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Economy Aug 27Ex-Google engineer charged in Uber self-driving theft case
The indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney's office in San Jose, California, is an offshoot of a lawsuit filed in 2017 by Waymo, a self-driving car pioneer spun off from Google.
Economy May 10Uber goes public on the New York Stock Exchange
The world's largest ride-hailing service reached a major milestone Thursday when Uber priced its initial public offering at $45 per share.
Economy Apr 22Tesla expects to have fully self-driving cars by next year
The company made the announcement during an investor conference at its Palo Alto, California, headquarters Monday.
Nation Mar 06Mark Zuckerberg envisions ‘privacy-focused’ Facebook transformation
Creating more ways for Facebook's more than 2 billion users to keep things private could undermine the company's business model, which depends on the ability to learn about the things people like and then sell ads tied to those interests.
Economy Dec 13Apple to build $1 billion campus in Austin, expand elsewhere
Apple's investment, which will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents, adds to a city that has already become a bustling tech hub.
Nation Nov 08After backlash, Google reforms its sexual misconduct rules
CEO Sundar Pichai spelled out the concessions in an email sent Thursday to Google employees.
Nation Nov 01Google employees stage walkouts over mistreatment of women in tech
Carrying signs that included a mocking reference to the company's original "Don't be evil" motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the tech giant's mishandling of sexual…
Economy Sep 29Tesla CEO Elon Musk, company settle fraud suit for $40M
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the electric car company have agreed to pay a total of $40 million and make a series of concessions to settle a government lawsuit.
Economy Aug 07Tesla stock halted as CEO Elon Musk tweets he may take electric car company private
The unusual step taken early Tuesday afternoon came shortly after Musk dropped a bombshell on his Twitter account by announcing he had lined up the financing to buy all of Tesla's stock at $420 per share.
Economy Aug 02Apple becomes world’s first $1 trillion company
The peak reached Thursday seemed unimaginable in 1997 when Apple teetered on the edge of bankruptcy, with its stock trading for less than $1.