Ride-Sharing

GrabTaxi sets up in Seattle, but ain’t sleepless in Singapore
GrabTaxi has set up an R&D centre in Seattle, but said its Singapore centre will continue to be the core of its engineering activities.
Indonesia lifts ride-sharing ban in quick ‘u-turn’
Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry has reversed an earlier decision to ban ride-sharing apps, after even the country’s president expressed his disagreement, while consumers were up in arms.
GrabTaxi, Didi Kuaidi, Lyft and Ola in global pact
GrabTaxi, Didi Kuaidi, Lyft and Ola have announced partnerships that expand the global rideshare agreement Lyft and Didi Kuaidi formed in September.  
Singapore carpooling startup Ryde raises US$1mil
Singapore-based startup Ryde Technologies Pte Ltd, behind the ‘Ryde’ carpool app, said it has raised S$1.5 million (approximately US$1 million) in seed round funding from “strategic angel and private investors.”
GrabTaxi enters carpooling game with GrabHitch service
Singapore-headquartered startup GrabTaxi has announced a new ride-sharing service in the Lion City called GrabHitch, which will allow drivers with extra space to pick up passengers heading the same way.
Singapore regulates taxi apps, GrabTaxi and Uber respond
Singapore’s Third Party Taxi Booking Service Provider Act has been in effect since Sept 1, bringing legislative oversight into the grey area which startups like GrabTaxi and Uber currently operate in, while the Government is also looking into ride-sharing services.
Week in Review: GrabTaxi has left the SEA ecosystem
There was less buzz than usual when GrabTaxi raised its largest round so far, a whopping  US$350 million! Is it a case of funding fatigue, or because GrabTaxi is an entirely different creature now, DNA founder Karamjit Singh ponders.
Uber lauds Manila regulations for legalising ride-sharing apps
San Francisco-based startup Uber has praised the Philippines’ Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) for its new guidelines which would pave the way for the legal use of ride-sharing smartphone applications.
Monetisation currently takes a backseat for Tripda
The existence of many ride-sharing and carpooling companies did not prevent new kid on the block Tripda from setting up a presence in Malaysia as well as other markets around the world.
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