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Uber and Bolt will compete in London and they have both a licence valid for 15 months

Uber is not alone in the market. Today, on Tuesday, Estonia-based Bolt launced in London. Uber will also face competition from Indian rival Ola which is backed by Softbank and a start-up backed by Chinese competitor Didi Chuxing.

Bolt, which is also know as Taxify have so far 20,000 registered drivers. In addition; the French app Kapten which is often called Chauffeur Privè, has also entered the market in London. Uber have huge competition with Ola in India and CEO and founder of Bolt, Markus Villig said Uber`s monopoly i London has come to an end.

Bolt are charging drivers much less to use its platform than Uber and that will be a huge challenge for Uber. Bolt will take 15% commission while Uber will take 25% commission for most drivers.

Bolt raised $175 million in funding from Daimler last year, along with funding from Transferwise and Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing.

The competition in the market can be seen in Uber`s revenue growth which have stalled over the past year. Lyft went public in March this year and Uber will face huge competiton in the U.S market.

The Softbank-backed food delivery company DoorDash has also been a national market share leader, and Uber have launched a pilot of its free-floating bike service called Junp in London. A food-delivery service called Uber Eats.

Uber won back a 15-month licence last year and so did Bolt. Uber was banned in London in 2017 because it was found to not be a «fit and proper» operator. The car-hailing app Bolt was also banned by Transport for London in 2017 because it did not have a licence. Bolt waited 18 months for its licence and now it is valid for 15 months.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has defended the citys right to cap the number of Uber vehicles, and hes faced a lawsuit from drivers who are claiming racial descrimination over the city`s plans to charge them a daily congestion charge.

Forget about expensive taxi rides and slow public transport and move around fast and affordably. Your driver arrives in minutes.

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The public cloud market is expected to reach $411 Billion by 2020 and one of the fastest growing cloud provider in the world is Alibaba

Alibaba Group Holding Limited has declined since March this year after recent trade war fears. It`s not fair if you look at the numbers. The company boasted a five-year CAGR of over 40 percent, and their revenue is primarily driven by core e-commerce.

Alibaba`s Market cap is $464,72 Billion, and that valuation is good if you look at their potential for growth like cloud computing which is growing fast. They are also expanding in the Indian market with good help from Softbank.

Softbank has already acquired many important startup companies in India, and India will be one of the most important markets for Alibaba in the future. Alibaba and their ally Softbank will therefore build its business on companies that is already operating in the Indian market instead of doing it all from scratch.

The online retail market in India is growing fast and Alibaba can grow in this sector despite the fact that they are late into the market. Alibaba led a funding round of $300 million in online grocer Big Basket at a valuation of $950 million.

But they have competitors. Amazon will invest over $5 Billion in Amazon India, and Valmart wants to buy about 80 percent stake in Flipkart. Valmart is willing to pay about $12 Billion. Alibaba will also earn from Softbank`s investment in rival online grocer Grofers.

Alibaba`s core commerce segment comprises marketplaces operating in retail and wholesale commerce in China, and international commerce. The Cloud computing segment, which comprises Alibaba Cloud offering a complete suite of cloud services, is in top gear.

Cloud computing is good for Alibaba as more and more businesses are shifting their servers and broadband subscriptions to cloud computing technology in order to streamline costs.

The public cloud market is expected to reach $411 Billion by 2020, and Alibaba with its ongoing initiatives is well posed to grab the growth opportunity. I have a good reason to belive that cloud computing will be one of Alibaba`s major growth drivers in the future.

Alibaba has expanded overseas to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Frankfurt, London, Paris, New York, San Mateo, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo and Sydney. So far, they have more than 2,3 million customers worldwide.

In the last report, cloud computing segment increased 104 percent to US$553 million, and revenues from its core commerce segment were up 57 percent YoY to US$11,3 Billion.

Alibaba is probably the most shorted stock in the world in recent weeks after trade war fears, but their opportunity for further growth will probably exceed investors expectations. If so, Alibaba`s shares can easily jump to next target; $200.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited is expected to report earnings on May 4 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending March 2018. Earnings forecast for the quarter is $0,7 which is well below earnings for the same quarter last year of $0,39. Last quarter, Alibaba delivered a negative earnings surprise of 1,21 percent.

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Y!mobile on the run

 

Yahoo Japan Corp is Japan`s biggest internet portal and SoftBank own a 42,6% stake in Yahoo Japan. Yahoo Japan Corp will try to buy mobile network operator eAccess for 324 billion yen ($3,17 billion). The stock slid -6,38% yesterday.

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They will try to launch their own mobile internet service and their new Y!mobile service would aim for more than 20 million users. The purchase is scheduled for June 2 and will follow eAccess` planned merger with wireless provider Willcom, which is also a member of SoftBank group.

Combined they have about 10 million users. Yahoo`s President Manabu Miyasaka said they want additional 10 million users, and they do this because they want control over their own sales channel and service, so they launch this as a standard mobile operator with a simple pricing structure.

SoftBank have a 99,68% stake in eAccess but will have only 33,29% voting rights due to regulatory restrictions. SoftBank launched the Apple Inc iPhone in Japan. They aquired the mobile carrier Sprint Corp last year (No 3 in U.S).

The telecom is extremely attractive to companies like this. They will be nothing without this connections. It`s a growing demand for mobile devices, and consumers in Japan will have an average of six mobile devices each, including wearables and mobile devices in cars, Yahoo`s president said.

Yahoo need to slash prices to win market share against their competitors like NTT DoCoMo Inc and KDDI Corp, as well as their own parent SoftBank, because Japan`s telecom market is ultracompetetive.

SoftBank bought eAccess for 180 billion Yen in 2012 to meet the rising demand for bandwidth as smart phone users surf the web, watch videos and play games. They need to be prepared for faster network demand.

Yahoo Japan will start the new service called Y!mobile and share phone networks with SoftBank, once eAccess acquires Willcom in June. Yahoo Japan hope to win more users who will turn more frequently to their marketplace and auction sites and boosting their e-commers and online advertising businesses.

As the Yahoo president say; they are trying to do something wild, and not be in a status quo position. So are SoftBank doing it. They have been pursuing investments in internet firms around the world, and have a stake in Yahoo Japan, and a 36,7% stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group.

A listing of Alibaba would be one of the largest IPO`s by an internet company.

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