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Uber suspends UberX in South Korea
Uber suspends UberX in South Korea

Uber suspended its peer-to-peer ride-hailing service in South Korea on Thursday after talks with the local government, the company said on its blog. The company’s UberBlack service – a premium option that provides licensed chauffeurs of black sedans and SUVs — will continue operating. But the low cost UberX service, which employs drivers using their personal vehicles, will be suspended until further notice. “After consulting with Seoul City Transport Division and taking their advice, we determined it was in the best interests of Korean riders, drivers and the community as a whole to further define our business offerings within the current confines of the...

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