Year in preview: the app economy in Korea

Julie Masson

14 February 2019

Year in preview: the app economy in Korea

Seoul Dosan-Daero boulevard at night (Credit: iStock / NicolasMcComber)

Tens of thousands of Korean taxi drivers have fiercely protested in Seoul to boycott the launch of an Uber-like transportation service. Following two drivers’ public suicides, the new era of such platforms is sparking intense debate over whether consumer welfare trumps all in one of Asia’s largest cities.