Ola, Uber drivers begin indefinite strike in Bengaluru; services paralysed

ola-uber-feNearly 90% of the one lakh cab drivers associated with taxi-hailing companies Ola and Uber are taking part in an indefinite strike in Bengaluru, bringing the app-based taxi services to a grinding halt in the city. The protesters demand better incentives and relaxed work hours and call for an immediate decision on stopping attachment of […]

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Former Fidelity India executive Pratul Chopra joins Flipkart

Pratul-Chopra_feThe founder of carpooling app iRideShare and former head of marketing analytics at Fidelity India Pratul Chopra has joined Flipkart’s senior leadership team. At Fidelity, Chopra had worked under Nitin Seth, former country head of Fidelity in India and currently Flipkart’s chief operating officer. Chopra joined on Monday and will be part of strategy deployment. […]

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Uber, Ola clock half a billion rides in 2016, says RedSeer

OLA_UBER_JUNAID_FRide-hailing companies Uber and Ola carried out approximately 500 million rides in 2016, according to a report by RedSeer Management Consulting, a Bangalore-based consultancy firm. The number of rides by ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd-backed Ola, and US-based Uber Technologies Inc’s India subsidiary Uber, is up almost 300% from 130 million in 2015. “2016 was a […]

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Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Bangalore as talks fail; one attempts suicide

IMG-20170216-WA0007As the latest round of talks between driver representatives and cab-aggregators failed, drivers associated with taxi-hailing companies Ola and Uber have launched a fresh round of agitation in Bangalore. One of the protesters attempted suicide outside Ola office by consuming poison. He has been rushed to hospital and is being treated at the ICU at […]

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Ola, Uber services affected as drivers go on strike in Bangalore

OLA_UBER2Taxi-hailing services of Ola and Uber have been partially affected by a strike called by various unions protesting against a recent hike in driving licence and other fees by the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in addition to the flexible fare structure followed by cab aggregators and falling income of drivers associated with them. The protesters […]

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Ola shuts down Delhi offices as driver protests spiral out of control

OlaThe agitation by Ola and Uber drivers demanding better incentives got out of control in the national capital on Monday, with a group of protesters gathering around Ola’s offices in the city. People aware of the development told Techcircle that Ola was forced to shut down its all three offices following the protests and evacuate […]

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Jugnoo launches taxi aggregation amid strike by Ola, Uber drivers

JugnooSoCoMo Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs on-demand delivery services startup and auto rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo, has announced its entry into the taxi aggregation business at a time when key players in the segment are facing drivers’ ire over diminishing incentives and low earnings. “We have come up with a strategy to provide taxi services at […]

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Senior level exits continue at Ola as two more execs resign

Anuj-Bhargava-&-Sriram-V-Iyer_feAfter the high-profile exits of chief financial officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal and chief marketing officer (CMO) Raghuvesh Sarup, Ola has seen yet another round of top-level departures. Anuj Bhargava, chief operating officer of offline initiatives and Sriram V. Iyer, head of engineering and senior director at Ola, have resigned from the firm, a report in […]

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Two more senior execs leave Flipkart

flipkartIndia’s largest e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has suffered another bout of senior-level exits at its engineering team, a national daily reported on Friday. Citing unnamed people aware of the development, The Times of India reported that Ashish Gupta, vice president, engineering, and Ashish Vikram, vice president, engineering (ad and big data) are leaving the firm. Gupta, […]

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