Amazon claims Woody Allen ‘sabotaged’ films with #MeToo comments

Tech giant says it was justified in terminating four-film deal with director who has since taken $68m legal action Amazon has responded to the $68m (52m) breach of contract legal action In legal documents filed in the sistrict of New York, Amazon cited which he denied by saying: Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Times Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesnt make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested my daughter as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago. After numerous actors, including Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall, Timothe Chalamet and Colin Firth, Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

‘Shame!’ Amazon gets $23m from Virginia county amid fierce protests

Tech giant will build second HQ in Crystal City but protesters echo New Yorkers who forced company out Protesters repeatedly shouted shame as a northern Virginia county board unanimously approved a $23m incentives package for Amazon to build a new headquarters there. The Arlington county boards 5-0 vote on Saturday came after hours of heated public testimony, news outlets reported. Supporters said Amazons plan to build a massive facility in Crystal City will lead to tens of thousands of good jobs and bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue. Opponents said the tech giant neither needs nor deserves public subsidies. They also said lower-income residents would be driven out by rising rents. In November, Amazon selected New …

Digging Into Self-Driving Data and More Car News This Week

The self-driving car world is a secretive one, where software, hardware, and testing methods are jealously guarded (and occasionally spark a major lawsuit). But this week, we got a glimpse into what these developers have actually been up to, thanks first to a newly released batch of “disengagement” reports every autonomous vehicle outfit testing in California provides to the state at the end of each year. The disengagement data isn’t too helpful, but the reports do reveal a serious spike in would-be AV testing, among other tidbits. More intel comes from SoftBank’s latest move in this space, a nearly $1 billion investment in AV startup Nuro. In non-robo news, we get a tour of all the tools and tricks that …