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Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Guwahati over shrinking incentives

Thursday, November 24, 2016 | More »

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Drivers of Ola and Uber started a 36-hour-long strike in Guwahati to protest against their decreasing income as the taxi-hailing firms continue to acquire more cabs. Around 12,000 cabs are off the road in the city, according to a report by news agency ANI. “Our demands should be fulfilled because ...

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Ola, Uber must have city or state permit to operate in Bangalore: Karnataka Govt

The Karnataka government has reportedly asked cab aggregators like Ola and Uber to get either a state or city taxi permit to operate in Bangalore. According to a Business Standard report, the state government has asked “all cabs with all India tourist taxi permits to surrender them immediately as ...

24 November, 2016 | More »

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Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal again takes a potshot at Uber

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...

23 November, 2016 | More »

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Ola Play to let users stream content from car’s console

Amidst a fierce battle with Uber for dominance in the Indian online cab hailing market, Ola said on Tuesday it would launch a connected car platform, Ola Play. Ola Play will use custom user preferences and ride information like time and destination to offer recommendations in the ride. It will also ...

22 November, 2016 | More »

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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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Times Internet hires former Twitter exec Rishi Jaitly as CEO of Times Global Partners

Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of media group Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL), said on Wednesday it has appointed former Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly as the chief executive officer of Times Global Partners. The move indicates Times Internet’s intention to scale up its investments and ...

16 November, 2016 | More »

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Companies can’t have long-term life without digital roadmap: Ram Charan

Every company that has a vision needs to be digitised because there is no long-term life without a digital roadmap, says renowned coach, speaker and author Ram Charan. And, for being relevant in the digital age, more investments are needed in technologies than focus on cheaper costs. In an exclusive...

9 November, 2016 | More »

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Uber’s UK-based rival Karhoo shuts shop

London-headquartered Karhoo Technologies Ltd, which runs taxi app Karhoo announced on Tuesday that they are shutting down operations because of a fund crunch. The startup, which started operations just six months ago had raised $250 million and hired 120 people to take on the world’s largest cab-h...

9 November, 2016 | More »

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Ola to pursue predatory pricing complaint with government

Cab-hailing service Ola is pursuing its predatory tactics complaint against its competitor—the US-headquartered Uber, though it did not specifically name the latter—with government authorities. “We have spoken to a few stakeholders in the government. We have made the government aware of the pr...

8 November, 2016 | More »

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Times Internet chases $1 bn in revenue by 2022

Times Internet Ltd (TIL), the digital business arm of the country’s largest media company Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd (BCCL), has set an ambitious target of achieving $1 billion in revenue in five years or by March 2022. The company recently said it was on course to clock in Rs 1000 crore ($150 mi...

7 November, 2016 | More »

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