Why Uber Failed in China

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  1. PolyMatter


    14 dagen geleden

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    • RMAGGR


      6 dagen geleden

      South East Asia? They tried that. Failed. Sold out to Grab. You should google!

    • Luis de la Torre

      Luis de la Torre

      8 dagen geleden

      I only skipped because I read this comment right as the video started. Streisand effect?

    • raul maximo

      raul maximo

      10 dagen geleden

      Bad at what? Waiting? Having Patience?

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      11 dagen geleden

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      Peter Njeim

      11 dagen geleden

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  2. Laughtale


    5 uur geleden

    if it had invested it cud have beaten ola in india

  3. Dont be stupid

    Dont be stupid

    14 uur geleden

    I wonder where did all Uber's money come from, with all those failures and money losses

  4. Ekaterina Aleksandrova

    Ekaterina Aleksandrova

    Dag geleden

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  5. James Wu

    James Wu

    Dag geleden

    lol because Uber is copied from China?

  6. Tex Rex

    Tex Rex

    Dag geleden

    Uber is a failure

  7. 养蛙的团长


    Dag geleden

    uber what is that waste

  8. Mr. Charles Smith

    Mr. Charles Smith

    Dag geleden

    Hwey guis, bik news

  9. Al


    Dag geleden

    Polymatter read Superpumped methinks

  10. Al


    Dag geleden


  11. Naomi Cam

    Naomi Cam

    Dag geleden

    Shanghai has autopilot taxi cabs...y’all still talking about Uber? Catch up on technology pls.

  12. xDAZZE


    2 dagen geleden

    They made mistakes like only taking American credit cards and lacking basic anti-fraud strategy, and still left with 5 billion dollars more plus a 20% stake in Didi? I barely call this a failure consider the level of incompetency that rocked the start. Imagine what would they achieve if they didn't make those stupid mistakes.

  13. Excel Jedi

    Excel Jedi

    2 dagen geleden

    Excited about your new channel

  14. Tropical Blender TV

    Tropical Blender TV

    2 dagen geleden

    American companies have to learn that the world is not open to be raped , they need to prepare for more challenges for IT based colonial protection.

  15. JingA rANDY

    JingA rANDY

    2 dagen geleden

    China= fraud

  16. cirrus


    3 dagen geleden

    i didn't even know there was an uber in china

  17. Patrik Liba

    Patrik Liba

    3 dagen geleden

    I am only one who can not see point of "uber" instead of using Taxi ?

    • JLummin


      2 dagen geleden

      heck it failed in NYC for me. called one, they were like about 5 mins away and then cancelled. I think it was just due to traffic and I get NYC is all traffic and also because its known for their yellow Taxis everywhere

  18. calaphos


    3 dagen geleden

    5:20 A loss of 1billion a year in China doesnt seem that insane, considering they are loosing 8 times that in the rest of the world.

  19. Moisés Duarte

    Moisés Duarte

    3 dagen geleden

    fun fact: uber's main competitor in brazil, 99, is owned by didi. the only difference is that uber holds the top of mind and the biggest market share.

  20. अ

    3 dagen geleden


  21. अ

    3 dagen geleden




    4 dagen geleden

    a profitable failure?

  23. cheng xu

    cheng xu

    4 dagen geleden

    Taiwan is not a country, it is just the illegal government of China!

  24. Garrison Robbie

    Garrison Robbie

    4 dagen geleden

    Leave it to an american to attempt to bring their own ideals into another country without thought of the local culture.

  25. HerrBratwurst


    4 dagen geleden

    Let me just put it this way, the affluent Chinese which is a huge population of them, in China, always prefers to buy foreign brands because they trust foreign brands more than the local brands. Taking milk powder as an example, if given a choice, they will always buy foreign brand milk powder and not local branded milk powder. Any foreign brand that fails in China simply did not know how to run their business in a fair manner in China.

  26. josh l

    josh l

    4 dagen geleden

    basically, Chinese mostly just don't buy "brands" like Americans do, that's it.

  27. Steven Stinnett

    Steven Stinnett

    4 dagen geleden

    "Illuminati" or the people that "control" the world are possessed humans. They are possessed by humans that evolved at death and are now psychic.They can control animals and insects. They can control emotions by turning them up and down. Like when you should feel a little anger they can make you feel a lot of anger. Same goes with any emotion. They can throw random thoughts in your head and you would never know. Look up gang stalking on NLcameras it is clear evidence they are very real. They are 4th dimensional I have seen them open a worm hole. I contacted through meditation and am now being tortured in my own head for it. They don't want anyone evolving this is what happens when you do. No, your crazy. Don’t hate evaluate

  28. Sushi Jam

    Sushi Jam

    4 dagen geleden

    Uber invested 2 billion and cashed out 7 billion? It was a very handsome failure.

  29. IDMSS


    4 dagen geleden

    Polymatter why are some videos gone from the channel?

  30. Andy Ly

    Andy Ly

    5 dagen geleden

    Uber spent $2 billion in China and left with $7 billion in assets. A profitable failure? The lesson in business is you have to speculate to accumulate.

  31. Nithin Srivatsa

    Nithin Srivatsa

    5 dagen geleden

    The company that has made a profit 1 year out of 10 failed again? I am so shocked. The only reason they were even successful was because of their disgusting employee exploitation anyway

  32. Nithin Srivatsa

    Nithin Srivatsa

    5 dagen geleden

    Good. Hopefully it starts failing in the US and elsewhere. Disgusting company, disgusting founder. Hope they fail

  33. Franz Leslie

    Franz Leslie

    5 dagen geleden

    this is also the reason why it failed in South East Asia LOL.

  34. Lord Of Keebs

    Lord Of Keebs

    5 dagen geleden

    You can pretty much get a taxi trip for $1.25 USD idk how Uber was even going to work.

  35. Aaron He Spot Sign

    Aaron He Spot Sign

    5 dagen geleden

    Didi should split

  36. Elyas Bin Yahya Abdul-Ghaffar Rucker

    Elyas Bin Yahya Abdul-Ghaffar Rucker

    5 dagen geleden

    I don’t care about that. I just want to know why Uber gave up in Philippines.

  37. Alex L

    Alex L

    5 dagen geleden

    I think on 3:55 is Russia

  38. Mr Egusi

    Mr Egusi

    5 dagen geleden

    In business, A profit of $5 Billion from an investment of $2 Billion is NEVER a failure! That's a 250% profit!!!

  39. Burritozi11a


    5 dagen geleden

    It's like a reverse Pyrrhic victory

  40. Occam's Shave Cream

    Occam's Shave Cream

    5 dagen geleden

    Besides clogging up city streets with unskilled, dangerous drivers, Uber and all rider shares are parasitic companies that circuitously extract wealth from taxpayers and employees by having their free lancers pay for their own vehicles and insurance. For those, who are injured by Uber, who pays the bill? The same goes for scooters. These private companies use resources paid for by taxpayers (sidewalks, public bus stops, streets) and have no responsibility when pedestrians are injured). They make city living absolutely miserable.

  41. gokufujison


    6 dagen geleden

    They got 19% ? :O :O :O

  42. Matt He

    Matt He

    6 dagen geleden

    No wechat pay is the biggest problem imo, wechat is like fucking oxygen for chinese people, anything without the involvement of wechat will essentially be impossible in china

  43. mike liu

    mike liu

    6 dagen geleden

    I don't think Uber failed in China; most people don't know Uber is still getting money in China today as a user in China begging in 2015 when the uber comes from Los angles to China. Uber is a monopoly company because there is no other competitor; the only thing Uber will pay for is request access to the big database from Tencent and Baidu, the two biggest technology companies. Until 2017, all the competitors appear; uber already earns a tremendous amount of money without taxes in Shanghai. During 2017, not only two company pops up in 2017 to plunder uber's big market. The vicious competition is being spread in early 2018. A huge number of taxi drivers lose their job because of the private car business. More than ten compies like DiDi gives a tremendous discount coupon when you ride on every single time. I remembered in 2018, when I took an app to a drive about 40 mins, from Puxi to Pudong, I only spend 41 cents because they give me a 100 RMB coupon, and the original total cost is about 104 yuan. And remember, China has inexpensive transport fees original back in 2016. I remember the starting fee in Los angles is about 15 dollars, and the starting fee in shanghai is only 1.4 dollars. Uber is in the most "badass" and rude competition ever because there is no specific law to sanction all the private car drivers until mid-2018 until the law is published and used. Most of the companies being collapse because they can't follow the rule. The only two Chinese compies that got to stand up is DIDI and Kuaidi. Both of them work with the government and save the Taxi driver. And also an American company Uber. Why? Due to the algorithm of DIDI and Kuaidi, they don't have money to buy all the database just like uber. Usually, you need to spend more than 10 mins for calling a private car or taxi, especially in the morning peak and evening peak, the waiting time could be longer than 1 hour. Moreover, the taxi driver could pick which passenger he wants to ride; if there is a passenger who wants to go to a very far place, they might be no driver who wants to hang them because the driver knows where the passenger wants to go before they get into the car. This is a horrible experience for our users. Unlike Uber, the big database would automatically distribution passengers to drivers in a second. It is way faster and more convenient but not much safety cause there is no taxi. Uber realizes it is a shortage in the competition; then, they make the most significant decision-making, cooperation with didi. Because every foreign enterprise needs to share its market with one Chinese company, I think it is an excellent decision Uber makes this time. Uber shares their bigdata base with DiDi, and Didi shares their app and taxi driver with Uber. Therefore, when you use the uber app call taxi, the call could automatically switch to DiDi's app for the driver and still maintain the driver's driver's features could not pick the passenger. Therefore it is way more convenient and faster. The reason why Uber and DiDi want to cooperate together because they can beat the other ride app called Kuaidi (the one I mentioned before). Because of the fast speed and lower price, Kuaidi got kicked out of the market in 2019. In 2019, Uber gives permission to Didi and gradually withdrew from the Chinese mainland market (u can still use uber in Macao, Taiwan, and Hongkong in 2019, I don't know what about now due to the pandemic). In summary, do uber fail? Yes. But do he lost money? Absolutely no. In a simple calculation, if Uber has 200M user, Didi has 600M user, and Kuadi also have 600 M people user, Uber share 200M user to Didi and Didi use the power of 700M beat Kuaidi and gain all the passenger from Kuaidi, in the final Didi, got 1400M passengers and share 15% to Uber, Uber got 210M user in the end, and the new user will be rise up day by day. I think uber is having the easiest money making method in the world! The money goes into their pocket automatically. I don't think they lost at all.

  44. Hu Sun

    Hu Sun

    6 dagen geleden

    THe working culture in US and other nations are totally different. Uber lost to its own arrogance and ignorance

  45. Prash KD

    Prash KD

    6 dagen geleden

    Yes China did collaborate with Uber and started BiDau but as it happens with any other great idea when it reaches China, this idea too got cloned and now majority of Chinese use DiDi

  46. victor trevino

    victor trevino

    6 dagen geleden

    This seems straight out of the super pumped book. I guess its just a summary pretty much

  47. Cereal Man

    Cereal Man

    6 dagen geleden

    Why becuase motorcycles son.

    • Errol


      6 dagen geleden

      How about 'Uber-cycle'?

  48. Zhengzhao Mao

    Zhengzhao Mao

    6 dagen geleden

    I don’t need to watch the whole video but I knew such kind of media absolutely will image chinese are terrible

  49. nevik10


    6 dagen geleden

    Why Uber Failed In The UK

  50. Wh1sKY


    6 dagen geleden

    beacuse they ate uber?

  51. roy leung

    roy leung

    7 dagen geleden

    Uber not fail at all,it own 18% stake of Didi and 23 % stake of Grab.

  52. Krishna


    7 dagen geleden


  53. Sourav Das

    Sourav Das

    7 dagen geleden

    GOod for china Bad for corporations

  54. bilinas mini

    bilinas mini

    7 dagen geleden

    You know you screwed up when Apple has the ethical high ground.

  55. Drew Nolde

    Drew Nolde

    7 dagen geleden

    Apple: Please don’t hire hackers to bypass our security measures. Uber: 🎵How bout I do, anyway?🎵

  56. bozimmerman


    7 dagen geleden

    I've now watched enough of this channel to have determined that our host is a nauseatingly patriotic Californian. Dude needs to travel and get his head out of the land of fruits and nuts, just like hundreds of thousands of his neighbors are doing every year permanently.

  57. Tony Jim

    Tony Jim

    7 dagen geleden

    Very interesting thanks for the video.

  58. Iszotic Isothetic

    Iszotic Isothetic

    7 dagen geleden

    7:30 the classic way of Chinese to get the competition out

  59. hari saran

    hari saran

    7 dagen geleden

    Because its china

  60. NY Finest

    NY Finest

    7 dagen geleden

    China didn't want Uber to succeed.

  61. NY Finest

    NY Finest

    7 dagen geleden

    Didi sent to false employees to Uber, isn't that illegal???

  62. Guang


    7 dagen geleden

    Support of the government is the main reason for DIDI to be successful.

  63. eden5260


    7 dagen geleden

    The day I moved to China for business an older smart man told me, son, if you think you come here and try to sell to the Chinese something they can build themselves you'll lose, every single time! I remember that comment with every move ever since.

  64. dlcazevedo


    7 dagen geleden

    Ahhhhh Chinese government always playing fair, as always

    • tony qiu

      tony qiu

      4 dagen geleden

      Yeah bro like remember the time when xi Jinping HIMSELF forced uber to not have mobile payments. Like damn bro uber made no mistakes it was all xi Jinpings fault

  65. AlcoholicNerd


    7 dagen geleden

    Join a channel without a single video? Subscription has to be earned, my friend :-)



    8 dagen geleden


  67. Richard Marquez

    Richard Marquez

    8 dagen geleden

    Why everything American failed in China

  68. Obrin Obrin

    Obrin Obrin

    8 dagen geleden

    uber failed in the whole of Asia! not just china

  69. pida siouy

    pida siouy

    8 dagen geleden

    You know you screwed up when Apple has the ethical high ground.

  70. Red Scar

    Red Scar

    8 dagen geleden


  71. Eddie Zhao

    Eddie Zhao

    8 dagen geleden

    0:51 lived in China from 1090 to 2006, this is so untrue, just stop the video this dude bullshitting

    • pida siouy

      pida siouy

      8 dagen geleden

      contrast in regards to the density of information. But in Mandarin though.

  72. CS1.6


    8 dagen geleden

    China creates competitor and govt takes over,,,,pure dictatorship

  73. Gaurav Nayak

    Gaurav Nayak

    8 dagen geleden

    When you want to rob and end up being robbed by OG robbers😂😂😂😂

  74. Jiang Cui

    Jiang Cui

    8 dagen geleden

    Uber failed to adapt to China, that's all for why it failed. In contrast, IKEA, KFC, Apple, SONY, etc. They are all very successful in China, due to their commitment to the local population and economics.

  75. Will Qin

    Will Qin

    8 dagen geleden

    The whole video made UBER like another victim of the Chinese market. But, Uber enter the Chinese market when two major competitors (yes, Didi is not the only carpooling service when Uber enters the market). Didi also invested 100M in Lyft in 2015, you can guess why. Uber entered at 2014, DIdi's merge at 2015, Uber leave at 2016.

  76. Patrick Hui

    Patrick Hui

    8 dagen geleden

    Lesson: Don't release until your product is ready. Major failure will stick with your brand. Trying to use Google Map and American credit cards in China are clearly signs of an incomplete product. It's literally unusable. They didn't even bother to test the system themselves in China. Another million-dollar executive mistake.

  77. Shawn Z

    Shawn Z

    8 dagen geleden

    Well i did similar thing in the US and now being banned by Uber. Fortunately I can still use Lyft :P

  78. Insignificant Speck Of Dust

    Insignificant Speck Of Dust

    8 dagen geleden

    Uber in China??...lmfaooo....that's the biggest joke I've heard in a long time...DIDI is dirt cheap and has pro drivers...taxis are almost as cheap and have pro drivers that are backed by strong regulations...what was Uber thinking?...clearly they weren't thinking.

  79. Tomáš Petrík

    Tomáš Petrík

    8 dagen geleden

    At 8:54 you said 229 instead of 229 million :)

  80. LuckyVash Playz

    LuckyVash Playz

    8 dagen geleden

    Yes I want to be one of the first to see a hill to die on 😂😂😂

  81. blight blightt

    blight blightt

    8 dagen geleden

    Only Americans think they're on top of the world, the rest of the world is laughing at Americans for the last 10 years at their economic and military failures

  82. Windows Gamer

    Windows Gamer

    8 dagen geleden


  83. sergio urtuzuastegui

    sergio urtuzuastegui

    8 dagen geleden

    didi exist in mexico

  84. Hemant Kumar

    Hemant Kumar

    8 dagen geleden

    Even Uber failed in India because of their Poor Services .

  85. Vincent Gu

    Vincent Gu

    8 dagen geleden

    Let's make this simpler: Do you want us Chinese people start a revolution or not? If yes, are you gonna provide us weapons? What would be the goal of this revolution?

    • Английский с Полиглотом

      Английский с Полиглотом

      8 dagen geleden

      Yes. No. To free you from CCP corruption.

  86. zz md

    zz md

    8 dagen geleden

    WTF?????????? This video is so sketchy that fails to mention many points. 1. Uber was aware of DiDi before entering the market. They tried to buy shares of Didi but got rejected. 2. The subsidy war was started by Didi after they started non-taxi business, they were also afraid of Uber taking all the market shares. 3. Uber was expanding its advantages until Didi started investing Uber's opponents and called Tencent for help, hence the wechat drama. 4. Didi invested in Lyft, Grab, Ola at the same time to drain the source of Uber, and apparently it succeeded. I learned the above from a 45 min video nlcameras.info/wiki/kYO0c5mQsJvYrmU/video where Uber vs DiDi starts from 36 min. Sheer contrast in regards to the density of information. But in Mandarin though.

  87. Rob


    8 dagen geleden

    Incredible content. Thank you!

  88. Irsyad R

    Irsyad R

    8 dagen geleden

    Uber also failed in Indonesia

  89. burningsunz


    9 dagen geleden

    i think uber failed in Asia and not only China

  90. bhavik bagiya

    bhavik bagiya

    9 dagen geleden


  91. Domniac Corp.

    Domniac Corp.

    9 dagen geleden

    China is very much Infamous for trade sabotage s.😂🙏🏻

  92. Steve Fu

    Steve Fu

    9 dagen geleden

    So Apple screwed Uber?

  93. Lulu


    9 dagen geleden

    Lesson number 1:You can’t compete with a business backed or connected to CCP in China. Lesson number 2: the CCP backed business will steal, copy your business model if it sees a huge potential. Lesson number 3: if the CCP don’t want you to succeed, you can’t win no matter how much money you put in there. China is a black hole .

  94. Alaskan Malamute

    Alaskan Malamute

    9 dagen geleden

    Didnt exactly fail if they got 19% of Didi the biggest taxi firm in the world. Didi was valued at $55billion in 2019 so Uber own around $10.5 billion of that, that's defo not a fail! "Didi also competed aggressively against international companies that tried to corner the Chinese market including Uber China. After Uber lost an estimated $2 billion in a market share battle, Uber brokered a truce with Didi Chuxing. Uber China sold its business to Didi and became a minority investor. Didi invested $1 billion in Uber as part of the deal."

  95. iggy fugazi

    iggy fugazi

    9 dagen geleden

    too easy to get shanghaied in China

  96. ‡ ̈

    ‡ ̈

    9 dagen geleden

    Never underestimate scammers and hackers from China.

  97. Jake Despa

    Jake Despa

    9 dagen geleden

    Cause most of the people are factory workers? And they cant afford the ride? Right?

  98. shuai li

    shuai li

    9 dagen geleden

    Didn’t expect fraud?”lol u r not prepared fir Chinese market

  99. Ethen Klish

    Ethen Klish

    9 dagen geleden

    If you talk about internet development china absolutely is no.1, China has 950million Internet user, it's smart phone user not cell phone.

  100. Ethen Klish

    Ethen Klish

    9 dagen geleden

    China has DIDI and it early than Uber, So china can't come in china.