Liz Gannes

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Uber Gets Uber-Large Round of Funding for Mobile Car Service

Uber today announced it had raised $32 million in Series B funding from Menlo Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Bezos Expeditions, Benchmark Capital and others, and it also launched in its first European city, Paris. The 18-month-old company says it wants to be a “global transportation and logistics brand.” For now, it helps users hire and pay private luxury cars to drive them around.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus