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Mar 13, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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South By Southwest might be a festival of rock, movie, and technology stars. But Austin, Texas also had a visit from a politician who wants to be a tech star. It's the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, who was at a hack-a-thon put together by some of Lady Gaga's social media people. Why was Booker in Austin? To launch a start-up, of course. 

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@Mayor: Cory Booker on the power of technology

Mar 13, 2013
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker talks to Marketplace Tech about his new social media start-up and why he tweets so much.

10 ways your teenager is using the Internet

Mar 13, 2013
Smartphone use by teens is skyrocketing. The Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project has new stats on how young people are using technology these days.

Cybersecurity in Obama's Situation Room

Mar 13, 2013
President Obama is meeting at the White House this morning with corporate CEO's to talk about cybersecurity. Obama told ABC News that computer attacks are ramping up, including some that are state sponsored.

South By Southwest might be a festival of rock, movie, and technology stars. But Austin, Texas also had a visit from a politician who wants to be a tech star. It’s the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, who was at a hack-a-thon put together by some of Lady Gaga’s social media people. Why was Booker in Austin? To launch a start-up, of course. 

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