Posts Tagged: taxi apps


Reinventing four wheels - 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

Reinventing four wheels: 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

We’re all used to tapping on an app to help us find our way or book tickets for a trip, but the newest wave of transportation apps go far ...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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GrabTaxi nets seed funding as transportation apps sweep across Asia

The sharing economy is rearing its head in Asia as transportation startups spread across the continent. While English-language media outlets...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
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Shanghai issues new limits on transportation apps, which could affect China’s taxi apps and Uber

China’s heated taxi-booking app war just got more complicated yesterday as the Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority issued...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 4:09 pm
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In just 9 days, WeChat brings in over 100,000 taxi rides for Chinese passengers looking for a lift

It’s been about a week and a half since WeChat, the messaging app that’s dominating smartphones in China, added taxi booking and payment...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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In China you can now hail a taxi and pay the driver on WeChat

That was fast – just days after Chinese tech giant Tencent (HKG:0700) threw some cash into the massive series C funding round for taxi...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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Rocket Internet Launches 2 More Startups in Pakistan

Rocket Internet Launches 2 More Startups in Pakistan

Rocket Internet, the German incubator with companies all over the globe, is upping its resources in Pakistan with the recent launch of two l...

  • July 6, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Beijing and Shanghai Ban Monetized Taxi-Finder Apps, But Free Ones are OK

Beijing and Shanghai Ban Monetized Taxi-Finder Apps, But Free Ones are OK

Last week, we saw Chinese local governments take a stand against convenience, with Shenzhen banning taxi finder apps outright and Beijing ba...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Uber rides into Bangkok as it transforms into the Starbucks of transportation in Asia

Yesterday Uber officially launched in Bangkok, following its soft launch in the capital at the end of February. The rollout marks Uber’s 1...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
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Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Dache now books 5 million rides a day, and it spent $225 million to get there

After months of burning through cash, the endless subsidies for China’s taxi riders using Didi Dache or Kuaidi Dache appear to be windin...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Alibaba hops on China’s taxi-booking craze as it launches cab-hailing feature for Alipay Wallet

Alibaba, China’s leading e-commerce firm, has introduced a new feature in its Alipay Wallet mobile e-wallet app that lets users hail t...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 2:03 pm
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EasyTaxi awaiting green light to drive into 3rd city in Pakistan

Rocket Internet’s taxi-hailing app EasyTaxi first ventured into Pakistan in July 2013, rolling out very quietly via nothing but a Face...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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Beijing approves four taxi apps, sets prices for smartphone cab booking

After an extended kerfuffle that saw the Chinese capital Beijing banning monetized taxi apps outright and then releasing its own ludicrously...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Beijing Government Makes a Taxi Finding App With One Ludicrous Flaw

Taxi finding apps are a hot topic right now in the Chinese startup ecosystem – both for their success, and for their being under incre...

  • June 6, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Chinese City Bans Taxi Finder Smartphone Apps, Threatens to Punish Drivers Who Use Them

Chinese City Bans Taxi Finder Smartphone Apps, Threatens to Punish Drivers Who Use Them

Taking a cab in China can be a real pain, but increasingly, smartphone apps can make the process quicker and easier by allowing you to conta...

  • May 23, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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