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Uber Threatens To Fire Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo

Uber's general counsel Salle Yoo has warned Anthony Levandowski that if he doesn't return the files he's accused of stealing from Google's self-driving car unit and using them to develop similar technology at Uber, or open deny taking them, he could.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMay 19th, 2017

Kenya’s Struggling Uber Drivers Fear a New Competitor: Uber

Drivers say that Uber’s plans to start a discounted service in Nairobi, the capital, will eat further into their already meager earnings......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News4 hr. 16 min. ago

Uber uses artificial intelligence to figure out your personal price hike

The system has caused a wide discrepancy between how much you pay and what your driver receives......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Uber debuts a “smarter” UberPool in Manhattan

 Uber announced this morning a series of under-the-hood changes to its ride-sharing service UberPool in Manhattan, with the goal of improving its matching algorithms, as well as its pickup and dropoff processes in the city. The company says t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Pittsburgh Is Falling Out of Love With Uber"s Self-Driving Cars

A worn-out welcome: The city rolled out the red carpet as a host to Uber's driverless car experiments, but nine months later its mayor and residents have built up a list of grievances with the public-private partnership. From a report: While our expe.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 28 min. ago

Pittsburgh is falling out of love with Uber’s self-driving cars

Pittsburgh was the initial test city for Uber's self-driving car initiative. While our experience in one of the autonomous vehicles was thankfully pretty safe, it wasn't long before reports of accidents and wrong-way driving began.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Uber"s carpool service sacrifices convenience for efficiency in NYC (updated)

In the wake of its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2017 (yup, and it's only just May), Uber has been doing a lot of work to improve its service. As an extension of the "smart pickup points" trial from London and other cities last.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News10 hr. 15 min. ago

Uber is further improving ridesharing by making you walk more

In the wake of its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2017 (yup, and it's only just May), Uber has been doing a lot of work to improve its service. As an extension of the "smart pickup points" trial from London and other cities last.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News10 hr. 59 min. ago

Bludgeoned by orcs: What it’s like to die repeatedly in Shadow of War

To win this game, combat mastery won’t be enough. But will pre-battle prep be fun? Enlarge / Like my father always said, it's always easier to climb a tower while riding a fire-breathing beast. (credit: WB Interactive / Monolith) LOS ANGELES.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 8 min. ago

Apple insists that a Beats headphone explosion wasn’t its fault

Earlier this year a pair of Beats headphones worn by an Australian woman suddenly caught fire during a flight. Apple, which owns Beats, has pinned the blame on AAA batteries that are used to power older versions of the device. The post Apple insists.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 16 min. ago

Uber Launches New Rider App In India

Uber has recently launched a new app for riders in India and around the globe, across Android and iOS platforms. According to a recent press release, Uber riders can now enjoy faster, smarter, and more personalised Uber experience on the new app, whi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News16 hr. 52 min. ago

Apple insists Beats headphones explosion wasn’t its fault

Earlier this year a pair of Beats headphones worn by an Australian woman suddenly caught fire during a flight. Apple, which owns Beats, has pinned the blame on AAA batteries that are used to power older versions of the device. The post Apple insists.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News17 hr. 36 min. ago

Ford Motor Co. is reportedly firing CEO Mark Fields

Ford will fire CEO Mark Fields and replace him with self-driving car chief Jim Hackett, according to the New York Times. The news comes amid turmoil in the company, including a steep 25 percent drop in car sales so far this year and layoffs.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

Trade officials seek end to border hassles

North American trade officials say synchronizing regulations and improving infrastructure at ports of entry are as important as trade agreements. The goal is the free movement of cross-border goods......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News21 hr. 28 min. ago

Ford is firing CEO Mark Fields, naming former Steelcase chief Jim Hackett to take over in management shakeup, reports say

Ford will fire CEO Mark Fields and replace him with James Hackett, head of the automaker's Smart Mobility arm, as part of a broad management shakeup, according to reports by Forbes and other news organizations......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News21 hr. 28 min. ago

Article: New Data Signals German Advertisers Are Growing More Comfortable with Programmatic

Revised industry guidelines appear to have eased advertiser concerns, leading to a higher-than-forecast spending total, according a digital trade group study......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Ex-IBM Employee Guilty of Stealing Secrets For China

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: A former developer for IBM pled guilty on Friday to economic espionage and to stealing trade secrets related to a type of software known as a clustered file system, which IBM sells to customers around the world. X.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

Pittsburgh Welcomed Uber’s Driverless Car Experiment. Not Anymore.

Nine months after Uber rolled out self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh, the city’s relationship with the ride-hailing company has soured......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

Texas Legislature Clears Road For Uber and Lyft To Return To Austin

schwit1 shared this article from the Austin Monitor: The Texas Legislature has cleared the road for Uber and Lyft to return to Austin on their own terms. On Wednesday, the state Senate overwhelmingly approved House Bill 100 on second and third readin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

Google’s Waymo versus Uber: everything you need to know

Google-owned Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that Otto — a startup purchased by Uber last year — stole confidential information related to autonomous-car technology. Waymo claims Uber is in possession of 14,000 stolen files. The post.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

Stealing Windows Credentials Using Google Chrome

Orome1 writes: A default setting in Google Chrome, which allows it to download files that it deems safe without prompting the user for a download location, can be exploited by attackers to mount a Windows credential theft attack using specially-craft.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 20th, 2017