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Meru Cabs CEO Siddhartha Pahwa resigns, mulls starting up

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | More »

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Meru Cabs CEO Siddhartha Pahwa has resigned from the Mumbai-based radio taxi firm and will be replaced by CTO Nilesh Sangoi from January. The decision was first announced by Pramod Kabra, partner at India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA), Meru’s biggest investor, in an email to Meru’s top brass. Later...

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Uber drivers in US join protest for minimum wage

US-based cab-hailing service firm Uber Technologies Inc is facing a backlash from its driver partners in its home country. Drivers of Uber, the world’s most valued startup, joined together in a nationwide protest on Tuesday, to call for a minimum hourly wage of $15 compared with $7.25 currently. A...

29 November, 2016 | More »

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Uber launches operations in Bangladesh

US-based cab-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc has entered India’s neighbouring country Bangladesh, as the world’s most valued startup continues its push for a larger presence in developing nations in the region. “Uber will make it easier to travel around Dhaka and open up flexible, economic o...

23 November, 2016 | More »

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Uber hikes commission to 30% for select drivers

After reducing incentives for drivers nearly a month ago, cab-hailing firm Uber has started charging higher commission from select drivers as it pilots a new payment structure. The company has increased the commission rate to 30% from 25% for a small group of drivers for some time, according to a re...

17 November, 2016 | More »

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Ola starts postpaid service to let users pay within seven days

ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs cab-hailing app Ola, has launched a postpaid service that gives users seven days of credit to pay for their travel. The move comes in the wake of the Indian government’s withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which has led to a massive cash crunch in the cou...

16 November, 2016 | More »

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Karnataka HC upholds ban on surge pricing by Ola, Uber

In a blow to ride-hailing apps Uber and Ola, the Karnataka High Court on Thursday upheld the state’s ruling on a cap on cab fares. The Karnataka government had notified in April that cab-hailing firms should get a permit before operating in the state, to comply with Karnataka On-demand Transportat...

10 November, 2016 | More »

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Uber gives chance to pitch your ideas to VCs during a cab ride

Cab hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. has partnered with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in India to launch a pan-India startup challenge, UberPITCH 2016. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman kicked off this year’s challenge at an event held by industry body FICCI ...

6 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 »

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Ola expands ride-sharing service to three more cities

Cab-hailing startup Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, said on Monday it is expanding its ride-sharing service Ola Share to three more cities. By starting services to Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ahmedabad, Ola Share will be available in 10 cities across India, the company said. TechCircle had recentl...

26 September, 2016 | More »

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What UberChina’s merger with Didi Chuxing means for India

Uber Technologies Inc.’s decision to exit China after selling its local ride-hailing business to rival Didi Chuxing will make life easier for the two companies but it makes things a bit complicated for India’s largest cab aggregator—Ola. For, San Francisco-based Uber will now have greater room...

1 August, 2016 | More »

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