New Delhi: Ola, one of the fastest emerging taxi service companies, has been valued at more than $1 billion in about four years.
Despite being one of the fastest start ups, it seems to have committed a silly error. Ola's taxi-app company has allegedly stolen a photograph from the internet to use on the home screen of their mobile app.
Praveen, a Yahoo engineer who works for Web Company in Sunnyvale, California, claimed that the photograph clicked by him was used by Ola for their app service on Apple and Android phones. READ MORE
The photograph was taken by the user in early January 2012 at the outskirts of Bengaluru and had been shared on Flickr. The user has listed the photograph under a license that disallows some rights reserved on Flickr. These rights contain the conditions that this particular image cannot be used for commercial purposes without the photographer's permission.
Flickr's terms also state that the appropriate credit for the photo must be provided, and specify if any changes have been made.
Praveen also claimed that 'a guy' had contacted him for the photograph for Ola's app service in September last year.
The Ola has asked the user to message them directly to clear the matter.
Ola has promised to make it right, claims Praveen.