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Revision Bill on Banning Tada’s Taxi Business Passed at Parliamentary Committee

Revision Bill on Banning Tada’s Taxi Business Passed at Parliamentary Committee

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A National Assembly committee on Friday passed a revision bill on effectively outlawing the controversial taxi business of Tada, a South Korean ride-hailing service operator. The revision to the passenger transport service act, approved by the parliamentary transportation panel, restricts the outsourcing of drivers for the use of rental [...]

S. Korea Tests First Light Civil Helicopter Made with Domestic Tech

S. Korea Tests First Light Civil Helicopter Made with Domestic Tech

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea successfully tested its first light civil helicopter developed with domestic technologies, the industry ministry said Thursday, paving the way for possible commercialization. The prototype edition of the light civil helicopter flew for around 20 minutes at the headquarters of the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in the southern [...]

Seoul Metro to Begin Parcel Delivery Service

Seoul Metro to Begin Parcel Delivery Service

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro said Wednesday it is preparing to launch parcel delivery service in the capital area by utilizing its existing infrastructure, such as depots, old train cars and subway stations. Seoul Metro, a public corporation of the Seoul Metropolitan Government in charge of operating subway lines 1-8 and part [...]

Taxi Industry Launches Challenge to Ride-hailing Market

Taxi Industry Launches Challenge to Ride-hailing Market

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s taxi industry has challenged the taxi-hailing service market dominated by mobility companies. Launched Thursday, the Onda Taxi app is attracting attention in that it is the first call service introduced by the city’s two largest taxi unions against Kakao Taxi and Tada. The Onda taxi service will be [...]

Housekeepers Classified as Full-time Employees for the First Time

Housekeepers Classified as Full-time Employees for the First Time

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – For the first time since the Labor Standards Act was enacted in 1953, housekeepers will be classified as full-time employees. The Ministry of Science and ICT created a committee to review new technologies and services Wednesday and decided on a total of six cases to pass as “regulatory sandboxes” [...]

Sweden-based Audio Book Operator Storytel Launches Korean Service

Sweden-based Audio Book Operator Storytel Launches Korean Service

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Storytel, a Sweden-based audio book streaming provider, officially launched a Korean service Thursday, tapping the tech-savvy Asian country with an underdeveloped market for audio books. South Korea is now one of the 19 countries Storytel is currently servicing since its founding in 2005 in the Scandinavian country. South Korea [...]

Netflix Starts to Eye Korea-made Content

Netflix Starts to Eye Korea-made Content

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Netflix has been speeding up efforts to strengthen strategic partnerships with South Korean content creators in an apparent move to expand its influence in the country’s burgeoning streaming service market. Last week, the U.S.-based streaming giant inked a deal with CJ ENM, an entertainment unit of CJ Group, and [...]

Food Delivery Riders Pay 10 pct Commission to Agency

Food Delivery Riders Pay 10 pct Commission to Agency

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Food delivery people who rely on digital platforms such as apps have to pay about 10 percent of their earnings in commissions, according to a recent report. Jang Jin-hee, a researcher at the Federation of Korean Trade Unions, and Sohn Jung-soon, a researcher at the Korean Contingent Worker’s Center, [...]

Seoul Completes Checkups for Cracks on 151 B737-NGs

Seoul Completes Checkups for Cracks on 151 B737-NGs

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s transport ministry said Monday it has completed checkups on the country’s 151 B737-NG planes for structural cracks, while aiming to finish the repair and replacement work on 13 faulty planes by January. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport discovered structural cracks on 13 B737-NG planes and [...]

Rapid Surge in Popularity of Household Chores Outsourcing Services

Rapid Surge in Popularity of Household Chores Outsourcing Services

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a new trend dubbed ‘con-premium,’ a compound word of ‘convenience’ and ‘premium’, the outsourcing of household chores is being highlighted. Hyundai Card, a leading credit card issuer in South Korea, compiled purchasing data at 20 stores offering home services over the past three years, and the number of [...]