On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.
The loudest protest so far against smartphone-era car services involves burning tires, blocked traffic, riot police and an assault on a celebrity taking an Uber ride from the airport.
Days after violent cabbie protests in France, tension between the ride-hailing service and the authorities continues to grow.
Cabbies hold a protest at the ride-hailing company's San Francisco headquarters in hopes of catching the attention of the US Conference of Mayors.
The taxi app and Uber rival rebrands, and will also let you order a variety of third-party services.
The city's iconic black cabs brought roads to a standstill in a protest against what drivers see as unfair regulation of the industry.
Net-connected "smart buttons" from carrier Telefónica let businesses tempt customers with one-touch instant gratification. Early uses are ordering pizza, hailing cabs and requesting a package pickup.
We flagged down Caspar Woolley, the co-founder of international taxi app Hailo, to talk taxis, apps, and Uber.
The Uber competitor is showing strong growth in Southeast Asia, with 400,000 active monthly users and two bookings made every second.
The merger of Kuadi Dache and Didi Dache is set to dominate smartphone-based transport services in the country.