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Yangon Taxi: A ride of terror for single women at night

Passengers and taxi drivers have everything to gain from stricter rules. It was late at night. She argued about the taxi fare – as we all do. After the ride, the driver raised the price – as they often do. But this time things took a nasty turn. The passenger, a young girl, refused to […]

Uber, Grab do things a little differently in Yangon

Uber Technologies and Grab, two of the biggest names in the ride-hailing business, are rapidly expanding in Myanmar’s largest city, where the spread of smartphones is unlocking big opportunities. Yangon’s authorities appear to have rolled out the welcome mat for them, viewing the services as a way to improve the city’s underdeveloped transport infrastructure. Going […]

Shaking up the logistics industry by building a community of truck drivers

Is Kargo the Uber with trucks? Not quite AIRBNB threatens the hospitality industry without owning a single hotel; Uber disrupts the taxi industry without owning a car. In Myanmar, Kargo, a logistics start-up, aims to shake up the highly-fragmented logistics industry without owning a single truck. In an interview, George Oliver, the start-up’s chief business […]