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Ex-Google Engineer 'Personally Owned And Controlled' Competing Self-Driving Car Startup Years Before Leaving For Uber

Anthony Levandowski, the ex-Google engineer at the center of the tech giant’s legal battle with ride-hailing company Uber, “personally owned and controlled” a competing self-driving car startup while he was still employed by Google, the company said in court filings Thursday. Soon after he left Google for Uber, the…

Uber Self-Driving Exec Wanted To Launch 'Faketesla' Effort On Social Media To Start 'Calling Elon On His Shit'

It’s no secret that ride-hailing company Uber has been concerned about its competitors in the race to build autonomous cars. But text messages released as part of Uber’s ongoing litigation with Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo, show the company’s top execs toyed with the idea of surreptitiously going after the…

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