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    Blacklane aiming for fast lane

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 22/07/2015

    » Blacklane GmbH, a Berlin-based online car-booking service, is resuming its aggressive  marketing push into Thailand to cash in on the growing digital chauffeur platform.

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    Hands-free transport

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/11/2017

    » Amazon's Prime Air successfully delivered a package by drone last December, while self-driving trucks from a startup named Embark are now bringing packages to customers in southern California.

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    E-athletes aim for respect

    Asia focus, Freddie Hayward, Published on 18/09/2017

    » Governments in Asia have often had a rocky relationship with video games. From the outright banning of some titles to broader social disapproval, gaming traditionally has not been an activity that governments promote to their citizens. But with the industry's relentless growth, some governments have been forced to change their stance.

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    Riding the app wave

    Asia focus, Published on 20/06/2016

    » From Paris to Jakarta, ride-hailing apps have caused a stink among local taxi drivers. Outraged that they are muscling in on their market, local cabbies around the world have staged mass protests, burned tyres and publicly attacked company drivers.

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    Hailing success

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Ask a five-year-old about his dream career and the answers tend to be fairly predictable — policeman, fireman, pilot or doctor for example.

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    The new wheel deal

    Asia focus, Published on 24/11/2014

    » Nearly everyone in Bangkok has a tale to tell about a taxi ride gone wrong — the driver didn't want to use the meter, he didn't know where he was going, or he simply didn't want to take you at all because the trip wasn't worth the money.

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