Ride-Hailing

Week in Review: Legalising Uber and Grab the easy part, what of Airbnb?
Uber and Grab will be legal services in Malaysia but that’s just the easy part. What about Airbnb, wonders Karamjit Singh.
Indonesian startup Go-Jek lands US$550mil funding
Indonesian mobile on-demand startup Go-Jek has raised US$550 million funding from a consortium of global investment firms, following an undisclosed amount it raised in October, 2015.
Grab blows its own horn, but with good reason
Ride-hailing startup Grab – formerly GrabTaxi, and MyTeksi before that – said it has seen “tremendous growth” since its rebranding exercise in January, with Indonesia figuring prominently.
South-East Asia users can now Grab a Lyft in the US
From today, Grab users can hail Lyft rides in the US from within the Grab app, the first integration to roll out from a global alliance involving the two startups as well as China’s Didi Kuaidi and India’s Ola.
Blue Bird takes on ride-hailing startups with refreshed app
44-year-old taxi company Blue Bird has launched a new version of its pioneering ride-hailing app to take on today’s upstart startups.
Grab and AXA answer one pain point: Insurance!
Grab and AXA Insurance Singapore have launched a new usage-based commercial insurance package for private-hire car drivers on the Grab platform.
GrabHitch launches in Malaysia, 6mths after Singapore debut
Ride-hailing startup Grab has launched GrabHitch in Malaysia, nearly six months after it introduced the carpooling service in Singapore.
Indonesia: Grab and Uber have 6mths to comply, or get out
Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry has come up with a new ministerial decree that defines ride-sharing services as transportation providers, requiring them to comply with the public transportation licensing regime within six months or be declared illegal.
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