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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Uber rival Taxify plans to bring e-scooter hire service to Romania

Ride-hailing platform Taxify, Uber’s main competitor in Europe, plans to expand its services in Romania and introduce its electric scooter rental service on the local market, local Economica.net reported.

A similar service was introduced in Paris in September.

Taxify Chief Product Office Jevgeni Kabanov told the local publication that the company plans to bring the e-scooter hire service to Romania as well, but he didn’t say a specific date.

“We usually launch new services first in capitals and then in smaller cities, so I guess that we will follow this recipe in Romania as well,” he said.

He also announced an important update for the app, which is to be released in the coming weeks and is aimed at improving the maps, a measure that will allow, among other things, a more accurate localization. However, the update will not make it possible to enter multiple addresses for a single trip nor display the user rating like in Uber’s case.

As for a possible expansion in Romania, the company official said that Taxify mainly targets cities with over 100,000 inhabitants. He also added that Romania is among the top ten most important markets for the company.

Taxify also plans to recruit new employees in Bucharest, mainly looking for software engineers, product manager and data engineers.

Taxify follows Uber to Timisoara

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Uber rival Taxify plans to bring e-scooter hire service to Romania

Ride-hailing platform Taxify, Uber’s main competitor in Europe, plans to expand its services in Romania and introduce its electric scooter rental service on the local market, local Economica.net reported.

A similar service was introduced in Paris in September.

Taxify Chief Product Office Jevgeni Kabanov told the local publication that the company plans to bring the e-scooter hire service to Romania as well, but he didn’t say a specific date.

“We usually launch new services first in capitals and then in smaller cities, so I guess that we will follow this recipe in Romania as well,” he said.

He also announced an important update for the app, which is to be released in the coming weeks and is aimed at improving the maps, a measure that will allow, among other things, a more accurate localization. However, the update will not make it possible to enter multiple addresses for a single trip nor display the user rating like in Uber’s case.

As for a possible expansion in Romania, the company official said that Taxify mainly targets cities with over 100,000 inhabitants. He also added that Romania is among the top ten most important markets for the company.

Taxify also plans to recruit new employees in Bucharest, mainly looking for software engineers, product manager and data engineers.

Taxify follows Uber to Timisoara

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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