By Mariam Baksh and Edward Graham
Ranking members of the Senate and House committees that oversee the Federal Communications Commission have asked the Government Accountability Office to conduct…
The burden of proof is on Waymo LLC to show former engineer Anthony Levandowski used allegedly stolen documents in creating self driving-technology for Uber Technologies Inc., which he left to work for. But District Judge William Alsup may make jurors more sympathetic to Waymo by telling them that Uber’s attorneys have been misleading him and withholding evidence.
According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, the number of tech companies and trade associations registered to lobby U.S., Canadian and Mexican government officials has more than doubled in the last few months. Companies like Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are looking to zero out tariffs for tech goods and remove restrictions on cloud storage as officials prepare to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Brian Krzanich, Intel Corp.’s chief executive, joined the chief executives of Merck and Under Armour in announcing that he would leave Trump’s council on American manufacturing following the president’s response to violence during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Krzanich said he resigned “to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues.”
The Federal Communications Commission has granted net neutrality advocates’ request for an extension on filing reply comments on the agency’s proposal to roll back Obama-era rules on the subject. While the request, which was opposed by telecom companies, was for eight weeks, the FCC granted a two-week extension.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit will not block the Federal Communications Commission’s April decision to eliminate price caps for much of the business broadband market. The FCC’s business data services ruling deems certain local markets as competitive, even when there is only one broadband service provider.
Benchmark Capital is suing Uber Technologies Inc.’s co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick for not honoring the terms of his resignation and allegedly trying to stack the company’s board with allies to prepare for a return as CEO. The Silicon Valley venture firm, one of Uber’s biggest shareholders, alleges that Kalanick is attempting to “entrench himself for his own selfish ends” — an accusation a Kalanick spokesman called “without merit.”
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab plans to withdraw antitrust complaints it made in Europe against Microsoft Corp. after the U.S. tech company agreed to work with outside antivirus vendors on delivery of its security updates for Windows users. The Moscow-based security company in June accused Microsoft of abusing its dominance in the computer market by favoring its own antivirus software over those of independent security companies.
Officials with the U.S. International Trade Commission have agreed to investigate allegations made by Qualcomm Inc. that Apple Inc. infringed on the chipmaker’s patents when it created the iPhone 7 and other tech devices. Qualcomm’s suit asked U.S. trade regulators to ban iPhone models that contain broadband modem chips not made by Qualcomm.
Google Inc. fired the engineer responsible for writing an internal memo that blasted the tech giant’s diversity policies on gender. The author of the controversial memo confirmed that he has been dismissed for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”