Ola Launches Its Digital Wallet, Ola Money

Ola cabs, India’s largest cab hailing service has launched a dedicated mobile app, Ola Money. “Do more with Ola money for a fast, seamless shopping experience”, the app claims, “because shopping online isn’t exactly a fun thing to do.” It identifies Paytm, backed by Alibaba group and FreeCharge, owned by Snapdeal, as competitors.

CarTrade Acquires Rival CarWale

Signaling consolidation in car trading portals, CarTrade has acquired competitor Carwale in a largely cash arrangement. “Both platforms will operate independently. CarWale will focus on being the new car brand, while CarTrade will be the used-car brand,” said Vinay Sanghi, founder of CarTrade.