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  • NEWS

    Uber chases GrabTaxi, launches in Myanmar

    Associated Press, Published on 11/05/2017

    » YANGON -- The private ride-hailing service Uber officially launched operations Thursday in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, aiming to tap into one of the world's youngest and fastest-growing online markets.

  • BUSINESS

    Get app enters ride-sharing arena

    Business, William Hicks, Published on 28/02/2019

    » Indonesian ride-sharing company Go-Jek launched the Get app in Thailand yesterday to compete with Grab, the de facto monopolist in the market.

  • BUSINESS

    Ticket to ride

    Asia focus, Published on 04/04/2016

    » Taxi drivers in Jakarta are sceptical that the drivers of private cars registered with the taxi-hailing applications Grab and Uber will be able to meet the two-month deadline set by the Indonesian government to form a legal entity to operate a transport business.

  • OPINION

    Lessons from Uber's bumpy ride

    News, Robert Boxwell, Published on 25/08/2016

    » A warning from a travel guide has stayed with me since I started working in Asia 25 years ago. Don't ever get in a fight in Thailand, where kickboxing is the national sport, the author advised, because locals jumping into the fray don't care who's right, they care who's Thai. I've often thought that a white-collar version of that advice would be good for westerners thinking about doing business in mainland China.

  • NEWS

    Grabbing too big a share?

    Business, Published on 02/04/2018

    » The recent acquisition of Uber Technologies Inc's Southeast Asian operations by fierce rival Grab has stoked fears of a monopolistic entity taking control of the regional ride-hailing service. Critics say that with competition poised to drop, so will consumer benefits and choice.

  • NEWS

    Indonesian drivers stage violent anti-Uber protest

    AFP, Published on 22/03/2016

    » JAKARTA - Thousands of Indonesian taxi and motorised rickshaw drivers Tuesday blocked major roads in the capital Jakarta, attacked vehicles and rallied outside parliament, in a violent protest against Uber and other ride-hailing apps.

  • TECH

    Super apps to change cities, economies in Asia

    Published on 07/11/2018

    » The ability to communicate, shop online, order rides, read books, play games, get food delivery and pay for anything within a single, unified smartphone app is Asia’s defining innovation, technology leaders said at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum in Singapore.

  • NEWS

    DLT to step up efforts against Uber and Grab

    Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 10/03/2017

    » Officials insist they need to step up efforts to crack down on ride-hailing apps to bring order to public transport services for the sake of passenger safety and interests.

  • BUSINESS

    Riding to work

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 14/11/2016

    » Long before ride-hailing applications such as Go-Jek, Grab and Uber became available, motorcycle taxis were a fixture on the streets of Indonesia's major cities, providing an affordable and fast means of transport in the absence of a decent and reliable public transport network.

  • BUSINESS

    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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