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Shooting in SOMA at Same Building as Airbnb Leaves Two Dead

A shooting in San Francisco’s startup-filled SOMA district on Friday afternoon has reportedly left two dead, with the police continuing to search for suspects.

888BrannanLocal news affiliates are reporting an attempted robbery at the San Francisco jewelry mart, which is in the basement of 888 Brannan, the same building where Airbnb relocated its headquarters just two weeks ago.

A source at Airbnb said the company is okay and a formal statement will be forthcoming.

Also within a block of the location are the offices for Pinterest and Zynga, as well as the SF Concourse Exhibition Center, where many tech conferences are held.

Startup employees including Pinterest’s Jason Costa are tweeting photos and updates from their offices, where they have been ordered to stay in place.


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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