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Google parent sues Uber, alleging IP theft

Google parent sues Uber, alleging IP theft

It took Alphabet’s Waymo seven years to design and build a laser-scanning system to guide its self-driving cars. Uber Technologies allegedly did it in nine months. Waymo claims in a lawsuit filed on Thursday that was possible

Snapchat IPO is lunacy … or is it?

Snapchat IPO is lunacy … or is it?

Let’s say this upfront: buying shares in Snapchat’s initial public offering next week is an act of lunacy. It’s nuts to buy stock of a company with just a two-year track record of generating revenue, a loss of $1,27 for each

Project Loon scaled back dramatically

Project Loon scaled back dramatically

In 2013, Google ran its first tests for Project Loon, an ambitious effort to circulate broadband-emitting balloons across the globe. On Thursday, the company said that’s not necessary anymore. Executives at the project said

Apple struggling to make big deals

Apple struggling to make big deals

“We are always looking at acquisitions,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told analysts last month. “There’s not a size that we would not do.” It’s a message he’s increasingly stressed over the past year as investors

Apple shares hit record on iPhone optimism

Apple shares hit record on iPhone optimism

Apple shares hit a record on optimism the next iPhone will drive a resurgence in sales and help the company’s services businesses grow. The stock climbed less than 1% to US$133,29 at the close Monday in

Ford pumps $1bn into AI

Ford pumps $1bn into AI

Ford Motor Co is investing US$1bn in a months-old start-up founded by two pioneers in the nascent autonomous vehicle sector. The Pittsburgh-based artificial intelligence company Argo AI will develop the brains – specifically, a virtual

Will robots kill us? Google finds out…

Will robots kill us? Google finds out…

When our robot overlords arrive, will they decide to kill us or cooperate with us? New research from DeepMind, Google parent Alphabet’s London-based artificial intelligence unit, could ultimately shed

Paranoia creates networking start-up boom

Paranoia creates networking start-up boom

Of all the lasting effects of Edward Snowden’s leaks, there’s one photo that leaves a particularly strong mark. In it, US federal employees in t-shirts and blue jeans are seen intercepting network equipment from Cisco at a shipping

120 companies challenge Trump on immigration

120 companies challenge Trump on immigration

More than 120 companies, from Apple to Zynga, filed an impassioned legal brief condemning US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, stepping up the industry’s growing opposition to the policy. The amicus brief was filed late

Why tech companies are right to fight Trump

Why tech companies are right to fight Trump

Few tech workers come from the seven countries affected by US President Donald Trump’s entry ban. But the 97 US companies, most of them from the tech sector, that lent their support to the State of Washington’s lawsuit aiming to block

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