Posts Tagged: taxi


WeChat begins ecommerce push in Asia with taxi-booking feature

Singapore WeChat users can now book taxis inside app, more countries to follow in EasyTaxi partnership

WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyTaxi. It’s the first such move by WeCha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 5:26 pm
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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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Uber finally rides into Hong Kong

More than a year after it first ventured into Asia, popular transportation network company (TNC) Uber has finally arrived in in the fragran...

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 11:03 am
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Cab booking app GrabTaxi now available in Indonesia

Following its recent US$15 million-series B funding led by GGV Capital, GrabTaxi, the fast-expanding taxi hailing app that’s serving users...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 9:00 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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GrabTaxi challenges Uber with launch of new limo service called GrabCar

GrabTaxi challenges Uber in Asia with launch of new limo service called GrabCar

Malaysia-based startup GrabTaxi is trying something new for people who want something fancier than a grubby city cab. It’s called GrabCar.

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 9:32 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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Suzhou bans private sector taxi apps

Chinese city bans taxi finder apps (apart from ones the municipal government created)

More trouble for China's taxi apps as Suzhou’s transportation department outlaws all private-sector taxi booking apps such as Tencent-back...

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 12:49 pm
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Olacabs sets aside $16M to help cabbies buy cars

Olacabs, which raised US$41.8 million in series C funding, will set aside US$16 million to help drivers in buying cars and starting up their...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 1:10 am
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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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Uber’s first celebrity passengers chauffeured around Jakarta

While it’s not yet an official launch announcement, Uber Jakarta’s Twitter account tweeted that the service has chauffeured a couple Ind...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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China’s taxi-hailing apps Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache might soon face their biggest blow yet

China’s most popular taxi-hailing startups have long suffered jabs from government bureaus, as is common among transportation network ...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 3:22 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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UberX hits the streets of Taipei, its second city in Asia

Uber has announced via company blog post that UberX, the lower-cost alternative to its flagship black car service, has arrived in Taipei. Th...

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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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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Cebu-based taxi app MiCab back on the road after hiatus with a revamped service

Taxi hailing app Micab started operations in September with the aim of giving Cebu citizens easier access to city cabs. But its ambition was...

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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