Author: Payal Mehta

JustRide Transition From Aggregator To Marketplace Model Rebrands As Drivezy

Y Combinator-backed self-drive car rental service JustRide announced today that it has rebranded itself as Drivezy. The rebranding exercise comes as part of the company’s strategy to make the transition from an aggregator model to a marketplace platform. It now aims to become a peer-to-peer car sharing platform. Drivezy will allow individual car owners to list their cars on the app when they are not in use, which is then micro-leased by Drivezy. When we started with JustRide, it was much more of a self-drive car rental platform. And we have built a brand and reputation around serving customers...

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Google Acquires Bangaluru based AI startup Halli Labs

Google has recently acquired newly launched Bengaluru-based AI (Artificial Intelligence) startup Halli Labs for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will allow Google to utilise Halli Labs’ advanced AI and ML (Machine Learning) technologies to upgrade older domains and platforms for better performance. As per reports, the four-month-old company will be part of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative, which is aimed at expanding the search engine giant’s user base by tapping into up-and-coming markets like India. The ultimate goal is to assist people in accomplishing a range of tasks using Google products. The main architect of the development was Caesar...

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