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Uber Starts Motorbike Taxi Service in Indonesian Capital

Ride-hailing app Uber on Wednesday launched a motorbike taxi service in the Indonesian capital where Southeast Asian rivals Go-Jek and Grab are already battling for dominance. Jakarta is one of the world’s most congested cities and motorbike taxis ordered from a smartphone app have exploded in popularity in the past 18 months as a way to beat the traffic. Uber said that its “UberMotor” service would provide cheap and reliable transportation for hundreds of thousands of people. The company used a local social media and YouTube star Arief Muhammad to…

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Uber Starts Motorbike Taxi Service in Indonesian Capital

Ride-hailing app Uber on Wednesday launched a motorbike taxi service in the Indonesian capital where Southeast Asian rivals Go-Jek and Grab are already battling for dominance. Jakarta is one of the world’s most congested cities and motorbike taxis ordered from a smartphone app have exploded in popularity in the past 18 months as a way to beat the traffic. Uber said that its “UberMotor” service would provide cheap and reliable transportation for hundreds of thousands of people. The company used a local social media and YouTube star Arief Muhammad to…

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Box’s New Service Allows Customers to Store Data in Europe, Asia

Cloud storage provider Box Inc unveiled a service that allows businesses in Europe and Asia to store data regionally, at a time when governments demand greater protection for their data in the backdrop of revelations about massive US surveillance programs. Box Zones, to be available next month, uses the cloud services of Amazon Inc and International Business Machines (IBM) to store its customers’ data across Germany, Ireland, Singapore and Japan, Box said on Tuesday. The company, which serves about 57,000 customers including Unilever Plc and Home Depot Inc, has witnessed…

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Uber Starts Motorbike Taxi Service in Indonesian Capital

Ride-hailing app Uber on Wednesday launched a motorbike taxi service in the Indonesian capital where Southeast Asian rivals Go-Jek and Grab are already battling for dominance. Jakarta is one of the world’s most congested cities and motorbike taxis ordered from a smartphone app have exploded in popularity in the past 18 months as a way to beat the traffic. Uber said that its “UberMotor” service would provide cheap and reliable transportation for hundreds of thousands of people. The company used a local social media and YouTube star Arief Muhammad to…

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Ola Auto Service Expanded to 12 More Indian Cities

Transportation mobile app Ola Wednesday launched auto rickshaws in 12 more cities, taking the service to a total of 24 cities across the country. Ola said it is targeting to serve at least two million daily rides by end of 2017 through its app by getting on-board hundreds of thousands of auto rickshaw drivers on its platform over the year in these cities. “Ola has over 1,00,000 auto rickshaws registered on its platform across 24 cities and plans to launch in more cities in the coming months,” the company said…

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Do Indian Startups Have a Service Problem?

Indians are notorious for being paranoid about spending money online. Few people even have cards to pay online in this country, and fewer still like to use them, which means that cash truly is king. Although a growing cadre of companies such as FreeCharge and Paytm are boldly predicting the death of cash, the actual experience of using these services shows how far we have to go before they earn the trust needed to hold on to our money. There are many reasons to actually use a virtual wallet –…

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