Posts Tagged: taxi apps


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Uber’s got competition in India – Bangalore-based Olacabs nets another massive funding round

Uber has offices in six cities in India, but that doesn’t mean that domestic players won’t take it on. Bangalore-based transport...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 11:14 pm
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China’s Kuaidi Dache challenges Uber with launch of high-end black car service

China’s on-demand transportation startups are dominated by two companies focusing on taxi rides, but today, one of them is going upmar...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 8:37 pm
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GrabTaxi reveals growth plans after biggest ever funding round

GrabTaxi now has an extra $15 million to play with after its series B funding. We find out what's next in its battle to keep growing amidst ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:58 pm
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Hong Kong taxi-booking startup Taxiwise gets acquired

Taxiwise was founded in late 2012 by Jean-Marc Ly and his friend Truong Lam, two former colleagues working from San Jose, California.

  • May 1, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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Wary of regulatory hurdles, Uber is registered as a travel agency in Japan

Tak Shiohama, president of Uber Japan, led a well-attended talk at the 9th Samurai Venture Summit this past weekend. At the event, organized...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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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 Facebook...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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Uber hits first backlash from taxis in Asia as Taipei cabbies block streets in protest

Uber’s expansion through Asia has been less chaos-filled than its trek across the US, but yesterday the company got its first taste o...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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Uber just got cheaper in India. Watch out Ola, Meru, and TaxiForSure

App-connected transportation service Uber has just launched its lower-cost UberX tier in Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad. This immediately i...

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 4:58 pm
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10 taxi apps you can use across Asia

Standing on the curb with your arm flapping in the air is so last century. The best way to grab a cab now is to reach into your pocket and l...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 10:10 am
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How Uber’s trek across the US will set the course for its run in Asia

Just over three years after it launched, a startup based in San Francisco has already become one of the most controversial companies of the ...

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 3:14 pm
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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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