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NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more

11 May 2021

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.

SC says Ola and Uber not acting as a cartel

16 Dec 2020

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.

US funds lower valuation of Paytm, Ola due to COVID-19

03 Nov 2020

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.

Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

06 Oct 2020

Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

Indian payments decacorn Paytm is gearing up to take on the dominance of Google.

Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

16 Sep 2020

Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

Chinese tech giant Tencent is pumping money into Flipkart, India's leading online shopping platform.

BookMyShow downsizes due to COVID-19, affecting 270 employees

28 May 2020

BookMyShow downsizes due to COVID-19, affecting 270 employees

In another big blow stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19, BookMyShow has laid off and furloughed over 18% of its workforce.

Ola Electric acquires Etergo to launch e-scooters in India

27 May 2020

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.

Uber India fires 25% of its workforce: Details here

26 May 2020

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.

Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

20 May 2020

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.

'Ola Emergency' launched for hospital runs amid COVID-19 outbreak

14 Apr 2020

'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.

Amid lockdown, Ola, Uber suspend services till March 31

23 Mar 2020

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.

Despite COVID-19, Ola, Uber car-pooling remains available in India

18 Mar 2020

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.

Zomato barges into fin-tech, launches credit cards with RBL Bank

02 Mar 2020

Zomato barges into fin-tech, launches credit cards with RBL Bank

Following the footsteps of OLA and Amazon, food-tech giant Zomato has barged into the fin-tech space by launching two 'Edition' credit cards in partnership with RBL Bank.

Uber launches new safety features for Indian users (finally!)

10 Jan 2020

Uber launches new safety features for Indian users (finally!)

In a major move, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched a bunch of new features to boost the safety of its riders and drivers in India.

Soon, Ola might lay off nearly 350 employees: Here's why

29 Nov 2019

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.

Ola launches self-drive car sharing service: Details here

17 Oct 2019

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.

Soon, government will define operational rules for Ola, Uber

05 Aug 2019

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.

Soon, Uber will offer quick helicopter rides: Details here

07 Jun 2019

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.

Ola v/s Paytm: Whose credit card should you apply for

16 May 2019

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.

Soon, you may get credit cards from Ola and Flipkart

02 May 2019

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.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola

19 Feb 2019

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.

Now, book Ola rides from Airtel app, get 25% cashback

22 Jan 2019

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.

Ola reportedly receives funding from Sachin Bansal, nears $6bn valuation

14 Jan 2019

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.

Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

18 Dec 2018

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.

Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

12 Dec 2018

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.

Ola, Uber drivers on strike in Mumbai: Details here

19 Nov 2018

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.

Reportedly, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal to invest $100mn in Ola

11 Oct 2018

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.

Ola expands to the UK to fight Uber internationally

07 Aug 2018

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.

Mumbai: In 'kaali-peeli' style, more Ola-Uber drivers keep refusing rides

10 Jul 2018

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.

Bengaluru: Ola driver held for attempting to abduct woman passenger

06 Jul 2018

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.

Tata Nano is not dying, Ola comes to the rescue

19 Jun 2018

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.

Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

14 Jun 2018

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.

To combat crimes, Uber tells users how to be proactive

07 Jun 2018

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.

5 points to know when you book an Ola/Uber cab

02 Jun 2018

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.

New player in Mumbai takes away 700 Ola, Uber drivers

05 May 2018

New player in Mumbai takes away 700 Ola, Uber drivers

A major setback awaits Ola and Uber in Mumbai.

Delhi: Woman alleges rape by Ola driver's cousin

27 Apr 2018

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.

Ola to launch 10,000 e-rickshaws in India within 12 months

17 Apr 2018

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.

Ola acquires Ridlr to digitize public transportation

03 Apr 2018

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.

7 smartphone apps that can earn you real money

28 Mar 2018

7 smartphone apps that can earn you real money

Everyone owns a smartphone these days, and almost everything we do on them requires an app.

Delhi Ola, Uber drivers strike today. Encouraged by Mumbai 'success'?

23 Mar 2018

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.