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China Transportation Wars 2.0: Bike Sharing

The dust kicked up by ride sharing has settled, but the air is again charged with electricity. This time, it’s bike sharing, and companies are losing no time stocking up on ammo. The latest news is that Ofo, a dockless bike sharing company which started on campus, has completed a C round totaling 130 million […]

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TechNode’s Top Sharing Economy Stories of 2016

The sharing economy is exploding in China. Worth about 299 billion USD in 2015, the market is expected to surge by 40 percent over the next five years, China’s National Information Center reported earlier this year. While the sharing economy is relatively a broad term referring to businesses that are based on peer-to-peer sharing of […]

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Ofo Wants to Connect Bikes, Not Make Them

A lot of people are curious about how Ofo and Mobike, China’s dominant bike-sharing platforms, are different. From a user perspective, they may not be so different, but from our previous post, we can see that Mobike is about creating a moving IoT platform. Ofo, on the other hand, emphasises user connection and the sharing economy. To […]

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Co-Working Is Booming in China, Here’s Why

China has witnessed a huge boom of co-working spaces in recent years with hundreds of thousands of operators emerging. However, co-working is not happening only in China, but developing along with global trends. At the Co-working China Forum, Claire Stephens, Head of Workplace Strategy at global real estate services firm JLL, shared insight on China’s […]