Posts Tagged: taxi


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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Why GrabTaxi is giving Singapore’s largest taxi operator a run for its money

For too long, Comfort has relied on its market dominance and has stagnated in improving its services.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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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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21 million taxi rides have been booked in WeChat in the past month

21 million taxi rides have been booked on WeChat in the past month

WeChat, the hugely popular messaging app in China, added the function to hail and pay for a taxi on January 6. Now, after more than a month ...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 6:58 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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Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city

Aiming to usurp Uber, Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city with Tokyo roll-out

While tech blogs are swooning over Uber and everything it does, there’s another app-connected limo service out there that’s actually pus...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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Uber takes its limos into third city in China

Online limo-booking service Uber is rolling out today in its third Chinese city. Now the cars are available in Guangzhou. The new city launc...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 4:59 pm
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China’s taxi-booking app race heats up between Alibaba and Tencent

Chinese taxi booking app Kuaide will acquire its Shanghai-based competitor, Dahuangfeng, according to a tweet from Kuaide on Sina Weib...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Uber now in 100 cities worldwide as limo service rolls into Beijing

Eight months after first launching in the Chinese city of Shanghai, Uber has now rolled into Beijing.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 11:34 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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Uber brings cheaper rides to Singapore with closed beta launch of UberX

Uber, the San Francisco-based on-demand transportation startup, has upped the ante on its Asia presence with a closed beta launch of its low...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Uber picks a Chinese name as it officially launches in China

Uber picks a Chinese name as it launches officially in China

App-connected limo service Uber revealed its Chinese name and brand today at an official launch event in Shanghai. It comes six months aft...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 3:03 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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China’s Yongche gets $60 million funding in battle against Uber and taxi app rivals

Online car rental and ride-booking service Yongche has yet more venture capital money to aid in its expansion across China. Today the compan...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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Yay! Indonesia’s taxis now have internet

Express Group has free wi-fi installed in 400 of its taxis in Jakarta, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi areas.

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Uber hits streets of Shenzhen, its second city in China

Uber hits streets of Shenzhen, its second city in China

Three months after first entering China by rolling out in Shanghai, fancy car-booking service Uber has today launched in Shenzhen. As is Ube...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 4:47 pm
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Uber launches in Tokyo

App-connected limo service Uber glides into Tokyo

Here comes Uber, rolling into its seventh city in Asia. Today, US-based Uber has launched tentatively in Tokyo. The app-connected limo servi...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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