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FILE - This March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. A former Uber security specialist fired earlier this year made the explosive allegations in a 37-page letter seeking a big payoff for being forced out. The letter was unsealed Friday, Dec. 15, by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 16, 2017 - 1:34 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals' trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing market, according an inflammatory letter unsealed Friday by a federal judge. Those...
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FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, then-head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that Levandowski, a former Uber executive, stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off to help the ride-hailing service build robotic vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 15, 2017 - 8:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals' trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing market, according an inflammatory letter unsealed Friday by a federal judge. Those...
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This photo released by NASA shows a replica Orion Spacecraft dropped from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft at 35,000 feet in altitude to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz., Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the failure of the third and still sufficiently slowed the spacecraft for a landing. It was the fifth of eight tests to qualify Orion's parachute system for flights with astronauts beginning with Exploration Mission-2. (U.S. Army/NASA via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 8:18 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure. The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the...
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FILE - This file image provided by Disney shows, from left, Chadwick Boseman as Panther, Paul Bettany as Vision, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, and Don Cheadle as War Machine in a scene from "Marvel's Captain America: Civil War." Disney’s announcement Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it’s buying most of movie goliath Fox for $52.4 billion in stock brings these once disparate franchises together. The combined company will account for more than a third of theatrical revenues in the U.S. and Canada. (Disney Marvel via AP, File)
December 15, 2017 - 7:35 pm
MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured world of Marvel...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad. The social media giant whose platform has become a daily addiction for hundreds of millions of people sheds light on both sides of the issue a blog post Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 15, 2017 - 7:15 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health. The social media giant whose platform has become a daily addiction for hundreds of millions...
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FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, then-head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that Levandowski, a former Uber executive, stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off to help the ride-hailing service build robotic vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 15, 2017 - 7:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has unsealed an inflammatory letter in which a former Uber security specialist accused the ride-hailing service of corporate espionage. The letter alleges Uber dispatched a team of spies to steal its rivals' trade secrets and take other shady actions to thwart...
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FILE - This file image provided by Disney shows, from left, Chadwick Boseman as Panther, Paul Bettany as Vision, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, and Don Cheadle as War Machine in a scene from "Marvel's Captain America: Civil War." Disney’s announcement Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it’s buying most of movie goliath Fox for $52.4 billion in stock brings these once disparate franchises together. The combined company will account for more than a third of theatrical revenues in the U.S. and Canada. (Disney Marvel via AP, File)
December 15, 2017 - 6:52 pm
MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured world of Marvel...
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FILE - This July 24, 2013 file photo shows the Google Chromecast device in San Francisco. Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, it is preparing to sell the devices. Links to the products appeared on Amazon.com but indicate they are still unavailable. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 15, 2017 - 6:24 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed Friday it is preparing to sell the devices. However, fresh links for...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure. The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:50 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed Friday it is preparing to sell the devices. But links for the products...
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