"TIME's annual list of the world's most influential people is a designation of individuals whose time, in our estimation, is now," the magazine said.
Harford was hired by Uber in December, soon after the company got a new chief executive officer, Dara Khosrowshahi
Vogo is a Bangalore-based startup which provides self-drive scooter rentals. It was started in 2016 by Sanchit Mittal, Balakrishnan Padmanabhan, and Anand Ayyadurai
Indian ride-hailing firm Ola, backed by Japan's SoftBank Group will launch 10,000 electric three-wheelers in the country over the next 12 months as part of a broader electrification plan, the company said in a statement on Monday.
Indian cab hailing firm Ola today said it has started operations in Melbourne, expanding its services in the Australian market.
The cab-hailing giant had acquired food delivery service Foodpanda in late 2017 and is exploring possibility of creating an independent food technology company.
Ridlr's team of 64 employees will be joining Ola. Ridlr is currently serving commuters in Mumbai and Delhi
Given that everyone has access to a mobile phone, a phone call is the best tool to reach out to the masses, said Exotel CEO Shivakumar Ganesan
Sources from SoftBank and Ola say the companies are pursuing Uber India for a merger. Uber India denied the talks.
Ridlr’s acquisition will help Ola build up its navigation technology and may also allow the cab hailing giant start intra-city bus and train bookings.
Further, Ola Zones have been set up at each station, providing dedicated parking to the cabs thereby helping in easing out the parking and traffic issue at the stations, it said.
Sanjay Naik, the person spearheading the strike in Maharashtra, said that Ola and Uber should be held accountable as they gave assurances to the drivers of good earnings, which has left the drivers in lurch.
"A meeting with a senior Ola representative from Delhi was held in suburban Andheri today. Tomorrow, an official of Uber will be meeting us here," MNS transport wing president Sanjay Naik told PTI.
The Ola cab facility will provide all the services offered such as Ola Micro, Ola Mini, Ola Auto and Ola Share on the same price available directly on the IRCTC Rail Connect App and website, IRCTC said in a release.
The strike has been called by the Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena, the transport wing of the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), which claims that several drivers of these cabs are not able to cover costs due to the falling business.
Many commuters in Mumbai had to opt for an alternative means of transport as surge prices and unavailability of cabs delayed their travel due to the indefinite strike called by Ola and Uber drivers.
The strike has been called by the Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena which has claimed that several drivers are not being able to cover costs due to falling business.
The strike is expected to be observed in key cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune among other cities.
Last month, the company had kick-started its services in Australia with Perth. In January, the SoftBank-backed company had announced its plans to foray into the Australian market.
With an initial investment of about $8 million, Softbank-backed Ola launched the project last year at an event that had all the trappings of a state function, including a big gathering and flagging off by Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.
An alumnus of IIT Madras and London Business School, Balijepalli joins the team with a strong entrepreneurial background having co-founded CartPerk Technologies.
The deal, likely to include a secondary share sale, could add upto USD 1 billion to Ola's war chest.
According to the ride hailing app provider, over 200 drivers in the city have already signed up on the platform.
SoftBank's 15 percent stake purchase in Uber last month has opened up the possibility of combining Uber with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns across Asia. SoftBank has stakes in Singapore-based Grab and India's Ola.
The SoftBank-backed company last month had announced its plans to make a foray into the Australian market. "Ola, one of the world's largest ride-sharing platforms, is now available on a limited basis to customers in Perth," Ola said in a statement.