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Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, is facing public outrage as the death of a 21-year-old passenger sparked safety concerns.
The company’s night mode facial recognition failed to detect the culprit, who abused his father’s license as a Didi Chuxing driver.
According to a Chinese news service, Didi drivers could view information about passengers, including previous comments by Didi Drivers regarding passengers’ appearance.
Since May 12, Didi Chuxing has suspended its hitch service for a week.
Here are some stories and ideas from last week that you shouldn’t miss.
Didi apologizes for passenger killing, the dark side of sharing economy
China’s burgeoning food delivery drives growth of lifestyle ecommerce sector
Luckin Coffee to further eat into Starbucks’ dominance in China
Is JD.com bleeding too fast in its new retail war with Alibaba?
Alibaba Pictures burning cash to build up China’s largest movie ticketing platform
Toutiao’s Tik Tok takes off, outperforming Facebook and YouTube to become the world’s most downloaded app
Tencent-backed WeDoctor raised a $500 million pre-IPO round, looking to shake up China’s online healthcare market
Grab reportedly adding $1 billion to its war chest, expecting competition with local and foreign rivals
Flash Express announces fresh funding and investment plan in SE Asia expansion
‘Travelio’ dubbed as Indonesia’s Airbnb, where users can negotiate rates, successfully raised US$4 million in series A financing
Co-working space battle: A tale of two cities
Entrepreneur First is recruiting for its fourth cohort, Singapore
Big Data Company CEWELL Switches from Customer Service and Quality Testing to Application of Corporate Data
Deal book: Ant Financial invests in car-sharing startup Like; VR startup Aurovis aims to provide affordable VR and 360-degree cameras