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Unlimited Reading, Regular Delivery Service with Monthly Subscriptions

Unlimited Reading, Regular Delivery Service with Monthly Subscriptions

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Subscription businesses first arose in the United States in the early 2010s after the global financial crisis. The subscription economy, referring to business models though which specific goods or services are provided on a regular basis for a monthly payment, is growing rapidly, more than tripling over the past [...]

Tago Launches Women-only Taxis with Infant Car Seats

Tago Launches Women-only Taxis with Infant Car Seats

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it had granted a taxi company license to Tago Solutions Ltd. as of February 1. Licensed taxi companies must secure 4,000 cars and pass an evaluation held by the city. Tago Solutions has met the criteria since September of last year. With the [...]

Worst Time to Hail a Taxi in Gangnam and Itaewon

Worst Time to Hail a Taxi in Gangnam and Itaewon

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Gangnam Station, and the neighborhoods of Jongno, Hongdae, and Itaewon turned out to be some of the worst areas to hail a taxi during the night, highlighting the need for new means of late night transportation. The Seoul Digital Foundation and Kakao Mobility Corp. revealed the results of [...]

Platform Industry Workers in S. Korea Stand Up for Labor Rights

Platform Industry Workers in S. Korea Stand Up for Labor Rights

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — As On Demand and Online to Offline service platforms are increasingly replacing taxi, delivery, chauffeur, and other services, many are starting to call on the need to treat On Demand and online-to-offline (O2O) service workers as laborers, instead of private businesses. However, due to the outdated legislative tradition that [...]

Carpooling Services to Begin Once Deal Is Reached with Taxi Industry: Official

Carpooling Services to Begin Once Deal Is Reached with Taxi Industry: Official

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s finance minister said Wednesday that local carpooling services will only get off the ground after an understanding is reached between Kakao Mobility Corp. and representatives from the taxi industry. The comments by Hong Nam-ki came nearly two weeks after a taxi task force decided to join a [...]