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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work