Anthony Levandowski

Former Google engineer starts new religion

Think about how much we depend on Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa today. We ask the AI bot for directions, to check on the weather, and to dim the lights …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber's Not the Only One That Should Be Wary of Disappearing Messaging Apps

During a pair of explosive pre-trial hearings last week, the lawsuit between self-driving Alphabet spinoff Waymo and Uber over trade secrets got an …

Dara Khosrowshahi

The Spectator Who Threw a Wrench in the Waymo/Uber Lawsuit | Backchannel

<b>Eric Swildens knows how damaging</b> intellectual property trials can be. In 2002, Speedera Networks, the content delivery network he cofounded, was sued …

Patents

Judge Keeps Probing for Hidden Evidence in Uber-Waymo War

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge on Monday appeared to walk back his earlier assessment that Uber concealed evidence that delayed a trial over …

Waymo

Did Uber hide evidence? Judge wants an answer

A U.S. district judge wants to determine why Uber failed to turn over some explosive evidence as it battled a lawsuit alleging it stole self-driving …

Uber

Ex-Waymo employees now at Uber must answer for use of secret messaging apps | Ars Technica

Judge Alsup: "I can’t stand it when Waymo or the other side wants it both ways."<p>SAN FRANCISCO—During the opening 15 minutes of a third day of …

Waymo

Uber's New Legal Boss Tells Employees Not to Spy on Competitors

That seems like something your employees should inherently know.<p>Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be …

Uber

Uber managers resign amid data breach revelation, allegations of corporate spying

Three Uber Technologies Inc. senior managers have resigned from the company’s international, business operations and physical security teams, an Uber …

Uber

Judge Tells Uber Lawyer: ‘It Looks Like You Covered This Up’

SAN FRANCISCO — The last-minute evidence quickly mounted. A letter and an email full of damning claims. Apps that sent self-destructing messages. A payment of $4.5 million to an employee who threatened to be a whistle-blower — and an additional $3 million to his lawyer.<p>In two days of testimony that …

Business

Mini Considers Going All-Electric In The U.S. Because You're Not Buying Enough Of Them

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important …

Electric Vehicles

Court investigating whether Uber connived to cover its tracks

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber, the ride-sharing giant hit with a number of scandals in recent months, is now suspected of operating a program to hide nefarious …

Uber

The Uber-Waymo trial is delayed as court weighs whether Uber withheld key evidence

Waymo’s intellectual property lawsuit against Uber is being further delayed from going to trial after new testimony called into question whether Uber withheld key evidence. The jury selection process was supposed to begin next week.<p>Former Uber employee and whistleblower Richard Jacobs testified …

Uber

Judge grants Waymo trial delay because Uber withheld evidence

Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving unit, sued Uber earlier this year over the alleged theft of self driving tech. The latest bit of drama comes today as a US judge granted a request from Alphabet to delay the trial, which was scheduled to start December 4th. This is apparently because Uber and its …

Uber

As New “God” Arises, World's Best Minds Warn “End Is Near”

<b>World's Largest English Language News Service with Over 500 Articles Updated Daily</b><p><b>"The News You Need Today…For The World You’ll Live In Tomorrow."</b> …

Theology

U.S. prosecutors' letter spurred orders in self-driving car lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The judge overseeing a lawsuit between Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Waymo self-driving car unit issued a series of orders this week, prompted by information shared with him by the U.S. Department of Justice.<p>U.S. District Judge William Alsup …

Technology

Uber's problem: a culture of dishonesty (Commentary)

<i>Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website</i> …

Uber

An AI Thanksgiving Proclamation

We live in metaphysically desolate times. An increasing number of us—particularly among the millennial generation—now reject Christianity and other …

Transcendental Meditation

Uber reportedly trained workers to use disappearing messages to evade authorities, former employee alleges

A U.S. judge on Tuesday said Uber "withheld evidence from me" and granted a request from Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit to delay a trade …

Dara Khosrowshahi

Uber's Big Problem Is a Culture of Dishonesty

The company should be doing more to give up its cheating culture.<p>Uber's voluntary disclosure of a year-old hack that exposed the personal data of 57 million drivers and customers could be taken as a sign that under new Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is changing its ways. But …

Uber

Judge delays Uber-Alphabet trial citing withheld evidence: 'The public is going to hear everything'

A U.S. judge on Tuesday said Uber "withheld evidence from me" and granted a request from Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit to delay a trade …

Dara Khosrowshahi

Waymo Rolls into Speedbumps in Trade Secrets Battle Against Uber

Waymo, the Google subsidiary tasked with building self-driving vehicles, sued Uber in February 2017. Lawyers for Waymo allege that Anthony …

Patents

Travis Kalanick has gone but a dishonest culture still runs deep at Uber

Uber's voluntary disclosure of a year-old hack that exposed the personal data of 57 million drivers and customers could be taken as a sign that under …

Uber

Uber kept quiet about hack that exposed 57 million people's info

SAN FRANCISCO - Personal information about 57 million Uber customers and drivers was stolen by hackers last October, a breach the company kept hidden …

Portland, OR

Silicon Valley’s New Religion Is About As Serious As You’d Think

It’s almost decision time in the corporate comedy of errors between Uber and Google’s parent company, Alphabet. For 10 months, they’ve repeatedly …

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to hide year-old breach of 57 million users

SAN FRANCISCO — Personal information about 57 million Uber customers and drivers was stolen by hackers last October, a breach the company kept hidden for a year and for which its chief security officer was fired this week.<p>Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the stolen data including names, email …

News (U.S.)

Why Uber Just Ordered a Buttload of Volvos

Things seem to be looking up at Uber’s embattled self-driving car unit. The company just made a deal with Volvo for as many as 24,000 XC90 sport …

Electric Vehicles

Volvo Will Supply Uber With 24,000 Self-Driving Cars

The Swedish automaker began supplying small batches of cars to Uber last year.<p>Volvo<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's …

Uber

Uber Still Faces an Existential Race

Uber has tested self-driving cars in Pennsylvania and Arizona.Angelo Merendino/AFP/Getty Images It’s been a time of upheaval at Uber. The company is …

Uber

Uber To Buy Thousands Of Volvo SUVs In Big Push To Robot Taxi Future

Don’t count Uber out of the self-driving game yet.<p>Despite a problem-plagued year in which the program has been sued by rival Waymo and lost its autonomous vehicle tech chief Anthony Levandowski as a result, Uber is doubling down on its commitment to being a leader in bringing self-driving cars to …

Transportation

An Ex-Google Exec Is Founding a Religion Where People Worship an AI God

So this is a thing now.<p>Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber executive currently at the centre of a bombshell lawsuit filed by Waymo, says …

Science