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Alphabet's Waymo just launched self-driving robo-taxis: Details here

10 Oct 2020

Alphabet's Waymo just launched self-driving robo-taxis: Details here

Waymo, the Alphabet-owned unit working on self-driving cars, has launched fully driverless robo-taxis in the Phoenix city of the United States.

How Silicon Valley's star engineer earned himself 18-months prison time?

07 Aug 2020

How Silicon Valley's star engineer earned himself 18-months prison time?

Anthony Levandowski was once Silicon Valley's most sought-after engineer, all thanks to his enviable resume. This week, he fell from grace and was handed over eighteen months of prison time by a court in the United States for stealing trade secrets from Google.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple refreshes iMac, ex-Google exec gets prison term

05 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple refreshes iMac, ex-Google exec gets prison term

In the updates since last night, Apple unveiled a refreshed 27-inch iMac.

Former Waymo engineer may get 27 months' prison time

30 Jul 2020

Former Waymo engineer may get 27 months' prison time

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer who co-founded Google's self-driving car program - now known as Waymo, could get 27 months of prison time.

Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

26 Jun 2020

Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

After Alphabet's Waymo, Tesla, and Uber, online shopping giant Amazon is stepping into the field of autonomous vehicles.

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

05 Jun 2020

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

Engineer, who created church to worship AI, stole AI-related secrets

29 Aug 2019

Engineer, who created church to worship AI, stole AI-related secrets

Just recently, an AI engineer by the name Anthony Levandowski started a church worshipping AI - The Way of The Future.

Self-driving cars are not perfect, but they are the future

25 Mar 2018

Self-driving cars are not perfect, but they are the future

A 49-year-old woman was killed in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday after being hit by a self-driving Uber.

Waymo, Uber mutually settle trade secret lawsuit mid-trial

10 Feb 2018

Waymo, Uber mutually settle trade secret lawsuit mid-trial

The trade secret lawsuit between ride-hailing company Uber and Google's self-driving car spin-off Waymo has reached a settlement.

Waymo-Uber case: Travis Kalanick doesn't deny "wooing" ex-Waymo engineer

07 Feb 2018

Waymo-Uber case: Travis Kalanick doesn't deny "wooing" ex-Waymo engineer

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has testified on the second day in the trial of the high-profile intellectual property lawsuit between Alphabet's Waymo and Uber over the theft of the former's self-driving car technology.

What is Google planning for 2018? Here are top predictions!

30 Dec 2017

What is Google planning for 2018? Here are top predictions!

The year 2017 has been pretty lukewarm for Google. It launched several new products/services this year, including Pixel 2 smartphones, Pixelbook, smart speakers, etc. But, most of them lacked innovation.

Uber stole rivals' secrets and used undercover agents, says letter

17 Dec 2017

Uber stole rivals' secrets and used undercover agents, says letter

It seems that Uber's legal battle with Alphabet-owned self-driving company Waymo has reached a critical point.

Fully autonomous cars are here! Alphabet-Waymo cars have no safety-driver

08 Nov 2017

Fully autonomous cars are here! Alphabet-Waymo cars have no safety-driver

While autonomous car companies are testing self-driving cars with a safety-driver behind the wheel to take control in case of problems, Alphabet's Waymo is set to launch robotaxis that are actually driverless: zero human interference!

Samsung permitted to test self-driving cars in California

01 Sep 2017

Samsung permitted to test self-driving cars in California

Reportedly, Samsung has been given permission, by the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program from the California Department of Motor Vehicle, to conduct self-driving car tests on the state's public roads.

Uber, to clear its name, shares ex-CEO Travis Kalanick's deposition

08 Aug 2017

Uber, to clear its name, shares ex-CEO Travis Kalanick's deposition

Uber, in order to clear its own name from the Uber versus Waymo self-driving car technology case, has now unsealed its former CEO Travis Kalanick's deposition for scrutiny.

Uber posts $708m loss in first quarter, finance chief quits

01 Jun 2017

Uber posts $708m loss in first quarter, finance chief quits

Uber's continued saga of misfortunes turns one more page as the firm's head of finance, Gautam Gupta, leaves Uber to join an unnamed start-up.

Uber fires engineer accused of stealing from Google

31 May 2017

Uber fires engineer accused of stealing from Google

Uber has fired its engineer Anthony Levandowski, previously involved with its self-driving car project, who was earlier employed with Google and had allegedly stolen trade secrets from it.

Waymo-Uber spat: Waymo alleges Uber paid Levandowski $250 million

04 May 2017

Waymo-Uber spat: Waymo alleges Uber paid Levandowski $250 million

In a recent development, Waymo alleged in court that Uber had transferred 5 million shares to Anthony Levandowski worth over $250 million, on the day he abruptly resigned from Waymo.

Uber admits employee possesses Waymo documents

06 Apr 2017

Uber admits employee possesses Waymo documents

In the first acknowledgment of its staff possessing Waymo documents, Uber admitted it had found one file that Waymo alleges was stolen by a former employee.

Google's self-driving unit sues Uber

24 Feb 2017

Google's self-driving unit sues Uber

Waymo, Google's self-driving car project, has sued Otto, its counterpart at Uber, and its co-founder Anthony Levandowski, for "downloading 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary design files" during his previous stint at Google.

Google sets up self-driving car unit as separate company

14 Dec 2016

Google sets up self-driving car unit as separate company

At a press conference in San Francisco today, Google announced that it was setting up its self-driving car unit as a separate company.