Alibaba vs Tencent – on 2 wheels

April 29, 2017 0

Photo credit: Ofo. Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent have a timeworn tradition of competing through proxies, usually portfolio companies. In the ride-hailing war it

China’s top ride-hailing app just added bicycles

April 28, 2017 0

Photo credit: Ofo. Didi, China’s top ride-hailing app, just added bicycles to its line-up. The bright yellow bikes come courtesy of Ofo, a startup that

Brief: China’s Didi to be valued $50b after reported $6b round

April 28, 2017 0

Photo credit: Didi Chuxing. The news: China’s leading ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing is raising as much as US$6 billion in new funds from investors such

Brief: Uber broke the law in South Korea. It was fined $8,863.

April 27, 2017 0

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. Uber was found guilty of using private vehicles for commercial transportation in violation of South Korean law, a Seoul court

Autonomous pods won’t drive sports cars to extinction. Here are more smart mobility possibilities

April 24, 2017 0

From left: Amir Nivy, founder of Hapticus, Dane Fisher, general manager of global transformation & brand at INFINITI, Lawrence Morgan, CEO of Nest, Pankaj Lunia,

Brief: Singapore’s SMRT negotiating to sell taxi operations to Grab

April 22, 2017 0

Image credit: Wikimedia. Singapore transport operator SMRT wants to sell off its taxi business, and has been in talks with transport app company Grab for

Brief: Drivers are leaving Uber at an alarming rate. It’s working on a fix.

April 20, 2017 0

Photo credit: Mark Warner Uber executives have been alarmed recently by the accelerating rate at which drivers are leaving the service. Internal data shows that only

Brief: Uber returns to Taiwan, but it’s not the same as before

April 13, 2017 0

Image uses photo from Pexels. Two months after suspending its service in Taiwan, Uber is returning to the island, the US-based startup announced today. Rather

In China, Didi speeds far ahead of Uber in gender diversity

April 1, 2017 0

A junction in Shanghai. Photo credit: Carlos ZGZ. Didi, China’s top ride-hailing startup, has more than twice the rate of women in technology-related jobs compared

Motorcycle taxis will face tougher regulation in Indonesia

March 31, 2017 0

Photo credit: Grab. Motorcycle taxis are a common sight in Indonesia’s congested cities. Two-wheelers have previously been exempt from the government’s transportation laws, but that