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ATD on the Airwaves: Uber, Samsung’s Smartwatch and Signor Mossberg

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This week, the AllThingsD staff took to the video and audio airwaves to talk up a myriad of stories.

Here’s Ina Fried on the ATD scoops about Uber’s gigantic funding. We had the document showing that it had raised a pile of money from Google Ventures and TPG, at a $3.5 billion valuation.

And here’s Fried talking about wearable technology — a big topic this year, as everyone jumps into the pool — as Samsung launched its Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Katherine Boehret’s column this week was about wireless storage and streaming, and she discusses it more here:

Meanwhile, Walt Mossberg weighs in on controlling your computer with your Apple iPad:

Mossberg also did a very long interview with an Italian tech site, mainly about Apple:

And C-SPAN ran the second part of its interview with Mossberg on the future of tech:

Lastly, Peter Kafka weighs in on the shift from TV to online streaming video:


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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