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Technology 25 Mar 2015 | 11:50 AM Premium

China's Renaissance man nabs taxi ride ahead of foreign rivals

When little-known Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Dache needed US$15mil (RM54.88mil) to grow its business two years ago, a local upstart investment bank stepped in to help it raise the funds from social networking giant Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Technology 23 Mar 2015 | 2:47 PM Premium

Uber ties up with Times Internet for India expansion

Uber Technologies Inc, the online ride-hailing company, has entered into a "strategic partnership" with Times Internet, as it looks to expand operations in India, its largest market outside the United States.

Technology 19 Mar 2015 | 12:51 PM Premium

German court bans Uber's unlicensed taxi services

A German court has banned Uber from running services using unlicensed cab drivers and set stiff fines for any violations of local transport laws by the pioneering online taxi firm.

TECH 12 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM Premium

Uber, Lyft rebuffed in bids to deem drivers independent contractors

Ride hailing apps Uber and Lyft failed to persuade separate US judges to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees, in cases that have wide implications for Silicon Valley "sharing economy" firms.

TECH 11 Mar 2015 | 12:04 PM Premium

Uber pledges to enlist 1 million female drivers by 2020

Ride-hailing app Uber, under the microscope due to a handful of driver assaults on passengers in some cities, pledged in a blog post to sign up 1 million female drivers around the world by 2020.

TECH 09 Mar 2015 | 4:32 PM Premium

Silicon Valley debate on self-driving cars: Do you need a map?

The Silicon Valley race to build a self-driving car may revolve around one simple question: to map or not to map.

TECH 12 Feb 2015 | 6:00 PM Premium

Seoul city to launch premium taxi service to kill Uber

The Seoul city government said on Thursday that it planned to launch a premium taxi service in August to rival online ride-service provider Uber, adding to the challenges to the US company's expansion plans in Asia's fourth-biggest economy.

TECH 12 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM Premium

Uber introduces India-specific safety features in taxi app

Uber Technologies Inc added a panic button and tracking features to its taxi hailing app in India after the US-based company was banned in New Delhi last year over rape allegations against one of its drivers.

TECH 04 Feb 2015 | 4:59 PM Premium

Uber to develop self-driving car technology

The company that has risen to prominence for shaking up the taxi industry by automating hailing, paying for and sharing a cab now wants to do away with cab drivers, too.

TECH 04 Feb 2015 | 1:16 PM Premium

Car-sharing service report prompts Google tweet

Google fired off a terse tweet that appeared aimed at putting brakes on a report that it is readying a ride-sharing service that would rival Uber.