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Taxi-hailing app Didi Kuaidi controls around 90 per cent of the Chinese market.

Coronavirus fears prompt Chinese ride-hailing app DiDi to install protective sheets in vehicles and give masks to drivers

The sheets are supposed to block transmission of the virus between riders and drivers, and have already been used in some Chinese cities.
Didi Chuxing cofounder & CEO Cheng Wei.

China’s biggest ridehailing company will bar female passengers from using its carpooling service after 8 p.m. after 2 women were murdered

Didi suspended Hitch in August 2018 after two female passengers were murdered within three months of each other.
Taxi-hailing app Didi controls around 90 per cent of the Chinese market.

China’s largest ride-hailing company is now recording in-car audio during passenger trips

Some users have expressed concern that the new safety measures are an invasion of privacy.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi driving an Uber.

The 26 most valuable private tech companies in the world

Of the 30 most valuable VC-backed companies in the world, 26 of them are technology companies. Of those 26, five are in the ride-hailing industry and only four are based outside of the US or China.

A startup in the West Coast scooter-sharing craze is already worth $1 billion — and it’s raising again at a $2 billion valuation

Just weeks ago, electric scooter startup Bird snagged $150 million in a Series C funding round, giving the startup a $1 billion valuation. Now, the company is reportedly raising again and seeking a $2 billion valuation.

Lyft is getting a big boost from Uber’s struggles

Rides are up at Lyft, while market share is down at Uber amid its scandals and turmoil

Uber’s old rival in China wants to build a self-driving car

Didi Chuxing, which merged with Uber China in a $35 billion deal, is pursuing driverless cars.

Uber China employees learned about the Didi merger when they got in the office and couldn’t access their email

After the $35 billion merger with Didi, Uber promptly separated its former employees from its operations, according to The Information.