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Toss to Jump into Taxi-hailing Business After Acquiring VCNC

Toss to Jump into Taxi-hailing Business After Acquiring VCNC

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s taxi-hailing market, dominated by internet giant Kakao Corp.’s mobility unit, is facing a new challenger. Viva Republica Inc., the operator of financial app Toss, recently acquired 60 percent stake in VCNC, the company behind ride-hailing service Tada. Tada currently operates a taxi-hailing app after its popular van-hailing [...]

Constitutional Court Upholds Lawfulness of Revised Act that Shut Down Ride-hailing Service Tada

Constitutional Court Upholds Lawfulness of Revised Act that Shut Down Ride-hailing Service Tada

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A revised law that practically forced a leading ride-hailing service out of business last year complied with the country’s Constitution, a court ruled Thursday. The justices of the Constitutional Court unanimously ruled as constitutional the law limiting the Tada service to rent out its vans only for tourism purposes [...]

Ride-hailing Service Tada Gears Up for Revival

Ride-hailing Service Tada Gears Up for Revival

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean ride-hailing service Tada, which was banned in March when a revised passenger transport service act entered effect, is gearing up for revival. Tada service operator Value Creators & Company (VCNC) announced on Wednesday that it will launch a new designated driver service called Tada Daeri. ‘Daeri unjeon’ [...]

Tada Operator Files Constitutional Petition Against Revised Passenger Transport Law

Tada Operator Files Constitutional Petition Against Revised Passenger Transport Law

SEOUL, May 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The operator of the ride-hailing service Tada has filed a constitutional appeal against a revised passenger transport service act, company officials said Tuesday, accusing the amendment of infringing on the freedom of corporate activities and other basic rights. The Value Creators & Company (VCNC) submitted the petition to the [...]

Court Rules Ride-hailing Service Tada is Legitimate Rental Car Service

Court Rules Ride-hailing Service Tada is Legitimate Rental Car Service

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court ruled in favor of the ride-hailing service Tada as a legitimate rental car service Wednesday, in a landmark decision that will likely support the mobility platform industry. The Seoul Central District Court acquitted Lee Jae-woong, car-sharing app operator SoCar, and Park Jae-uk, head of SoCar’s subsidiary [...]

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 [...]

Platform Workers Receive Instructions from Employers Despite Working as Freelancers

Platform Workers Receive Instructions from Employers Despite Working as Freelancers

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of the platform workers who work through digital platforms like the car-hailing service Tada were found to receive supervision from platform service providers. The Korea Labor Institute said in a recent report that 53.5 percent of platform workers said they are subject to orders or restrictions [...]

Platform Labor, Innovation or Illegal?

Platform Labor, Innovation or Illegal?

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Last Tuesday, the Ministry of Employment and Labor recognized the status of delivery people at Yogiyo, a South Korean food delivery platform, as workers, raising controversy over how to address platform labor. Platform labor refers to a form of labor achieved through intermediary platforms such as mobile apps. Food [...]