New Year Festivities

Madrid steps up security for New Year’s Eve celebrations

City to deploy 600 personnel and to restrict access to Puerta del Sol for the first time

11-M MEMORIAL

Memorial to Madrid train bombing victims lying crumpled on floor

Monument commemorating those killed in 2004 attacks has been in disrepair for two months

Traffic case against ex-Madrid premier Esperanza Aguirre is dismissed

Judge rules offense filed against Esperanza Aguirre is no longer part of the Penal Code

TECHNOLOGY

Why Spaniards are Europe’s WhatsApp champions

Social habits and the high cost of sending SMS messages are behind the adoption rate

Uber still operating despite court ban

Madrid Taxi Association vows to keep fighting to get car-sharing service off the streets

Ride-share service Uber pledges to pay fines incurred by users in Spain

Announcement comes in week Spanish judge ordered US company to cease operations

BUSINESS

Who’s to blame when Spanish small investors get swindled?

Three recent cases of firms evading oversight show there is little comeback when things go wrong

BUSINESS SCANDAL

Gowex founder writes open letter apologizing to staff for actions

Madrid administrations break off relations with free wi-fi firm in wake of fraud revelations

INTERVIEW

BlaBlaCar: “Sharing a car is legal”

Director of carpooling website, Vicent Rosso, defends its activities following taxi driver strikes

Shipyards fight to salvage a future

Spanish shipbuilders are betting on vessels with high technological content