Uber to be delivery partner for Xiaomi smartphones in Singapore and Malaysia

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Beijing, July 24: Uber Technologies Inc. will now play ferry to Xiaomi Inc's new flagship handset, the Mi Note to buyers in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in an alliance that displays its ambitious expansion into the same-day delivery.

San Francisco-based firm has been valued at $500 billion by private investors, assuming that hundreds of thousands of Uber drivers can also act as delivery executives.


However, this strategy meets a tough fight in the US as Amazon and Postmates have a strong footing in the USA.

A part of the deal includes Uber users getting first priority of buying the smartphone through Uber App on July 27, one day before it goes on sale online. The purchaser will be charged on the user's Uber account and the handset will be delivered shortly at the address.

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