The founders of Silicon Valley startup UploadVR landed on Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list this year. And now, they have reached another tech world milestone — being sued for rampant sexual harassment. The details of the lawsuit describe a company that seems to have looked at other startup's workplace environments and decided they just weren't hostile enough.
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Travis Kalanick's "brother from another mother", Anthony Levandowski, has officially stepped down from leading Uber's self-driving car division. Levandowski is a key player in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google, that claims he stole tech that Uber is incorporating into its cars. This isn't a minor legal proceeding. It could prove to be fatal for the ride-sharing startup.
For what seems like the millionth time, Yahoo's miserable descent into nothingness has somehow gotten worse. Today, a group of previously imprisoned Chinese dissidents filed a lawsuit against the company for misappropriating more than $US17 million ($23 million) put in a trust fund meant to aid Chinese political prisoners.
The Conjuring series has been haunted by lawsuits for years, and the stakes are only getting higher. Author Gerald Brittle is now seeking $US900 million ($1.2 billion) in damages over claims producers lifted from his work about two real life paranormal investigators. His ace in the hole? Recognising the pair probably made it up.
Last month Google filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that the ridesharing company colluded with a former Google engineer to steal trade secrets and proprietary designs from the Waymo self-driving car unit. Yesterday, Uber's lawyers filed a motion to move the case into the dark hole of arbitration.
On Tuesday March 14, a group of former and inactive Mormons — who have leaked dozens of internal documents exposing the inner workings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — sent a legal letter to the LDS Church warning that MormonLeaks has no intention of ending their crusade for transparency.
Smart sex toys have a single core idea: Take one of the most personal and private parts of a someone's life and hook it up to a network designed for blasting information out for all the world to see. Back in August, it came to light that one wired-up Canadian dildo maker had violated its user's privacy, and now it has to pay up, big time.
Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality company with no actual product, continues to self-destruct. A new lawsuit filed today in Southern Florida District Court accuses the company of creating a hostile workplace for women and of using misleading marketing materials to depict the product's capabilities.
Believe it or not, there really is more than one company using balloons to cover the world with Wi-Fi. Space Data Corp has sued Google, claiming that it stole the idea for Project Loon during a 2007 meeting.
In its escalating fight against fake product reviews, Amazon has for the first time started suing its own sellers instead of just going after other websites that promise to write five-star recommendations for cash. It's another sign that the internet giant is increasingly serious about eliminating incentives for fake reviews that erode trust, even if it means targeting the third-party retailers that hawk their wares through Amazon's platform and who, unlike the fake-review sites, are a source of revenue.
Sony's ex-employees are suing the company for failing to secure its computer system and exposing their information.
Law firm Piper Alderman is back to fight for disgruntled Vodafone customers with a three-year old class action lawsuit that aims to take the telco for all its worth for alleged bad service in 2010-11. The law firm won't be officially filing the suit for three months so that new claimants can come on board. Here's how to get involved, along with everything you need to know.
At the height of Vodafone's "Vodafail" controversy last year brought on by bad coverage, a shoddy network and about the same level of customer service, law firm Piper Alderman decided to get disgruntled customers to sign up to a class action against the telco. Today we got word that the class action is set to proceed.
So it's a bit odd that the 32GB Surface actually only turns up with 16GB of space, because Windows RT takes up half of it, but suing Microsoft? Really? Why don’t you just stick an SD in there and call it a day? What’s wrong with you?