Meituan Dianping is a Chinese company that aspires to be the Amazon of services. Its apps connect consumers with local businesses for food takeout, hotel bookings, and movie tickets, among other services. In 2018, it acquired the bike-sharing company Mobike (since rebrand to Meituan Bike) to offer local transportation services as well. Meituan's tech platform uses data from its high-frequency applications to suggest its lower-frequency ones and inform users where to go next. The company is keenly focused on efficiency, finding new ways to make its delivery platform more cost-effective. Meituan's surfeit of data is also an asset to help digitize local businesses, informing where they might expand and finding gaps in the market for new restaurants or stores. In the first half of 2018, Meituan facilitated 2.77 billion in food delivery transactions alone for more than 350 million people in 2,800 cities. Its gross transaction volume across all its services totaled $33.8 billion.