taxi apps

Spain’s taxi drivers stage another anti-Uber strike

Taxi drivers in Spain are striking today in cities including Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia to protest at what they see as the exploitative practices of ride-hailing transportation apps Uber and Cabif

SoftBank confirms it’s putting $5BN into Didi Chuxing, the ‘Uber of China’

Japanese telco giant Softbank has confirmed the size of its investment into Didi Chuxing, aka the Uber of China, and the figure is $5 billion (~¥550,000M).

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.

Hailo app being parked in London as mytaxi migration kicks off

Uber alternative Hailo, which lets people hail a licensed taxi via smartphone app, is coming to the end of the road in London, as users are now being urged to switch to new ride-hailing vehicle, mytax

Daimler close to buying Taxibeat in Greece for around $43M

Automakers are continuing to ramp up their holdings in the world of on-demand transportation services, and in the latest development, Germany’s Daimler is closing in on a deal to acquire Taxibe

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 focuses on services as it begins to see profits in Southeast Asia

Uber has abandoned its 'land grab' approach to Southeast Asia and instead switched its focus to new products and services as it begins to see profitability in key markets in the region.

Grab adds Alipay support to its taxi on-demand service in Southeast Asia

Grab, the billion dollar company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, just made a move to tap into Chinese tourism after it added support for Alipay, China's largest digital payment service.

BlackRock is the latest Uber investor to back its fierce Chinese rival Didi Chuxing

China Life, Asia's largest insurance firm, isn't the only Uber investor to double dip and put money into its Chinese rival Didi via its blockbuster $7.2 billion round announced this week. New York-bas

Insurance firm China Life puts $600M into Didi Chuxing months after backing Uber

Can't beat 'em, join 'em. That appears to be the motto of China Life, Asia Pacific highest valued insurance firm, after it backed Chinese taxi app Didi Chuxing barely months after investing in its fie

Uber: We’ll be China’s number one taxi app within a year

Uber says it is on course to topple bitter rival Didi Chuxing and become China's most popular ride-on demand service as soon as next year.

Uber appoints former EC VP Neelie Kroes to its public policy board

Taxi app Uber, which continues to battle regulatory clamp downs and legal confrontations in Europe, has appointed a former VP of the European Union's executive arm, the European Commission, to its pub

On-Demand App Jugnoo Gets $5M To Bring India’s Auto Rickshaws Online

Auto rickshaws have been a staple in Indian cities for decades. Now a company called Jugnoo wants to make it easy to hail them on smartphones for both rides and deliveries. The Chandigarh-based startu

Daum Kakao Debuts Uber Rival KakaoTaxi In South Korea

Daum Kakao, the maker of South Korea’s most popular messaging app, launched KakaoTaxi in Korea today. The new service is a potentially strong competitor to Uber and is the beginning of Daum Kakao's

Uber And Ola Ordered To Stop Operating In New Delhi Until They Obtain Taxi Licenses

Car-hailing apps Uber and Ola have received a new warning from the New Delhi transport authorities, ordering both to stop operations until their applications for taxi licenses have finished processing

GrabTaxi, Uber’s Rival In Southeast Asia, Prepares To Introduce Cashless Payments

GrabTaxi, the SoftBank-backed taxi-on-demand service in Southeast Asia, is preparing to introduce cashless payments to take it beyond cash-only fares and put it on par with Uber's frictionless payment

Chinese Taxi App Company Kuaidi Dache Raises $600 Million Led By SoftBank

China's top taxi-booking apps are locked and ready to go for 2015 after Kuadi Dache became the fourth company in its space to raise new funding in the past month. The company announced a $600 million

Korea’s Daum Kakao Prepares To Launch Kakao Taxi As Uber Faces Legal Woes

Like other Asian messaging apps, South Korea’s KakaoTalk is intent on moving beyond being a communications tool to offering a wide selection of services. Today, Daum Kakao, the app’s maker, took t

China Bans Taxi Apps From Offering Rides With Regular, Unlicensed Cars

Last year saw Uber challenged with regulator and government battles across North America, Europe and Asia, and today China took its first step to cracking down on its fast growing taxi app space.

Chinese Search Engine Baidu Confirms Strategic Investment In Uber, Will Add Ride Requests

It’s official: Chinese Internet giant Baidu has confirmed that it is Uber’s latest investor, as TechCrunch reported last week.
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