Marketplace for Monday, January 21, 2013
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The inauguration managed to get its own mobile app this year; Politico's Steve Freiss talks about why technology often falls behind of the times. Meanwhile, Barack Obama's Obama for America campaign group -- database, volunteers and all -- is now turning into a nonprofit. Young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong are updating the tailoring business there. The building material that made for colorful countertops decades ago -- Formica -- could be making a green comeback. And Jim Burress reports on how a bakery, a college and a streetcar line that could change the economic fortunes of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s old Atlanta neighborhood.
Posted In: tailor, menswear, suits, fashion, hong kong
Hong Kong tailoring has long had a reputation for quality but many of the tailors were old and their premises old-fashioned. Now a new breed of young clothing entrepreneurs is shaking things up.
Posted In: inauguration, smartphone, app
Politico's senior technology reporter Steve Friess says if you look to the past, inaugurations have never really been a showcase for technology.
Posted In: Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta, African American
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s old Atlanta neighborhood, Sweet Auburn, was once one of the more prosperous African-American neighborhoods, but it has since fallen on hard times. Now it is trying to make a comeback.
Posted In: lance armstrong, jokes
A part-time staff member at an Australian library set up a prank sign stating that all the non-fiction Lance Armstrong books would be moved to the fiction section.