The Uber Bombshell About to Drop – Daniel With Music


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If you’ve been following tech news over the last few weeks, you have probably seen several stories about Uber , all negative (bar this one about flying cars). I…
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Daniel Compton lays out the case against Uber having coordinated with Anthony Levandowski to steal Google subsidiary Waymo’s self-driving car technology:

From Waymo’s filings, it seems that they have Levandowski dead to rights on stealing their LiDAR designs. That alone should be enough to bring Uber’s self-driving car program to a halt and cause some big problems for Levandowski. California’s Trade Secrets law is weaker than other states, but if successful, Waymo will be able to seek an injunction, damages, and attorney’s fees. Because all law is securities law, the SEC may also be able to bring a case against Uber (similarly to their case against Theranos).

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The Case Against Uber

Daniel Compton lays out the case against Uber having coordinated with Anthony Levandowski to steal Google subsidiary Waymo’s self-driving car technology:

From Waymo’s filings, it seems that they have Levandowski dead to rights on stealing their LiDAR designs. That alone should be enough to bring Uber’s self-driving car program to a halt and cause some big problems for Levandowski. California’s Trade Secrets law is weaker than other states, but if successful, Waymo will be able to seek an injunction, damages, and attorney’s fees. Because all law is securities law, the SEC may also be able to bring a case against Uber (similarly to their case against Theranos).

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6 days ago by josephschmitt
The Uber Bombshell About to Drop
9 days ago by tinystride
Alphabet is implying that Mr Levandowski arranged with Uber to:

Steal LiDAR and other self-driving component designs from Waymo
Start Otto as a plausible corporate vehicle for developing the self-driving technology
Acquire Otto for $680 million
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10 days ago by ntschutta
If you’ve been following tech news over the last few weeks, you have probably seen several stories about Uber, all negative (bar this one about flying cars). I suspect that what is coming next will prove to be a far bigger story than all of the other incidents so far. N.B. via Pocket
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roz. In Pierre-Yves’ deposition, he claims that Levandowski “told him that he planned to ‘replicate’ Waymo’s technology at a new company he was forming.” (Droz…
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10 days ago by powerpage
Daniel Compton:
<p>In the last few weeks Alphabet <a href="https://medium.com/waymo/a-note-on-our-lawsuit-against-otto-and-uber-86f4f98902a1#.vd51cmjdf">filed a lawsuit</a> against Uber. Alphabet and Waymo (Alphabet’s self-driving car company) allege that Anthony Levandowski, an ex-Waymo manager, stole confidential and proprietary information from Waymo, then used it in his own self-driving truck startup, Otto. Uber acquired Otto in August 2016, so the suit was filed against Uber, not Otto.

This alone is a fairly explosive claim, but the subtext of Alphabet’s filing is an even bigger bombshell. Reading between the lines, (in my opinion) Alphabet is implying that Mr Levandowski arranged with Uber to:

• Steal LiDAR and other self-driving component designs from Waymo
• Start Otto as a plausible corporate vehicle for developing the self-driving technology
• Acquire Otto for $680 million
• Below, I’ll present the timeline of events, my interpretation, and some speculation on a possible (bad) outcome for Uber. </p>


It's quite an interpretation. (Also, legal things tend not to go with bombshells. They're more like super-slow burners.) One suspect it isn't going to be that bad, but Uber could find itself a few years behind rivals if things go badly. Still, it has a ton of money which it can use to get through the hard times.
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If you’ve been following tech news over the last few weeks, you have probably seen several stories about Uber , all negative (bar this one about flying cars). I…
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10 days ago by lou31
This Uber/Waymo/Otto lawsuit is like watching a self-driving semitrailer jacknife across a highway.
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11 days ago by antifuchs
This Uber/Waymo/Otto lawsuit is like watching a self-driving semitrailer jacknife across a highway.
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11 days ago by avi
This Uber/Waymo/Otto lawsuit is like watching a self-driving semitrailer jacknife across a highway.
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11 days ago by lemonodor
RT : this is ... astounding would be the largest scandal in valley history (esp if you factor uber's valuation)
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11 days ago by sarcas
RT : Seems pretty obvious Uber’s interest in Otto was solely about stealing Google’s tech
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11 days ago by becked
Alphabet's IP theft allegations regarding Waymo, Otto and Anthony Levandowski are pretty hardcore
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11 days ago by jm
Yet another shoe falls in the PR disaster that is Uber. This time WRT possible (likely?) stolen IP from Google:
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11 days ago by peterood
Worüber sich Waymo und Uber streiten
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11 days ago by grzbielok
Pretty thorough analysis of the unfolding Waymo vs. Uber stolen IP dispute.
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11 days ago by alexbecker
Detailed speculation on the nature of Google's case about intellectual property theft
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11 days ago by nelson
RT : this is ... astounding would be the largest scandal in valley history (esp if you factor uber's valuation)
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11 days ago by saikofish
This article suggests that Otto’s only purpose was to give L. time to “independently” develop his LIDAR: Hoo boy!
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11 days ago by whyitsjeff
this is ... astounding would be the largest scandal in valley history (esp if you factor uber's valuation)
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11 days ago by sneak
The Uber Bombshell About to Drop – Daniel With Music
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11 days ago by wschenk
The Uber Bombshell About to Drop...
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11 days ago by jabbrwcky
Looks like Uber might have nicked their "self driving car" side from Google.
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11 days ago by ebel
Uber's horrendous month(s) continue. If Google's allegations are true, they're working off a ton of stolen designs http://bit.ly/2nmDBxT
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11 days ago by michaelmartin
More detail on Waymo's (Google's) case against Uber for allegedly stealing their self-driving technology.
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The Uber Bombshell About to Drop
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11 days ago by briantrice