Estonia’s ride-sharing service provider Bolt launches e-scooter in 45 cities

On Wednesday, Estonia’s Bolt, a ride-sharing service provider, launched its own electric scooter model with the aim of launching the scooter service in more than 45 cities this summer. The Estonian company has grabbed business from Uber in many major African and Eastern Europe cities. Bolt has more than 30 million users in over 35…

SoftBank’s mobile unit listing on Tokyo Stock Exchange on Dec. 19: DealWatch

DealWatch’s report, citing anonymous sources, have named Nomura Holdings, SMBC Nikko Securities, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, among the global coordinators for whats is likely to be Japan’s biggest ever IPO on November 12. According to a report from DealWatch, citing unnamed sources, SoftBank Group Corp’s mobile unit is expected to win an approval…

Uber Technologies re-opens contest for first international venue for its air-taxi service

Uber is working with aviation regulators around the globe to win up-front approvals and aims to demonstrate the service in 2020 with paid flights set to begin in 2023. In a strategic move, Uber Technologies Inc has re-opened a contest for the selection of the first international city for its proposed flying taxi project. The…

Ola to enter Australian ride-hailing market in early 2018

Holding a dominant market share in India’s fierce ride-hailing market, Ola plans on launching itself in Australia by inviting driving partners and private vehicle owners in the cities of Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. On Tuesday, Ola, an Indian ride-hailing company announced plans on entering the Australian market intensifying its effort to win market share embattled…

Uber strikes conciliatory tone under Dara Khosrowshahi

The new tactical approach has already starting paying dividends: the Norwegian government has recommended to repeal certain provisions related to taxis while the EFTA surveillance authority has ruled in Uber’s favor saying the Norway’s restrictions on taxi licenses were illegal. On Monday, Uber stated it would suspend UberPOP, its unlicensed service in Oslo and wait…