Mobike and ofo announce merger, “Mofo” to explore autonomous riding

Happy April Fool's Day! In a surprise announcement, China’s largest bike-rental companies, Mobike and ofo announced…


HYPEREAL wants to bring VR to China’s mass market

On March 27, 2017, HYPEREAL, a Shanghai-based VR hardware and software company, announced the launch of their first…


[Updated] Mobike jumps on hongbao bandwagon with “Mobike, mo’ money”

Mobike announced yesterday (in Chinese) that their app will now include the option to ride for hongbao (红包 or “red…


Airbnb’s new Chinese name shows how hard it is to localize

Airbnb announced today that they are doubling down on China (in Chinese). They have introduced Trips, a service that…


TechNode Weekly Briefing: 18 March 2017

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Learning Points from Tibado: Digital coins denominated in real money

Editor’s note: This post was contributed by Jx Tan, Countly Analytics’ Chief Growth Officer (China & APAC).…


Global Ventures Summit wants to bring more attention to Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is the next growth market. As China's economy begins to slow, more and more investors, from Silicon…


The saga of the “bike-rental company that wasn’t” continues

Kala Danche (卡拉单车) is back in business. As you may recall, last week we reported that the company had lost over 75% of…


Ofo signs partnership with Huawei and China Telecom, finally becoming a technology company

Yesterday, Ofo has announced a partnership deal (in Chinese) with China Telecom (中国电信) and Huawei. The partnership will…


Tier 3 failure shows bike-rental ain't that easy

Chinese tech media is aflutter this morning after news last night that Kala, an O2O bike-rental company, went out of…