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Rolls-Royce Might Build the World’s First Autonomous Naval Vessel

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Uber’s Asian rival Grab loses its head of engineering

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments





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BMW adds a sport package to the i3 electric vehicle

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments




 The BMW i3 will soon be available with a sports package that adds a few ponies, sportier wheels and a slightly different look to let other drivers know you’re serious about not using gasoline. The updated model is called the i3s and marks the first time the automaker added a dedicated sports package to the i3 or i7, though the i8 is already sporty enough. This package comes as part of… Read More


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Indonesian Uber rival Go-Jek closes in on new $1.2 billion round

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Go-Jek, the on-demand transportation company that rivals Uber and Grab in Indonesia, is getting close to pulling in its next huge funding round. That’s because JD.com, the China-based e-commerce firm that rivals Alibaba, has agreed to join Go-Jek’s upcoming $1.2 billion round, a source with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch. The news was first reported by The Information.… Read More


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Uber’s new head of Asia is a former Goldman exec who once climbed Mount Everest

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Regular run-ins with government regulators and battles with well-funded local rivals have made Asia challenging terrain for Uber. The challenge is such that it’s fitting that the U.S. ride-sharing giant has hired a man who once scaled the summit of Mount Everest to lead its business in the region. Brooks Entwistle, a former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia, was announced today… Read More


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Hong Kong’s Gobee raises $9M to take on China’s bike-sharing unicorns worldwide

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Spin brings its pick-up-anywhere bike sharing to South San Francisco

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Kakao is putting speech recognition tech into cars from Hyundai and Kia

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Less than a month after announcing plans to spin out its transportation and mobility business, Korean tech firm Kakao has inked deals to put hands-free systems inside cars from Korea’s second largest automotive firm Hyundai and its Kia affiliate.
Kakao is best known for operating Korea’s top messaging app, Kakao Talk, which is installed on over 95 percent of the country’s… Read More


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Grab gets $2B from Didi and SoftBank to fuel bid to defeat Uber in Southeast Asia

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Grab, the ride-hailing company competing with Uber in Southeast Asia, has pulled in $2 billion of new financing from existing investors Didi Chuxing, the company that defeated Uber in China, and SoftBank. Didi said the round could expand by $500 million more with input from other existing backers and new investors, too. A Grab representative confirmed that SoftBank’s Vision fund is not… Read More


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Tesla to deliver the Model 3 to its first batch of customers on July 28

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Tesla is likely to reveal the first production model of its hotly anticipated Model 3 this week, according to CEO Elon Musk, with the first batch of customers on track to get their vehicles by July 28.
Musk took to Twitter, as he so often does, to reveal that the Model 3 passed its regulatory approvals for production two weeks ahead of time.

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China’s Mobike plans move into services and aggressive international expansion

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Mobike, the Chinese bike-sharing company that raised $600 million last week, has lifted the lid on its plans to expand beyond rides and move into services. The company announced last week that it plans to expand to reach 200 cities before the end of the year, many of which are expected to be outside of China. But, as if that ambitious target wasn’t enough, the company is also working… Read More


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