Uber and Grab will be legal services in Malaysia but that’s just the easy part. What about Airbnb, wonders Karamjit Singh.
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.
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.
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.
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 Insurance Singapore have launched a new usage-based commercial insurance package for private-hire car drivers on the Grab platform.
Ride-hailing startup Grab has launched GrabHitch in Malaysia, nearly six months after it introduced the carpooling service in Singapore.
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.