Posts Tagged: taxi


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Uber ignores possible government crackdown, test launches UberX in Korean capital

Starting today, Seoul residents looking to ferry passengers around the city can sign up to become an UberX driver during a temporary testing...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 1:43 pm
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5 challenges Uber will face as it expands in Asia

Wondering how Uber will fare as it grows in Asia? We lay out all of the challenges it will face as it aims to replace yellow cabs forever.

  • August 23, 2014
  • at 3:53 pm
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Uber’s busiest market outside the US is now India

Uber is now active in 10 Indian cities, making it the company's busiest market outside the US. It also just dodged a potential regulatory ba...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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Battle of the cabs: Olacabs drives into India’s industrial hub Ahmedabad, days after TaxiForSure

The race to cover Indian cities with cab services has entered a new stretch, with the entry of Olacabs into Ahmedabad just days after its co...

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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In just 2 weeks, 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi booked using WeChat

In just 2 weeks, WeChat users book 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi

5,000 EasyTaxi rides have so far been taken by people who booked in WeChat. The tie-up currently only works in Singapore.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 5:45 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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Uber continues its China expansion as it launches in Hangzhou and Chengdu

When the Uber team flashes the #UberEverywhere hashtag, they mean it. Just days after launching in four Indian cities simultaneously, the S...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:39 pm
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Easy Taxi muscles into corporations, makes Comfort more uncomfortable

Easy Taxi isn't just content with tackling the consumer space. It's taking the fight to Comfort by getting corporate customers too.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 6:22 pm
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UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

This allows people to grab a conventional, licensed Hong Kong cab – and pay for it via a cash-less transaction – within the Uber app.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 11:28 am
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Uber’s competitors throw a spanner in its works, cry it’s violating Indian law

Radio taxi services, chafing at the popularity of Uber, have complained to the Reserve Bank of India that the Uber app violates India’s fo...

  • August 9, 2014
  • at 10:37 am
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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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