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Mobile Minutes: Snapchat’s business plan; Xiaomi sells out in U.S.; Hyundai’s Android Auto; JD.com’s connected devices

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May 27, 2015

snapchat 185Evan Spiegel reveals plan to turn Snapchat into a real business
After starting to run select video ads earlier this year, Snapchat is about to begin soliciting other big advertisers with some new numbers that assert its audience is bigger, younger, and more obsessive than anything on television.
Read more on Bloomberg

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi dips toes in U.S. market with accessories and sells out
This week, Xiaomi opened up its Mi online store for U.S. and Europe consumers. Everything sold out within 30 minutes, suggesting Xiaomi’s affordable-yet-high-quality formula resonates with consumers in the West.
Read more on Forbes

Hyundai says it’s first with Android Auto
Whether it’s hunting for directions or tracking down trivia answers, Hyundai thinks it has found the most seamless way yet to let drivers integrate their smartphones seamlessly into their cars.
Read more on USA Today

JD.com sets its sights on connected devices
Chinese ecommerce company JD.com is vying for a slice of the booming connected-devices market by building an open ecosystem that allows products from different manufacturers to work together.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

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