Mobile apps reshape urban taxi landscape

Before the smartphone, riders summoned a taxi by waving an arm or calling a dispatcher—but mobile apps are changing that, helping both drivers and passengers.

Taxi app Uber defies ban in Spain

Smartphone car-ride service Uber vowed Friday to keep operating in Spain despite a ban following a lawsuit by taxi drivers and said it would fight the case in court.

Polish taxi drivers protest against Uber

Two thousand Polish taxi drivers on Monday snarled traffic in the capital Warsaw by driving at a snail's pace to protest against competitors including the controversial ride-sharing app Uber.

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