Bike-rental war escalates with Alipay supporting "scan-and-ride" function for six bike-rental apps

Alipay, the online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial, has…


WeChat allows official accounts to create own mini-app

WeChat recently announced a new feature called "store mini-app" (门店小程序), in its…


Didi

Didi app embeds ofo to provide flexible solution for short trips

After weeks of rumors, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing announced today…


Beijing drafts regulations mandating smart locks for bike-rentals in the city

The Beijing government is soliciting public opinion on draft guidelines aimed…


[Podcast] China Tech Talk 1: An introduction to China's bike sharing

Editor's note: We are very happy to announce the China Tech Talk podcast, a…


Bike-rental startup ofo lands series D+ backed by Alibaba’s Ant Financial

The funding spree continues in China’s bike-rental sector. Bike-rental startup…


Ofo teams up with largest bicycle producer Fushida

The race is still on in China’s bike-rental sector. Bike-rental startup ofo and…


Power bank rentals are taking off in China but will never be as big as bikes

While the buzz surrounding China’s bike rental industry has yet to cool off,…


Yidao CEO blames LeEco for cash problems

Zhou Hang, founder and CEO of ride-hailing service Yidao Yongche (易到 in…


Weekly Briefing: Mobile payments, O2O, and the IoT economy

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