Cab app Hailo has hit the road to take on Uber with new features after quitting the US earlier this month.
Uber slashes prices for its UberX tier in New York City by 20 percent, but drivers are left making less money per ride.
The merger of Kuadi Dache and Didi Dache is set to dominate smartphone-based transport services in the country.
The panic button comes a couple of months after a woman was allegedly raped in India while using the car-hailing service.
After a slew of alleged assaults by drivers for taxi companies and ride-hailing services, firms like AsterRide and Shuddle are looking to increase passenger safety.
The crackdown on unlicensed drivers has been made official in China, with changes to how taxi apps are allowed to operate.
Ride-sharing service plans to pause operations for three months while the city takes time to craft new taxi regulations.
With new leadership and a $12 million funding round, the taxi-hailing app guns for ride-sharing rivals like Uber and Lyft.
Jay Bregman believes that drone makers will pay for the tech needed to curtail issues with safety and privacy and to comply with the law. Call it regulatory engineering.
Uber's fledgling service in China will face tough competition from taxi-hailing company Kuaidi, which already boasts more than 150 million riders in 350 cities.