More importantly, Judge Alsup is mad about the "rat's nest of wiring" in his courtroom
ALSUP: What *is* Ottomotto?
ALSUP: So if the jury decides a billion dollar verdict against Ottomotto, Uber’s going to pay that?
UBER: Well, we hope that doesn't matter but yes.
WAYMO: I have a series of slides here. I’d like to start with a more detailed presentation …
ALSUP: Is it showing up in the jury box?
WAYMO: It is, but it isn't in ours.
ALSUP: And not mine either.
Slack and iMessage
In one 2015 meeting:
TK what we want
- All of their data
- Road map
- Pound of flesh
This is a few months after Levandowski leaves Waymo. "They hadn’t done anything yet! What were they buying?"
"The golden time is over. It is war time."
"There are rules that separate order and chaos. Need to understand those rules."
ALSUP: Don't talk about this case. ... talk about the Superbowl or something else.
There’s no conspiracy, there’s no cheating, end of story.
(That's because the case has gone to arbitration btw)
But there’s no connection whatsoever between any files he downloaded, all these little emails, and what’s in here.
ALSUP: ... where is that coming from?
"I’m a little leery because both of those numbers aren’t really meaningful to any narrative."
KRAFCIK: *sigh* It's... it's a rather complicated technology, but...
KRAFCIK: We’re driven by safety at Waymo.
KRAFCIK: Very confident.
WAYMO: Would you put those kids in a driverless Waymo car?
KRAFCIK: Anthony Levandowski on the far right.
WAYMO: Anthony’s on the far right with the hat on?
WAYMO: Have you met Anthony Levandowski?
K: I have.
here we go
KRAFCIK: Honestly it felt fairly empty. … I do remember one thing very vividly. At the time it didn’t seem in context or apropos of anything else that was said. Kalanick said, "We don’t give up 1% of the company lightly."
UBER: Did Otto come up at this meeting?
KRAFCIK: Possible, I don’t, I don’t remember.
I think Larry is just worried about helping the competition.
“Chaffeur is broken. We’re loosing our tech advantage fast."
To get to that better software faster we should deploy the first 1000 cars asap. I don’t understand why we are not doing that."
"FYI Sergey we lost another laser guy to Otto.
Our hiring freeze and the attractive SDC offers out there are definitely impacting us."
UBER: Brian Celeste leaves too, is that correct?
UBER: Russell Smith leaves too, is that correct?
And it keeps going.
Skating dangerously to saying that there were originally over a hundred, which I believe is not supposed to be presented as evidence (but could come in through the backdoor)
KRAFCIK: He left and started his own company.
WAYMO: Has Waymo filed a lawsuit against him for misappropriation of trade secrets?
KRAFCIK: No we did not.
UBER: None of those companies are directly competing with Waymo in the ridesharing business, are they?
Krafcik waffles, Uber rephrases. Krafcik affirms none of those companies are currently in the ridesharing business.
Lmao he got a question about his kids too