Posts Tagged: transportation network companies


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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 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 for logistics’ is already happening in Asia, and Uber is getting left behind.

Over the past two years, investors and entrepreneurs have demonstrated a renewed interest in logistics, both in the west and in Asia. Amazon...

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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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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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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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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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’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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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 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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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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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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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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