Uber for Business rolls out in South-East Asia
Uber has rolled out its ‘Uber for Business’ offering in South-East Asia, even as it faces a crackdown in Malaysia for allegedly failing to ensure its drivers have the proper commercial permits.
Easy Taxi pledges solidarity with cabbies, unveils ‘iconic’ experience
With car-booking service Uber under pressure from the authorities in Malaysia, taxi-booking startup Easy Taxi said it would be investing in upgrading taxis within its network and rolling out competitive incentive plans for drivers.
SMRT to fund commuter hackathon winners
Some among the five winning teams at the recent ‘NUS-SMRT Commuthon’ will be able to tap on to an S$120,000 (US$95,770) fund provided by SMRT Corporation Ltd to take their prototypes further.
Easy Taxi raises US$40mil from new investors
Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi, a mobile taxi app available in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, said it has secured US$40 million in Series D funding led by the Russian Phenomen Ventures and with the participation of Tengelmann Ventures, the investment company of German retail giant Tengelmann Group.
MyTeksi’s GrabCar launches in Singapore
Malaysian startup GrabTaxi, known as MyTeksi in its home base, has launched its premium ride service GrabCar in Singapore, following the rollout of the new service in Kuala Lumpur and Manila earlier this year.
MyTeksi launches as GrabTaxi in Bangkok and Singapore
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.
Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi receives US$15mil in new funding
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.
Taxi-booking app space heats up; Sunlight to launch its own
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.