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Young Travelers’ Use of Car-sharing Services in Overseas Markets on the Rise

Young Travelers’ Use of Car-sharing Services in Overseas Markets on the Rise

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of people in their 20s using shared vehicle services has increased significantly at overseas travel destinations. According to BC Card’s analysis of the service data of shared vehicles by South Korean travelers overseas from May 2016 to April of this year, the aggregate total of payments increased [...]

Uber to Launch Cab-hailing Service in Seoul

Uber to Launch Cab-hailing Service in Seoul

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Uber Technologies Inc. announced on Tuesday that it will be launching a cab-hailing service in Seoul. Uber Taxi, available for all Seoulites, automatically assigns cabs at the nearest location when customers hail a taxi. Information on the driver will be displayed in the app once the taxi is assigned. [...]

Uber Vows to Comply with Local Rules As It Seeks to Move Deeper into Tech-Savvy S. Korea

Uber Vows to Comply with Local Rules As It Seeks to Move Deeper into Tech-Savvy S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Global ride-hiring application operator Uber Technologies Inc. said Wednesday that it will comply with local regulations as it seeks to expand its presence in the tech-savvy South Korean market. “We will not launch products or services in Korea that do not comply with the regulatory framework,” said Barney Harford, [...]

Uber Launches Car Pool Service in Seoul For Diversification

Uber Launches Car Pool Service in Seoul For Diversification

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday launched its car pool service in South Korea from which it sees a “big opportunity.” The uberSHARE car pool service comes after Uber launched the restaurant delivery app UberEATS last month as it seeks to diversify its business portfolio in Asia’s fourth-biggest economy. The “eco-friendly and affordable” car pool service, initially available inSeoul, will help alleviate traffic congestion during commuting hours, [...]

Uber Korea Fined 10 Mln Won for Illegal Taxi Service

Uber Korea Fined 10 Mln Won for Illegal Taxi Service

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A lower court on Wednesday fined the local unit of app-based ride service provider Uber 10 million won (US$8,900) for running an illegal taxi business.  Travis Kalanick, founder and CEO of the U.S.-based ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc., and its local unit were indicted in December 2014 for offering [...]