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Uber who? Grab dominates Southeast Asia

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HemiDodge
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 Posted 4 years, 8 months ago

If you are from US, it's hard to imagine a world where Uber is the challenger

"Today, Grab is in 87 cities and is aiming to hit 100 by the end of this year. Grab now has 95 percent in third-party taxi-hailing and 72 percent in private-vehicle rides, according to the company."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-30/grab-is-beating-uber-in-southeast-asia

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    StuffinMuffin
    863 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    95 percent of the taxi market?  That's insane. So that's virtually every taxi that's on the road in the entire country.  What a huge monopoly.  I guess anything goes over there.  

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      HemiDodge
      OP 363
       4 years ago

      Yeah, that would never happen here in the usa.

      ...speaking of which, gee, i wonder how Curb and Flywheel are doing.

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        eForceX77
        113
         4 years ago

        i am sure they are just going through the motions like if they had a real chance.  pretending Uber isn't dominating the market.

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    KM
    41 Rider
     4 years ago  (edited 4 years ago)

    I’ve had a chance to travel Singapore and some other Asian countries recently, and as you wrote, Grab is really the big dog in those regions. Grab is faster, cheaper, finds exact locations of pickup better than any other ridesharing apps. I’m definitely going for Grab first in my SE asian travels. It’d be ineresting to keep an eye on what they do as a corporate going forward: they’re making this global mobility space more interest, for sure. 

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    eForceX77
    113
     4 years ago

    This article isn't a news.  It's more like a "didn't you kow" kinda article that's only surprising because we simply didn't know.  Ignorant americans...