Articles tagged “blablacar”

BlaBlaCar Buys Less to Plug a Carpooling Tech Gap

BlaBlaCar Buys Less to Plug a Carpooling Tech Gap

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It’s too early to know if short-distance, urban carpooling from BlaBlaCar can effectively compete with taxis and car-hailing apps like Cabify, Lyft, and Uber. But as a defensive experiment, the move makes sense.

4 weeks ago

Car-Sharing Startups BlaBlaCar and Turo Use NonTraditional Strategies to Boost Usage

Car-Sharing Startups BlaBlaCar and Turo Use NonTraditional Strategies to Boost Usage

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Car-sharing marketplaces are finding that partnerships with automotive leasing companies and insurers may be a more cost-effective way to get the word out about their services than using traditional digital marketing efforts.

1 year ago

Priceline Group CEO Talks Direct Booking, HomeAway and Unicorns

Priceline Group CEO Talks Direct Booking, HomeAway and Unicorns

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Priceline Group's attempt to build an effective home rental product is proving a challenge, but CEO Darren Huston maintains the company had no interest in acquiring HomeAway because of its business model and the high cost.

2 years ago

Europe’s Favorite True Car-Sharing Service Raising Money at $1 Billion Valuation

Europe’s Favorite True Car-Sharing Service Raising Money at $1 Billion Valuation

Leslie Picker and Ruth David, Bloomberg

Blablacar has carved out a great niche for itself in inter-city European travel. But it's more fair-minded approach to pricing means it will never reach a sky-high valuation.

3 years ago

French Rideshare Pioneer BlaBlaCar Raises $100 Million

French Rideshare Pioneer BlaBlaCar Raises $100 Million

Harrison Weber, VentureBeat

BlaBlaCar has slowly created a market for transportation services where one didn't exist before.

4 years ago