13 Jan 2023Ola Cabs
Ola fires 200 employees as part of a restructuring exercise
Bengaluru-based ride-sharing company Ola is the latest to be hit by the layoff bug. Per Inc42, the company has laid off around 200 employees from some of its verticals.
28 Dec 2022Uber
Urban Company best for gig workers; Ola, Uber score zero
With the emergence of the digital platform economy in India, gig workers have grown in demand. However, it seems that these workers are yet to enjoy fair pay and good work conditions.
16 Jun 2022Paytm
Which IITs, IIMs have churned out most Indian unicorn founders?
India recently achieved the milestone of 100 unicorns.
17 Mar 2022Ola S1
Ola S1 Pro purchase window reopens: Here's how to book
After a long gap, Ola Electric has reopened the purchase window for its S1 Pro electric scooter.
13 Sep 2021Bhavish Aggarwal
Ola Electric's Futurefactory to be run by 10,000+ women
Indian electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Ola Electric's Chairman and Group CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal, has announced that the company's EV manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu will be run entirely by women.
09 Sep 2021Latest Electric Scooters
Ola S1 electric scooter's sale rescheduled to September 15
Ola Electric had launched its S1 electric scooter in India last month and it was scheduled to go on sale yesterday.
08 Sep 2021Ola S1
Ola S1 e-scooter will go on sale in India today
Ola Electric's S1 e-scooter will go on sale in India today starting 6pm for those who have already pre-booked the vehicle. The more powerful S1 Pro variant will also be up for grabs.
11 Jul 2021Upcoming Scooters
Prior to launch, Ola Electric Scooter's key features teased
Ola Electric is likely to launch its first electric scooter in India in the coming weeks.
25 Jun 2021Upcoming Scooters
Ola is finalizing colors for its electric scooter; launch imminent
Co-founder and CEO of Ola, Bhavish Aggarwal is seeking opinions regarding the color options for the Ola Electric Scooter. This suggests that the vehicle might be launched in India in the coming months.
11 May 2021Netflix
NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more
Clubhouse just found out the hard way that it is no De Beers, and that boosting app popularity with artificial scarcity doesn't work forever.
16 Dec 2020Uber
SC says Ola and Uber not acting as a cartel
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to meddle with orders passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLAT), in connection to cab aggregators Ola and Uber.
03 Nov 2020Paytm
US funds lower valuation of Paytm, Ola due to COVID-19
United States-based mutual funds have reportedly lowered the valuation of the mobile payments app Paytm and the cab-hailing platform Ola as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted their businesses.
27 May 2020General Motors
Ola Electric acquires Etergo to launch e-scooters in India
Ola Electric Mobility, the EV unit spun out of ride-hailing giant Ola, has acquired Dutch electric scooter manufacturer Etergo.
26 May 2020Uber
Uber India fires 25% of its workforce: Details here
In another blow to the salaried section, Uber India has laid off 600 employees or nearly a quarter of its workforce in the country.
20 May 2020India
Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic
Following the footsteps of Uber, Zomato, and Swiggy, ride-hailing giant Ola has also announced the plan to conduct a mass lay-off, affecting around 1,400 of its employees.
14 Apr 2020India
'Ola Emergency' launched for hospital runs amid COVID-19 outbreak
As India goes into the second phase of the lockdown enforced to combat the spread of COVID-19, Ola is lending a helping hand to the public.
23 Mar 2020Uber
Amid lockdown, Ola, Uber suspend services till March 31
In the wake of the lockdown imposed by the Delhi government, ride-hailing giants Ola and Uber have suspended their services in the state.
18 Mar 2020India
Despite COVID-19, Ola, Uber car-pooling remains available in India
As coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world and begins to show its impact on India, people are being advised to maintain social distance to avoid potential cases of community spread.
29 Nov 2019Initial Public Offering (IPO)
Soon, Ola might lay off nearly 350 employees: Here's why
After barging into categories like financial services and car rentals, ride-hailing giant Ola is looking to focus more on growth and profitability.
17 Oct 2019Business
Ola launches self-drive car sharing service: Details here
In a major move, Bengaluru-based ride-hailing giant Ola has launched its own self-drive car-sharing service, Ola Drive.
05 Aug 2019India
Soon, government will define operational rules for Ola, Uber
The Indian government is planning to set some ground rules for cab aggregators like Ola and Uber.
05 Jul 2019India
Mumbai rains: Cab rides become as costly as Goa flights
The troubles of Mumbaikars do not seem to end anytime soon, with the incessant rains making life difficult (and utterly costly), of late.
03 Jul 2019India
Five of the most famous and successful alumni of IIT-Bombay
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and a dream destination for engineering aspirants.
07 Jun 2019India
Soon, Uber will offer quick helicopter rides: Details here
Back in 2015, ride-hailing giant Ola played a witty April Fools' Day prank by announcing OLA Air - helicopter rides for metro cities.
16 May 2019Paytm
Ola v/s Paytm: Whose credit card should you apply for
Just a day after Paytm's foray into the lending category, ride-hailing giant Ola has also made a move in the arena.
02 May 2019Flipkart
Soon, you may get credit cards from Ola and Flipkart
Reportedly, leading internet giants Flipkart and Ola are gearing up to launch their own credit cards soon.
24 Mar 2019India
Ban on Ola Cabs lifted in Karnataka within 2 days
Only two days after suspending the license of Ola Cabs and banning it from operating for six months, the Karnataka government has reportedly lifted the ban.
22 Mar 2019Karnataka
#OlaCabs banned for six months in Karnataka: Here's why
App-based cab service provider Ola Cabs has been banned from operating in Karnataka for six months by the state government.
19 Feb 2019Flipkart
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola
Indian ride-hailing start-up Ola is currently in the midst of an ongoing financing round and, in a major boost, has received Rs. 650cr (around $92mn) from Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal.
22 Jan 2019Bharti Airtel
Now, book Ola rides from Airtel app, get 25% cashback
In a bid to offer a holistic experience to its customers, Bharti Airtel has started offering ride-hailing services through its My Airtel app.
14 Jan 2019Sachin Bansal
Ola reportedly receives funding from Sachin Bansal, nears $6bn valuation
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has reportedly invested $21 million (approx Rs. 150 crore) in Ola, India's famous ride-hailing company.
18 Dec 2018India
Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola
Bengaluru-based dockless scooter renting platform Vogo has raised a whopping $100mn from Indian ride-hailing giants Ola.
12 Dec 2018Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved
Taxi aggregators need to get serious about women's safety, a woman's journey in Ola has shown once again.
19 Nov 2018Mumbai
Ola, Uber drivers on strike in Mumbai: Details here
With many Ola and Uber drivers on strike, thousands of Mumbaikars, on Monday, woke up to commuting troubles.
30 Oct 2018India
IIT KGP hosts Indo-German workshop on intelligent mobility in India
In an effort to give direction to the emerging intelligent transport mobility scene in India, IIT Kharagpur and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany have organized a two-day workshop at IIT KGP.
11 Oct 2018Sachin Bansal
Reportedly, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal to invest $100mn in Ola
In what could mark the largest personal investment in the Indian internet space, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal is reportedly in the process of finalizing a whopping $100mn (around Rs. 740cr) investment in ride-hailing start-up Ola Cabs.
27 Aug 2018India
Bengaluru: Woman alleges Ola-driver masturbated during journey
In yet another traumatic incident, a 22-year-old woman alleged the driver of an Ola cab sexually harassed her on August 23, during her journey from Yelahanka to JP Nagar in Bengaluru.
19 Aug 2018Muslims
Missing Ola-driver found dead, UP-police cremate body infuriating family
The kin of a deceased Muslim Ola driver, who had gone missing on August 9, is furious as the Uttar Pradesh police cremated his body, instead of burying him.
07 Aug 2018India
Ola expands to the UK to fight Uber internationally
Not to be outdone or intimidated by international ride-hailing giant Uber, Ola has decided to take the fight beyond India, its home-ground, to Europe.
27 Jul 2018Murder
Delhi: Body of missing Ola driver found with head injuries
The body of a 34-year-old Ola cab driver, who was reported missing since July 24, was found in Haiderpur canal in Delhi.
10 Jul 2018Mumbai
Mumbai: In 'kaali-peeli' style, more Ola-Uber drivers keep refusing rides
The trend of Ola and Uber drivers refusing rides is slowly going northward. After they failed Chennai last year during monsoons, it's now Mumbai's turn.
06 Jul 2018Karnataka
Bengaluru: Ola driver held for attempting to abduct woman passenger
An Ola cab driver was arrested for allegedly attempting to abduct a woman passenger who was on her way to Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, police said.
19 Jun 2018India
Tata Nano is not dying, Ola comes to the rescue
Tata and Ola have joined hands to boost electric vehicles (EV) in India. For that, they have picked the all-new Jayem Neo.
14 Jun 2018Uber
Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber
The Center is likely to direct taxi aggregators, mainly Ola and Uber, to introduce 'exclusive women pooling' option for its female passengers, in the wake of multiple incidents of assault.
12 Jun 2018India
Uber launches Uber Lite, a 5MB app for India
Uber already sees around 75 million riders per month, and around 15 million rides a day.
08 Jun 2018India
Ola: Began its journey in 1BHK, now worth Rs. 32,500cr
India's largest cab-hailing start-up Ola started its journey eight years back in 2010 from a 1BHK Mumbai apartment as its first office.
07 Jun 2018Mumbai
To combat crimes, Uber tells users how to be proactive
In wake of rising crime incidents, Uber has asked its customers to stay alert and follow some precautionary measures.
07 Jun 2018India
7 start-ups that are currently hiring in Bengaluru
The tech capital of India, Bengaluru, is home to some of India's best companies to work for.
05 Jun 2018Sexual Harassment
Bengaluru: Ola-driver molests, threatens gangrape if woman didn't strip
In a traumatic incident, a Bengaluru-based architect was molested, forced to strip and have her nude pictures clicked by her Ola driver, who threatened to get her gangraped if she didn't comply.
02 Jun 2018Delhi Police
5 points to know when you book an Ola/Uber cab
There is no doubt about the fact that Ola and Uber have made our lives a lot easy. One no longer needs to hunt down cabs and bargain on taxi prices.
13 May 2018Mumbai
Forget Ola-Uber, Mumbai's S3 Cabs brings women drivers for safety!
The newest cab-aggregator in Mumbai, S3 Cabs, seems to have brought a range of progressive changes with it.
05 May 2018Mumbai
New player in Mumbai takes away 700 Ola, Uber drivers
A major setback awaits Ola and Uber in Mumbai.
27 Apr 2018Delhi Police
Delhi: Woman alleges rape by Ola driver's cousin
Delhi Police are searching for a man and his cousin, after a woman has alleged that she was raped by the latter yesterday while the former enabled it.
17 Apr 2018India
Ola to launch 10,000 e-rickshaws in India within 12 months
Ride hailing service Ola has announced it would add 10,000 e-rickshaws to its platform over the next 12 months.
13 Apr 2018All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Angry Ola cabbie drives 500 meters with passenger on bonnet
An angry Ola cab driver drove for about 500 meters with a passenger stuck in the bonnet of his car on April 2, from Indira Gandhi Airport's domestic terminal.
03 Apr 2018Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Ola acquires Ridlr to digitize public transportation
Indian cab-hailing company Ola has acquired Mumbai-based end-to-end public transport ticketing and commuting start-up Ridlr for enabling digitization of public transport and mass transit integration.
23 Mar 2018Mumbai
Delhi Ola, Uber drivers strike today. Encouraged by Mumbai 'success'?
Probably getting encouraged by the 'success' of the Mumbai strike, Ola and Uber drivers of Delhi have decided to launch a 'large-scale' 24-hour strike on Friday.
22 Mar 2018Mumbai
Mumbaikars, rejoice! Ola, Uber cabs to ply from tomorrow
After three harrowing no-cab days, Mumbaikars have something to cheer for.