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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.
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.
Some users have expressed concern that the new safety measures are an invasion of privacy.
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.
Rides are up at Lyft, while market share is down at Uber amid its scandals and turmoil
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.