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Co-Founder and President
Xiaomi Corporation

Bin Lin co-founded Xiaomi Corporation with angel investor Lei Jun in April 2010. He is now president of Xiaomi Corporation, and is in charge of Xiaomi’s day-to-day operation, business and product strategy, carrier relationships, and business development with strategic suppliers and business partners.

Lin worked at Google Inc. as engineering director from 2006 to 2010. He founded and led Google China’s engineering effort for Mobile, Android apps, and Google Music. Under his leadership, his team successfully launched many Google products for the China market, including Google Mobile Maps, Mandarin voice search, mobile verticals such as video, dictionary, finance, and local, Android Pinyin IME, Android Dictionary, Android News and Weather widget, Google Music (free streaming and download of legal music online), Google Pinyin IME, and various OneBoxes.

Prior to joining Google, he worked at Microsoft from 1995 to 2006, and held various senior positions, including software design engineer and development lead at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters. Lin admits that he is older than he looks, but says, “It’s never too late to start your own business if you have a young heart.” His first cellphone was a Motorola StarTAC.

Posts With Bin Lin

Xiaomi Sells 100,000 Smartphones in Less Than 90 Seconds

The company also said it sold its supply of 3,000 of its MITV set-top boxes in just under two minutes.
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ATD Week in Review: The Brin-Wojcicki Split and Apple’s iPhone Trade-In

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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Xiaomi’s Bin Lin on Hiring Hugo Barra, International Expansion and Selling 100,000 Phones in 90 Seconds

Xiaomi co-founder Bin Lin talks with AllThingsD about hiring Barra, as well as the company’s fast-growing phone business.
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Xiaomi’s Bigger Than BlackBerry

Selling high-spec smartphones at low-spec smartphone prices is paying off quite well.
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Bin Lin Shows Dive Into Mobile the Power of Android in China (Video)

At D: Dive Into Mobile, the former Google and Microsoft executive talked about building a smartphone brand from scratch and why U.S. companies struggle in China.
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Google Glass, Workday and “WTF, Firefox OS?” — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

A convenient roundup of the Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week.
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Google, Firefox and the Fastest-Growing Phone Company in China — What You Missed at Dive Into Mobile Yesterday

A quick catch-up guide to the first day of our global mobile conference.
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Meet Xiaomi, the Biggest Smartphone Company You’ve Never Heard Of

China’s Xiaomi debuted its first smartphone in August of 2011. This year, it expects to sell 15 million of its second.
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Dive Into Mobile Ready to Take Back Manhattan on April 15 and 16

Hurricane Sandy forced a change in plans, but we’ve rescheduled our mobile conference for April 15 and 16.
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As Xiaomi Sells Out of New Flagship Phone, Bin Lin Talks About the Disruptive Chinese Start-Up’s Approach (Video)

Today Xiaomi launched its second major phone, known as the Xiaomi Phone 2, or the Mi-2. A run of 50,000 units sold out in 2 minutes and 51 seconds.
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