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Taxi drivers around Europe set to protest Uber and other ride-share firms

European taxi drivers to protest Uber and similar firms (via AFP) Taxi drivers in several European capitals will protest Wednesday against what they see as unfair and illegal competition from app-using car services such as Uber which have shaken up the taxi industry. From London’s black cabs to taxis in…

Vienna taxi drivers under surveillance

VIENNA — In “The Third Man”, the 1949 film classic, a taxi hurtles hero Holly Martins through the bombed-out streets of Vienna, the surly driver screeching around corners with no regard for his passenger. Fast-forward to 2012 and the World War II bomb damage may be gone from the Austrian…