Foshan will require Mobike, ofo, and other bike rental companies to hand over users blacklisted for bad parking.
This week, John and Matt talk about recent developments in China’s mobility and the O2O market as Meituan acquires Mobike and joins others encroaching into Didi territory. Links Didi recruits food delivery riders in Wuxi to challenge Meituan Meituan acquisition of Mobike seems a done deal Fresh and driver-friendly: Meituan Dache’s first day in Shanghai […]
China’s bike rental industry has experienced a roller coaster over the past 3 years. At its height, there were nearly 80 bike rental startups in the market, brightening the streets with a rainbow of bikes. But in the fast-paced tech world, trends come and go quickly. Within a year, over 20 bike startups failed, including […]
Xiaoming, a product manager at an international gaming company, is very nervous on his first day. His manager briefs him on expectations and current projects. Xiaoming walks out of the meeting still a little confused but doesn’t want to ask any questions that may seem stupid. Based on his previous experience, he thinks enhancing user […]
Ride-hailing, bike rental, and food delivery services were all affected.
Cheetah Global has come out with freshly-minted statistics on the state of the bike rental economy in the world. Public bicycles were first started in Europe but have seen their biggest success in the East starting from China’s dockless bike systems ofo and Mobike. According to the global distribution of active users gathered by Cheetah […]
ofo raises $866 million in latest funding round led by Alibaba
Chinese bike rental giant ofo has started selling advertisements on its bikes and apps (in Chinese) in an attempt to boost revenues amid increasing cash strain. The company will launch custom-designed bikes and the bike-body ads will appear in bike wheels, saddle and baskets for clients to reach the public with their messages. Rumors of ofo’s failure […]
This week, John and Matt take a look back at 1 year of podcasting and pull out the best part of the best episodes. This is part 1 of 2. Links 04: Interview with Florian Bohnert 10: Influencers in China & the future of brands with Elijah Whaley 15: Baidu ain’t that bad with Kaiser […]
Thibault Genaitay is Head of China for Le Wagon, a global programming bootcamp.