Like, er, almost every other place the service has launched, Uber has been met with anger from local taxi drivers, who feel that the company is playing fast and loose with safety. Earlier this year, Seoul's city council banned Uber from operating, and will pay a bounty of around $910 to anyone who reports illegal activity to the authorities. The company has already released a response, saying it believes that Uber is legal in the country, and that it doesn't believe "it is appropriate for authorities to seek to punish drivers who are trying to make a living through this service." Chin up Travis, you've still got time to add "appease South Korea" to your list of New Year's resolutions.
source: engadget.com by Daniel Cooper