All posts tagged "Uber"

  • A woman holding her daughter tries to catch a cab in Myeong-dong, downtown Seoul, in this file photo. She complained taxi drivers refused to give her a ride. (Korea Times file)
    Seoul City gov’t vows crackdown on Uber with fines, jail term

    By Lee Hyo-sik Uber Technology, the provider of a controversial ridesharing smartphone app service, has begun offering “regular” taxi services here in cooperation with car rental companies and personal vehicles owners after a successful three-month trial. The...

    • Posted December 2, 2014
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  • This isn't the first time taxi drivers have shown solidarity. In 2013, thousands of taxi drivers went protested in Seoul because they were not legally considered public transportation. (Yonhap)
    Korean taxi drivers gather to protest Uber

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Thousands of taxi drivers gathered in central Seoul on Tuesday to protest against the U.S.-based taxi-calling service Uber, demanding that the government drive the U.S. service out of the local market. Discontent has been...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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    Seoul to block Uber taxi application

    By Kim Se-jeong Seoul will block the app-based ridesharing service Uber, calling it an illegal “call taxi” business. “We are consulting with the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) to cut off the Uber app, which is unregistered,”...

    • Posted July 21, 2014
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