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Crunch Report | David Letterman Is Coming to Netflix

David Letterman is coming to Netflix, Didi Chuxing backs Careem in the Middle East, Crusie is running an autonomous ride-hailing service and Andrew Ng launches Deeplearning.ai. All this on Crunch Repo

Uber rival Careem closes $500M raise at $1B+ valuation as Daimler steps in

Amid ongoing struggles at Uber, one of its stronger regional rivals in transportation on demand has raised a significant round of funding, picking up a significant strategic investor in the process. C

Cabify nets $100M to take on Uber in Latin America, reportedly raising $400M more

One more regional on-demand transport startup is raising a big round of funding to fortify itself for the next phase of competition against the likes of Uber and incumbent taxi firms. Cabify, the rid

Report: UberRUSH will stop handling restaurant deliveries

Uber plans to close its UberRUSH courier service to restaurant deliveries, according to a report in Quartz. Instead, restaurants will be encouraged to use UberEATS, the company's food delivery service

Uber returns to Taiwan after partnering with licensed rental car companies

Finally some good news for Uber: it will resume its ride-hailing service in Taiwan today, two months after suspending operations following a long-running battle with the country’s government. To avo

Uber reportedly tracked Lyft drivers using a secret software program named ‘Hell’

Another day, another revelation of an ethically questionable business practice by Uber. This time The Information reports that Uber secretly tracked Lyft drivers using an internal software program it

Uber responds to the New York Times article about how it psychologically manipulates drivers

Uber is on the defensive after the New York Times reported that it manipulates drivers using techniques from behavioral science in order to reduce costs and increase corporate growth. The company did

Uber to pull out of Denmark, blaming new taxi law

Uber says it will pull out of Denmark next month, on April 18, blaming a taxi law that includes requirements such as mandatory fare meters and seat sensors.

Didi Chuxing is reportedly considering a $6 billion investment backed by SoftBank Group

Didi Chuxing, the largest ride sharing app in China, is deliberating a proposed $6 billion investment backed by SoftBank Group, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Uber and Grab are bringing Southeast Asia’s taxi on-demand war to Myanmar

Southeast Asia's ridesharing war is spreading to a new frontier after rivals Grab and Uber revealed plans to expand into Myanmar. Singapore-based Grab announced its launch in the country today, its fi

Uber rival Grab expands its engineering team with new offices in India and Vietnam

Grab, the main rival to Uber in Southeast Asia, is expanding its engineering footprint after announcing new development centers in India and Vietnam. The addition of bases in Bangalore, India and Ho C

Pax is a smart tip jar for rideshare drivers

A while back, I reminded people that they should tip their Uber drivers. But a common response was essentially, "I'd like to tip, but half the point of Uber is not having to carry cash. And there's no

Not just Uber, now Grab is also hiring government insiders to grow its business

Southeast Asia’s Grab is taking a leaf out of the Uber playbook and bringing in a prominent insider to get ahead in its most important market. Uber popularized the approach of nabbing execs l

India’s Uber rival Ola hires a new COO

Ola, the ride-sharing service that rivals Uber in India, has hired a new COO.

New regulations could limit Didi’s taxi on-demand service in China’s top cities

There's trouble in China for ride-sharing services after authorities in Beijing and Shanghai instituted new regulations that forbid people not officially registered as living in either city from worki

Uber’s Middle Eastern rival Careem raises $350M at a $1B valuation

2016 is almost out but there's just time to anoint one more ride-sharing unicorn. Careem, one of Uber's lower profile rivals in emerging markets, has taken a step into the global limelight today after

Honda invests in Southeast Asia-based Uber rival Grab

Southeast Asia's Grab, a ridesharing rival to Uber, has welcomed a new backer after Honda announced an undisclosed investment in the company today.

Uber rival Grab’s newest investor will help its drivers own their vehicle

Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia, has scooped up a strategic investment that could help it expand its pools of drivers to battle rival services.

Uber rival Grab hits the gas on its digital payments platform in Southeast Asia

Grab, the main rival to Uber in Southeast Asia, has stepped up its efforts to build a payments platform after it began allowing users to store credit inside its app.

Uber’s China app is now separate from its global app — and a nightmare for foreigners

If you're an overseas visitor to China, you'll no longer be able to use Uber for your rides.
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