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The Station: The lidar SPAC craze and 10 investors give their mobility predictions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before you get to reading The Station, a small update for you. As transportation editor — a new title I gained last month — I am focused on building a team and deepening our co...
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Anthony Levandowski Closes His Church of AI

The first church of artificial intelligence has shut its conceptual doors. From a report: Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer who avoided an 18-month prison sentence after receiving a presidential pardon last month, has closed the church he created to understand and accept a godhead based on artificial intelligence. The Way of the Future church, which Levandowski formed in 2015, was officially dissolved at the end of the year, according to state and federal records. However, the proc...
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The former Uber exec who was pardoned by Trump has closed his church that worshipped AI, donating its funds to the NAACP

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Anthony Levandowski, a former Uber and Google employee, dissolved a church he founded and dedicated to artificial intelligence. The engineer had been convicted of stealing trade secrets, but received a pardon from Donald Trump. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer and founder of the tech company's self-driving car project Waymo, has closed his AI-focused church and donated its holdings to the NAA...
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Anthony Levandowski closes his Church of AI

The first church of artificial intelligence has shut its conceptual doors. Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer who avoided an 18-month prison sentence after receiving a presidential pardon last month, has closed the church he created to understand and accept a godhead based on artificial intelligence. The Way of the Future church, which Levandowski formed in 2015, was officially dissolved at the end of the year, according to state and federal records. However, the process had started...
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Trump pardoned the guy who founded the Church Of AI

With all the hullabaloo surrounding Joe Biden’s inauguration, Trump’s last-minute pardons slipped under the RADAR a bit. Sure, Trump’s pardoning of Steve Bannon nabbed plenty of headlines. And his snub of Joe Exotic, the Tiger King, made the trades. But what’s arguably the most interesting story of them all is 45’s pardoning of Anthony Levandowski, the founder of the Church of AI. Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the intellectual theft of Google and Waymo’s autonomous driving...
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Pardon Me, Did I Do Something Wrong?

Among those receiving a Presidential pardon included Anthony Levandowski and Elliott Broidy. Trump’s largesse was noted in a story on Autoblog that appeared earlier today. Levandowski, a former Google engineer, pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets on autonomous cars before moving to Uber to head up Otto, their self-driving startup. Pleading guilty in March for […] The post Pardon Me, Did I Do Something Wrong? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Google: The last 4 years in tech

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Trump pardoned ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski, who faced 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets before working for Uber

Anthony Levandowski appears in court after being indicted on 33 counts of trade secret theft and attempted trade secret theft. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Donlad Trump has pardoned an ex-Google engineer facing 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets.  Anthony Levandowski was at the heart of a long-running court battle between Google and Uber.  Silicon Valley heavyweights including PayPal cofounder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel pushed for Levandowski's pardon. Visit Business In...
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Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski among list of last-minute Trump pardons

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who had been sentenced to 18 months in prison on one count of stealing trade secrets, has received a pardon from President Donald Trump. The full pardon, which was one of 73 issued late Tuesday evening, means Levandowski will avoid a prison cell. The president also commuted 70 sentences. Levandowski received his sentence in August 2020. However, Judge Alsup, who presided over the case, said he didn’t need to report to prison...
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President Trump Pardons Anthony Levandowski, Ex-Uber Engineer Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Trade Secrets From Google

On his final night in office, President Trump granted clemency to a total of 143 people, ranging from former adviser Stephen K. Bannon to rapper Lil Wayne. One name in particular that stands out in the tech community is none other than Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer that was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Google. "Levandowski left Google in 2016 to start his own self-driving truck company, which was quickly acquired by Uber for $680 million," ...
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Insider Transportation: How Uber nearly swiped Google's self-driving crown

Anthony Levandowski (far right) and Chris Urmson (far left) helped create the self-driving industry as it exists today. Their rivalry nearly destroyed it. Courtesy of David Goldwater More than three years ago, I decided my day job wasn't enough for me, admitted my social life wasn't much of a sacrifice, and began writing a book about the rise of the self-driving car. Getting my arms around the story required interviewing more than 120 people, sifting through thousands of legal, governmental...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, Cruise, Ford, Travis Kalanick, Self-driving Cars, Henrik Fisker, Boeing, Pittsburgh, Chris Urmson


Leadership at United Way Worldwide consistently ignored allegations of inappropriate behavior, former employees said

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on allegations of inappropriate behavior at United Way, the battle between Google and Uber in the race to create the autonomous car, and PayPal's record-breaking 2020. Read time: Five 1/2 minutes. United Way CEO Brian Gallagher. Nick Wass/AP Images for United Way Worldwide Hello 2021!I hope yo...
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$120 million payouts, massive egos, and prison time: The inside story of Google and Uber's war to own self-driving-cars

After years with Google, Anthony Levandowski (right) quit Google to help Uber CEO Travis Kalanick field his own self-driving-cars, with disastrous consequences. Tony Avelar/AP Photo In January 2016, self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski quit Google and went to Uber, where CEO Travis Kalanick was eager to produce his own robo-taxi. Levandowski had been sidelined at Google in favor of Chris Urmson, his onetime roommate and longtime rival.  Years of infighting and indecision within Go...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, News, Trends, Larry Page, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Self-driving Cars, Teaser, Kalanick, Chris Urmson, Abraham Lincoln, Alex Davies, Urmson, Tony Avelar


Uber is reportedly in talks to sell its self-driving vehicle division to a startup run by former Uber, Tesla, and Google executives and backed by Amazon

Uber Uber is in talks to sell its self-driving vehicle division, ATG, to autonomous vehicle startup Aurora, TechCrunch reported Friday. ATG has been hobbled by a deadly crash, infighting, and unreliable tech — leading investors to lose patience and sparking rumors the company would try to offload the struggling unit. Despite a previous $7.25 billion valuation, ATG was facing an upcoming investment round that would have valued it at less than that, according to TechCrunch, as Uber has doub...
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Uber in talks to sell ATG self-driving unit to Aurora

Eighteen months ago, Uber’s self-driving car unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, was valued at $7.25 billion following a $1 billion investment from Toyota, DENSO and Softbank’s Vision Fund. Now, it’s up for sale and a competing autonomous vehicle technology startup is in talks with Uber to buy it, according to three sources familiar with the deal. Aurora Innovation, the startup founded by three veterans of the autonomous vehicle industry who led programs at Google, Tesla and Uber, is i...
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The Station: Uber eats rides, the next micromobility trend, Levandowksi’s day in court

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. A series of recent and upcoming vehicle reveals have provided yet another reminder of how automakers are doubling down on tech. This isn’t just about the shift away from knobs and buttons and to...
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Anthony Levandowski Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison, As New $4 Billion Lawsuit Against Uber Is Filed

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been sentenced to 18 months on one count of stealing trade secrets. Judge Alsup said that home confinement would "[give] a green light to every future brilliant engineer to steal trade secrets. Prison time is the answer to that." During court proceedings today, Levandowski also agreed to pay $756,499.22 in rest...
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Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. The sentence handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Alsup came more than four months after former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski reached a plea agreement with the federal prosecutors who brought a criminal case against him last August. Levandowski, who helped steer Google's self-d...
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Former Google, Uber Engineer Gets 18 Months For Stealing Secrets

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A former engineer at Google and Uber pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing confidential information from Google’s self-driving car program and received an 18-month prison sentence, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Anthony Scott Levandowski, 40, pleaded guilty to one of the 33 counts of trade secrets theft originally filed against him in 2019. In addition to his sentence, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered Levandowski to pay a $95,000 fine and $756,499.22...
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Star Technologist Who Crossed Google Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Anthony Levandowski, a onetime star Silicon Valley engineer of self-driving cars, had pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets.
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Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison, as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been sentenced to 18 months on one count of stealing trade secrets.  Levandowski won’t be heading straight to prison, however. Judge William Alsup postponed his incarceration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will report to prison at a future date yet to be determined. Judge Alsup said that home confinement would “[give] a green light to every future ...
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Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft (UBER, GOOG, GOOGL)

Self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, after pleading guilty to one count of trade secret theft in May. The once-celebrated engineer was at the center of Waymo's legal fight with Uber. Levandowski was a founding member of Google's "Project Chauffeur," which eventually became Waymo. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After pleading guilty to trade secret theft, Anthony Levandowsk...
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The trade secret minefield: What workers risk when changing jobs

Self-driving truck entrepreneur Anthony Levandowski on Tuesday received an 18-month prison sentence in the highest-profile trade secrets theft case in Silicon Valley in recent years. What was Levandowski convicted of? Prosecutors said Levandowski deliberately moved over 14,000 sensitive files to his personal computer while working at Google with a goal of eventually benefiting his future employer, Uber Technologies Inc. Levandowski was indicted for stealing 33 documents deemed trade secrets, b...
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The crazy story how self-driving’s biggest star stole Google secrets, joined Uber, and became bankrupt

What started out as a private legal case between Google and its former head of self-driving technology, Anthony Levandowski, that no one really batted an eyelid over, evolved into a public nightmare for all involved. With most cases against Levandowski having been settled, the former Google engineer and his most recent employer, Uber no less, are now left pointing fingers over who would pick up the $180 million bill. During a case between two of Levandowski’s former employers, Google and Uber, W...
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Amazon workers call off work over alleged lack of safety protocols

An estimated 350 Amazon warehouse employees called off work Tuesday in a nationwide protest alleging a lack of safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move follows several strikes at Amazon facilities in New York City, Chicago and Detroit where some of the non-union employees have tested positive for coronavirus. There been reported cases at more than 130 company warehouses. Locally, that includes facilities in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Hawthorne, Moreno Valley and Eastvale. Anot...
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Uber Argues 'Fraud' Absolves It From Paying Star Engineer's $179 Million Fine

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Uber argued in a recent court filing that former employee Anthony Levandowski committed fraud, an action that frees the company from any obligation to pay his legal bills, including a judgment ordering the star engineer to pay Google $179 million. Uber's fraud claim was part of its response to Levandowski's motion to compel the ride-hailing company into arbitration in the hopes that his former employee will have to shoulder the cost of the $17...
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Uber argues ‘fraud’ absolves it from paying star engineer’s $179M fine to Google

Uber argued in a recent court filing that former employee Anthony Levandowski committed fraud, an action that frees the company from any obligation to pay his legal bills, including a judgment ordering the star engineer to pay Google $179 million. The court filing was first reported by Bloomberg. Uber’s fraud claim was part of its response to Levandowski’s motion to compel the ride-hailing company into arbitration in the hopes that his former employee will have to shoulder the cost of the ...
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The Station: Pony.ai turns to delivery, Kodiak cuts, Lime snaps up Boosted’s IP

Hi and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to the future (and present) of transportation. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. What you’re reading here is an abbreviated version of The Station. To get the complete newsletter, which comes out every weekend, go here and click The Station. Here’s a friendly reminder to reach out and email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, opinions or tips or send a direct messag...
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Self-driving car engineer Anthony Levandowski files motion to force Uber into arbitration

Anthony Levandowski, the star self-driving car engineer who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit, has filed a motion to compel Uber into arbitration in the hopes that his former employee will have to shoulder the cost of at least part of the $179 million judgment against him. The motion to compel arbitration filed this week is part of Levandowski’s bankruptcy proceedings. It’s the latest chapter in a long and winding legal saga that has entangled Uber and Waymo, the former Googl...
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