Baidu sets up $1.5b fund as it races toward autonomous cars

September 21, 2017 0

Photo credit: Baidu. Chinese tech giant Baidu has set up a US$1.5 billion fund to invest in autonomous driving technology created by startups, it said

Brief: Uber reviews Asia business over bribery allegations

September 20, 2017 0

New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Photo credit: Uber. The news (extracted from Bloomberg): Facing a US federal probe into whether it broke laws against overseas

‘Airbnb for satellite antennae’ lifts off with $7.3m funding from Airbus and Sony

September 13, 2017 0

Infostellar’s co-founders – COO Kazuo Ishigame (L), CEO Naomi Kurahara (M), and Toshio Totsuka (R). Photo credit: Infostellar. Japanese commercial space startup Infostellar has just

Brief: Honestbee launches Goodship logistics service in Thailand

September 13, 2017 0

Photo credit: Honestbee. The news: Singapore-based online food and shopping delivery company Honestbee announced the launch of its logistics service, Honestbee Goodship, in Bangkok today.

Hyperloop to link two cities in India with pods traveling at nearly the speed of sound

September 8, 2017 0

Conceptual picture of a hyperloop tube carrying pods. Photo Credit: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. The southern state of Andhra Pradesh will have India’s first hyperloop levitating

Brief: Ninja Van reportedly eyes $60m series C to reach remote communities

September 8, 2017 0

Photo credit: Ninja Van. The news (extracted from Reuters): Singaporean last-mile logistics provider Ninja Van is said to be raising up to US$60 million in

Uber pilots a new premier service

September 7, 2017 0

Photo credit: Mark Warner. Uber is piloting a new “premier service,” which offers select riders an enhanced experience at UberX fares, says a statement from

Brief: Mobike rolls into Malaysia

September 6, 2017 0

Photo credit: Mobike. The news: China’s smart bike-sharing company Mobike announced today the launch of its dockless bike-sharing service in Shah Alam, the capital of

Wheel of misfortune

September 5, 2017 0

This is a graveyard of startup dreams and investor cash: Ride-share startups’ bicycles confiscated from Shanghai’s Jing’an district. Photo credit: ChinaNews. The rows and piles

UberFlash and UberTaxi launch in Malaysia

September 5, 2017 0

Photo credit: Uber Malaysia Uber Malaysia introduced two new services today, UberFlash and UberTaxi, aiming to make it easier for Malaysians to use the ride-hailing

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