On the morning of June 11, Caixin.com revealed that, ofo, the Beijing-based bike-sharing platform, has a 1.5 billion yuan ($234.2 million) deficit with only 3.5 billion yuan left in user deposit.
China’s bike-sharing giant, Mobike Technology Co., unveiled its new shared car on April 19 in Beijing. Manufactured by Xinte Electric, a local electric car company out of the Guizhou province of China, the new shared automobile is called “DEV1 shared version”.
Caught destroying the locks and attempting to make the two shared bicycles from Mobike his own, a Shenzhen resident was sentenced to 6-months in jail and a fine of 3,000 yuan ($473) for theft by the People’s Court of Longgang District in Shenzhen.
On April 28, Wang Xing, Chairman of Mobike and CEO at Meituan-Dianping together with Mobike founder Hu Weiwei announced the new organizational adjustment in an internal letter.
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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.
Mobike, China’s shared bicycle giant, will officially enter the Japanese market this year starting with Tokyo in June. Mobike will enter several Japanese cities this year with 30,000 bicycles. Mobike will cooperate with convenience store giants and restaurant chains to set up dedicated spaces to park bicycles in their shops.
Two major bike-sharing companies, Mobike and ofo, have announced plans to share their big data.
PitchBook, a global data research institution based in the Silicon Valley, names its Unicorn Class of 2017. In 2017, 57 start-ups were valued at more than $1 billion, and their total value was as high as $116 billion. Eighteen Chinese enterprises were on the list, and 10 were among the top 20.
On Christmas Eve 2017, the sun shined in Seattle. Several people rode bikes of the same color and type on the right side of a main thoroughfare in the city center.
Didi Chuxing announced today that it will soon launch a comprehensive bike-sharing platform within its APP, which will integrate ofo, bluegogo, and other potential bike-sharing partners, as well as DiDi’s upcoming own-branded bike-sharing service. DiDi will also introduce deposit-free arrangements to support a better user experience.
36 Kr reported that Didi will complete the acquisition of Bluegogo in the near future, and that it has already signed the purchase agreement. In addition, Didi, which invested Ofo, is trying to create its own shared bicycle system.
Mobike held the opening ceremony for its car sharing business in Guian District, Guizhou province on December 29.
Business that target the sharing economy – especially shared bikes – have been the darlings of investors since 2015.
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.
Mobike announced it had reached strategic partnership with LINE, Japan’s largest mobile social networking service provider, on December 20.
Mobike is declaring war on illegal ads. Mobike sued Shanghai Huijia Information Technology in Shanghai Pudong District People’s Court on December 14. Mobike demanded the defendant immediately stop attaching illegal ads to Mobike bikes, and to compensate for its infringement and to publicly issue a statement to eliminate the bad effect.
Over the past year, the percentage of people traveling China’s major cities by bicycle has risen from 5.5 percent to 11.6 percent.
Mobike rejected a November report that it and its competitor ofo had run into liquidity problems and started using users’ deposited funds to support their expansion. Mobike holds approximately 6 billion yuan in deposited funds. Mobike and ofo also reportedly stoped paying their debts to bicycle factories and PR companies.
Wang Xiaofeng, co-founder and CEO of Mobike, delivered a speech themed The Internationalization of Chinese Enterprises at The Year Ahead summit, hosted by Bloomberg Businessweek in cooperation with Sina Weibo. He spoke about internationalization and Mobike’s ideas, and rejected ideas about a merger.