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Ola partners Microsoft to build a connected car platform

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India’s largest cab-aggregator Ola has partnered Microsoft to build a connected-car platform. Ola will also use Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing service to power its in-car entertainment offering. This will transform driver and passenger experiences, providing vehicle diagnostics, improved in-car productivity, advanced navigation, predictive maintenance

Ola raises $1.1B from Tencent, Softbank

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Homegrown cab-aggregator, Ola has raised $1.1 billion in fresh funding from investors including Chinese internet giant Tencent and Japan’s SoftBank expanding its war chest to take on arch-rival Uber. Ola also disclosed that it was in advanced talks to raise another $1 billion

Ola said to be raising $2B from SoftBank, Tencent and others

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While its competitor Uber is battling serious issues both inside and outside the company, Ola, India’s largest ride-hailing firm is raising over $2 billion from a group of investors, including Japan’s SoftBank and Tencent Holdings, Bloomberg reported. The first part of

India’s leading tech startups planning to launch a lobby group Indiatech.org

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India’s leading tech startups including Flipkart, ride-hailing service Ola, and travel portal MakeMyTrip are joining hands to form an industry body that will represent local ventures and their interests, seeking protection from resourceful global rivals, reports Economic Times. Citing people in the

Ola unveils a new experience centre- ‘Ola Partner World’ to woo more driver partners

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Amid intense competition from rival Uber and to lure more driver partners to its platform, Ola has announced the launch of Ola Partner World (OPW), a one stop shop for all the needs of driver partners registered on the platform.

Ola teams up with Google to add ‘Outstation’ cabs to Maps

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Ola has entered into an inter-city travel partnership with Google to enable commuters to find and book outstation rides on Google Maps. “Commuters travelling between cities will now be able to discover Ola Outstation, a smart mobility solution for inter- city travel on

Ola raises Rs 231cr from New York-based hedge fund

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Ola has raised over Rs 231 crore from New York-based hedge fund Tekne Private Ventures through issue of preference shares. The deal involves allotment of 1, 71,173 fully and compulsorily convertible preference shares for a total consideration of Rs 231.44 crore, according

UIDAI accuses Ola-owned Qarth of Aadhaar data misuse

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The Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) has filed a complaint against Ola-owned Qarth Technologies for misusing data accessed from the Aadhaar website. Chennai-based Qarth Technologies was acquired by cab aggregator Ola in March 2016, in a bid to strengthen Ola’s mobile wallet

Now book an Ola ride to any restaurant from the Zomato app

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Ride hailing firm Ola has tied up with restaurant search and discovery service Zomato enabling users to book an Ola ride to the restaurant from the Zomato app. Earlier, Zomato had a similar tie-up with Ola’s US-based rival, Uber. Users will

Microsoft may invest $50-100 million in Ola’s parent company ANI Technologies

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Microsoft is likely to invest $50-100 million (Rs 320-640 crore) in Ola’s parent company ANI Technologies, according to a Livemint report. The deal could see Ola switch to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform instead of Amazon Web Services(AWS). Microsoft’s move comes at a

Ola invest Rs 100cr into its car leasing business

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Cab aggregator Ola has invested Rs 100 crore in its car leasing arm Ola Fleet Technologies, according to documents filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC). The proposal for Ola investing additional money into Ola Fleet Technologies was accepted by the board

Ola might expand operations to Sri Lanka, Nepal soon

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India’s largest ride-hailing service company, Ola is planning to go international with eyes on Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, reports NDTV. Ola that operates in over 100 Indian cities has been looking at international markets for a while now and if

Uber debuts UberPass in select Indian cities

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Following in the footsteps of arch-rival, Ola, Uber has also introduced Pass feature for its users in select Indian cities. Uber India has started the pilot of UberPass in four metros namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata. Though the cost of the

Lower driver incentives lead to shortage in Ola, Uber car supply

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Cab aggregators Ola and Uber are suffering from almost 25 percent drop in the number of cars since the previous quarter courtesy decline in incentives provided to the drivers, according to a RedSeer Management Consultants report. Both Ola and Uber had showered the

A music company files lawsuit against Ola over piracy issue

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Cab aggregator Ola is once again in trouble, this time over piracy issues. A Bangalore-based recording company reportedly has accused Ola of playing pirated film songs on its platform Ola Play. According to the media reports, Tulasiram Naidu, director of

Ola raises $50mn funding from New York-based hedge fund

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India’s largest cab-aggregator Ola has raised additional $50 million funding led by US-based hedge fund Tekne Capital Management. The funding round also saw the participation from Ratan Tata’s venture fund RNT Capital Advisors and US hedge fund Falcon Edge as per a report by

Uber fires Eric Alexander for compromising company’s privacy

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Uber is still making headlines, but not for good reasons. The ride-hailing giant has fired Eric Alexander, the president of business in the Asia Pacific for obtaining medical records of a female passenger who was assaulted during a ride in

Ola and Mahindra join hands to promote electric mobility

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In partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra, Ola kicked off a pilot project in Nagpur, launching India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project. Ola has also announced an electric fleet of 200 vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaws and autos. Mahindra manufactured 100

Ola launches Progressive Web App to drive growth in smaller towns

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In a bid to drive growth in smaller towns and cities, cab-aggregator Ola has launched Progressive Web App (PWA), a lightweight mobile website that offers users an app-like experience on simple smartphones, requiring a fraction of the data used by native

Ola reportedly clips investors’ rights to strengthen Founders’ rights

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Seeing the growing clout of SoftBank in the Indian startup industry, cab-aggregator Ola has reportedly decided to restrict investors’ rights and strengthen those of its founders. To that effect, Ola has made some crucial changes in its shareholder terms as a protectionist