Tag Archives: Service

Flipkart Quietly Shuts Down ‘Nearby’ Service

Flipkart has shut down Nearby, a service that was launched as a pilot to cater customers in select neighbourhoods of Bengaluru. Flipkart Nearby allowed users to purchase fruits, vegetables and other grocery, health and household products from their hyperlocal outlets. The move comes less than five months after Nearby was launched. Perhaps downplaying the move, the country’s largest e-commerce platform ... Read More »

Uber India Mulls Launching Own Payment Wallet Service

Cab aggregator Uber Wednesday said it is evaluating options to have its own payment wallet as it finds the two-factor authentication system imposed by RBI “cumbersome” for riders while making payments through credit or debit cards. Amit Jain, the President of Uber India also said the app-based taxi service provider may also launch UberPool and UberCommute in some of the ... Read More »

Uber Starts Bike Taxi Service in Bangkok

Uber offered its first motorbike taxi service on Wednesday, launching a pilot scheme in Bangkok which could spread across Asia as it takes on chief regional rival Grab Taxi. Motorbikes have long been a popular commuting option in the Thai capital, which has horrendous traffic jams due to increased car ownership and poor city planning. Ubiquitous motorbike taxi drivers, found ... Read More »

Music Video Service Vevo Aims to Launch Paid Service

Vevo, the music video service owned by major labels Sony and Universal, is working on launching an ad-free subscription service with original content later this year. Erik Huggers, who took over the CEO job in April, announced the plan at the Code/Media conference on Wednesday. Vevo videos, which are racking up 17 billion views a month worldwide, would continue to ... Read More »