De OV-fiets wordt steeds populairder

De OV-fiets wordt steeds populairder | metronieuws.nl

ov fiets

De OV-fiets wordt steeds populairder
28 februari 2017 om 06:00 door Anne-Fleur Pel
De OV-fiets wordt steeds populairder. Foto: ANP
Treinreizigers maken steeds meer gebruik van de ov-fiets. NS kan de vraag bijna niet meer aan. De OV-fiets in cijfers:

Continue reading “De OV-fiets wordt steeds populairder”

Chinese bike-sharing startups like Ofo and Mobike are being taken for a ride by thieves, vandals, and cheapskates — Quartz

Chinese bike-sharing startups like Ofo and Mobike are being taken for a ride by thieves, vandals, and cheapskates — Quartz

“What they’ve got is a very interesting technology, but a basic business model that makes no sense.”

Bron: Chinese bike-sharing startups like Ofo and Mobike are being taken for a ride by thieves, vandals, and cheapskates — Quartz

First it was the taxi-hailing wars. Then it was the on-demand service wars. Now, China’s internet industry is watching another money-burning battle unfold between rival startups.

Within the past year venture capital firms have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into rival companies, all competing to become China’s “Uber for bikes.” Their premise is simple: Pedestrians looking for a lift can open their smartphones, unlock a bike parked nearby, hop on for a ride, and pay a fee once they arrive at their destination.

It’s difficult to overstate how popular these services have become. On almost every street corner in China’s major cities, bikes of different shapes, sizes, and colors are lined up next to one another.

mobike-xiaoming-shanghai-colors
Ofo, Xiaoming, and Mobike bikes in Shanghai. (John Pasden/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)

Continue reading “Chinese bike-sharing startups like Ofo and Mobike are being taken for a ride by thieves, vandals, and cheapskates — Quartz”