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Ground transportation on the cusp of another revolution
Ground transportation on the cusp of another revolution
By PhocusWire | September 21, 2018
Ground transportation of the road variety in the travel industry was once dominated by car rental and highly regulated taxi services. Read More
Opinion | Technology
More evidence emerges that ride-hailing apps are mainstream
More evidence emerges that ride-hailing apps are mainstream
By Rob Gill | September 20, 2018
Business travellers are increasingly using ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, as well as local competitors, according to travel management company BCD Travel. Several key global markets a Read More
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Toyota invests $500M in Uber as part of deal to develop driverless cars
Toyota invests $500M in Uber as part of deal to develop driverless cars
By Mitra Sorrells | August 28, 2018
Toyota and Uber will work together to develop self-driving cars, and the agreement comes with a $500 million investment in Uber by the Japanese automaker. Read More
News | Online
Startup bad boys somehow always make a return
Startup bad boys somehow always make a return
By Erin Griffith - Wired | August 13, 2018
Travis Kalanick, Uber's founder and former CEO, wasn’t gone very long - just over a year, in fact. Read More
Notated News | Startups
Startups part 1 investors' perspective
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 1: The investors’ perspective
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
This month we're digging into the topic of startups, aiming to understand the challenges and opportunities from the perspective of various players in the field, beginning with insights from venture... Read More
News | Startups
QOTW: Something about not being immune to competition
QOTW: Something about not being immune to competition
By PhocusWire | August 3, 2018
Quote from Peter O’Connor, professor at Essec Business School, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Distribution
Bellhop's pivot from digital concierge to rideshare aggregator explained
Bellhop's pivot from digital concierge to rideshare aggregator explained
By Viewpoints | August 2, 2018
This is a viewpoint from Payam Safa, founder and CEO of Bellhop.  The travel industry was clearly in my DNA - I had launched a hotel chain in Indonesia and built another startup based around global Read More
News | Technology
Evolution warning: Are hotel owners in danger of becoming the new taxi drivers?
Evolution warning: Are hotel owners in danger of becoming the new taxi drivers?
By Peter O’Connor - Essec Business School | August 1, 2018
Just as the taxi industry responded to new competition by trying to manipulate governments in their favor, hotel chains are ganging up on travel industry innovators such as Airbnb and online travel... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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We need to talk: Conversational hospitality and the guest experience
By Jordan Parsons - Benbria | July 18, 2018
In 2016, Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, published a post on Medium dubbing a new trend called “Conversational Commerce.” Read More
Opinion | Technology
Booking Holdings invests $500M in Didi ground transport platform
Booking Holdings invests $500M in Didi ground transport platform
Didi Chuxing has caught the eye of Booking Holdings, with a $500 million capital injection and a major strategic partnership. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Safr wants to make ride-sharing safe for women
By Jill Menze | July 3, 2018
Accusations of assault and discrimination have trailed leading ride-share companies for some time now, and women-focused startup Safr is aiming to change the experience for riders and drivers alike. Read More
Interview | Technology
Grab hits top gear with record $1 billion injection from Toyota
Grab hits top gear with record $1 billion injection from Toyota
By Kevin May | June 13, 2018
A $1 billion investment by Toyota into ride-hailing service Grab is being touted as the largest ever by a car manufacturer. Read More
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Uber targets emerging markets with slimmed-down Lite app
Uber targets emerging markets with slimmed-down Lite app
By Jill Menze | June 12, 2018
Uber is shrinking the size of its app in order to expand its presence in emerging markets. Read More
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Uber goes on charm offensive, promises new tools and culture
By Kevin May | May 14, 2018
This time last year the wheels at Uber were pretty much ready to fall off - such were the negatives headlines that the company couldn't escape from. Read More
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Turo adds rental agencies new funding
Car-share startup Turo adds rental agencies to expand globally
By Mitra Sorrells | April 17, 2018
San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo is adding vehicles from independent car rental companies to its platform.    Read More
News | Startups