Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Uber board approves SoftBank deal, governance reforms

Uber’s board on Tuesday voted to move forward with a potentially massive investment from SoftBank, as well as with a series of reforms designed...

Google spinoff Waymo: World’s first fully self-driving ride-share service could launch ‘this fall’

On self-driving cars, Waymo appears to be moving fast and breaking projections. The many predictions that fully self-driving cars won’t hit U.S. roads for...

New evidence in Waymo v. Uber: Paper trail shows deleted files, shredded disks

New details regarding the Waymo files Anthony Levandowski had — and how he tried to delete them — came out Monday when a top-secret and...

Uber’s boardroom warfare continues: Vote would further hobble Travis Kalanick

The soap opera that is the Uber story continues Tuesday, when a deeply fractured and openly hostile board reportedly votes on measures intended to...

Lyft pulls ahead of rival Uber in race to IPO

Most Silicon Valley startups are racing toward one goal — eventually going public and making their founders, employees and investors a boat-load of money....

Self-driving cars? Anthony Levandowski wants to create an AI god

Somebody call Elon Musk, worrier-in-chief about AI: Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer at the heart of the legal battle between Waymo and Uber...

Uber driver talked to 16-year-old rider about her virginity, his erection, lawsuit claims

Uber is facing new allegations of inappropriate driver behavior, this time by a California high school student who says she was scared by her...

Waymo tries to tap the brakes on high-profile self-driving car case

Those of us anxiously waiting to tune into the Silicon Valley trial of the year — Waymo v. Uber — may have to wait...

Alphabet flirts with Lyft: Google parent may invest $1 billion

Lyft’s war chest may get a $1 billion boost thanks to Google parent company Alphabet, Bloomberg reports. Alphabet has been in talks with Lyft...

Uber hires Firefox founder and former Facebook exec. Blake Ross

Days after announcing its new CEO hire, Uber already is working to flesh out its ranks with new talent. The ride-hailing company has brought...

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