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Grab’s $100 Million Investment in Oyo Is Part of SoftBank’s Bigger Plan

Grab’s $100 Million Investment in Oyo Is Part of SoftBank’s Bigger Plan

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Grab’s $100 million investment in Oyo is just the start of a strategy to have a tag-team under the same major investor, which is leveraging the strengths of each member of its portfolio. Expect to see more "teams of unicorns" attacking incumbents in the next year or so.

3 days ago

How Artificial Intelligence Determines Which Airline Stories Go Viral

How Artificial Intelligence Determines Which Airline Stories Go Viral

Brian Sumers, Skift

As a Dataminr executive told us, "There is no such thing as a secret now." If it happens on an airplane and someone puts it on social media, it is bound to become news. That's just how it goes now, for better or worse.

3 days ago

Returning to Supersonic: One Company’s Plan to Go Back to the Future

Returning to Supersonic: One Company’s Plan to Go Back to the Future

Colin Nagy, Skift

Competition is heating up for supersonic travel and Aerion has established an interesting team to speed up high-end business travel. If it works, the glamour of high-speed crossings will finally return, and the world will open up a bit more.

3 days ago

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Digital Has Helped Airlines Innovate, But There’s Still a Long Way to Go

Digital Has Helped Airlines Innovate, But There’s Still a Long Way to Go

Sabre + Skift

The digital transformation that the airline industry has undergone in recent years has helped fuel a customer-centric approach. But there’s still opportunity for improvement as far as behind-the-scenes tech infrastructure goes.

1 month ago

Uber CEO Hopes IPO Will Solve Its Saudi Arabia Investor Problem

Uber CEO Hopes IPO Will Solve Its Saudi Arabia Investor Problem

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Uber needs to shed its Saudi Arabia investment as long as Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman remains in power, and the country bombs innocents in Yemen. Uber's leaders know they have to do this, but how they dump their Saudi investment and the extent of the divorce remain to be seen.

4 days ago

Lyft’s Focus Stands in Contrast to Uber’s Ambition

Lyft’s Focus Stands in Contrast to Uber’s Ambition

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

It's sometimes lost in the Uber debate that the strongest companies in the world don't try to do everything at once on a global basis. The financial case for investing in a focused and nimble operation tends to be much stronger even if the headlines aren't as sexy.

4 days ago

Brexit Ripple Effects and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Brexit Ripple Effects and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, Brexit is weighing on Scandinavian airline SAS as interested parties wait for parliamentary approval in the UK on the withdrawal agreement. Hawaiian Airlines has worries of a different sort, saying it will miss its fourth-quarter revenue targets.

4 days ago

Uber Takes a Step Closer to IPO

Uber Takes a Step Closer to IPO

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

The pieces are falling into place as the year comes to a close with Uber reportedly filing the paperwork for an IPO, promising to make 2019 one exciting year for ridesharing services. Who will win the race to the public markets — Uber or archrival Lyft? Or will increasing volatility in stocks slam on the brakes for those plans?

4 days ago

Recall Puts Spotlight on Dominant Chinese Scooter Manufacturer

Recall Puts Spotlight on Dominant Chinese Scooter Manufacturer

Mark Bergen and Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

Micro-mobility providers have a long way to go in terms of smooth functionality. Will scooters eventually suffer the same fate as the Segway?

5 days ago

Lufthansa Wants Union Members to Pay for Having Organized on Company Time

Lufthansa Wants Union Members to Pay for Having Organized on Company Time

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Unions, like companies, can be good or bad. The devil's in the details of this dispute, which airlines and unions worldwide will be following closely.

6 days ago

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Business travelers and commuters may be Amtrak's bread and butter, but many leisure travelers have decades of warm feelings for its sleeper cars, and the old-fashioned hospitality they afford.

6 days ago

Virgin Atlantic Looked at Launching a Low-Cost Airline

Virgin Atlantic Looked at Launching a Low-Cost Airline

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Yet another airline trying figure out how to compete with low-cost airlines, Virgin Atlantic opted not to launch its own — figuring the damage to its brand would be too high a price to pay. Noble move, yes, but let's see if its alternative of splitting its economy class into three price categories works.

6 days ago