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Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal again takes a potshot at Uber

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | More »

Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Ola
Winning in a competitive market is as much about making tactical pronouncements at opportune moments as it is about making the right business decisions at the right time. It ain’t politicians alone who pick ideas or popular beliefs they know will resonate with their target audience and use them ag...

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Uber, Ola target wedding season with tailor-made logistics services

Just as the wedding season starts in the country, cab-hailing companies Ola and Uber have introduced new services to cater to all wedding-related travels in a market where the two are battling to establish a position of dominance. While Uber announced its wedding logistics transport offering christe...

21 November, 2016 | More »

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Digital wallet firms see unprecedented growth after ban on high value notes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unexpected call to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes has been welcomed with open arms by digital payment companies as they experience unparalleled growth on their platforms after the announcement. The move, it seems, validates their efforts to move the Indian con...

9 November, 2016 | More »

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A peek at Uber’s revamped rider app

US-based ride hailing service Uber just overhauled its app in order to offer a “faster and personalised” experience to customers. The last redesign of the Uber app, which was launched in 2009, was done in 2012. Here is a peek at the app’s updated features: Destination first: The company claims...

4 November, 2016 | More »

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Ola looks to extend market share over Uber with offline cab booking services

As the battle for market dominance intensifies in the taxi aggregator services space in the country, home-grown cab-hailing startup Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has introduced a key feature named Ola Offline enabling its users to book cabs without Internet through a text message, the compa...

5 October, 2016 | More »

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Uber ramps up hiring in India to gain edge in battle with Ola

Uber Technologies Inc. is rapidly increasing its headcount in India, as the US cab-hailing firm shifts its focus to the South Asian nation after exiting China. The number of employees has grown almost eight times over the past year, from 80 to more than 600 now, Pradeep Desu, head of recruitment at ...

29 September, 2016 | More »

Arnav Kumar, CEO, GoZoomo

Used-car marketplace GoZoomo shuts shop, returns remaining capital to investors

Youngmonk Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs online marketplace for pre-owned cars GoZoomo, has decided to shut down operations as the founders failed to carve out a business model with sustainable unit economics. Confirming the development, CEO Arnav Kumar said the company has decided to return the ...

26 August, 2016 | More »

Amit Jain, CEO & Co-Founder,
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There is no scope for a third player in online auto classifieds: CarDekho’s Amit Jain

Jaipur-based Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd, which runs automotive classifieds portal Cardekho.com, is arguably the biggest non-metro startup in India. Its valuation has grown almost eight times in three-and-a-half years to around $380 million when it last raised money in March from Google Capital and Hil...

8 August, 2016 | More »

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Uber India CEO says market share same as Ola’s

Cab-hailing firm Uber has as big a share in the Indian market as its main domestic rival Ola, a top executive at the US-based company has said, as the two companies engage in an intensifying battle for dominance in the rapidly growing sector. “We are as big as Ola with a 50% market share (in [&hel...

6 June, 2016 | More »

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CarDekho parent Girnar Software gets funding from Google Capital

Girnar Software Pvt Ltd, which owns six portals including auto portals CarDekho.com and Gaadi.com, has secured an undisclosed amount of investment from Google Capital as part of its extended Series B funding round, with participation from existing investor Hillhouse Capital. In January 2015, Girn...

21 March, 2016 | More »

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