Xiaomi launches a water purifier. Like other gadgets of Xiaomi family, the water purifier can connect to smartphones. Through Mi Home app, the mobile app for Xiaomi smart home devices, your family members will be able to monitor water quality in real time and receive alerts when the filter needs to be replaced (Filters are available for purchase within the app). It retails for RMB1299 (US$209).
The company also launched today Mi TV 2S, a 48-inch 4K smart TV. It comes with two models that cost RMB2999 (US$483) and RMB3999 (US$644), respectively.
Didi Kuaidi launches commuter bus service in Beijing (30+ routes) and Shenzhen (10+ routes).
Ali Baichuan, the mobile app developer program of Alibaba Group launched nine months ago, announces a RMB1 billion (about US$160m) venture capital fund and RMB1 billion short-term loan program targeting mobile app startups.
Meituan, the leading group-buying service, is adding this category, too.
It was reported earlier that the food delivery service would be spun off from Baidu and had begun raising outside capital.