Articles tagged “ride-hailing”

Uber Didn’t Listen Enough to Cities, a Top European Exec Concedes

Uber Didn’t Listen Enough to Cities, a Top European Exec Concedes

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Uber has tried hard to change its image in recent years, but has it worked?

5 months ago

Uber Buys Middle East Rival Careem for $3.1 Billion

Uber Buys Middle East Rival Careem for $3.1 Billion

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Aside from getting rid of a worthy competitor and making it family, the deal bolsters Uber’s position as a global player against rival Lyft as both head for a public listing.

6 months ago

China’s Ridehailing Giant Didi to Cut 2,000 Jobs as It Revamps Strategy

China’s Ridehailing Giant Didi to Cut 2,000 Jobs as It Revamps Strategy

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

Didi Chuxing has a string of problems now, among them a poor safety image, fresh competition from players such as Meituan Dianping and China's cooling economy. A re-evaluation of its businesses is needed.

7 months ago

Indonesia’s Go-Jek Seeks $2 Billion More in Funding as Startup Wars Heat Up

Indonesia’s Go-Jek Seeks $2 Billion More in Funding as Startup Wars Heat Up

Yoolim Lee, Crystal Tse and Joyce Koh, Bloomberg

This is a battle of titans in the ridehailing sector in Southeast Asia. And with Go-Jek and Grab angling to become the region's super-app, providing a plethora of services from insurance to payment, describing them as ridehailing players will soon no longer do.

7 months ago

Parent of Thailand’s Centara Hotel Chain Eyes a $200 Million Stake in Grab

Parent of Thailand’s Centara Hotel Chain Eyes a $200 Million Stake in Grab

Yoolim Lee and Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

Thailand’s Central Group, which owns hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and department stores, now wants to grab a piece of ride hailing. Why not? For one, imagine the promotions it can push, via the Grab Thailand app, to a captive audience sitting restless in snarling traffic.

8 months ago

VW-Backed Gett Ponders Its Strategy as Other Ridehailing Apps Pull Ahead

VW-Backed Gett Ponders Its Strategy as Other Ridehailing Apps Pull Ahead

Giles Turner, Ruth David, and Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg

Tel Aviv-based Gett aims to overtake Uber and Lyft. But some investors like Volkswagen and Vostok, a Swedish fund manager, aren't adding in more money. The lack of capital is hindering the startup's pace.

10 months ago