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Vexed in the city: Tech's fraught transformation of San Francisco

The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst.

Vexed in the city: If you're moving to San Francisco, bring cash. Lots of cash

Most cities would die for the problems San Francisco is having. But with so many techies flooding the city, the cost of renting or buying a place to live is soaring.

NFL Now launches on Apple TV

The league's new video network also expects to come to Amazon Fire TV and Yahoo Screen in the coming weeks.

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