Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets

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Engineer Anthony Levandowski, noted for advancing self-driving car technology in the previous decade, agreed to plead guilty last week on Thursday to taking sensitive documents from his former employer Google before he joined rival Uber Technologies Inc. Federal prosecutors agreed to recommend a prison term of at least 30 months as part of plea agreement […]

Transport for London had “one or two” problems with details given by Uber

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Transport for London (TfL) had “one or two” problems concerning the accuracy of details given by Uber, a lawyer for London’s transport regulator stated on Tuesday during a hearing concerning the taxi app’s appeal against the loss of its London license. A hearing is occurring at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to decide on administrative matters prior […]

China’s Didi, competitor to Uber, looks to expand into Taiwan market

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China’s Didi Chuxing on Tuesday stated it was seeking to bring its ride-hailing service to Taiwan through a regional franchise partner, possibly marking its first growth throughout waters as it seeks to take on U.S. competing Uber Technologies Inc. Didi Chuxing stated it has authorized franchisee operator LEDI Technology to carry out market research and […]

Uber used secret tool to evade officials

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Uber Technologies Inc, for years has used a secret tool to prevent officials in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was prohibited, the company confirmed on Friday. The the existence of the program, called Greyball, which uses information from the Uber app and other techniques to identify and circumvent officials who […]

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Donald Trump’s business advisory group

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick gave up President Donald Trump’s service advisory group on Thursday amid increasing pressure from activists and staff members who oppose the administration’s immigration policies. Critics consisted of Uber drivers, a number of whom are immigrants themselves. “Joining the group was not suggested to be a recommendation of the president or his […]

Google, automakers are opposed to California rules for self-driving cars

Alphabet Inc’s Google unit and car manufacturers objected on Wednesday to California proposals to set new, compulsory rules for screening self-driving vehicles in the state, which market officials said could hobble their efforts in the home of much of self-driving automobile testing and advancement. Car manufacturers and Google raised a list of concerns about California’s […]