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MyTeksi is working with Science of Life Studies 24/7 (SOLS 24/7), a non-governmental organisation that focuses on educating and empowering the lives of those in rural communities, on a donation drive themed ‘Delivering Happiness’ to collect used toys and English books for 2,000 children in underserved communities.
Technology companies are doing their bit for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, after it tore through the Philippines on Nov 8, leaving nearly 4,000 dead and about 1,600 missing, as well as more than four million homeless.
Malaysia's MyTeksi has launched its taxi-booking app as GrabTaxi in Bangkok and Singapore, following an earlier launch in Manila; the company has also changed its name to GrabTaxi to reflect its regional play.
MyTeksi is offering an RM10 taxi rebate for all attendees of the 11th annual HITB Security Conference (HITBSecConf) taking place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur this week, and for all participants of the 24-hour HackWEEKDAY developer hackathon taking place onsite.
He's facing increasing competition from better-funded competitors, but TaxiMonger's Nizran Noordin takes some time out to share with DNA readers his journey thus far, and the lessons he has picked up.
With so many similar startups in the landscape these days, if you don't have a unique business model or technology, the key to your survival is going to be execution, writes Karamjit Singh.
MyTeksi is now available in the southern Malaysian state of Johor thanks to strategic collaborations with Perbadanan Pengangkutan Awam Iskandar Malaysia (PAIM) and Koperasi Permodalan Melayu Negeri Johor Berhad (KPMNJ).
Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi, the Brazilian mobile taxi app company which last month rolled out its service in Malaysia, said it has secured another round of funding worth US$15 million from its original backer Latin America Internet Holding.
Sunlight Unicablink will officially launch its Book-a-Cab taxi booking app this week, the first can company to go it alone instead of working with start-ups. With other cab companies looking into launching apps too, the winners will be the ones who deliver the best service to customers, argues Karamjit Singh.