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The  Uber logo is pictured outside its corporate HQ in San Francisco. Photograph: Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images

Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has apologised and agreed to pay $245 million to settle a trade secrets case brought by Google subsidiary Waymo(...)

British  theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking:  he said artificial intelligence could be “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity” during his keynote speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

For anyone hoping the organisers of the Web Summit might fail dismally in Lisbon and end up back in Dublin with their tails between their legs, think (...)

Waymo chief executive John Krafcik announces the latest developments by the Google offshoot in self-driving cars technology.

Google subsidiary Waymo has started test-driving self-driving cars without anyone in the driver seat on public roads. The company’s chief executive, (...)

Waymo sued Uber in February, claiming that former engineer Anthony Levandowski downloaded more than 14,000 confidential files before leaving to set up a self-driving truck company

Alphabet’s Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber Technologies as conditions for settling its high-profile trade (...)

The court decision offers a lift to San Francisco-based Uber, which has been besieged by high-profile problems. Photograph: Reuters

Uber Technologies won a victory onThursday in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court by persuading a US federal appeals court to sen(...)

The ‘self driving car’ that caused a stir in Arlington, Virginia. Photograph: YouTube

Tech blogs went crazy over the weekend after a new self-driving car was seen rolling around Arlington, Virginia. Unlike vehicles from Google Waymo, U(...)

This year Google is expected to generate about $73.75bn   in net digital ad revenue worldwide, a 17.8%  jump from a year earlier. Photograph: Reuters/Christian Hartmann

Alphabet Inc reported a 27.7 per cent drop in quarterly profit as the company recorded a previously announced charge related to a record €2.4 billion (...)

Look! No hands: Self-driving vehicles are on the way, sooner rather than later

It is rather like that moment in Generic Science Fiction Movie 2: The Return. The rag-tag group of surviving humans are cloistered in the corner of so(...)

Apple’s automotive research project has been under way for more than two years, but it is unclear how soon any product will emerge

Apple has been granted a licence to test autonomous vehicles in California, marking the public launch of its race with Uber, Alphabet and Tesla to def(...)

Photograph: iStock

When Uber Technologies was raising venture capital in 2013, it was one of the hottest deals around - and no one was more eager to write a check than B(...)

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