Articles tagged “ridesharing”

How Nairobi-Based Ridesharing Service Little Competes With Uber in Africa

How Nairobi-Based Ridesharing Service Little Competes With Uber in Africa

Richard Holmes, Skift

On the streets of Nairobi, homegrown ridesharing service Little is giving Uber a run for its money. And judging by the growth, innovative ideas are proving just as useful as deep pockets.

9 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s Ridesharing Battle Continues With $1 Billion Investment in Grab

Southeast Asia’s Ridesharing Battle Continues With $1 Billion Investment in Grab

Ville Heiskanen, Bloomberg

After forcing Uber to cooperate with its ambitions in Asia, Grab is receiving billions in funding to compete against rival service Go-Jek.

6 days ago

Airports Could Improve Revenue by Figuring New Uses for Empty Parking Lots

Airports Could Improve Revenue by Figuring New Uses for Empty Parking Lots

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

When flyers think about spending money at the airport, sandwiches and lattes quickly come to mind. But airports are thinking just as much about money spent in the parking lot, and they might need to change their approach.

2 weeks ago

Uber Faces Political Risks by Delaying IPO to 2019

Uber Faces Political Risks by Delaying IPO to 2019

Conor Sen, Bloomberg

The author has a valid point about the expected U.S. political environment during the next two years. Uber, however, still has some internal politics to clean up and is on its own timeline.

2 weeks ago

Indonesia’s Go-Jek Wants to Fill the Gap Uber Left in Southeast Asia

Indonesia’s Go-Jek Wants to Fill the Gap Uber Left in Southeast Asia

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

With Uber out of the region, there's likely room for another ride-hailing app — especially one that could offer additional services. But with bigger rival Grab already established, Go-Jek could face an uphill climb.

3 weeks ago

Self-Driving Cars, Electric Vehicles, and the Future of Hitting the Road

Self-Driving Cars, Electric Vehicles, and the Future of Hitting the Road

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The sharing economy hardly puts a dent in the fact that most American road trips occur with owned cars. But look out for brands adapting to electric vehicles before driverless cars change things completely.

4 weeks ago

Uber Picks a New Regional Manager for Its Key European Business

Uber Picks a New Regional Manager for Its Key European Business

Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg

It's just over a month until Uber's big day in court with London regulators. Jamie Heywood is certainly being thrown in at the deep end.

1 month ago

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Slow and steady may win the race for Lyft, which is surely happy to sit back and let Uber struggle with its high-profile problems.

1 month ago

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Why Airlines Should Embrace the Potential of Passenger Drones

Why Airlines Should Embrace the Potential of Passenger Drones

CarTrawler + Skift

Passenger drones are edging their way to becoming viable options for travelers transferring to and from airports. Airlines should explore how they can take advantage of this technology through potential upgrades and loyalty points before being left behind.

1 month ago

Electric Scooters May Compete With Bikes — and Cars — on City Streets

Electric Scooters May Compete With Bikes — and Cars — on City Streets

Nathaniel Bullard, Bloomberg

Electric scooters may play a heightened role in the plethora of urban transport options for people and businesses. In places like Colombia, for example, they are already a popular transportation mode. As startups get into gear, larger ridesharing companies may bring them into the fold.

1 month ago

Uber Avoids Reporting Full Data on Violence Against Passengers

Uber Avoids Reporting Full Data on Violence Against Passengers

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Yes, Uber should be fully transparent about its passenger assaults, just like other forms of public transit. But the depressing truth is that any household name that dominates its sector can get away with doing the wrong thing — for now.

2 months ago

Ridesharing and Buses See Opportunity in French Rail Strike

Ridesharing and Buses See Opportunity in French Rail Strike

Ania Nussbaum and Angeline Benoit, Bloomberg

When one mode of transportation goes on strike, others see an opportunity.

2 months ago