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A lot of people get fired from Uber. One employee was reportedly fired last year for helping his female coworkers raise complaints about sexual harassment. Drivers get deactivated from the platform if their ratings slip below a certain number (Uber says the minimum rating varies by city, but driver forums say dipping below a 4.6 out of 5 is enough for deactivation). Even executives sometimes get axed — Uber senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal was asked to resign after sexual harassment allegations against him at a former job became public.

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Last night, Waymo, the self-driving car division of Alphabet — parent company to Google — filed a blockbuster lawsuit against Uber. The suit alleges that a former Google engineer stole trade secrets and proprietary designs of Waymo's self-driving car system, which he subsequently used when starting his own company that was later acquired by Uber in 2016.

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Google announced Tuesday that it is "pausing" its Fiber operations in ten cities. Google Fiber will remain in cities that Google has already laid the infrastructure for, but Alphabet is putting a halt on future development. Google will also be laying off nine per cent of its Fiber team, according to Ars Technica. The CEO of Google Access, Craig Barratt, is also stepping down.

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Hearing the alphabet through movie scenes is totally dumb and silly but also loads of stupid fun. Burger Fiction took scenes from 85 different movies and stitched them together to spit out all 26 letters, and it's almost captivating, in a "damn, they're really going to be able to get every letter" sort of way.

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Currently, Chromebooks run apps off the Chrome Web Store, as well as select Android apps in an experimental runtime. But according to details in the latest developer build of Chrome OS, compatibility for Android's millions of apps could be coming.