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Early Tesla and Uber investor calls for the companies to merge and make Musk CEO

Early Tesla and Uber investor Jason Calacanis is calling for a merger of the two companies, which he says could “beat everybody at transportation.”<p>Calacanis says that it would also solve Uber’s CEO search by making Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, in charge of both companies.<p>The suggestion comes at a time …

Uber

This investor thinks Uber should merge with Tesla, but don’t bet on it

Uber has had a rough 2017, and its investors are eager to fix its foibles. One of them, Jason Calacanis, is so eager that he thinks the company should sell to Tesla. Calacanis told CNBC that <b>putting the two companies together would give Uber the self-driving tech it needs, while giving Tesla an</b> …

Uber

Everything you need to know about Uber’s tumultuous 2017

Keep up with Recode’s continually updated turn-by-turn timeline.<p>For most of the year to date, Uber and President Donald Trump often seem to be in competition for the scandal of the day. Sometimes Uber has been in the news because of its ties to the president; at other times, it was because of its …

Uber

Judge in Uber suit orders Waymo to disclose its own acquisition practices

A magistrate judge has ruled that Waymo and its parent company, Alphabet, must disclose certain information about how it conducts acquisitions in …

Business

Short Circuit: Green news roundup | Formula E support series, Tesla “tiny house”

<i>In the spirit of the "Recharge Wrap-up" we used to do, "Short Circuit" is a new weekly roundup of the green news that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Whether it's geeky, niche, a bit far afield or just good weekend reading, you'll find it here.</i><p><b>Watch The Boring Company talk to</b> …

Autos

Judge shuts down key Uber argument in Waymo lawsuit

A federal judge has denied Uber's attempt to use a key argument to explain why a former employee downloaded files prior to leaving his job at Waymo, …

Uber

Thought for the weekend

Yo! I’m back at 80%, super pumped … we’ve got to start calling Elon on his S**t. I’m not on social media but let’s start “faketesla” and start giving …

Judge Says Waymo Can Tell Jurors That Uber Withheld Evidence

In a strongly worded ruling on Thursday, a federal judge presiding over an intellectual property fight between Uber and Waymo, the self-driving car unit spun out of Google, said jurors in a coming trial may be told that Uber has been withholding key evidence.<p>The trial, in United States District …

Technology

Travis Kalanick says he was 'ambushed' by the investor suing him

Travis Kalanick—a vocal fighter against taxi lobbyists, government regulations, pink mustache businesses, and tech giant Google—is speaking out again.<p>Uber's former CEO filed a 15-page response to investor Benchmark Capital's lawsuit against him this week. The venture capital firm accused Kalanick …

Uber

This Week in the Future of Cars: Old Is New Again

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the nation’s premier automotive event, is on the horizon, and cars built before Hawaii was even a state will …

Transportation

Waymo jury may be warned Uber lawyers didn’t ‘come clean’

Uber Technologies Inc may pay a price for withholding key evidence from Waymo when their trade secrets dispute goes to trial – the judge proposed …

Uber

Recode Daily: After Trump defends not condemning Nazis and white supremacists, more execs defect from his advisory councils

Plus, texts reveal Travis Kalanick’s obsession with Tesla and Google, Amazon launches “Instant Pickup” spots near college campuses, and maybe cool it with the LaCroix.<p><b>President Trump</b> <b>shocked much of the country by defending some of the people who marched with Nazis and white supremacists in</b> …

Travis Kalanick

'We've got to start calling Elon Musk on his s***': Uber CEO urged to tackle rival over self-driving car claims

The former engineer at the centre of Uber’s self-driving car legal troubles has urged ex-Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick to criticise Tesla’s …

Uber

Fired Engineer's Texts With Former Uber CEO Reveals Plan to Take on Elon Musk and Hopes to 'Take Over the World'

Approximately 400 text messages between former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and former Uber and Waymo engineer Anthony Levandowski were released in a recent court filing.<p>The bitter lawsuit between Uber and Waymo has taken yet another turn as approximately 400 text messages between former Uber CEO …

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CEOs, Consultants and Communists

Also audits, Uber and blockchain in space.<p><b>Um.</b><p>"Jews will not replace us," chanted neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday night, and yesterday the President of the United States of America called them "very fine people." "Blood and soil," they also shouted, in what the President …

Business

The Uber engineer accused of downloading thousands of files once urged Travis Kalanick to give a 'Greed is Good' speech

When it comes to Uber and its tough-talking founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick, the word "greed" just keeps coming up.<p>News stories used "greed" in their headlines to describe many of Uber's decisions under his reign, like taking investment money from Saudia Arabia, a country that outlawed women …

Business

Uber Can't Keep Driving Itself | Backchannel

<b>When Benchmark Capital distributed a letter</b> this week about its lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, it was addressed to Uber’s …

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Apple is bringing a billion-dollar checkbook to Hollywood, and wants to buy 10 TV shows

Apple is officially open for business in Hollywood.<p>The company is telling content makers it wants to spend $1 billion on its own stuff over the next …

Ongoing Uber Drama: Travis' Texts, Big Name Departures, And Lyft Is Doing Awesome

The endless drama unfolding over at Uber might as well be programmed by Bravo TV. Here's the latest:<p>In the lawsuit filed against Uber by Waymo, we …

Uber

Lawyers clash over an imaged hard drive as Waymo v. Uber hurtles toward trial | Ars Technica

"He was ordered to come clean and did not come clean."<p>SAN FRANCISCO—During a heated court hearing here today, Waymo lawyers accused Uber's law firm, …

Law

These texts show Uber’s Travis Kalanick and Otto’s Anthony Levandowski plotting a press blitz

“We should have a undertone of scorched earth.”<p>You’re not supposed to see how the news gets made, the saying goes. For the same reason that you’re not supposed to watch how sausage gets made.<p>But here’s a slight glimpse of some newsmaking involving Uber.<p>Don’t worry! It’s not really unpleasant.<p>This …

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Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Wednesday,</b><p>– Those Travis Kalanick/Anthony Levandowski texts about the stupid s*** Elon Musk says.<p>– The rise of market power and the …

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick’s text messages with former employee Anthony Levandowski reveal an obsession with Tesla and Google

Levandowski proposed a @FakeTesla Twitter account to “start calling Elon [Musk] on his shit.”<p>Alphabet’s lawsuit against Uber has been revealing, to say the least. Now Uber has filed a series of texts between former CEO Travis Kalanick and the company’s former head of self-driving Anthony …

Uber

Texts between Uber's Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski are juicy

Uber sounds like a blast to work for, at least if you're cofounder Travis Kalanick and former head of self-driving technology Anthony Levandowski.<p>They may no longer be at the ride-hailing company, but they're both at the center of a lawsuit with Uber and Google's Waymo. In light of that, we were …

Uber

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick believes in 'fast firing,' according to his text messages

Newly disclosed text messages from former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reveal all kinds of insights into his mind. Among them: How he feels about firing people.<p>Kalanick is an advocate of doing it "fast." But not in every case.<p>This insight comes from a cache of 400 text messages released to the public …

Uber

#FakeTesla: Former Uber exec slams Elon Musk in exchange with Travis Kalanick

“We’ve got to start calling Elon on his shit. I’m not on social media but let’s start ‘faketesla’ and... give physics lessons about stupid shit Elon says.”<p>That’s what former Google GOOG, -0.03% and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski had to say about Tesla TSLA, -1.27% boss Elon Musk during a text …

Uber

Unsealed texts show Travis Kalanick was cocky about China before Uber got creamed there

A legal dispute between Alphabet and Uber has gotten personal, after text messages to and from Uber's former CEO were unsealed in court filings.<p>The …

Technology

Uber’s self-driving lead engineer wanted to go after Tesla’s Autopilot with ‘faketesla’ campaign

Through the discovery process of the lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, in which the latter is accusing the former of having colluded with a former Google engineer, Anthony Levandowski, to steal technology from their self-driving car startup, we now learn that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Levandowski …

Autos

Revealed: The secret CEO texts that tell the tale of Uber-Waymo's self-driving tech spat

<b>Analysis</b> Court docs give insight into execs' relationshipHundreds of unsealed text messages between former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and self-driving …

Uber

Inside the Self-Driving Bromance of Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski

August 15, 2017<p>Uber and Waymo's nasty legal dispute has taken a strange turn, as the release of a series of text messages between former Uber CEO …

Travis Kalanick