The ongoing conflict between taxi companies and ride-sharing apps in Indonesia boiled over yesterday (March 22) as thousands of taxi drivers took to the streets in Jakarta to stage a protest that escalated into violence in some areas.
Blue Bird first launched a booking app in 2011, but only saw it as yet another platform – that has changed with the rising competition.
Doug Cutting weighs in on the present and future of Hadoop’s role in the world, from an obscure database to being the basis of big data analytics.
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.”
Deploying Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the capital city of Thailand could reduce travel times, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and road accidents, driving social and economic benefits of up to US$1 billion per year, according to the GSM Association (GSMA).
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.
Spurred by complaints from taxi drivers and companies, Malaysian authorities are going to start cracking down on Uber drivers without permits. The Malaysian public is up in arms, saying that the Government is protecting at best an inefficient industry, at worst a dishonest one. A. Asohan believes the issue is greyer and murkier than that.
NEC Asia Pacific announced today it has developed a command and control centre system for advanced security operations to detect unusual activity and potential crime in crowded areas, as well as a bus schedule optimisation technology that can reduce commuters’ waiting time.
20 to 30 members of Malaysian team told they would be laid off Company withdraws from India, Hong Kong and Indonesia; regional executive leaves
Having raised around US$325 million (RM1.12 billion) to date, Anthony Tan now has to demonstrate his management and leadership chops after proving he has among the best sales skills of any startup founder in Asia, much less South-East Asia writes Karamjit Singh.