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12 ASEAN brands that have gone global

Apr 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Some familiar brands in the Southeast Asian region are making their mark around the world

GOING GLOBAL. Take a look at some the regional brands that now have a global presence.

Kerjasama Go-Jek dan Blue Bird, menyaingi GrabTaxi?

May 10, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Akankah Go Jek dan Blue Bird membuat layanan serupa GrabTaxi?

GO-BIRD. Seorang pengemudi Go-Jek di jalanan Jakarta. Foto oleh Adek Berry/AFP

Grab jalin kerjasama dengan Lippo Group

Mar 22, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Lippo Group merupakan salah satu investor awal dari Grab

Grab jalin kerjasama dengan Lippo Group untuk pengembangan situs MatahariMall. Foto dari Tech in Asia

FOTO: Demo sopir taksi di Jakarta

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Demo sopir taksi akan berpusat di dua titik depan Gedung DPR RI dan kantor Kemenkominfo

Sopir taksi di Jakarta berunjuk rasa, pada 22 Maret 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@TMCPoldaMetro

Pro dan kontra penggunaan transportasi aplikasi online

Mar 15, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Pengemudi taksi tolak keberadaan UBER dan GrabTaxi yang dinilai menghancurkan sopir kecil

#CommuterWatch: Should the Government bring back GrabBike?

Mar 05, 2016 - 3:01 PM

The LTFRB recently suspended the app based motorcycle service for safety reasons Bikers and commuters meanwhile argue that GrabBike needs to stay

Grab temporarily stops GrabBike operations

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Despite the order from the land transport regulator Grab is still hopeful that authorities will reach a positive decision regarding its innovative service

TWO-WHEEL BATTLE. Until the government creates new rules for motorbike services, four-wheeled vehicles will remain the king of the streets in Metro Manila. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Lawmakers to GrabBike: Cease 'illegal' operations

Feb 03, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Grab says while it will comply once it receives the order it also wants to work with transport authorities to craft regulations specifically for the motorcycle service

TWO-WHEEL BATTLE. The LTFRB orders the suspension of the GrabBike service because there are currently no guidelines regulating the ride-hailing service. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

GrabTaxi ubah nama jadi Grab, apa yang baru?

Jan 29, 2016 - 3:15 PM

GrabTaxi rebranding jadi Grab perbarui aplikasi dan luncurkan dashboard buat pengguna

GrabTaxi mengubah brand menjadi Grab. Foto dari Tech in Asia

GrabTaxi rebrands as Grab, eyes further expansion

Jan 28, 2016 - 7:55 PM

The app company s goals go far beyond taxi hailing

THE HOTTEST UNICORN. Grab has evolved from a humble taxi-booking application to Southeast Asia’s largest land transport company. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Could this be GrabBike’s last ride in the Philippines?

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:07 AM

With the Philippine land transport regulator s order to suspend GrabBike operations many motorbike drivers and commuters are disappointed

TWO-WHEEL BATTLE. Until the government creates new rules for motorbike services, four-wheeled vehicles will remain the king of the streets in Metro Manila. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

GrabTaxi PH launches GrabPay, GrabHeli

Nov 24, 2015 - 7:47 PM

The credit debit card payment options and the chopper service are the newest offers of the ride hailing app company

NEW CHOPPER SERVICE. Its pre-booking chopper service GrabHeli, which is in its beta stage, will be tested for 3 months. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Saingi Go-Jek, GrabTaxi luncurkan layanan kirim barang GrabExpress

Nov 24, 2015 - 4:19 PM

GrabExpress bisa untuk kirim dokumen di Jakarta dengan tarif promo Rp 5 ribu

GrabExpress akan bersaing dengan layanan Go-Send dari Go-Jek. Foto dari Tech in Asia

DHL Express PH unfazed by Uber, GrabTaxi delivery

Oct 30, 2015 - 5:04 PM

DHL Express Philippines has even spent close to P80 million 1 71 million for a new service center to meet the growing logistics demands in Southern Metro Manila

GROWING DEMANDS. DHL's local unit opens a new service center in Las Piñas City to cater to the growing logistics demands in Southern Metro Manila. All photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Meet Cebu’s answer to foreign transport apps

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:46 AM

Homegrown taxi hailing app plans to take on giants like Uber and GrabTaxi by focusing on niches with a unique business model

GrabSpeed, cara GrabTaxi perkenalkan layanan GrabCar dengan supercar

Oct 22, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Kesempatan menaiki Lamborghini gratis GrabCar berlangsung dari 24 25 Oktober dan 31 Oktober sampai 1 November

Foto dari Tech in Asia

LTFRB to Grab: Remove feature showing passengers' destination

Sep 18, 2015 - 3:49 PM

The feature allows drivers to decide whether or not to pick up the passenger based on his or her destination says LTFRB chairman Winston Ginez

PRIORITIZING PASSENGERS. The LTFRB orders GrabCar to remove the feature allowing drivers to see where passengers are going, to prevent abusive and choosy drivers. Photo from GrabTaxi PH Facebook page

Grab apologizes to passengers, says improving services

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:26 PM

We will not hesitate to investigate and deregister errant drivers We urge passengers to rate our drivers and give proper feedback in our app so that we may be able to take corrective actions if any says Grab in a statement

A screen grab of social media posts of netizens complaining about GrabCar's service courtesy of Yves Gonzalez.

Are Grab drivers abusing commuters' rights?

Sep 09, 2015 - 3:02 PM

UPDATED GrabTaxi and GrabCar resort to prohibited practices: asking for tips and refusal to convey due to the intended destination of the commuter says a former MMDA official

A screen grab of social media posts of netizens complaining about GrabCar's service courtesy of Yves Gonzalez.

Luis Manzano clarifies Kris Aquino’s involvement in his taxi business

Aug 19, 2015 - 9:45 PM

Kris also addresses accusations that she is participating in unfair competition and has selfish motives and clarifies the extent of her investment in Luis company

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Lawyer to netizens: Read up on LTFRB-Uber issue

Aug 16, 2015 - 3:04 PM

How should the government deal with alternative transportation services like Uber?

#CommuterWatch: 'Choosy' taxi drivers and other transport woes

Aug 15, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Netizens weigh in on the MRT problem and the controversy regarding regular taxis and Transport Network Vehicle Services

LONG LINES. Commuters at the Roosevelt station line up to buy single journey tickets. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Carmageddon: Why are there so many cars in Metro Manila?

Aug 15, 2015 - 7:25 PM

In the evening a cursory look at a mobile navigation app will show the Metro’s highways and streets splattered with blood red lines indicating heavy traffic

Letter to DOTC, LTFRB: We're the ones braving the harsh streets of Manila

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:05 PM

Times are changing And we need our government agencies to keep up We all understand the need for regulation so long as it not at the cost of innovation

GRIDLOCK. Traffic along NLEX in Balintawak, Caloocan City on September 5, 2014. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

LTFRB clarifies Premium Taxi timing, unregistered Uber clampdown

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Neither DOTC nor LTFRB owns Premium Taxis We just regulate them LTFRB chief Winston Ginez clarifies

MISINFORMED. There has been confused social media outrage on the timing of Premium Taxi category public consultation and scheduled unregistered Uber, GrabCar clampdown, LTFRB's Winston Ginez says. File photo from Agence France-Presse

LTFRB to Uber: No one is above the law

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:13 PM

In a viral Facebook post an automotive journalist alleges that LTFRB and DOTC are starting their own service called Premium Taxi which is just another racket and another inept way of reinventing the wheel

UBER MANILA. Screen shot from Uber website

LTFRB to start unregistered Uber, GrabCar clampdown

Aug 11, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Starting August 21 unregistered GrabCar and Uber vehicles will be fined P200 000 and impounded for 3 months LTFRB says

NATIONWIDE CLAMPDOWN. After 3 months since the legalization of online ride-sharing services, there are still operators who have not yet applied for accreditation

GrabCar becomes Philippines' first authorized ride-sharing app

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:10 PM

GrabCar vehicles can now only be summoned via smartphones and the Internet and cannot pick up customers who hail them on the street like taxi cabs

All eyes on PH startups in mega event for APEC

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:15 AM

The SlingshotMNL 2 day conference will be the official startup event for APEC which the country is hosting this year

FORWARD THINKING. DTI officials and members of the startup community debate tech startups' current and future role in the economy ahead of the big event. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

PH taxi industry protests new rules

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:27 PM

The government says taxi operators should improve and modernize their services rather than fight regulations

TAXI PROTEST. DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal says if regular taxi cabs cannot beat ride-sharing service providers, like Uber, they should join them. File photo by Rappler

DOTC lays down rules for new transport categories

May 13, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The rules will guide companies that want to operate under the 4 new transport categories: Transportation Network Vehicle Service TNVS Premium Taxi Airport Bus and Bus Rapid Transit

"We view technological innovation as a driver for progress, especially in transportation where it can provide safer and more convenient commuting options to the public," DOTC secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says. File photo by Uber

Taxis beware: Gov't introduces 4 new transport categories

May 11, 2015 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED The new transport categories are meant to ease traffic congestion not kill the taxi industry DOTC says

[Executive Edge] 10 business leaders to watch out for in 2015

Feb 02, 2015 - 11:45 AM

These names redefine the business landscape and they will continue to do so in 2015 and in the coming years

The 5 'hot' tech firms of 2014

Dec 30, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Whether through milestones achieved or controversies they got themselves into what’s sure is they changed the landscape and are expected to blaze more trails in the coming years

Japan's Softbank pumps $250M in Uber rival GrabTaxi

Dec 04, 2014 - 12:38 PM

The deal will make Softbank the biggest investor in the Malaysia based startup

Singapore moves to regulate taxi booking apps

Nov 21, 2014 - 3:42 PM

Singapore s Land Transport Authority says the apps will have to apply for a three year certificate of registration starting from the second quarter of next year

UBER RIDE. Uber car driver. File Photo/Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: Every day is awesome

Nov 05, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Turn an ordinary day around with these simple tips Check out the infographic below

How to do a day trip via taxi: Manila, Cebu, and Davao

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Getting around Manila Cebu and Davao is now less of a hassle with GrabTaxi So here’s a list of places to visit for an atypical day

GrabTaxi app raises $90M fund

Oct 23, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Launched in Davao City on Oct 22 the taxi booking app’s raised fund will be used for talent acquisition and retention driver loyalty programs and Southeast Asian expansion

Uber-heated battle as mobile apps rattle Asia's taxis

Oct 13, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Commuters and market analysts say unyielding bureaucrats are not seeing how taxi apps like Uber have the potential to significantly improve the standard of living of city dwellers

This photograph taken on October 10, 2014 shows a smartphone displaying the Uber app of the timing and availability of taxis within the area at Raffles place financial district in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Diary of a guilt-ridden GrabTaxi user

Jul 17, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Mobile taxi apps reveal the sorry saga of Metro Manila

TechRap: Tech companies help Haiyan victims

Nov 17, 2013 - 5:12 PM

TechRap runs down the tech companies providing aid for typhoon Haiyan victims and how to use Google s person finder and Rappler s Project Agos

Tech groups pitch in for Haiyan support

Nov 16, 2013 - 8:27 PM

Tiny changes to code or big announcements online can help in bringing the need for Philippine aid after Haiyan to a wider audience

HELPING FROM AFAR. You don't have to get off your seat to make a difference.

[Executive Edge] How to throw an awesome launch party

Nov 03, 2013 - 4:40 PM

If you’re a company throwing a promotional event of some kind how do you attract the right attendees and make a lasting impression on them?

Ezra Ferraz

GrabTaxi app: Answer to commuter woes

Aug 27, 2013 - 3:00 PM

We put the taxi finding app to the test in the mean streets of Metro Manila

NO MORE HEADACHES. Getting a safe cab ride is an app click away. All photos by Peter Imbong. All sample screens courtesy of GrabTaxi.

Need a cab? There's an app for that!

Jul 25, 2013 - 7:35 PM

Getting from point A to point be is as easy as a few taps on your smartphone thanks to the GrabTaxi app