Alibaba's AutoNavi map app, known domestically as Gaode, is giving out shared umbrellas and raincoats. (Picture: AutoNavi) Alibaba's AutoNavi map app, known domestically as Gaode, is giving out shared umbrellas and raincoats. (Picture: AutoNavi)
Alibaba's AutoNavi map app, known domestically as Gaode, is giving out shared umbrellas and raincoats. (Picture: AutoNavi)

Alibaba’s map app AutoNavi wants to bring back the umbrella sharing economy

  • AutoNavi will make shared umbrellas and raincoats available to users of its ride-hailing service
  • Shared umbrellas were a briefly popular idea in China until many wound up stolen

Topic |   US-listed Chinese stocks
Alibaba's AutoNavi map app, known domestically as Gaode, is giving out shared umbrellas and raincoats. (Picture: AutoNavi) Alibaba's AutoNavi map app, known domestically as Gaode, is giving out shared umbrellas and raincoats. (Picture: AutoNavi)
Alibaba's AutoNavi map app, known domestically as Gaode, is giving out shared umbrellas and raincoats. (Picture: AutoNavi)
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