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Jack Ma could join US$1.5 billion Grab funding round: Bloomberg

If true, it would bring Ma into direct competition with Tencent, while teaming him up with Masayoshi Son 

What global smart cities and vision zero initiatives are getting wrong

To be truly impactful, they need to recognize one big thing 

Ola slams Uber for trivialising rape incident, says it reflects badly on the US firm

Ola says it is despicable that anyone can even conceive an attempt to malign competition using this as an opportunity 

Uber Asia Head Eric Alexander fired for mishandling medical records of India rape victim

Alexander obtained medical records of a woman passenger who had been raped by a Uber driver during a ride in India, and shared them with top execs 

With infrastructure and branding advantage, UberEats is on its way to be the world leader in online food delivery

By leveraging its existing network of drivers to provide delivery, it can provide deliveries from restaurants that usually don't deliver, and can even provide a better customer experience by showing exactly where your food is 

(Exclusive) Singapore startup SWAT raises US$2.2M to expand minibus ride-sharing services locally

SWAT's dynamic routing system helps ensures the minibuses cut down on empty seats 

3 pieces of financial advice for Uber drivers and other new economy contractors

Ride-hailing drivers have little financial protections, here is some advice to help build a nest egg 

3 things all aspiring founders should know before embarking on a startup

Working in a startup is akin to running a very long marathon where bad days outnumber good ones. Building a great platform is about pushing boundaries and a lot of work is naturally involved 

Jana survey reveals Grab as most downloaded on-demand app in Indonesia, but Go-Jek has more active users

The Go-Jek app is being used two to three times more often that its competitors Grab and Uber