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This Week in Video for ATD: National Media Discovers Work From Home, While Mason Burns and Pebble Smart Watch Debuts

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There was a lot of big tech news breaking this week, which meant a lot of questions to answer about what happened. That was dominated at the beginning of the week by the story we broke on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s hot-button ban on working from home for employees, a bid to turn the Silicon Valley Internet giant around quickly.

Also of interest, the launch of the new Pebble Smart Watch and Leap Motion, as well as the ouster of Groupon CEO and co-founder Andrew Mason.

Thus, here’s a rundown of some video appearances that staffers at AllThingsD.com made on a number of topics:

I appeared on “CBS This Morning” for a piece on the funny farewell of fired Groupon leader Mason.

And here’s Walt Mossberg on WSJ’s online video show on the new Pebble Smart Watch, which allows users to check phone notifications and control music without having to pull out an Apple iPhone or Google Android smartphone:

Meanwhile, ATD reviewer Lauren Goode appeared on “Tech News Today” to talk about the launch of the Leap Motion motion-control sensor and more:

Of course, it was the Yahoo work-from-home controversy that was of particular interest to the national media, where the topic blew up like a Roman candle.

Here I am on “CBS This Morning”:

And then on Piers Morgan’s show on CNN:

Finally, there was a very good roundtable on PBS MediaShift’s weekly podcast called “Mediatwits,” which covered the WFH kerfuffle and also the Twitter attack on the unfunny Oscars:


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