Sep 14 – Chinaccelerator Daily Digest: Five Headlines you need to know 

1. German-Chinese startup Agile Robots raises $220 million from investors led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Agile Robots offers products including a 5-fingered robot that can serve in assembling smartphones or providing health treatment. Reuters

2. HBR dives into how Xiaomi redefines platform by combining CVC and ecosystem approaches. Unlike Apple and Google, Xiaomi “assembled a team of world-class industrial designers dedicated to working with the startups we’ve invested in to help them create products consistent with Xiaomi’s image and up to Xiaomi’s standards.” HBR

3. Baidu opens robotaxi service in Shanghai with Apollo Go ride-hailing platform, marking the 5th city where passengers trials are allowed. It will include 150 stations available between 9:30 11:00 pm daily. Pandaily

4. Vivo launches X70 series of professional photography flagship smartphones in partnership with ZEISS. Pandaily

5. Regulator tells internet giants to stop blocking each others’ links, the practice of barring users from clicking into rivals’ sites. Tencent, Alibaba, ByteDance, Baidu, Huawei, Xiaomi, and others have been asked to end the practice. Technode

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