Uber Fires Anthony Levandowski

Mike Isaac and Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for The New York Times:

Uber said Tuesday that it had fired Anthony Levandowski, a star engineer brought in to lead the company’s self-driving automobile efforts who was accused of stealing trade secrets when he left a job at Google. […]

That was certainly the case for Mr. Levandowski. Last August, when Uber announced it had bought Otto, Mr. Kalanick described Mr. Levandowski as “one of the world’s leading autonomous engineers,” a prolific entrepreneur with “a real sense of urgency.”

“A real sense of urgency” is one way to put it.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017