Huawei phones: Hollywood meets Silicon Valley
One woman had streaks of purple in her hair. Many in the crowd wore purple T-shirts with the words “Dyke Power,” as did West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land and other city officials. The jacaranda trees nearby were dressed in purple too. In a comedy set before the march, comedian Jennie McNulty, a lesbian, joked about setting up a booth this weekend to sell all the knickknacks she’d collected at Pride over the years. But her jokes were sprinkled with signs of the times and the monumental policy decisions to come soon for gays and lesbians.
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Huawei, probably better known as a leading telecoms gear maker under fire from US politicians over its potential links to the Chinese state, is looking to drive sales of its consumer devices, but is hobbled by not having effective consumer retail channels. Traditionally, it co-brands its devices with carriers. In an interview on Friday, Guo told Reuters he sees this changing as Huawei shifts from focusing on the technology in its devices to better understanding consumers’ tastes and perceptions.
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