iRobot, Corporate Sabotage, Stolen Plans and Destroyed Evidence

Noah Shachtman over at Wired has a very interesting look at iRobot's six year battle with Robotic FX, a company started by a former employee who allegedly (and probably) stole schematics and plans in order to build a competitor. There's too much detail to work into a short summary, but Jameel Ahed, the former… » 4/28/08 5:00pm 4/28/08 5:00pm

Shmancy Red One Camcorder Prototypes Stolen, $100k Reward for Info

Jim Jannard, founder of Oakley sunglasses, and the man behind the high-pixel-count Red One HD camcorder has enemies. The camcorder, which is capable of ultra high-definition (4,520 x 2540 pixels) video in a $17.5K camera, had some prototypes and docs stolen from Red HQ last night. Since all competing gear is no less… » 9/24/06 5:55pm 9/24/06 5:55pm