Google, is suing Uber and its self-driving truck company Otto, claiming the ride-hail giant stole its key technology.
According to a lawsuit filed today in federal court in California, Waymo accuses Anthony Levandowski, an engineer who left Google to found Otto and now serves as a top ranking Uber executive, stole 14,000 highly confidential documents from Google before departing to start his own company. Among the documents were schematics of a circuit board and details about radar and LIDAR technology, Waymo says....
Fords dozing engineers side with google in full autonomy push.
It astonishes me every time an idiot pax asks me if they can smoke in my car. It's never been smoked in, ever.
The other night I had a drunk woman repeatedly ask me if she could smoke. Everytime it got worse saying things like, "I'll roll down the window and you'll never smell it." The nerve of some people.
I told her it's a firm "NO!" and no one has ever smoked in my car and I'm not going to start with her. Like, your ride is 15 minutes. You can't honestly wait that long?? I rated her 1 star but oddly enough she rated me 5.
I still don't feel bad about it.
Sexism and power struggles in the workplace.
A former Uber engineer has published an explosive account of sexism and power struggles in the workplace, with allegations beginning from her very first official day with the company. The engineer, Susan Fowler (who left Uber in December and now works for Stripe), posted the account to her blog on Sunday, calling it a “strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story.” It is indeed horrifying.
Sexism is a well-documented problem in Silicon Valley, but the particulars of Fowler’s account are astounding. She says problems began on day one, when her manager accosted her with details of his sex life:
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