‘Greed is good’?: Waymo turns to Gordon Gekko to aid its case against Uber

SAN FRANCISCO – How do some wealthy, Silicon Valley executives pump themselves up to conquer the business world?

By watching – and then sharing – a YouTube link of the “greed is good” speech from the 1987 film “Wall Street.”

That curious detail surfaced when Travis Kalanick – Uber’s former chief executive – testified during the third, and most climactic, day of the Uber-Waymo trial in a San Francisco courtroom Wednesday, offering rare insight into the competitive spirit of two Silicon Valley power brokers.

Listening intently in the audience were dozens of…

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