Oh Brother, Big Data

WALLS are popular these days, and Andreas Weigend knows all about them. In 1949, the East German's father was thrown into jail by the government on suspicions of being an American spy - likely...

Private hire cars must display decals for easier identification from July 1

ALL private hire cars will have to display decals on their front and back windscreens from July 1 this year, to allow for easier identification and enforcement against offences.

Grab raising US$1.5b in new funding round

[HONG KONG] Grab, Uber Technologies Inc's largest rival in South-east Asia, plans to raise more than US$1.5 billion in a new funding round backed by SoftBank Group Corp, people familiar with the...

Grab to expand global R&D capabilities, add 800 jobs

RIDESHARING platform Grab on Wednesday announced that it will be expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities globally, adding over 800 jobs in the next two years.

Uber rebuts reports that close to 1,000 of its cars idling in carparks

NINE out of 10Uber cars in Singapore are being used at any one time, contrary to reports which said a significant part of Uber Singapore's fleet is idling in carparks.

Grab goes big on Indonesia with US$700m road map

GRAB will be investing US$700 million in Indonesia over the next four years - the largest investment the ridehailing app has made in a single country, The Business Times has learnt. The sum is in...

GrabHitch: an express Tinder?

ONLINE dating is a daunting task. But a good friend of mine thinks he's figured out a uniquely effortless way to score dates. Like many others, he's doing it through a mobile app; it's just not one...

Grab brings on board Prime Taxi with 1,000 drivers

GRAB is deepening its push into the local taxi business.

Grab hires Softbank veteran as new president

RIDE-HAILING app company Grab has appointed Ming Maa as its president based in Singapore, it said in a press release Friday morning.

Grab launches JB-SG carpool service

SINGAPORE-BASED ride-sharing app Grab on Monday said it will soon launch GrabHitch JB-SG, a service that lets passengers carpool (share a vehicle with others who are headed in the same direction) to...