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November 18, 2013

Based on this video, Next Media Animation has more credibility on reporting about issues related to Chinese corruption than Bloomberg does.

22:27 // 9 months ago
May 11, 2013

Bloomberg journalists piss off big-name banks with privacy breach

  • the company Bloomberg LP, the market data company started by current New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg 32 years ago, built its success from its Bloomberg Terminal electronic trading platform, as well as its journalistic platform, including its wire service and Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. Companies pay as much as $20,000 per year for a single Bloomberg Terminal—and financial companies use many of them, as 310,000 exist worldwide.
  • the problem Apparently Bloomberg journalists have been using this data to monitor big-name subscribers to the Bloomberg Terminal service. Hundreds of the service’s 2,400 journalists worldwide reportedly tracked users of the service through this method, which financial institutions noticed after a journalist pointed out to Goldman Sachs that one of the company’s partners didn’t log into their terminal recently. The incident could prove dangerous to both of Bloomberg’s businesses, as it could damage the credibility of both the wire service and the market data platform. source
14:29 // 1 year ago
February 13, 2013
Michael Bloomberg’s next potential regulatory victim? Foam-based packaging, such as trays, cups and bowls. The Soup Nazi would not approve, though the environment might dig the NYC mayor’s move. (photo by Philip Scott Andrews/The New York Times)

Michael Bloomberg’s next potential regulatory victim? Foam-based packaging, such as trays, cups and bowls. The Soup Nazi would not approve, though the environment might dig the NYC mayor’s move. (photo by Philip Scott Andrews/The New York Times)

23:18 // 1 year ago
January 26, 2013

Michael Bloomberg loves giving his old university money, guys

  • $350 million the amount Michael Bloomberg is giving his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, in the latest round of philantropy
  • $1.1 billion the amount Bloomberg has given the university over his entire lifetime; clearly, the alumni foundation didn’t lose his info source

» The inevitable fawning regarding the idea: ”Words can simply not capture the incredible debt of gratitude that we owe to Mike and the amazing sense of fortune that we have in being able to claim him not merely as a graduate but as a graduate who so clearly understands us and has given so much of his time, his passion and his philanthropy,” Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels said regarding the donation. “We’re just incredibly fortunate.” Yeah, pretty much, bro.

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20:21 // 1 year ago
December 13, 2012
Fast food profits soar, while fast-food wages stay the same: Here’s your depressing graphic of the day, via Bloomberg.

Fast food profits soar, while fast-food wages stay the same: Here’s your depressing graphic of the day, via Bloomberg.

12:16 // 1 year ago
November 4, 2012
Please, I know sometimes people are reticent to take advantage of services. The cold really is something that is dangerous.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg • In a plea to residents suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, encouraging them to work with the city to fight the cold. The city, citing temperatures falling to the 30s, recently opened warming shelters for those who needed to get out of the cold, and also handed out 25,000 blankets to people who chose to stay. 700,000 people in city are still without power.
13:02 // 1 year ago
November 2, 2012

How Michael Bloomberg’s stance on the NYC Marathon evolved throughout the day

  • first "They’re running this race to help New York City and the donations from all the runners in the clubs will be a big relief to our efforts."
  • then "You have to keep going and doing things and you have to grieve. You can cry and you can laugh, all at the same time. That’s what human beings are good at."
  • now "We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it. We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event—even one as meaningful as this—to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track.”
20:05 // 1 year ago
November 1, 2012
Michael Bloomberg endorses Obama: Shortly after delivering some extremely harsh criticism of President Obama in The Atlantic this month, the Mayor of New York has endorsed Obama for reelection, attributing much of his decision to Obama’s leadership on, of all things, climate change. “Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption, including setting higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks,” Bloomberg wrote in his endorsement. He had nice words for Mitt Romney, but criticized him for reversing otherwise “sensible positions” on a variety of issues. “If the 1994 or 2003 version of Mitt Romney were running for president, I may well have voted for him,” said Bloomberg. (Photo credit: AP) source

Michael Bloomberg endorses Obama: Shortly after delivering some extremely harsh criticism of President Obama in The Atlantic this month, the Mayor of New York has endorsed Obama for reelection, attributing much of his decision to Obama’s leadership on, of all things, climate change. “Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption, including setting higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks,” Bloomberg wrote in his endorsement. He had nice words for Mitt Romney, but criticized him for reversing otherwise “sensible positions” on a variety of issues. “If the 1994 or 2003 version of Mitt Romney were running for president, I may well have voted for him,” said Bloomberg. (Photo credit: AP) source

19:33 // 1 year ago
October 29, 2012
nycgov:

Mayor Bloomberg will update New Yorkers on Hurricane Sandy at 11:30 a.m. today. Watch the briefing live at NYC.gov.

From the operational HQ.

nycgov:

Mayor Bloomberg will update New Yorkers on Hurricane Sandy at 11:30 a.m. today. Watch the briefing live at NYC.gov.

From the operational HQ.

9:05 // 1 year ago
October 12, 2012
Delis and hotdog stands are barred from selling a 20-ounce lemonade, but the 7-Eleven a few feet away remains free to sell Big Gulps.
A lawsuit filed against New York City • Asking a court to block the infamous soda ban that’s supposed to take effect in March. A number of key groups, including the American Beverage Association and the National Restaurant Association, went ahead with the lawsuit, which was widely expected, on Friday.
22:58 // 1 year ago