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    Why on earth is a ride-hailing giant building an app store? Ola’s surprising way forward

Why on earth is a ride-hailing giant building an app store? Ola’s surprising way forward

Photo credit: Ola. Imagine getting into a cab in the morning where your Skype call and calendar are already set up in front of you. Or hailing a car at

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    Uber board finally agrees to terms of $10b deal with SoftBank, but conditions apply

Uber board finally agrees to terms of $10b deal with SoftBank, but conditions apply

Illustration by Tech in Asia, from photo by Softbank. Uber’s warring board members have finally agreed to terms for an investment by SoftBank that could be worth US$10 billion. But

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    Uber and the ride-hail funding war

Uber and the ride-hail funding war

Uber is on the verge of its biggest ever funding round after approving SoftBank’s bid to buy a sizeable stake. The deal looks set to allow Softbank and an array

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What SoftBank’s $10b investment in Uber means for its battle with Ola in India

  What SoftBank’s $10b investment in Uber means for its battle with Ola in India

Photo credit: Ola. Scandal-ridden Uber has confirmed a deal to sell a chunk of its stakes to SoftBank. The Japanese

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Brief: Uber board finally agrees to terms of $10b deal with SoftBank

  Brief: Uber board finally agrees to terms of $10b deal with SoftBank

Illustration by Tech in Asia, from photo by Softbank. The news (via Reuters): Uber’s warring board members have finally agreed

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Ola gives its auto-rickshaws free wifi while Uber struggles to kickstart Indian tuk-tuks

  Ola gives its auto-rickshaws free wifi while Uber struggles to kickstart Indian tuk-tuks

A still from Tamil movie star Rajnikanth’s hit film, Baasha. Photo credit: YouTube. There’s something romantic about an auto-rickshaw ride

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In India, Ola escalates Uber war with $2b funding

  In India, Ola escalates Uber war with $2b funding

Photo credit: Michael Coghlan. Ola, India’s homegrown challenger to Uber, has pocketed US$1.1 billion in funding, it announced this afternoon.

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Brief: SoftBank, Tencent invest $2 billion in India’s Uber rival Ola

  Brief: SoftBank, Tencent invest $2 billion in India’s Uber rival Ola

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. The news (extracted from Bloomberg): India’s ride-hailing company Ola has raised US$2 billion in fresh

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Didi, WeWork, and possibly Uber? SoftBank’s top 10 deals this year

  Didi, WeWork, and possibly Uber? SoftBank’s top 10 deals this year

Up until about June last year, it had been Masayoshi Son’s plan to retire as SoftBank’s CEO when he turned

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