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Earlier today, Recode reported that Uber had asked its new SVP of engineering, Amit Singhal, to resign after he failed to disclose the circumstances involved in his departure from Google. According to Recode, Singhal resigned from Google in early 2016 after an investigation into a sexual harassment claim brought against him by another employee. Singhal has denied the allegations, but according to Recode, Google found them "credible".

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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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Uber is not known for treating its drivers particularly well, but it gets worse: According to allegations from ex-engineer Susan J. Fowler, the ridesharing app has a culture of misogyny, and threatened to fire her after she reported sexual harassment. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has already responded to the allegations, saying in a statement to Gizmodo, "What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in."

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The popular livery and union-busting service Uber is catching heat in Brazil because its drivers keep getting robbed and murdered. This isn't the first time that the company has struggled with murder in its ranks. But holy crap, a recent report has some horrifying new details.

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Argo AI is the focus of a one billion investment over the next five years from Ford, in a bid to collaborate on the car maker's autonomous vehicle offering.

The artificial intelligence company is founded by the former leaders of the self-driving car teams of Google and Uber, and will include roboticists and engineers developing a new software platform (with potential for licensing) for Ford's fully autonomous vehicle, coming in 2021.

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Following an unprecedented wave of outraged Uber users terminating their account in protest of what many saw as CEO Travis Kalanick's cooperation with President Trump, Kalanick is leaving Trump's business advisory council, Uber confirmed to Gizmodo today.