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Zūm, a ridesharing service for kids, raises $40 million

Ride-sharing isn’t just for transporting teenagers and adults anymore. Zūm, a ridesharing startup for kids, just raised a $ 40 million Series C round led by BMW i Ventures with participation from Spark Capital and Sequoia Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to $ 70 million. Zūm is a mobile app that enables parents to schedule rides for their kids from ...

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A US ride-sharing app for helicopters is expanding its operations to India

Blade, which launched a service between Manhattan and the Hamptons in 2014, has announced it will connect the Indian city of Mumbai with heliports at the city of Pune and religious site of Shirdi. div > > p:first-child”> Working with local partners Hunch Ventures, Blade will start the service in March and claims passengers will be able to swap ...

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China's Didi suspends Hitch ride-sharing service after passenger killed

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing is suspending its Hitch services nationwide, the company said in a statement on Sunday, a day after police said a ride-sharing passenger in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou was raped and killed by a driver. FILE PHOTO: A man is seen in front of a Didi sign before a p… ...

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Should You Sell Your Car and Use a Ride-Sharing Service?

Buying, owning and driving a car is not cheap. There’s the monthly payment (usually), insurance, registration, fuel and on and on. It must cost less to use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft, right? Well, as with most things, the answer is, “It all depends.” In this case, the answer depends on where you live and how much and ...

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Singapore seeks to better understand tourists with ride-sharing partnership

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has inked a three-year agreement with regional ride-sharing operator, Grab, to offer the latter’s mobile wallet service at tourist hotspots as well as analyse visitors’ behavioural and transport patterns. Latest news on Asia Amongst the initiatives covered under the agreement, both organisations would deploy <a href="… Latest news

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Ride-sharing players Uber and Lyft face intertwined relationships with backers

The only thing changing faster than who is winning the race in the cutthroat world of ride hailing are the shifting behind-the-scenes allegiances between those companies and investors. At the moment, Uber, the ride-hailing behemoth, is nearing a deal to receive billions of dollars in funding from SoftBank, the Japanese conglomerate, according to three people with knowledge of the matter… ...

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