Where Are All These Hoverboards Coming From?

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Hoverboards are on millions of wish lists this holiday season, a development that's taken retailers and customers by surprise.

Photo: Ben Larcey

In just a few months, the two-wheeled, motorized scooters have gone from an Internet meme popularized by celebrities to a common sight on American streets and sidewalks. How did that happen so fast? It's all about Chinese "memeufacturing." That's according to Joseph Bernstein, senior tech reporter for BuzzFeed, who went all the way to the Chinese city of Schenzehn to research the story, "How to Make Millions of Hoverboards Almost Overnight."




Warren Olney