Liz Gannes

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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik