Uber faces ban in Taiwan

Car-booking app Uber could be banned in Taiwan, after state officials claimed the company did not operate lawfully within the country.Uber, which connects drivers to passengers through their smartphones, was initially told it had to wait until 11 August to discover whether the service would be banned.
The potential ban in Taiwan comes two months after a court in France fined Uber for running what it deemed an illegal transport service that used non-professional drivers.Uber was founded in 2009 and says it now operates in more than 500 cities around the world.More than two billion journeys have been made using the app.