WATCH | Will carsharing save our cities?

2020-03-18 09:00

Carsharing is supposed to save our cities from gridlock. But doesn't carsharing apps add tens of thousands of additional cars to the congestion? Deutsche Welle investigates.

Taxify has changed its name to Bolt as it eyes the electric scooter market

2019-03-07 10:26

The Estonian challenger to Uber says a new name reflects that it is not just about cars – and is all about electricity – as it promises to roll out short-term scooter rentals to more countries.

WATCH: Uber's $120bn valuation

2018-10-17 07:12

Uber is eyeing a valuation above $100bn for its much-anticipated share offering due in 2019, which would be the biggest-ever in the tech sector, according to sources.

SA public transport is steeped in a history rarely told

2018-05-06 06:48

The current state of public transport in South Africa is steeped in a history rarely told – and even more rarely understood, writes Yolisa Kani.

Faring badly: Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

2017-12-19 10:13

Uber may be shredding business models for taxi firms the world over but it is struggling to make inroads in Japan, where risk-averse passengers prefer to stick to their high-quality traditional taxi service.

Taxify looks to rapid expansion

2017-12-03 06:25

Ride-hailing app Taxify is going to more than double its South African permanent staff as it moves to challenge Uber with new products and new locations for its services.


Strike set for rideshare drivers, casting shadow on Uber IPO

2019-05-08 11:50

Rideshare drivers in major US cities were set to strike Wednesday, casting a shadow over the keenly anticipated Wall Street debut of sector leader Uber.

BMW and Mercedes to launch car- and ride-sharing JV

2019-02-22 13:09

Automakers Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and BMW are formally launching their joint venture in services that make it possible to use their cars without necessarily owning one.

Taxify, Uber's major rival in SA, just raised R2.2 billion to fuel expansion

2018-05-30 11:50

A group of investors led by Daimler AG valued Taxify at above $1 billion, giving it unicorn status – and the chance to expand more rapidly in its existing markets including SA.

Uber loses EU court battle as judges take aim at gig economy

2017-12-20 14:45

Uber has suffered a defeat when the European Union’s top court ruled its service should be regulated as a transport company, a decision that could set a precedent.

Uber data-scraping, surveillance detailed by ex-manager

2017-12-17 15:36

Prosecutors involved in a criminal investigation of Uber learned of the tactics from a former manager of the company’s global intelligence unit.

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