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Twitter boss talks about presidential race

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The man at the head of the giant microblogging site says without Twitter, candidates will suffer. read more...
Twitter boss talks about presidential race

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
Talk Radio Startup Stitcher Adds An Election Center
Ask.com reveals the most popular questions of 2012

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

New Jersey Gives Its E-Voters -- and Voting Officials -- More Time

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Voters in New Jersey who have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy now have until 8 pm Friday to return their email and fax ballots under a directive issued by the state’s lieutenant governor. The order comes as voting offices experienced an enormous crush of requests for ballots that they’ve been...
New Jersey Gives Its E-Voters -- and Voting Officials -- More Time

Did the French Govt. Ask Twitter to Suspend Satirical Accounts?

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The morning after French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced he will run for a second term, several parodic Twitter accounts have mysteriously been suspended. @_nicolassarkozy , an account created in septembre 2010 and clearly labeled as a parodic Sarkozy impersonation, was suspended on feburary 16th. Sponsor The End of @ Political...
Did the French Govt. Ask Twitter to Suspend Satirical Accounts?

Election watchdogs keep wary eye on paperless e-voting systems

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As the clock winds down to what could turn out to be an extremely close presidential race, some election watchdogs are keeping a wary eye on paperless electronic voting machines that are scheduled to be used in several key states and jurisdictions around the country....
Election watchdogs keep wary eye on paperless e-voting systems

The Digital Campaign: How Obama And Romney Are Targeting You

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A new PBS doc, "The Digital Campaign," explores the use of personal data and micro-targeting in the presidential race. A supporting campaign allows viewers to experience said targeting for themselves....
The Digital Campaign: How Obama And Romney Are Targeting You

Twitter's Political Index uses tweets to gauge presidential race

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Twitter is looking to take the country's temperature when it comes to the presidential election in November with its new Twitter Political Index....
Twitter's Political Index uses tweets to gauge presidential race

Obama and Romney campaigns use Square for fundraising

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Barack Obama's use of social media is credited with helping him reach out to voters in a groundbreaking way that helped him win the 2008 presidential race. In 2012, the Obama campaign is eying a new way to reach voters and donors too -- Square. The president's reelection campaign,...
Obama and Romney campaigns use Square for fundraising

The 6 big energy issues this election

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Both Obama and Romney say that good energy policy will lead to good jobs at good wages. But that's about all they agree on. By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- One curious thing about this year's presidential race is the prominent position energy policy has taken. This issue, which...
The 6 big energy issues this election

Yahoo’s Prediction Engine Calls Presidential Race In Favor Of Obama (Sorry, Mitt)

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Using smarty-pants economists and computer scientists, Yahoo analyzed historical data and says the math points to the prez taking the White House this fall.An entire industry has emerged to try to predict who will triumph in any particular political contest. Polling is huge business. But a team of scientists at...
Yahoo’s Prediction Engine Calls Presidential Race In Favor Of Obama (Sorry, Mitt)
SoundCloud Skips the Election Hub Bandwagon to Lay the Tracks for Content Creators
Microsoft launches msnNOW, tracking trends using data from social media and search
Why Nate Silver and others predicted the election perfectly

Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

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Rock the Vote, the nonprofit group focused on engaging young voters, is kicking off a joint effort with PromoJam, a Los Angeles-based social media promotions startup, with the goal of registering 1.5 million new voters for this fall’s presidential race - and challenging restrictions on voter registration. The mobile-focused...
Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

Poll: People Don't Rely On Facebook, YouTube, Twitter For Election Information

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People are relying on the Internet in general and social media specifically for election news and information than some social media "experts" would have us believe, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center. Sponsor While many in tech journalism circles have been quick to call the 2012...
Poll: People Don't Rely On Facebook, YouTube, Twitter For Election Information

Obama vs. Romney: Who’s winning the Facebook presidential race? (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Politics happens online as much as off these days, and the US presidential race is no different. So who’s winning? SocialBakers, the social media analytics company, released a visual review of the Obama vs. Romney social media battle on Facebook this past May. Obama is clearly the heavyweight champ in this...
Obama vs. Romney: Who’s winning the Facebook presidential race? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Stitcher Radio Capitalizes on the Presidential Race with an Election Center and New Transcription Technology

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Popular radio app Stitcher is today launching new features that will allow deeper user engagement around the US Presidential campaign. The additions include an Election Center, which collects politically-relevant audio into a central location and a leaderboard that lets listeners isolate and jump to specific soundbites. San Francisco-based Stitcher, founded...
Stitcher Radio Capitalizes on the Presidential Race with an Election Center and New Transcription Technology

Yahoo Bringing Election Results To Search Results

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Tuesday is election day in the U.S. and, by almost all accounts, the presidential race between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be tight. No doubt many other races across the country will be equally close, and Yahoo will let searchers track results right in its search results......
Yahoo Bringing Election Results To Search Results
Software: Can Nate Silver Be Open Sourced?

Can Twitter Bring Mexico's Young Voters to the Polls?

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Candidates in Mexico's presidential race are trying to reach out to young people, who make up a growing portion of the electorate....
Can Twitter Bring Mexico's Young Voters to the Polls?

Despite Lawsuit and Numerous Glitches, New Jersey Voted, but It Wasn't Pretty

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Email inboxes filled up and sent back bounces. There was at least one lawsuit. And the whole thing still hasn’t finished because election officials in several counties were overwhelmed. But New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “satisfied” with how Tuesday’s impromptu experiment in email voting went. “Given the...
Despite Lawsuit and Numerous Glitches, New Jersey Voted, but It Wasn't Pretty

Florida Republican primary liveblog

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The biggest primary day of the 2012 presidential race has arrived — and the PostPolitics team is here to bring you all the latest as the campaign trail makes its way through the Sunshine State. Read full article >>...
Florida Republican primary liveblog

Obama’s Google Hangout Wins Over Republican Questioner

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If you watched President Obama’s Google+ hangout Monday night, you saw two interesting exchanges between the president and Jennifer Wedel, a 29-year-old Texas mother of two. It turns out that Wedel’s digital meeting convinced her to vote for Obama in this year’s presidential election — despite her support for...
Obama’s Google Hangout Wins Over Republican Questioner

Votizen Wants To Use Social Networks To Revolutionize Politics

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Votizen has the potential to do for politics what Napster did for music. Sean Parker recently spoke on-stage at SXSW about Votizen, a startup that he backs, hoping it will repair democracy. It lets users connect to like-minded voters using social networks like Facebook. Votizen worked with Google on...
Votizen Wants To Use Social Networks To Revolutionize Politics

Smartphone Users More Likely to Vote for Obama, Survey Claims

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Images: Obama, Official White House Photo by Pete Souza; Romney, Maria Dryfhout / Shutterstock.comWhile most polls show the presidential race to be a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, a recent survey of smartphone owners finds those with an iPhone or Android device are more likely to support the...
Smartphone Users More Likely to Vote for Obama, Survey Claims

Obama passes YouTube milestone as online videos remake campaigning

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President's channel passes 200m views as the medium - still young last time around - explodes on the 2012 campaign trailBarack Obama has passed a landmark in political campaigning by clocking up more than 200m views of his online videos on YouTube.Obama's YouTube feed, established in September 2006 when he...
Obama passes YouTube milestone as online videos remake campaigning

Among the top election quants, Nate Silver reigns supreme

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Not only did FiveThirtyEight's Silver pick all 50 state winners in the presidential race, he also beat out his polling aggregator rivals for sheer margin of accuracy. [Read more]...
Among the top election quants, Nate Silver reigns supreme
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