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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 [...]

Uber to Join Competitive Food Delivery App Fray in S. Korea

Uber to Join Competitive Food Delivery App Fray in S. Korea

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. app-based ride service provider Uber Technologies Inc. said Monday that it is considering a move to launch its on-demand restaurant delivery service in South Korea. UberEats, the online meal ordering and delivery platform, partners with restaurants, with ordering conducted on the company’s Web site or with a smartphone [...]

Legitimacy of Carpooling Apps Under Question

Legitimacy of Carpooling Apps Under Question

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Startup companies voiced opposition Wednesday following recent media reports that the government may impose restrictions on mobile apps offering carpool services. The Korea Startup Forum, representing some 70 startups in the country, released an official statement Wednesday claiming that carpool apps are legitimate business models that do not violate [...]

Uber in Partnership with Philippine Airlines for Koreans

Uber in Partnership with Philippine Airlines for Koreans

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Uber, an app-based ride-sharing service provider, has signed a marketing deal with Philippine Airlines in a bid to reach out to South Koreans, officials said Wednesday. The U.S. transportation firm has been struggling to take root in South Korea, a key Asian economy with a population of more than 50 [...]

Uber Joins Hands with Kia for Premium Service Relaunch in Seoul

Uber Joins Hands with Kia for Premium Service Relaunch in Seoul

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Uber, the controversial ride-booking mobile app, will make a fresh start in Seoul with its high-end version to be serviced on a popular Korean-made luxury sedan, its U.S. operator said Wednesday, seeking to set foot here for the second time after the business hit a snag due to opposition [...]