Founded in 2011, Postmates was one of the first to let customers in the US order meal delivery using a mobile.  Photographer. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

Uber has agreed to acquire US food delivery group Postmates in a $2.65 billion (€2.34 billion) all-stock takeover anounced on Monday. “Uber and Postm(...)

A  Grubhub delivery person in New York. Photograph: Gabriela Bhaskar/The New York Times

Uber Technologies chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has spent much of his career deftly negotiating acquisitions. Yet his $6.5 billion all-stock bid f(...)

Taxi drivers protest over Uber, near the Etoile in Paris in January. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/Reuters/AFP

A US company using state-of- the-art technology sets up in France, provides work for 12,000 men and fulfils a vital public need. You might think it (...)

The manager of Uber France and the general manager for western Europe were detained as part of an investigation that earlier led to Uber’s offices being raided by police in March. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

French police have detained two executives from Uber for questioning as a government clampdown intensifies on the US-based taxi and ride-sharing servi(...)

A taxi driver looks at his phone during a protest against smartphone app Uber yesterday in London. The city’s licensed taxi drivers are campaigning against the introduction of the app in the UK. photograph: dan kitwood/getty images

Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe’s top cities yesterday by mounting one of the biggest yet protests against the Uber app, a US car servic(...)