Xiaomi India head Manu Jain has Barra boots to fill as global VP

manu-kr-jain_feXiaomi Inc. has elevated India head Manu Kumar Jain as global vice president at a time when the Chinese handset maker is in the middle of a purple patch in the country, emerging as the second-largest smartphone seller. “Manu, congratulations from the entire Xiaomi family on your promotion to vice president of Xiaomi!” the company […]

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Xiaomi’s Barra joins Facebook to head virtual reality

hugo-fe_tcHugo Barra, who recently quit smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. as its global vice president, has joined social networking giant Facebook Inc. as its head of virtual reality. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post that virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform. “Hugo is going to help build that future,” […]

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Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra quits to return to Silicon Valley

12194980_10153040623041612_3346759682183267064_oHugo Barra, vice president at smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. and one of its most celebrated executives, has left the company for a new project based in Silicon Valley. In a Facebook post, Barra said he was “taking some much-needed time off before embarking on a new adventure in Silicon Valley.” He also said that the […]

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