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Didi Waimai, the taxi-hauling app Didi's new food delivery platform, shared 9 posters on their official Weibo account on April 13th, claiming that a nationwide launch in site, also verifying earlier rumors of their entrance into nine cities.
Meituan, one of the world's largest e-commerce platforms of services, announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement to acquire Mobike, one of the world's largest smart bike-sharing companies.
The annual session of the China Development Forum (CDF) 2018 is taking place from March 24 to 26, 2018, with “China in the New Era” as its theme. Meituan-Dianping CEO Xing Wang presented at the “New Lifestyles in the AI Era” session.
Chinese consumers commonly order takeout with Meituan and hail rides with Didi. Yet, the two seemingly unrelated apps will start to compete with each other. Meituan will unveil ridesharing service on March 21 in Shanghai, while Didi will finalize preparations for the launch of its takeout business.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning to take over food delivery platform Ele.me for $9.5 billion. While Alibaba and ele.me have both declined to comment on "market rumors", an Alibaba executive confirmed this news to the media without disclosing further details.
During the Spring Festival, Meituan Takeout maintained normal operations and allowed customers to make reservations for Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner.
Meituan Dianping is recruiting for unmanned vehicle delivery and UAV delivery. When recruitment is complete, its unmanned delivery department is expected to reach nearly 200 people.
Revenue in China's catering industry exceeded 3.9 trillion yuan in 2017. The Chinese take-away market alone topped 300 billion yuan.
After operating a car-hailing service in Nanjing for 10 months, Meituan expanded its service to include Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Fuzhou and Xiamen on December 28.
2017 is coming to an end and it's time to sum it up. Every year, countless products emerge, occur, change and die. Along with the growth of the Internet, we reviewed ten Internet trends of 2017.
Two Chinese online life service giants have stepped into the car-hailing business. Ctrip, a leading provider of travel services, launched car rental business together with Didi, Shouqi Group and AA Car Rent. At the same time, Meituan.com, a Chinese group buying website, launched a taxi service in seven cities.
2017 has seen the rise and fall of numerous new technologies and business models, stunning and mediocre products, and the rise and collapse of tech giants. At the end of the year, Tencent launched into the Top 10 companies in technology industry.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook has squeezed many new experiences into his schedule while in China. On December 4, Cook and Wang Xing, CEO of Meituan-Dianping, met in Dahuchun, a time-honored restaurant known for its pan-fried buns, after leaving the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen.
On October 19, Meituan, China's largest Internet + life service platform, announced that it had completed a new round of financing worth $4 billion and its valuation is expected to reach $30 billion.