President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch

President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch

Romero Rodrigues Contributor More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections, the stock market for Latin America’s largest country shot up. Financial markets reacted favorably to the news because Bolsonaro, a free-market proponent, promises to deliver broad economic reforms, fight corruption and work to reshape Brazil through

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China’s Didi Chuxing launches taxi-hailing service in Japan – TechCrunch

China’s Didi Chuxing launches taxi-hailing service in Japan – TechCrunch

China’s Didi Chuxing is fighting fires at home around passenger safety, but overseas the ride-hailing giant has moved into another new market after its taxi-booking service began operations in Japan. The service has gone live in Osaka, the city of nearly nine million people, and parts of the surrounding area including Kansai International Airport. The Didi Japan app links passengers up with drivers from 10 local taxi companies, and Didi said it will use an AI-based dispatch and fleet management system

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Uber introduces minimum rating requirements for riders, so don't be a jerk

Uber introduces minimum rating requirements for riders, so don't be a jerk

It’s long-known that Uber drivers who fall under a certain star rating face getting kicked off the platform, and now that threat will extend to riders. The ride-hailing company announced a new minimum average rating requirement for passengers in Australia and New Zealand, as per its update on its community guidelines. SEE ALSO: UberAir announces 5 countries that could host its flying taxi service Those changes will go into effect Sept. 19, and riders who veer too close to the

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Australian Military Cuts Ties With YouTubers Over Tweets, Rape Jokes

Australian Military Cuts Ties With YouTubers Over Tweets, Rape Jokes

A report by Sydney newspaper the Daily Telegraph has resulted in the Australian Defence Force cutting ties with two prominent Australian YouTubers, Elliott “Muselk” Watkins (pictured above, a member of Australia’s Overwatch World Cup Team in 2017) and Alen “ChampChong” Catak. Read more… Source link

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with Uber across Europe and Africa, closed $175 million in new funding that takes it valuation to the $1 billion mark. Daimler, the German automotive giant which owns Mercedes-Benz among other things, led the round. The investment also featured participation from new backers Europe-based Korelya Capital and Taavet Hinrikus, founder of billion-dollar Estonian fintech startup Transferwise. Taxify said that China’s Didi Chuxing was among

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