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San Francisco Mayor Applauds Tech Industry as Public Concern About Skyrocketing Rents Grows

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San Francisco mayor Ed Lee today pointed to the growth of the technology industry as a major success of his administration, even as anger in the city has mounted over skyrocketing rents and urban congestion worsened by the fleet of private buses that take workers to and from the campuses of the largest technology companies in Silicon Valley.

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Secrets of the Most Innovative Social Media Companies of 2013


We used Storify to create this recap of Fast Company’s Social Media Week panel at the Bloomberg offices in New York City on February 21, 2013. Fast Company social media editor Anjali Mullany moderated an all-star panel that included Lee Brown, global head of sales at Tumblr; Josh Miller, founder of Branch; Jared Cluff, senior vice president of marketing at Fab; and Jonathan Perelman, VP agency strategy and industry development at BuzzFeed.

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Amazon EC2 Used in Sony Playstation Hack


The hacker used Amazon’s Elastic Computer Cloud, also known as EC2, service to infiltrate Sony’s online entertainment systems last month. EC2 is fairly cheap, 3 cents to $2.48 on the east coast. The hack had to be performed by a person with knowledge of the matter. The intruder used a fake name in order to set up an account.

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Bloomberg Media Group Puts Consumer Media Under One Umbrella

Say hello to Bloomberg Media Group, a combination of the business operations of Bloomberg L.P. units Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets magazine, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg.com, and Bloomberg Mobile, uniting the company’s television, print, radio, mobile, and digital media properties under one umbrella.

Bloomberg Businessweek president Paul Bascobert will serve as head of business operations for Bloomberg Media Group, retaining his role at Bloomberg Businessweek and reporting to Bloomberg Media Group CEO Andy Lack.

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