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China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan – TechCrunch

Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with the launch of a local business in Japan. Its new Japan-based unit is a joint venture with SoftBank, a longtime Didi investor,...

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season When Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 interviewed for Y-Combinator’s 2018 cohort a question stood out to founder Obi Ozor. “‘What’s holding you back from becoming a Unicorn?’...

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In London, Uber has won the battle but risks losing the war – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Shockingly, Congress acted responsibly in regulating autonomous cars… So what’s next? When don’t f*** with people’s cars became don’t f*** with people’s phones The sighs of relief are palpable. Uber can keep operating in London. With 3.6 million customers, 45,000 drivers, and a...

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China’s Didi Chuxing continues its international expansion with Australia launch – TechCrunch

Didi Chuxing, China’s dominant ride-hailing company, is continuing its international expansion after it announced plans to launch in Australia this month. The company — which bought Uber’s China business in 2016 — said it will begin serving customers in Melbourne from June 25 following a...

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These are the competitive pressures driving automakers to accelerate new tech adoption – TechCrunch

The transformations that companies like Tesla, Uber and Lyft bring to the auto industry are changing more than just the ways car companies think about drivetrains and ownership, and its opening doors for new ways of thinking about the entire mobility industry. That’s the word from...

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Israeli autonomous technology developer Innoviz is entering China’s car market – TechCrunch

Innoviz, a developer of light detection and ranging technologies for computer vision and autonomous vehicles, is getting a toehold in China, the world’s fastest growing auto market, through a partnership with the Chinese automotive supplier HiRain Technologies. From offices in Beijing, Chicago, Detroit, Shanghai, Tianjin...

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Grab drivers in Southeast Asia are now convenience stores, too – TechCrunch

Drivers of Southeast Asia-based Grab can now become mini convenience stores. That’s because the ride-hailing company, which bought out rival Uber’s local business earlier this year, has teamed up with U.S. startup Cargo to sell a selection of items to passengers during their ride. New York-based...

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Zipcar plans to roll out an all-electric fleet of over 300 Volkswagens in London – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Zipcar is rolling out a fleet of 300 Volkswagen e-Golfs in London this year — in what the company is touting as the largest rollout of electric cars in a single English city. Details from the company are still sketchy, but Zipcar said that...

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