TC Roundup: Women's safety in focus as Uber rivals race across Southeast Asia
Women's safety in focus as Uber rivals race across Southeast Asia: A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber's biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment - even when they go to the bathroom.
The Malaysian company and Brazil-based rival Easy Taxi made headlines over the past year by attracting over $400 million in investment. But a rape accusation against an Uber driver in New Delhi has thrown taxi apps under a different spotlight. (Reuters)
Square shuffles executive roles as product portfolio grows: Local commerce company Square shuffled some chairs in its executive suite recently, creating a clean split in responsibilities between its two top engineering execs, according to multiple sources.
Gokul Rajaram has moved into a role running engineering and product teams for Square's consumer products: The restaurant-delivery service Caviar, which recently released its first app, as well as the new food-ordering app, Square Order. Rajaram previously oversaw Square's software for merchants, with a focus on its core checkout software, Square Register. (Recode)
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to battle censors and each other in China: Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 4 doesn't officially go on sale in China until next month, but Cui Hao already has one. And he can play whatever games he likes.(The Wall Street Journal)