• China's Didi gears up to launch ride-hailing service in Japan with SoftBank

    26 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has officially launched its taxi-hailing business in Japan, as part of a previously announced joint venture with SoftBank. Didi, for the uninitiated, emerged back in 2015 following a merger between local Chinese rivals Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, and the combined entity is now the market leader in Chi...
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  • China's Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

    China's Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

    26 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings , Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with the launch of a local business in Japan.
    Its new Japan-based unit is a joint venture with SoftBank, a longtime Didi investor, which has been in the works since an announcement back in February. Today's news isn't that the service is live yet - it isn't - but rather than the JV has been formally launched.
    Didi did say, however, that it plans to launch services for passengers, drivers and taxi operators in Osaka...
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  • Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

    Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

    26 days ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. have set up a joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan.
    The companies announced the plan Thursday for a service that uses artificial intelligence and data analysis on a technology platform available for free to all taxi companies in Japan.
    They said the service will roll out later this year, starting with major cities.
    Didi and SoftBank announced their partnership in February.
    Didi already has alliances with global ride-sharing services including Grab, Lyft, Uber, 99 and Taxify.
    It says its ride services...
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