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    Brief: Grab trials helicopters-for-hire in Jakarta skies

Brief: Grab trials helicopters-for-hire in Jakarta skies

Helicopter over Jakarta. Photo credit: Yang Gundul. The news: Ride-hailing company Grab trialled a helicopter taxi service – branded GrabHeli – in Jakarta last weekend. A Grab Indonesia representative told

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    With UK launch, China’s Mobike makes first foray outside Asia

With UK launch, China’s Mobike makes first foray outside Asia

Photo credit: Mobike. Mobike is set to launch in Manchester, UK, marking its first expansion outside of Asia, the startup said today. It’s a significant milestone for the Chinese company,

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    Go-Jek is beating Uber and Grab at home, claims CEO Nadiem Makarim

Go-Jek is beating Uber and Grab at home, claims CEO Nadiem Makarim

Go-Jek, arguably Indonesia’s biggest and most well-known startup, is best known for its motorbike-hailing service, which runs through an app. Photo credit: Go-Jek. Local ride-hailing and startup Go-Jek claims it

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Brief: SoftBank acquires robotics firms from Google

  Brief: SoftBank acquires robotics firms from Google

A military-use variant of Boston Dynamics’ BigDog robot in training with US marines. Photo credit: Sarah Dietz. The news: SoftBank

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Uber fires top executive who got medical records of Indian rape victim, says report

  Uber fires top executive who got medical records of Indian rape victim, says report

A top Uber executive obtained the confidential medical records of a woman who was allegedly assaulted and raped during a

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Brief: Uber hires Harvard Business School professor to help fix its leadership woes

  Brief: Uber hires Harvard Business School professor to help fix its leadership woes

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick at Hyderabad’s T-Hub to launch UberMoto. Photo credit: Uber India. The news: Uber has hired a

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At 5 years old, Grab wants to use its reach to offer more consumer services

  At 5 years old, Grab wants to use its reach to offer more consumer services

Grab co-founder and CEO Anthony Tan (l) shakes hands with Albert Lucius, co-founder and CEO of Kudo. Grab started out

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Uber hires Harvard Business School professor to help fix its leadership woes

  Uber hires Harvard Business School professor to help fix its leadership woes

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick at Hyderabad’s T-Hub to launch UberMoto. Photo credit: Uber India. The news: Uber has hired a

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Thai ride-hailer aims to be the hyperlocal alternative to Grab and Uber

  Thai ride-hailer aims to be the hyperlocal alternative to Grab and Uber

Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. Photo credit: Clay Gilliland. Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing space looks more saturated by the day. With the likes

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