Julia Love

Mexico, one of Uber’s most profitable markets, to be invaded by China’s Didi

To learn how to conquer Uber, the Chinese firm is going straight to the source. It is poaching Uber employees for its Mexico management team.

Chinese deep-pocketed bike-sharing firms Ofo, Mobike gear up for Mexico launch

Mexico City, with its traffic-choked streets and poor air quality, has proved a prime target for tech companies aiming to remake transportation.

Uber-rival Didi Chuxing recruits in Mexico ahead of launch

The expansion underscores Didi’s growing interest in Mexico and, more broadly, Latin America, a market where Uber Technologies Inc doubled down after Didi drove it out of China.

Uber’s Chinese rival Didi Chuxing to enter Mexico next year

Didi has spoken before of global ambitions, but has not formally announced where or when it would expand. The Chinese company is the second-most highly valued, venture-backed private firm in the world, after Uber Technologies Inc.

Uber’s trucking ambitions in lower gear after Otto deal

Uber’s self-driving truck effort is weighed down by a high-stakes lawsuit.

SoftBank unit to buy robotics businesses from Alphabet Inc

Company to buy Boston Dynamics and Tokyo-based Schaft from Alphabet

Global tech giants go on AI startup acquisition spree

A total of 34 AI startups were acquired in the first quarter

Google to buy cloud software company Apigee in $625m deal

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it is acquiring cloud software company Apigee Corp in a deal valued at about $625 million, the tech giant’s latest effort to claim a greater share of the lucrative cloud business.

Amazon is preparing to launch streaming music service

Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch a standalone music streaming subscription service, placing it squarely in competition with rival offerings from Apple Inc and Spotify, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The service will be offered at $9.99 per month, in line with major rivals, and it… Read more »

Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

The moves show Apple responding to a key shortcoming of electric vehicles: “filling up” the batteries. A shortage of public charging stations, and the hours wasted in charging a car, could be an opportunity for Apple, whose simple designs have transformed consumer electronics.