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China’s O2O Craze Expands On Campus

Online-to-Offline (O2O) services have been all the rage in China as citizens are hunting for solutions to urban life. While the model is transforming all industries, Chinese tech startups are expanding the O2O craze to a particular demographic: university students. China has nearly 30 million university students now thanks to the enrollment expansion program launched […]

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Two Of China’s Biggest O2O Startups Ele.me, Didi Kuaidi In Partnership Discussions

Few names in China’s booming offline to online (O2O) industry pull as much weight as food delivery service Ele.me and ride-hailing giant Kuaidi Didi, and they are now discussing a possible partnership, according to local media. Didi Kuaidi is no stranger to mergers and partnerships. The company began in 2015 when Alibaba-backed Kuaidi joined forces with Tencent-backed Didi […]

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WeZebra: The O2O App That Will Pay Your Rent Has Just Landed An A Series

WeZebra, a payment platform that provides installment plans to home renters, has raised a series A funding in the tens of millions (RMB) led by China Renaissance K2 Ventures, followed by installment plan provider Fenqile, and joined by N5 Capital. (Chinese source) In China, rental installments are typically three to six months at a time. WeZebra found a niche market […]

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Baidu Invests Aggressively To Stay In The O2O Game

Baidu stock has had a rough couple of days. Following their lower-than-expected earnings the company has suffered numerous downgrades from sell-side analysts as their stock dropped 6% in late trading on Monday. The company’s second quarter earnings grew 3.3%, but aggressive investment in offline services saw them cut into their profits. CFO Xinzhe Li confirmed that spending, […]

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iBoss, a Dedicated O2O Platform for Local Merchants

Imagine what a local merchant needs to operate a business: a traditional point-of-sale (POS) system, whether computer, laptop or a professional POS system; a phone; a credit card POS machine; and a CRM system. But now a small business owner can use iBoss to run their business. The creator of iBoss, Bravou has built many apps (iPOS, iCoupon, iCard, iFans, iShop, App Store and iManager) and […]

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