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presidential election

Killer fail: how Romney's broken Orca app cost him thousands of votes

Obama's Convention Speech Breaks Political Twitter Record With 52,000 Tweets Per Minute

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Twitter records were broken last night as Barack Obama took to the stage in Charlotte to accept the Democrats' nomination as their candidate for the upcoming presidential election. An average of 52,000 tweets were sent each minute during his speech. But then, what do you expect from a politician who,...
Obama's Convention Speech Breaks Political Twitter Record With 52,000 Tweets Per Minute

Obama Declares Election Victory Via Email Before Speech

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This could be a new political tradition. Barack Obama has just announced his win in the presidential election by sending an email to supporters before going on stage in person to deliver his acceptance speech. With the subject line “How This Happened”, Obama wrote “I want you to know that...
Obama Declares Election Victory Via Email Before Speech

Will Animated GIFs Decide The Elections?

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2012 is the year of the political GIF. Not just for Internet forum users, now established journalists and even Presidents are usins this venerable image format to convey instant commentary. (The Live GIF off, anyone?) The GIF's rise in prominence this election year even prompted PBS Ideas Channel host Mike Rugnetta...
Will Animated GIFs Decide The Elections?

U.S. sees tech's 'center of gravity' shifting to Asia

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After each presidential election, the government's top intelligence experts release a report about the future. It's always a best seller....
U.S. sees tech's 'center of gravity' shifting to Asia

Twitter's Election Day 2012 event page is live

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The social network launches its one-stop shop for up-to-date information on the presidential election, state races, and ballot propositions. [Read more]...
Twitter's Election Day 2012 event page is live

Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

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"Four More Years" becomes the most popular tweet, knocking legendary philosopher Justin Bieber off the top spot. Barack Obama has won a second term. Giving an eloquent victory speech in front of his supporters in Chicago, the president paid tribute to his rival, Mitt Romney, and, with it, put...
Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

House Republicans: Copyright Law Destroys Markets; It's Time For Real Reform

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Right after the Presidential election last week, Chris Sprigman and Kal Raustiala penned an opinion piece suggesting that one way the Republicans could "reset", and actually attract the youth vote, would be to become the party of copyright reform. We had actually wondered if that was going to happen back...
House Republicans: Copyright Law Destroys Markets; It's Time For Real Reform

Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1 Improves Battery Life Somewhat

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Earlier this month, Arstechnica had reported that many users had found a significant decrease in battery life after upgrading to OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Ars writer Chris Foresman, after extended testing, discovered that the battery life of his Retina MacBook Pro review unit dropped 38% from its previous 8-hours.The...
Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1 Improves Battery Life Somewhat
Popular betting site InTrade shut down with little explanation
Facebook, Google ramp up federal lobbying efforts in Q2 2012

Nate Silver Picks the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl (Awaiting Karl Rove Guess)

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Nate Silver, the famous poll expert for the New York Times who correctly called the U.S. presidential election for Barack Obama, has really gone out on a limb today, prognosticating that the San Francisco 49ers will likely win the Super Bowl. “The reasons that exceptional defenses fare so much...
Nate Silver Picks the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl (Awaiting Karl Rove Guess)

Election Day 2012

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We've witnessed the most expensive presidential election contest in history. If you don't live in one of the eight to ten "swing states", it didn't feel like much of an election. I did not see one commercial for either side. But friends who have been in Ohio tell me they...
Election Day 2012

Optimizing Search Engine Marketing For Seasonal Opportunities

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Many in-house search marketers operate within a seasonal framework, whether a retail high season culminating in Christmas, a peak summer travel season, or another cyclical ebb and flow of sales time. Additionally events, like the Olympics or a presidential election, can impact search engine... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
Optimizing Search Engine Marketing For Seasonal Opportunities
A visual journey through 2012′s biggest funding highlights (infographic)

Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

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Editor’s note: Matt Baker is an engineer at Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor that is democratizing access to high quality financial advice. Follow him on Twitter. In elections and finance, mathematical models take emotion out of the equation, but does the human element really disappear? Some people are using Nate Silver’s “triumph...
Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

Big Bird helps presidential debate soar to most tweeted about political event in US history

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Fueled in part by candidate Mitt Romney’s comments about the Sesame Street character Big Bird, Wednesday evening’s presidential election debate in Denver, Colorado set a new record as the most tweeted about political event in US history. Twitter’s dedicated government and politics account Tweeted the milestone shortly after the debate...
Big Bird helps presidential debate soar to most tweeted about political event in US history

Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion

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The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys. This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared the results of national polls to the tone of tweets in response to eight...
Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion

Google's new search page design: highly redundant, needlessly stark and sometimes useful

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Yesterday, Google began rolling out a brand new Search page design in the US — coincidentally right as the Presidential Election reached its climax. The timing may or may not have been intentional, but either way you’ll be forgiven if you’re only just noticing the new design now as the political fog settles. At first...
Google's new search page design: highly redundant, needlessly stark and sometimes useful

Twitter's New Challenge: Traffic Doesn't Just Peak, It Roars For Hours

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Downtime was a major problem for Twitter in its early years. What was remarkable about the information network's performance during Election Day in the US was how stable the service seemed. Now, instead of the Fail Whale--the lighthearted icon Twitter displayed when the service was unavailable--it's wrestling with a very...
Twitter's New Challenge: Traffic Doesn't Just Peak, It Roars For Hours

Why Is Twitter's Search For A French Country Manager Turning To Merde?

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As if it wasn’t tough enough being an entrepreneur in France right now (OK, it’s not impossible, but let’s face it it could be easier) news reaches us that a global tech company like Twitter is having issues putting boots on the ground in the nation’s capital. The news is...
Why Is Twitter's Search For A French Country Manager Turning To Merde?

How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

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Yesterday, a nightmare unraveled at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, where more than 25 innocent children and teachers were gunned down by a deranged shooter. But amidst the unspeakable horror were beautiful displays of love and courage that saved many children's lives. ABC's Barbara Walters interviewed 29-year-old Katlin...
How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

Smartphone and tablet users helped Obama win

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Smartphone and tablet users helped both presidential candidates raise funds and support in 2012, while mobile computing contributed directly to President Barack Obama's edge in Tuesday's presidential election....
Smartphone and tablet users helped Obama win
Uber offering free rides to voting locations during Presidential Election

Twitter active users pass 200 million

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Number of Twitterati has shot up from 140 million in May, but majority of 500 million registered users prefer not to tweetTwitter now has more than 200 million active users around the world, with some 10 million of those in the UK underlining its rapid growth as a social media...
Twitter active users pass 200 million

Facebook asks users to vote on future of voting system, hopes to revise governance policies

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Facebook's proposed policy tweaks are about to have their day in the polls -- not that the social network's users have much of a chance of shooting them down. Facebook's current governance policies allow for a vote on proposed changes when more than 7,000 comments are registered -- but...
Facebook asks users to vote on future of voting system, hopes to revise governance policies
Newt Gingrich is 'really puzzled' by cellphones that take pictures and needs your help

Obama and Romney Campaigns Adopt Square for Funding

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Social media was a game-changing technology that helped alter the course of the 2008 presidential election. For 2012, mobile payments could be the transformational technology, as millions of political supporters are given the ability to collect money on smartphones for candidates using Square smartphone readers....
Obama and Romney Campaigns Adopt Square for Funding

Venture capital investments down in 2012 as election, 'cliff' uncertainty take hold

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Venture capital investments nationwide took a tumble last year as economic uncertainty created by the presidential election and contentious "fiscal cliff" negotiations caused some financiers to keep checkbooks close to the vest. Read full article >>...
Venture capital investments down in 2012 as election, 'cliff' uncertainty take hold
Big Tech: Microsoft Strengthens Patent Arsenal With Purchase of Perceptive Pixel
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