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Didi translates its app into English for visitors to China
Didi translates its app into English for visitors to China
By Martin Cowen | May 8, 2017
China's mega-funded taxi app Didi Chuxing will be available in English for visitors to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The move on Didi's part is part  of its "internationalization" plan which has Read More
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Didi completes $5.5 billion raise, Gett gets Juno
Didi completes $5.5 billion raise, Gett gets Juno
By Martin Cowen | April 28, 2017
More multi-digit deals in the global taxi app sector, the biggest of which is China's Didi closing a $5.5 billion funding round. Bloomberg says this is the biggest ever funding round for a tech bus Read More
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Didi moves into Latin America via stake in Brazil's 99
Didi moves into Latin America via stake in Brazil's 99
By Martin Cowen | January 5, 2017
China's biggest taxi app Didi is linking up with Brazil's 99, taking a stake in the business as part of a strategic co-operation deal. The scale of its investment in 99, formerly 99 Taxis, is not d Read More
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Uber allegedly loses $800 million in three months but China sale nets $2.2 billion profit
Uber allegedly loses $800 million in three months but China sale nets $2.2 billion profit
By Martin Cowen | December 20, 2016
The global financial pages are buckling under the weight of Uber's $800 million loss for the July-Sept quarter. The Information broke the story, most of which appears behind its paywall. Uber's Read More
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Another $350 million into the ride-hailing sector via Careem
Another $350 million into the ride-hailing sector via Careem
By Martin Cowen | December 19, 2016
Japan's internet giant Rakuten has nailed another taxi app investment, taking part in a $350 million funding round for Dubai-based  Careem Careem, which operates across the Middle East and North Af Read More
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Didi move spotlights potential activities play
Didi move spotlights potential activities play
By Martin Cowen | December 16, 2016
Taxi apps are more than just a way to get a cab on a smartphone - and the biggest taxi app of the lot, China's Didi, has spent of lot of 2016 becoming very much like a mobile travel platform. In Oc Read More
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Didi and TripAdvisor China talk the full service ecosystem talk
Didi and TripAdvisor China talk the full service ecosystem talk
By Martin Cowen | October 21, 2016
In the wider scheme of things, TripAdvisor doing something with 100 hotels wouldn't blip the radar. Unless those hotels are in China, and TripAdvisor is doing something with Didi, China's biggest t Read More
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Looking at the trust shift in online travel
Looking at the trust shift in online travel
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2016
Forget about big companies, banks and institutions, who and how we trust has changed, particularly in online travel. Developments in the online travel industry, and in digital in general, have pave Read More
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Taxi app funding back in business with Grab grabbing $750 million
Taxi app funding back in business with Grab grabbing $750 million
By Martin Cowen | September 20, 2016
Southeast Asia's ride-hailing platform Grab has completed the region's largest ever consumer tech funding round, trousering $750 million. And the statement says the round was "oversubscribed". J Read More
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Confirmed - Uber sells China business to Didi
Confirmed - Uber sells China business to Didi
By Martin Cowen | August 1, 2016
China's biggest taxi app Didi will acquire all assets of Uber's standalone Chinese operations, getting a stake in its global business as well. The widely rumoured deal was confirmed this morning. Read More
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Taxi app shake-up in Europe, Hailo brand to be phased out
Taxi app shake-up in Europe, Hailo brand to be phased out
By Martin Cowen | July 26, 2016
Mytaxi has merged with Hailo, giving its owner Daimler Group a 60% stake in what is now Europe's biggest taxi app business. The new company will operate under the mytaxi brand, with Hailo's busines Read More
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Make peace, not losses - Didi and Uber backers talk truce
Make peace, not losses - Didi and Uber backers talk truce
By Martin Cowen | July 22, 2016
Uber China has had another story to not comment on this week after Bloomberg reported that some investors were actively seeking a tie-up with its Chinese competitor Didi. In an emailed statement it Read More
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Indonesia grabs top slot for Grab
Indonesia grabs top slot for Grab
By Martin Cowen | July 18, 2016
Southeast Asian taxi app Grab (formerly GrabTaxi) has revealed the scale of its growth in Indonesia so far this year as the business starts to branch out in terms of product and markets. Indonesia Read More
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Didi uses big data and biometrics in new safety push
Didi uses big data and biometrics in new safety push
By Martin Cowen | July 8, 2016
Didi has announced a range of measures designed to improve the safety of drivers and riders as the taxi app battle with Uber in China and overseas continues. The five initiatives launched this week Read More
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Uber China morphs into end-to-end travel app
Uber China morphs into end-to-end travel app
By Martin Cowen | June 29, 2016
Uber China has launched a new initiative, "Uber + Travel", which increases the number of travel options its Chinese customers can access, domestically and overseas. It claims that it is working wit Read More
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