News round-up of the day

Two of today’s important stories:

1. NYC bike-sharing programme goes live.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/nyregion/bike-share-program-opens-in-new-york-city-after-long-delay.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Very much hoping that this and a NYC tech district will be Bloomberg’s great legacies. Here’s to hoping that Anthony Weiner doesn’t come in and mess them up. Nice branding for Citi too. Always loved those Citi Never Sleeps ads on NYC Subway stations.

2. Yahoo continues its acquisition spree, and makes a bid for Hulu.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/05/yahoos-800-million-bid-for-hulu-safe-boring-and-brilliant/276270/

Following the very different AOL model of buying TechCrunch instead of the Facebook model of buying Instagram. So far, I have to say I’m very impressed with Mayer. From banning tele-commuting to these deals, and overall, starting to create a purpose for Yahoo again, she’s on a roll. For now.

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