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China’s car services startups get a funding boost that will drive them off a cliff

If you run a startup that has anything to do with cars in China, then there’s a pretty good chance you got funded recently.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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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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Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber, which first launched its app-connected limo service in Beijing in April, is now trying something new in the Chinese capital. Yesterday...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 3:26 pm
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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