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New unicorn Klook raises $200M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide – TechCrunch

New unicorn Klook raises $200M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide – TechCrunch Klook, a Hong Kong-based startup developing a travel activities platform, has pulled in $200 million in new capital to fuel a major expansion into the U.S. and Europe. A spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the round …

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BlaBlaCar acquires carpool rival BeepCar from Russia’s Mail.Ru – TechCrunch

BlaBlaCar acquires carpool rival BeepCar from Russia’s Mail.Ru – TechCrunch Another acquisition for French carpooling platform BlaBlaCar: It’s picked up Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru’s relatively recent rival offering, BeepCar, in what’s being billed as both an acquisition and a partnership. BlaBlaCar says the move is aimed at consolidating its international …

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Will self-driving cars kill parking? – TechCrunch

Will self-driving cars kill parking? – TechCrunch Jeff Peters, PhD is a principal at Autotech Ventures, investing in transportation startups. He has published academic and media articles on transportation, optimization, autonomous driving and AI. Some people have postulated that autonomous ridesharing cars will never need to park and cities of the future …

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Spanish ‘anti-Uber’ taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation – TechCrunch

Spanish ‘anti-Uber’ taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation – TechCrunch A national six-day taxi driver strike in Spain has ended after the government agreed to pass regulation that will allow the country’s autonomous communities to cap the number of private hire vehicle permits within their cities. The VTC licenses …

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