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Self-driving Mercedes-Benz S Class sedans are coming to San Jose – TechCrunch

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz S Class sedans are coming to San Jose – TechCrunch Another autonomous ride-hailing test project has popped up in the U.S. This time, Daimler and Bosch, one of the largest automotive tech and hardware suppliers in the world, are partnering to pilot a robotaxi service in San Jose, California. …

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China’s Didi Chuxing is poised to expand into hotel bookings – TechCrunch

China’s Didi Chuxing is poised to expand into hotel bookings – TechCrunch China’s largest ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing is entering the hotel-booking business as it strives to recover from two highly publicized murders of female passengers by drivers on its platform. That’s according to Chinese business magazine Caijing and tech …

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Southeast Asia’s Grab pulls in $200M from travel giant Booking – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s Grab pulls in $200M from travel giant Booking – TechCrunch Fresh a strategic investment from Microsoft, Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing leader Grab is back in the money again after it closed $200 million in fresh capital from Booking Holdings, the travel firm formerly known as Priceline. The investment is …

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Saudi ally calls for Uber boycott over response to Khashoggi’s vanishing – TechCrunch

Saudi ally calls for Uber boycott over response to Khashoggi’s vanishing – TechCrunch Uber is facing calls for a boycott of its app in the Persian Gulf, a region that has poured billions of dollars of investment into the company’s ride-hailing business in recent years: Directly via Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment …

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Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup – TechCrunch

Former Uber exec Andrew Chapin takes the wraps off his stealth mental health startup – TechCrunch One can only imagine what it was like to work at Uber in the years leading up to Susan Fowler’s infamous blog post. Many of the company’s leaders were said to be overly-competitive, sexist …

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Go-Jek is close to launching a ride-hailing service in Singapore – TechCrunch

Go-Jek is close to launching a ride-hailing service in Singapore – TechCrunch Indonesia’s ride-sharing startup Go-Jek plans to land in Singapore, its arch-rival Grab’s front lawn, as soon as this month as its regional expansion program gains speed, TechCrunch has come to understand. Go-Jek has grown to become a $5 …

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The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch

The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch In the nine months since Didi acquired the Brazilian ride hailing startup 99 in a deal that valued the company at a reported $1 billion, the …

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Benchmark is staying focused, targeting $425M for ninth fund – TechCrunch

Benchmark is staying focused, targeting $425M for ninth fund – TechCrunch VC powerhouse Benchmark has filed to raise $425 million for its ninth flagship fund. While other firms close billion-dollar venture funds despite a history of smaller fundraises, Benchmark is sticking to its guns. The firm, known for its early bets …

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