Uber’s CEO is now a needed man in South Korea
2014’s been a yr to overlook for Travis Kalanick, however since there’s nonetheless every week to go earlier than 2015, there’s yet one more nasty shock ready for him. South Korea has indicted Uber’s CEO on expenses of working an unlawful taxi service within the nation, which might see him slapped with an $18,000 nice, or two years in jail. In response to Yonhap Information, Uber, together with its rental company, MK Korea, has damaged native legal guidelines particularly stopping automotive rental companies from working as a passenger transport service.
Like, er, virtually each different place the service has launched, Uber has been met with anger from native taxi drivers, who really feel that the corporate is enjoying quick and unfastened with security. Earlier this yr, Seoul’s metropolis council banned Uber from working, and can pay a bounty of round $910 to anybody who studies criminality to the authorities. The corporate has already launched a response, saying that it believes that Uber is authorized within the nation, and that it does not consider that “it’s applicable for authorities to hunt to punish drivers who’re making an attempt to make a dwelling by means of this service.” Chin up Travis, you’ve got nonetheless acquired time so as to add “appease South Korea” to your listing of New Yr’s resolutions.