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Uber ex-CEO Kalanick: self-driving car beef linked to Google CEO Page's ire over talent loss

SAN FRANCISCO — After two days of legal wrangling, lawyers for Google’s self-driving car company Waymo on Wednesday injected a little bit of Hollywood into the protracted corporate scuffle over whether Uber stole trade secrets in its rushed quest to bring self-driving cars to the masses. Michael Douglas’ voice rolled through the courtroom: “Greed is right. Greed works." The iconic video clip from the 1987 movie "Wall Street" attempted to convey a clear message to the jury: Uber is an aggressive, greedy company willing to do anything to win. Even steal from Waymo. That sentiment played on Uber's well-documented history of ruthless business exploits that sometimes ran afoul of regulators and business partners. But the anecd ...