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Mideast ride-hailing app Careem resumes Ramallah services
March 28, 2018 6:00 am|Comments (0)

DUBAI (Reuters) – Middle East ride-hailing app Careem said on Wednesday it had resumed services in the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank after striking a deal with Palestinian transport authorities.

FILE PHOTO: An employee shows the logo of ride-hailing company Careem on his mobile in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Dubai-based Careem suspended services in Ramallah last November, four months after launching there, at the request of the Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank.

Careem said in a statement it had agreed with the Palestinian transport ministry for its fares to be the same as metered taxis. It has resumed services only with licensed taxi drivers but plans to later add private cars.

Careem believes its services will remain competitive even with fares the same as for regular taxis. It said the taxi booking and payment services on its app were convenient compared with hailing a cab on the street.

Ride-hailing apps have faced opposition in many markets around the world by making inroads into the traditional taxi industry.

Careem said it had signed up hundreds of drivers in the West Bank, where the Palestinian unemployment rate is high.

The ride-hailing company has raised over $ 500 million and expanded to over 90 cities across 13 countries predominantly in the Middle East since launching in 2012.

Careem started services in the West Bank city of Nablus and in Gaza City this year and said it would continue looking at adding more cities in the tiny Palestinian-ruled enclave.

Careem is a Middle East rival to U.S. company Uber Technologies [UBER.UL], which does not operate in the Palestinian territories.

Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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Uber, Yandex ride services can merge in Russia, regulator FAS rules
November 24, 2017 12:07 pm|Comments (0)

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] and Yandex’s ride-sharing businesses can merge in Russia, anti-monopoly regulator FAS ruled on Friday, but stipulated that the combined company not bar drivers from working for competitors.

FILE PHOTO: A taxi with the logo of Russian online taxi service Yandex Taxi drives past a terminal of the Domodedovo Airport outside Moscow, Russia, November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Uber and Yandex, often referred to as the “Google of Russia”, announced plans in July to combine operations in 127 cities in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan.

San Francisco-based Uber has agreed to invest $ 225 million while Yandex will contribute $ 100 million into a new joint company in which Yandex will own 59.3 percent.

The two companies must allow their partners, drivers and passengers to work for or use competitors’ services and fully inform users of the legal entity providing the service, the FAS said in a statement.

Yandex said consumers would be able to use both Yandex.Taxi and Uber apps, while their driver apps will be integrated, leading to shorter passenger wait times, increased driver utilization rates, and higher service reliability.

The companies aim to close the deal in January 2018, after the New Year holidays in Russia, Yandex said in a statement.

Moscow-listed Yandex was up 3.47 percent as of 1123 GMT.

It said the anti-monopoly regulator in Belarus had also approved the deal while a decision by the Kazakh regulator was pending.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; editing by Jason Neely

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Evolve IP Acquires Arizona-Based Cloud Services Provider Azzaron, Inc
August 24, 2017 4:40 am|Comments (0)

Established in 2009, Azzaron provides cloud computing solutions including Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and a …


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DEWA's MORO signs MoU with SAP to provide innovative data storage & cloud computing services
July 27, 2017 1:40 am|Comments (0)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s data hub subsidiary, Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (MORO), has signed a Memorandum of …


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Greenstar Home Services Announces Partnership with Nest
June 30, 2017 1:05 am|Comments (0)

Greenstar Home Services, an air conditioning, heating, and plumbing company based in Orange, CA has partnered with Nest Labs, Inc. to include the Nest Learning Thermostat as a standard component of…

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With Its Recent Outage, Amazon Web Services Is Helping To Sell Hybrid IT
April 2, 2017 6:10 am|Comments (0)

With their latest outage, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides business leaders with a stark reminder: The public cloud is not infallible, the public cloud does not guarantee high availability and when it goes down, it does it magnificently. Which is why Hybrid IT is so valuable.


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Amazon’s AWS S3 outage impacted Apple’s services
March 21, 2017 4:10 pm|Comments (0)

Yesterday afternoon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a significant and prolonged outage that brought a number of popular websites and services down. While Amazon is more readily known for its online retail business, the company’s cloud services division has quickly become a huge money maker for the Jeff Bezos-led company. What’s more, AWS provides the backbone for many well-known sites, including Netflix and Quora.

“We are investigating increased error rates for Amazon S3 requests in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon said yesterday amidst a flurry of confusion and frustration.

The problem was eventually resolved, but not before a number of services from Apple were affected. For a brief while yesterday, iOS users experienced difficulties accessing the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud backups, iWork and other cloud-based services.

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New Amazon Web Services initiative aims to build supply of trained AWS workers in UK
January 12, 2017 8:10 pm|Comments (0)

Brexit may be strengthening the market for cloud computing in UK, driving UK-based companies to seek local storage for their data and to cut their …


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Cloud Computing Services Market 2016 Global Industry Growth, Size, Analysis To 2020
January 2, 2017 8:40 am|Comments (0)

Cloud Computing Services Market Global Cloud Computing Services Industry 2016 is a comprehensive, professional report delivering market …
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