Morning Agenda: Uber’s Tough Week, Tech Acrimony and Manufacturing


An Uber vehicle mapping the streets and topography of Pittsburgh last year in preparation for the use of driverless cars.

Jeff Swensen for The New York Times

It’s been a tough week for Uber.

The company is still reeling after a former employee asserted that she had been sexually harassed and then ignored when she told the human resources department.

Now, Uber is being sued by Waymo, the self-driving car business that was spun out of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.

Waymo accused Uber of using intellectual property stolen by one of Google’s former project leaders. It said Anthony Levandowski, who runs Uber’s autonomous car division, downloaded files from Google a month before leaving to start his own self-driving car company, Otto, which was later bought by Uber.

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