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    Ofo widens Southeast Asia footprint with Malaysia and Thailand launches

Ofo widens Southeast Asia footprint with Malaysia and Thailand launches

Photo credit: walkingsky / 123RF Stock Photo. Ofo introduced its dockless bike-sharing service to the Malaysian city of Melaka today, bringing the tally of countries where it operates to seven.

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    Brief: Didi invests in European ride-hailing startup Taxify

Brief: Didi invests in European ride-hailing startup Taxify

Photo credit: Taxify. The news: Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has partnered with Estonia-based ride-hailer Taxify, the two companies announced today. Through the deal, Didi will invest in Taxify “to

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    Traveloka reveals $500m fundraise; Expedia, Sequoia, JD among new investors

Traveloka reveals $500m fundraise; Expedia, Sequoia, JD among new investors

A holiday home in Bali, Indonesia. Photo credit: Catriona Ward. Southeast Asia’s leading online travel company Traveloka has raised US$350 million from Expedia. The US giant will also collaborate with

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The ADB is backing a startup competition to solve Vietnam’s development challenges

  The ADB is backing a startup competition to solve Vietnam’s development challenges

Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: Ludovic Lubeigt. The Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) – an NGO funded

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Brief: Malaysia legalizes ride-hailing in boon for Grab and Uber

  Brief: Malaysia legalizes ride-hailing in boon for Grab and Uber

Photo credit: Maks Karochkin. The news: Malaysia’s parliament today passed amendments to two laws that will legalize ride-hailing services like

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Grab and Didi combined are now likely worth as much as Uber

  Grab and Didi combined are now likely worth as much as Uber

Photo credit: Jonathan Kos-Read. Uber still holds the title as the world’s most valuable private tech company, but competitors are

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Brief: SoftBank now wants a stake in Uber – and control of Asia’s ride-hailing market

  Brief: SoftBank now wants a stake in Uber – and control of Asia’s ride-hailing market

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. Photo credit: @SoftBank. The news: SoftBank has approached Uber to discuss the possible purchase of a

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Didi and Softbank to invest $2b in Grab; round may reach $2.5b

  Didi and Softbank to invest $2b in Grab; round may reach $2.5b

Grab boss Antony Tan is overseeing the startup’s bloody battle against Uber. Photo credit: Grab. Southeast Asia’s leading transportation app

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Grab’s carpooling faces ban amid Vietnam clampdown

  Grab’s carpooling faces ban amid Vietnam clampdown

Photo credit: Grab. Grab launched its GrabShare carpooling service in Vietnam just two months ago. It is already facing the

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