The flurry of anti-dockless electric scooter headlines reached critical mass last summer. “This town seriously hates electric scooters,” screamed the link to a story focused on Santa Monica, Calif. “San Francisco Is Fighting the Scooter Trend With Poop and Vandalism,” blared another. There’s even an Instagram account devoted to images of destroyed rideshare scooters. And, of course, “bike share” bashing is old news by now. Chalk it up to predictable, initial backlash to disruptive technologies. The ironic truth is that these nontraditional two-wheeled machines are redefining urban transportation and – along with ongoing innovations in autonomous vehicles and evolving connected-city technologies… This story continues at The Next Web
Business travel startup Travelstop from Singapore is now available in Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam Travelstop, business travel SaaS platform based in Singapore, has announced its expansion to seven Asian markets. Countries, where the AI-powered platform will be available, include Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. […]
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Which is more attractive for a US franchisor – China or Canada? Or, more generally, should a franchise firm expand first to large and fast-growing markets (like China), or to safe and familiar markets (like Canada)? The answer depends on the risk tolerance of each individual company...