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Uber red-faced from Waymo legal row judge's repeated slapping

Uber has two weeks to make sure Waymo receives all of its stolen documents back and one month to give a full accounting of all its interactions with the former-Waymo engineer who stole them. That's the upshot of a damning partial injunction [PDF] issued by the judge in the trade secrets case on Monday – a judgment that …
Kieren McCarthy, 15 May 2017

Uber may face criminal charges over alleged stolen self-driving tech

Uber may face criminal charges over its alleged theft of trade secrets from Google-owned self-driving car upstart Waymo. In a California district court, Judge William Alsup yesterday denied the ride-hailing app company's request for the case to be heard in arbitration – where the details would remain private – so the case will …
Kieren McCarthy, 12 May 2017

Let's go live to the Uber-Waymo legal war – and see what's happening

It promised to be an eye-opening battle royale between tech giants. So let's check in with Uber and Waymo, the ride-hailing app maker and the Google self-driving car spinoff, which are duking it out in court. When autonomous vehicle upstart Waymo sued Uber for patent infringement in February, at first it seemed like a classic …

That YouTube ad boycott had square-root of sod-all effect on Google's insane cash machine

Google's parent company Alphabet has enjoyed a bumper start to the year, raking in more and more ad cash, sinking dosh into hobby projects, and generally having a great time. You can hate on the cloud monster all you like, but life is good in the Googleplex at the moment. For the three months to March 31, its first quarter of …
Shaun Nichols, 28 Apr 2017
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Uber responds to Waymo: We don't even use that tech you say we stole

Uber has filed its response to Waymo's trade secret suit, arguing it does not even use the self-driving car technology described in the complaint. In a filing [PDF] to the California Northern US District Court made Friday, the dial-a-ride app builder says the LiDAR sensor technology at the heart of the suit is not employed in …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Apr 2017
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Google court filing names a second source for Uber's lifted robo-car plans

A tired court clerk has accidentally unmasked the co-accused in Google's case against Anthony Levandowski and his autonomous car business Ottomotto – it's his co-founder Lior Ron. The slip pops up on the last page of an exhibit filed in the case of Google v Levandowski and Ron on April 3. That's the case in which Google …

Robo-AI jobs doomsday may, er... not actually happen, say boffins

Special Report Today's technopanic about robots and AI, largely created by the media, may be overstated. New modelling published this week attempts to isolate the impact of industrial automation from other factors, and envisage what the economy might look like if the use of robots in industry increases, focusing on the impact on employment …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Mar 2017
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We want Waymo money from you! Uber sued for 'stealing self-driving car' blueprints from Alphabet

Alphabet's self-driving car outfit and Google stablemate Waymo is suing Uber, alleging theft of trade secrets and patent infringement. Waymo claims one of its former executives who now works at Uber stole more than 14,000 confidential documents related to LiDAR mapping and navigation systems for use in autonomous vehicles – …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Feb 2017
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Waymo robo autos way mo' primo at avoiding-o wreck-os (yeah, yeah, we ran out of rhymes)

Self-driving cars may actually learn how to drive well enough to be deployed without human oversight some day, legislation and society permitting. Waymo – previously known as Google's self-driving car project until it was spun out as a separate company last December – on Wednesday reported how its cars performed during …

Renault goes open source with next-gen electric buggy you might generously call 'a car'

Renault is embracing open source with its new car – an electric vehicle named POM. As the car industry unveils its latest and greatest at the North American International Auto Show, the French carmaker is pushing the POM – which stands for Platform Open Mind – as the future of cars. The space-age golf cart, pictured above, …

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