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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) were sliding in mid-morning trade Tuesday after the Mountain View, CA-based company's Chief Legal Officer David Drummond confirmed late yesterday that he had resigned from Uber Technologies' board of directors.

"I recently stepped down from Uber's board given the overlap between the two companies," Drummond said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.

Both companies are currently working to develop and commercialize autonomous vehicles. Ride-hailing app Uber is looking to begin testing self-driving taxis in Pittsburgh in the next months while Alphabet has been mulling testing its own autonomous cars for ride-hailing, the Journal reports.

Drummond first joined Uber's board in 2013 when Alphabet's Google Ventures arm invested $250 million in the company.

Uber is still a large investment for GV, and Drummond noted that the company remains an "enthusiastic" investor in the app.

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