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Xiaomi's App Market Has Nearly 2X The Average Downloads Of Competitors, Could Help Boost International Successview story

http://techcrunch.com – Xiaomi, the break-out smartphone star of the Greater China market, is receiving lots of attention thanks to the somewhat salacious tale of ex-Android VP Hugo Barra and his recent move to the Chinese company. Xiaomi is looking to sell around 20 million smartphones by the end of 2013, and is doing so well that it’s challenging Samsung, a formerly dominant force among OEMs, at home in China. (IT news)

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Vestiaire Collective Raises $20 Million From Condé Nast And Others To Fuel International Growthview story

http://techcrunch.com – Paris-based luxury marketplace Vestiaire Collective (née Vestiaire de Copines) raised $20 million Series C funding from Condé Nast, Idinvest, and previous investors Balderton and Ventech — the magazine publisher invested more than $10 million. Vestiaire Collective allows anyone to buy and sell second-hand luxury items. (IT news)