Marketplace for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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After they momentarily took down the New York Times web site and Twitter, the Syrian Electronic Army gained a new notoriety. But who is this group of hackers? Or, how you would figure out who they are? More important, how do they do this kind of hack and how vulnerable are companies like the New York Times and the Internet itself? Next, would you buy something in 140 characters? Twitter is hiring an e-commerce pioneer to explore how to convince users to buy stuff through the service. 

From Google to Campbell's Soup, more perks for employees

Perks aren't just for the tech world these days.
Posted In: workplace, office

Are you ready to buy hiking boots on Twitter?

Twitter is tapping former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard as its first Head of Commerce. The social network wants to generate more revenue from online retail, but the details have yet to be worked out.
Posted In: Twitter, technology

What did the tech CEO say to the worker he wanted to automate?

A labor dispute in the San Francisco area launched a surprising debate about the future of work in the new economy.
Posted In: BART, Transit

Getting by as a Syrian refugee

As the crisis deepens in Syria, more refugees are fleeing the country.
Posted In: syria, refugee

Who is the Syrian Electronic Army?

After they momentarily took down the New York Times web site and Twitter, the Syrian Electronic Army gained a new notoriety.
Posted In: syria, hackers, New York Times

Who's watching the students? The watchers

A school district in Southern California has revealed that it is paying a company to track its students online.
Posted In: schools, Facebook, social networking

1963's list of demands: Minimum wage hike

The March on Washington, in 1963, wanted the minimum wage moved up to $2.
Posted In: March on Washington

Music from this show

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We Good (Instrumental)
Pete Rock
Spilt Milk (Inst)
Dujeous
Covered In Grace
French Wives
Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)
Young Galaxy

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