American car booking firm Uber to invade Asia Pacific market -source

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Jan 24, 2014 07:02 AM EST

A representative of US-based online car booking firm Uber said the company planned to invade the market in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, according to VentureBeat.

The unnamed source added that Uber will set off a hiring spree in the said area in preparation for its international expansion, the report said.

According to the representative, Uber plans to enter the APAC market by launching its booking services in 14 cities across India, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, and Japan, the report detailed.

Based on the Uber website, the company is hiring for almost thirty senior positions for its Asian headquarters. The said positions include general managers, logistics managers, community managers, and operations managers, the report explained.

After launching in Shanghai in August 2013, Uber went on to open its operations in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The car booking app is also going to enter the Beijing and Hong Kong markets soon, VentureBeat reported.

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