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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.

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For a little while there, it seemed like Axanar, the crowdfunded Star Trek fan film, was out of danger. But it turns out, the film no longer has a Fair Use leg to stand on. Unless we get some Captain Picard-level speech about why Axanar shouldn't be seen as CBS's property, the movie is screwed.

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The Hyperloop One boys are at it again. This time, the company is reportedly countersuing its co-founder and chief technology office Brogan BamBrogan for $US250 million ($333 million), claiming that he and three others tried to stage a hostile takeover and conspired to start their own company.

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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.