Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem
Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Googl
Didi Chuxing, China’s largest taxi on-demand firm, denies plan for U.S. IPO in 2017
Didi Chuxing, the ride-sharing firm that leads Uber in China, has denied that it plans to go public in the U.S. next year following a report from Bloomberg.
Lyft and Didi Kuaidi launching cross-platform service this week in U.S.
Lyft and Didi Kuaidi are gearing up this week to launch a public beta of its collaborative service in the U.S. for Chinese travelers visiting America. This is by way of interlinking APIs so that cust
Embracing the sharing economy for growth in China
China's track record for economic growth has been impressive in the last several decades, with China accounting for up to one-third of global growth in recent years. However, China is slowly transitio
11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week
This week the Apple vs. FBI battle raged on, we went to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, Facebook changed up the Like button, and more. Here are the top stories of the week.
China’s Didi Kuaidi Is Raising $1 Billion More To Battle Uber
Didi Kuaidi, the company giving Uber a tough battle in China, is currently in the midst of securing $1 billion in additional fundraising.
Uber Makes First Big Expansion In China As It Aims To Reach 100 Cities In 2016
Fresh from raising new funding, Uber China -- Uber's dedicated business in the world's largest country -- is embarking on its largest expansion to date which will increase its coverage to 35 cities, u
Didi Kuaidi, The Company Beating Uber In China, Opens Its API To Third Party Apps
One day after Uber updated its API to add 'content experiences' for passengers, the U.S. company's biggest rival -- Didi Kuaidi in China -- has opened its own platform up by releasing an SDK for devel
China: Scaling The World’s Highest Innovation Peaks
In a world of statistics, here’s a number that stands out: 71. That’s how many times the word “innovation” was mentioned in a communiqué issued after the Chinese Communist Party’s recent pl
Didi Kuaidi Strengthens Its Tech Alliances By Adding Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang As Senior Advisor
Didi Kuaidi, the largest car-hailing app in China, announced today that it has added Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang to its board as its senior advisor. In a statement, the company said Yang’s experienc
Lyft, Didi, Ola And GrabTaxi Partner In Global Tech, Service Alliance To Rival Uber
As Uber ramps up its business globally with yet more money, four of its regional rivals are getting closer to each other in a bid for more scale and service continuity. Lyft in the U.S., Didi Kuaidi
China Proposes Stricter Laws Targeted At Ridesharing Apps Like Didi Kuaidi And Uber
China’s ministry of transportation has proposed new guidelines that would significantly increase the amount of power the government holds over ridesharing apps like Didi Kuaidi and Uber. If passed,
China’s Didi Kuaidi Confirms Investment In India’s Ola As Uber Rivalry Heats Up
More funding developments in the highly competitive world of car services. Didi Kuaidi, an Uber rival based in China, has today confirmed that it has invested in Ola, another Uber rival based out of I
China’s Didi Kuaidi Put $100M Into Lyft, Inks Ridesharing Alliance To Rival Uber
Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s dominant Chinese rival, announced a deal with ridesharing startup Lyft today that will allow the two services to share riders across continents. Didi confirmed an earlier inv
Uber Has Raised $1.2B More In China With Baidu Investing As Rival Didi Kuaidi Gets $3B
Uber — the app-based, on-demand transportation service — has been on has been on a fundraising tear as it expands globally in the face of major competition. China is the company’s
Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation
“Transportation tech is not only changing how we get from A to B, it’s fundamentally altering the underlying infrastructure of our cities.”
Hey Uber, Welcome To China
Uber isn't happy with its competitors in China. The U.S. ride-sharing goliath has "spoken out for the first time" about being blocked on WeChat, China's hugely popular mobile messaging app which is ru
GrabTaxi Lands $350M From China’s Top Uber Rival Didi Kuaidi And Others
GrabTaxi, the taxi-hailing app that rivals Uber in Southeast Asia, is in the money after announcing a $350 million Series E round from a range of investors that -- interestingly -- include Didi Kuaidi
China’s Largest Taxi On-Demand Company Introduces Shuttle Bus Services
Fresh from raising $2 billion in new funding, Didi Kuaidi -- China's most popular taxi hailing service -- has expanded into a new form of transportation: buses.
Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Arch Rival In China, Confirms It Raised $2B In Fresh Funding
Didi Kuaidi, Uber's biggest rival in China, today confirmed that it has raised a $2 billion funding round.