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Updated: Alibaba rumored to deepen involvement in bike-rentals with upcoming $1 bln Hellobike investment round

Updated 23 Jan 2017: TechNode Chinese has reached out to Hellobike, Fosun Capital and Hellobike’s early-stage investor GGV, but neither has confirmed the news. Chinese bike rental firm Hellobike (哈罗单车) is going to complete $1 billion worth of round from Ant Financial (an affiliate company of Alibaba Group), Fosun Capital, and some other existing investors, people familiar […]

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Ofo and Mobike aren’t doing so well in Singapore

China’s fast-expanding bike-sharing startups ofo and Mobike both expanded to Singapore earlier this year, but it turns out that the local bike rental operator oBike is winning the local game. Ofo officially launched its service in Singapore this February and saw a surge in the number of users, making it the fifth most downloaded app […]

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Mobike’s data strategy emerges on Baidu Maps

Mobike’s recently-announced data sharing strategy has just made a prominent appearance: Mobike – and Ofo – bikes are now visible and unlockable via the Baidu Maps app. The latest update of the app allows users to log in with their mobile numbers to hire bikes from the two main hire companies. The latest version of […]

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China’s bike rental consolidation begins with reported Mobike acquisition of Unibike

Tencent Tech (in Chinese) is reporting that China’s top bike rental startup Mobike has recently completed the acquisition of smaller player Unibike, citing people familiar with the matter. The source didn’t specify the sum for this acquisition but pointed out that Mobike is also an investor in their RMB 100 million (around US$ 14.6 million) Series A. “The […]

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