Apr 09 2017
Needless to say, things are getting a bit interesting between Waymo and Uber, especially since Waymo's parent company Alphabet is an investor in Uber through their Google Venture company. This of course goes against Waymo's accusations that former engineer Anthony Levandowski lifted a bunch of files and left for Uber, where he allegedly reused the technology to help Uber get its autonomous auto program off to the races.
Carson: How soon will self-driving cars realistically be a significant portion of Uber's fleet? In March, The Information revealed that removing the driver from the equation would "only increase Uber's projected long-term net profit margin by as much as 5 percentage points", according to the report.
In February, Google subsidiary Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber, claiming that the ridesharing company had stolen Waymo's intellectual property for its work on self-driving cars.
An Italian court on Friday banned the use of Uber's smartphone apps, saying they contribute to traditional taxis facing unfair competition, local media reported. In court on Wednesday, Uber lawyer Arturo Gonzalez said the company had been working hard to find evidence that Waymo's documents were in Uber's possession, but could not find anything material. The problem about this is, at that time, Levandowski was still under the employment contract of Waymo.
Levandowski has invoked the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination, according to his lawyer, who said Levandowski could face criminal charges.
Alsup has also suggested that Uber had leverage over Levandowski it had not used, such as threatening to fire him should he not hand over the documents. If the company manages to convince the judge of all this when the case hits the court in October, it would in all likelihood, be able to continue its program unhindered.
KFC commits to chicken without human antibiotics
While several fast food restaurants have agreed to use antibiotic-free chicken, it has largely been limited to boneless chicken. Tapping into widespread consumer demand for meat raised without antibiotics, NRDC and allied groups- U.S.
Pep Guardiola offers zero promises to Man City stalwart over future role
Delph, who has been troubled with groin and pelvis injuries this season, insists he wants to be a part of Guardiola's revolution. I've pretty much not been there this season but I've watched the games and even the ones we've lost we've been the better team.
North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile
The United States, South Korea and others call North Korea's space program a cover for its long-range missile development program. The devastation could be dramatic. "The key about using leverage in negotiation is that you have to be credible", Campbell said.
Saying Waymo "could not be more wrong" in accusing Uber of copying its technology, Uber on Friday attempted to show a court how different its self-driving auto sensors are from its rival's. Levandowski has not handed over the allegedly stolen documents and Uber, which has never denied that Levandowski took the files, claims it can not force him to do so.
Six weeks after being sued by Alphabet (GOOG -0.3%, GOOGL -0.3%) self-driving auto unit Waymo, Uber (Private:UBER) is going public with its defense, calling Waymo's action a "misfire". "Until Uber starts mounting its defense, it will be hard to predict which of these outcomes seem most likely or how Uber's alleged evidence and potential factual claims may impair Alphabet/Waymo's efforts to reach its goals". "It is these same attorneys who simultaneously represent to this Court that they have not and can not review Mr. Levandowski's files".
Boehmke worked alongside engineers who came from Tyto Lidar LLC, a company that joined Uber with Levandowski.
"It could well change", Ehrlich said. Right? I have to make sure that I'm ready when it's ready or that I'm making it ready. Waymo's lawsuit accuses Levandowski of downloading more than 14,000 confidential and proprietary files shortly before his resignation. In fact, Waymo is now in the middle of arbitration with Levandowski - which began in October - whom they accused of using confidential information to poach employees for competing companies.
Biz Carson: You called the development of autonomous vehicles existential to the company, and you've also called buying Otto another existential move.
Finally, Uber concludes, should Judge William Alsup grant the Waymo request for an injunction, he would be depriving society as a whole of the awesome privilege of seeing Uber cars get t-boned in the desert.
Apr 09 2017
Spanish ship off Gibraltar
In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Gibraltar's chief minister, Fabian Picardo, said the passage was "clear Spanish bullying". A Spanish gunship has made an illegal incursion into British waters off Gibraltar amid rising Brexit tensions over the territory.
Apr 09 2017
WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 miles per hour Friday
Today: Isolated rain before noon, then isolated showers between noon and 2pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Saturday night there's a 60 percent chance of precipitation, with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight.
Apr 09 2017
Four race will run until the final day, claims Guardiola
Sterling gets the batter of Ranocchia and then crosses for Silva to volley, ten yards out, but the Spaniard shoots over. Substitutes: Abel Hernandez (for Evandro, 58) 6, Markus Henriksen (for Clucas, 58) 6, Shaun Maloney (for Niasse, 83) 6.
Apr 08 2017
4 killed in Stockholm truck attack described as terrorism
The vehicle bomb never went off and after setting fire to the Audi, he was unable to detonate the other two explosives as planned. A spokeswoman for beer company Spendrups told AFP that the truck involved "had been stolen during a delivery to a restaurant".
Apr 08 2017
Derek Jeter Has Interest In Purchasing Marlins
The report says former Florida Governor Jeb Bush heads another group that is teaming up with Citigroup to finance a bid. It has not been a secret that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is shopping the franchise.
Apr 07 2017
Hands-On With Apple's New 'Clips' Video App
The app also introduces a new Live Titles feature that enables users to generate titles and captions simply by using their voice. Once you're done recording, you can drag your clips into order, and then add filters, emoji, animated icons, titles, etc.
Apr 07 2017
Samsung Galaxy S9 Already In Development
But given what the regular S8 and DeX dock cost, chances are that whenever we do get a final list price , it won't be cheap. For the chipset, the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro clocked by a 1.5GHz Spreadtrum Quad-core processor and paired with 2GB of RAM.
Apr 07 2017
Demi Lovato Challenged James Corden To A Diva "Riff Off"
Unfortunately for Corden, Demi Lovato was one of the guests on the show and she did not take kindly to his statement. Corden's fighting words that sparked the musical battle? He then challenged her to the riff-off.
Apr 07 2017
Sprint launching new Unlimited Freedom offer, ending 50 percent switcher deal
For a $50 monthly fee, Sprint is giving you unlimited data, talk and text, plus 10 GB per month to use as mobile hotspot data. Streams video at up to HD 1080p, music at up to 1.5Mbps, gaming at up to 8Mbps.
Apr 07 2017
Don Rickles, Master Of The Comic Insult, Dead At 90, Reports Say
Although widely known as an "insult" comic, stars, especially those in the comedy world, shared stories about his kindness. Larry died in December 2011 of pneumonia, at age 41, in what his father described as "the awful heartache of my life".
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