouping with Schauffele and Thomas. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES CHIBA – Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are the major attractions in a world-class line-up as the PGA Tour breaks new ground with its first tournament in Japan this week.The inaugural Zozo Championship tees off Thursday offering a $9.75 million prize pot as the middle leg of the Tour’s new near $30 million three-tournament Asian swing.center_img KEYWORDS Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, PGA Tour, Zozo Championship Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 10th hole of a pro-am event on Wednesday at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture. | APlast_img read more

Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” extends first season by 13 episodes

first_imgPhoto: Stan Evans(LOS ANGELES) — Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk just premiered last month, but it’s already been extended.The show has so far aired six episodes out of 10, but it’s just been announced that the series will air an additional 13 episodes this fall. The series features Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow and her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris discussing today’s issues from the viewpoints of three different generations.In a statement, Pinkett Smith said, “The community that has been built around the Red Table is so strong and keeps my mother, Willow and I inspired to keep going…There is so much more to explore together and so many people to bring to the table to do it with us.”She added, “We have learned so much along the way. With that being said, I believe, this next 13…is going to be fire!”If you want to catch up on the series, go to the Watch tab on Facebook, or use the Facebook TV app.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more