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TECH 18 Dec 2015 | 8:12 AM

Indonesian president rebukes minister over ride-hailing crackdown

Indonesia's president publicly rebuked one of his cabinet ministers on Dec 18 for a clampdown on ride-hailing services like Uber and Go-Jek, which triggered outrage on social media in a country where public transport options are limited.

Technology 20 Mar 2017 | 4:12 AM

Uber rivals from Dubai, China team up for ride-hailing alliance

Uber Technologies Inc is facing another alliance of rivals as smaller operators team up across different regions for ride hailing services.

Business 02 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Innovation can’t fix urban transport woes

LONDON: Urban transportation is undergoing a revolution. Offerings such as Uber and Lyft, as well as car- and bike-sharing services are widely believed to reduce congestion and generally make urban dwellers more mobile; driverless cars are expected to provide further benefits. Yet the notion that these innovations always make things better is far from a given: The new services are a net good only if they complement traditional public transportation systems rather than compete with them.

Business 12 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Go-Jek races to kill cash

SINGAPORE: Go-Jek became Indonesia’s first billion-dollar startup by offering ride-hailing services that became ubiquitous in the country. Now the company is planning a second act in digital payments amid rising competition from local rival Grab and Uber Technologies Inc.

TECH 07 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Madrid taxi drivers call off anti-Uber strike, vow to fight on

Taxi-drivers in the Spanish capital seeking tighter regulation of Uber and other ride-hailing services called off their indefinite strike after 16 days during which they obtained no concessions from the Madrid regional government..

TECH 22 Mar 2016 | 6:30 AM

Indonesian drivers stage violent anti-Uber protest

Thousands of Indonesian taxi drivers staged a violent protest against Uber and other ride-hailing services, blocking major roads in the capital, clashing with drivers from app-based rivals and setting tyres alight.

Nation 21 Mar 2017 | 3:38 AM

Cabbies protest against GrabCar and Uber outside Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of taxi drivers protested against popular ride-hailing services GrabCar and Uber outside Parliament on Tuesday.

Metro News 06 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Adopt new business methods to stay competitive, taxi drivers told

JOHOR BARU: Taxi associations in Johor are advised to start adopting new business methods to compete with the ride hailing services or remain obsolete.