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Ho Kyeong Jang
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Carpooling Apps on Collision Course with S Korea Taxi Drivers

South Korea’s taxi industry is reacting angrily to the latest threat from mobility apps. Following the shutdown of ridesharing service Uber in 2015, this time carpooling apps are threatening to disrupt the country’s transport ecosystem. Two leading local platforms — Luxi and its biggest rival Poolus — are

Juwon Park
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Is S. Korea a Black Hole for Transportation Start-ups?

Despite fighting aggressive (and cash-burning) battles in many Asian cities, there is one city that Uber Technologies Inc had lost rather quickly in — Seoul. Save some minor services, Uber is illegal in South Korea: In 2015, a South Korean court ruled that the San Francisco-based ride hailing giant was