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Business 13 Dec 2014 | 7:17 AM Premium

Women's safety in focus as Uber, Gran Taxi, rivals race across Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE/HANOI: A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber's biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment - even when they go to the bathroom. The Malaysian company and Brazil-based rival Easy Taxi made headlines over the past year by attracting over US$400 million (£254 million) in investment.

Community 20 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Spilling beans on MyTeksi success

LOUNGING on colourful bean bags with a hot cup of coffee in their hands, about 30 people enjoyed a talk focusing on entrepreneurship and getting a taxi ride in Malaysia.

Columns 13 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

The challenges of scaling in South-East Asia

Asean is a burgeoning but fragmented market, and entrepreneurs who want to succeed will need to tailor product and message accordingly.

Focus 15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Creating another Silicon Valley?

It’s well nigh impossible to create another Silicon Valley, but there are steps that one could take to build an eco-system that is more attractive to venture capital and tech talents, reports LIM WING HOOI.

Letters 06 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

SPAD/ JPJ must resolve issues on ride-sharing

From DR GOBINDER SINGH of Kuala Lumpur

AseanPlus News 19 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jakarta revokes ban on app-based transportation

Jakarta: Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has said that his administration is seeking a solution to keep online app-based transportation services such as Go-Jek, Grab Bike, Grab Taxi and Uber operating in the city, as Transportation Minister Ignatius Jonan revoked a ban on the services just hours after the ban was imposed.

Business 13 Jan 2016 | 10:51 PM Premium

GrabTaxi, Asia-based Uber competitor, to open tech centre in Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO: GrabTaxi, the on-demand ride service and Uber competitor in Southeast Asia, is opening a technology centre in Seattle, marking the company's first physical presence in the United States

TECH 24 Feb 2016 | 12:17 PM Premium

Uber makes first two-wheeler foray with Bangkok motorbikes

Uber offered its first motorbike taxi service on Feb 24, launching a pilot scheme in Bangkok which could spread across Asia as it takes on chief regional rival Grab Taxi.

TECH 03 Mar 2016 | 9:25 AM Premium

Uber launches low-cost service in Pakistan amid broader Asia push

US-based ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc launched in Pakistan, venturing into a country where credit cards are rare and security is a concern.

Letters 29 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Integrity needed to solve taxi woes

From J. D. LOVRENCIEAR, Kuala Lumpur