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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
05 May 2018
New player in Mumbai takes away 700 Ola, Uber drivers
A major setback awaits Ola and Uber in Mumbai.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.