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Web Pros: Candidates Are Running Neck-And-Neck In Mediocre Web Design

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Politics is partisan and objective, but Web design is often much more subjective: you know good Web design when you see it. Unless, of course, you're a presidential candidate and his campaign staff. We asked expert Web designers to evaluate the major presidential candidates' campaign Web sites. The candidates got...
Web Pros: Candidates Are Running Neck-And-Neck In Mediocre Web Design

Twitter’s Super Tuesday Countdown reveals the rise and fall of GOP candidates

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Counting down to Super Tuesday in the US, concerned citizens from the right and left have kept a close eye on the GOP primaries. Publications and television are certainly useful for keeping tabs on the electoral process, but Twitter’s immediacy makes it an outstanding source of unfiltered information. In an official...
Twitter’s Super Tuesday Countdown reveals the rise and fall of GOP candidates
Presidential candidates face patent lawsuit for using Facebook

The data science is in: Romney a lock on Super Tuesday

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Oh, Rick Santorum, it was fun while it lasted. Tomorrow is Super Tuesday — when 10 states hold their presidential primaries and 419 delegates are up for grabs — and the election trackers at Yahoo and Fizziology have Mitt Romney as the favorite to win the day. The day probably...
The data science is in: Romney a lock on Super Tuesday

What Obama's Budget (And A Second Term) Would Do For U.S. Innovation

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If Barack Obama is reelected, what would it mean for innovation, startups and science in America? His newly proposed budget--as well as past actions--offer clues.Barack Hussein Obama--POTUS to you and me--is the man in control of what's arguably the world's only current superpower. At 50, he's looking for a second...
What Obama's Budget (And A Second Term) Would Do For U.S. Innovation

The half-life of Julia on Twitter | Ana Marie Cox

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The #Julia meme has got Republicans angry at the 'patronising' Obama campaign. It's also got them talking gender: gotcha!The invention of "Julia", on first glance, seems like a low point in a campaign season that's already seen debates flare up over so many imaginary issues you'd think there was a...
The half-life of Julia on Twitter | Ana Marie Cox

Rick Santorum's mud ad sticks it to Mitt Romney | Paul Harris

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Santorum's campaign has come up with the 2012 race's wittiest web ad yet, to make Romney's negative attacks rebound on himWhoIt is Rick Santorum, the "little candidate who could", whose steady chugging-away in the GOP race has seen him now emerge – almost – as the frontrunner. The socially conservative...
Rick Santorum's mud ad sticks it to Mitt Romney | Paul Harris

The State Of Twitter In 10 Bullet Points

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Brad Stone has a long story about Twitter in Bloomberg BusinessWeek today. If you aren't familiar with Twitter, it is absolutely worth reading. If you are, here's the gist of it: Twitter does, in fact, have advertisements, and Dick Costolo is funny. More highlights: About 90 employees at Twitter are...
The State Of Twitter In 10 Bullet Points

Romney, Santorum & Gingrich Sued For Patent Infringement Over Facebook Usage... Along With Millions Of FB Users

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I'm kind of wondering if Hollywood-based patent attorney and patent holder Frank Weyer is trying to turn the Republican presidential field anti-patent. Weyer, via his company EVERYMD, holds US Patent 7,644,122 concerning internet groups, which the USPTO granted in January of 2010 (but which goes back to a patent application...
Romney, Santorum & Gingrich Sued For Patent Infringement Over Facebook Usage... Along With Millions Of FB Users

Guess who gets value for money out of this $2bn presidential election | Michael Wolff

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Campaign fundraising's reality is that donors large and small end up disappointed. So cui bono? The media and media buyersWhat does all this money, in the most well-funded presidential race ever, buy?There's the $750m for the president; $800m for Mitt Romney; and then there's a couple of hundred more in...
Guess who gets value for money out of this $2bn presidential election | Michael Wolff

New York Times and BuzzFeed team up for OMG! moments at 2012 conventions

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What do you get when you mix the New York Times with a site best known for viral cat videos? We’ll soon find out as the Grey Lady announced today that it will be working with BuzzFeed to provide video from this summer’s political conventions. For the unfamiliar, BuzzFeed is...
New York Times and BuzzFeed team up for OMG! moments at 2012 conventions

Your Aviation-Porn Video of the Day: Endeavour Over SoCal

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For anyone who has not seen this, a truly beautiful extended-play video of the space shuttle Endeavour's final flyover across Southern California last month. It was shot, with impressively smooth camera control, from one of the accompanying fighter planes. To me it's fascinating to hear the chatter between the two-person...
Your Aviation-Porn Video of the Day: Endeavour Over SoCal

What blows Bill Gates’ mind about U.S. education — and not in a good way

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One of the cool things about Bill Gates’ website, The Gates Notes, is the feeling that you’re looking over his shoulder at what he’s reading, and eavesdropping on his conversations. Of course, it’s intended for public consumption, so it’s not “BillG” in his most unvarnished form, but it’s a...
What blows Bill Gates’ mind about U.S. education — and not in a good way

Andreessen Horowitz Funds Community Organizing Tool NationBuilder

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Marc Andreessen declared last year that “software is eating the world.” Examples like Amazon “eating” the book industry, and Skype “eating” telecom make sense, but can software really transform the crazy business of politics? That’s what Andreessen’s firm, Andreessen Horowitz, is now betting, with a $6.25 million bet on NationBuilder,...
Andreessen Horowitz Funds Community Organizing Tool NationBuilder

How 'Massachusetts moderate' could work for Mitt Romney | Harry J Enten

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Romney's low appeal for conservatives is slowing his progress towards nomination. But it'll help him against Obama in the fallOne of the more interesting media narratives that's developing around the Republican presidential contest over the past few months – seemingly confirmed by Super Tuesday's results – is that Mitt Romney...
How 'Massachusetts moderate' could work for Mitt Romney | Harry J Enten

To Catch A Hypocrite

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Yesterday, Jason Kincaid posted damning evidence of VEVO, the online music video entity jointly owned by a few major record labels, committing piracy at their boozy event at Sundance this year. Watch the video, then read Jason’s full story. It’s worth it. Today, VEVO’s CEO has responded. Here’s his stance: A guest...
To Catch A Hypocrite

Twitter + Robots = Instant Stories, No Humans Required

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Hey, how’s Newt Gingrich doing on Twitter? You could try answering this question yourself by combing through Twitter and looking at what Newt says there, and what people are saying about Newt there. But that would take time and effort. Much easier to have a computer track this down for...
Twitter + Robots = Instant Stories, No Humans Required

Golden Spike unveils ambitious plans for $1.5 billion trips to the moon

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Space tourism? Yeah, been there, doing that. But in the world of private travel, there's really no such thing as too much competition. Today, the newly formed Golden Spike Company took the wraps off of an exceedingly ambitious plan that would eventually see pairs of citizens hoisted up to...
Golden Spike unveils ambitious plans for $1.5 billion trips to the moon

Find Out How Many Fake Twitter Followers You Have With StatusPeople

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Are you a social media superstar, or is your Twitter feed just a soapbox for a soulless animatronic audience? StatusPeople is a humbling web application that reveals the percentage of followers that are fake or inactive. Obama has a whopping 31% fake followers (or 6 million of 19 million), Twitter queen, Lady Gaga, has 27%–which...
Find Out How Many Fake Twitter Followers You Have With StatusPeople
Santorum soars this week on Inside Facebook’s Election Tracker
Romney leads, Gingrich loses fans, plus new insights from Timeline this week on Inside Facebook’s Election Tracker
Santorum sees post-primary gain; Romney switches to Timeline this week on our Inside Facebook Election Tracker

To Mitt: Here's Your Digital Etch A Sketch

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A remark made by one of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s advisers has sent online shoppers — and investors — into an Etch A Sketch frenzy. In case you’ve missed the sandstorm, Eric Fehrnstrom, a top Romney adviser, said on Wednesday that if Romney wins the GOP nomination, the campaign...
To Mitt: Here's Your Digital Etch A Sketch
Santorum loses fans; competition heats up between Obama and Romney this week on Inside Facebook’s Election Tracker
Santorum gains most new fans; Gingrich gets Timeline this week on Inside Facebook’s Election Tracker

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Drops in on South By Southwest

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Pictures of Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney scroll by as the crowd waits for Rick Perry to take the stage. I’m new to SXSW, but this wasn’t exactly the vibe I expected. But, if I’ve learned anything in the last few hours in Austin, it’s that anything goes...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Drops in on South By Southwest

Robot scribe threatens the well-being of journalists everywhere

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The most common complaint from readers of newspapers, blogs, and websites are accusations of bias. You’re an apologist, you’re a hater, you’re a fanboy. Why so negative! We’ve heard them all. What if the next news story you read was not written by a human at all, and instead by...
Robot scribe threatens the well-being of journalists everywhere

Today's Romance-of-Past-Technology Video

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From someone I know in the high-tech world, this phone-video of the space shuttle Endeavor being ferried into Moffett Field, south of San Jose, about an hour ago. Among the things I love about this clip is that most of the people you see are Google employees who flocked excitedly...
Today's Romance-of-Past-Technology Video

Band Calls 1st Amendment A 'Buzzword' In (Plagiarized) C&D To Mitt Romney Over (Licensed) Use Of Song

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It's election season, people. You know what that means. It means irritating and/or hysterically innaccurate advertisements. It's the time of year when roughly ninety percent of your social media "friends" become "fully vetted political pundits" to the point where you want to "throw them out of a five story window...
Band Calls 1st Amendment A 'Buzzword' In (Plagiarized) C&D To Mitt Romney Over (Licensed) Use Of Song

Yep, We're at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC

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I’ve just arrived in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention. I’ll be here throughout the week reporting on tech stories related to the convention, the election campaign, and anyone who talks to an empty chair on stage. By necessity, I’ll be doing this a bit gonzo style (trade the napkins...
Yep, We're at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC
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