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The Silicon Valley Technology Talent Gap With The G.O.P.

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The Silicon Valley Technology Talent Gap With The G.O.P.: Nate Silver (yes, that one) examines just how heavily the major Silicon Valley tech companies swung towards Obama this election. Remarkably: Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican, raised about $42,000 from Google employees, considerably more than Mr. Romney did. Romney only raised...
The Silicon Valley Technology Talent Gap With The G.O.P.

Latest BuzzFeed Listicle Contributor: President Obama

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Our presidential candidates are fond of numbering their points during debates--they sound like talking listicles. But the Obama campaign is the first to place one of those listicle-style presentations in its native environment: BuzzFeed. Meet BuzzFeed's first paid political content: "4 Ways President Obama Will Strengthen The Middle Class." It...
Latest BuzzFeed Listicle Contributor: President Obama

Boot up: Windows 8 up or down, Wii U launches, Samsung chases HTC/Apple and more

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Plus Yahoo's Mayer preps cuts, Romney's big mistakes, Avast survey picked apart, Google's patent chief goes to US PTO, and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIs Microsoft making a dent in public perception? >> Hal's (Im)Perfect VisionHal Berenson: Yesterday...
Boot up: Windows 8 up or down, Wii U launches, Samsung chases HTC/Apple and more
The Politics of Twitter: So Far Today, More Tweets Include "I Voted For Obama" Than "I Voted For Romney"

Daily Kos Elections Florida Republican primary liveblog thread #3

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Polls are closed in Florida, and we're liveblogging the results of the Republican presidential primary. Results: AP (By county) | CNN | Google | Politico 4:58 PM PT (Jed Lewison): This is pretty funny... Can we now stop pretending that winning a majority of Republican voters in SC means anything...
Daily Kos Elections Florida Republican primary liveblog thread #3

The New King Of Web Optimization? Optimizely Has Run 100K A/B Tests On More Than 1B Visitors

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Optimizely co-founder and CEO Dan Siroker shared some big numbers today about the A/B testing service’s growth. Let’s go with the biggest one first. Siroker says Optimizely, which makes it easy for websites to conduct tests to optimize their design and content, has now delivered those tests to 1,303,364,329 visitors...
The New King Of Web Optimization? Optimizely Has Run 100K A/B Tests On More Than 1B Visitors

Romney's Remarks Reveal A Fatal Flaw Of Today's Republican Party

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I have a lot of sympathy for people who commit gaffes. I've committed plenty of gaffes myself. And if someone shoved a microphone in front of my face 24 hours a day, I'd be a veritable gaffe machine. But the problem with Romney's gaffe about 47% of Americans believing they're...
Romney's Remarks Reveal A Fatal Flaw Of Today's Republican Party
12 Hours Of Huffing: A HuffPost Live Viewing Diary
What Andrew Mason's departure means for Groupon

Viral Video Chart: worst movie death, a Knightmare and Obama's phone

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Watch the worst/best scene in cinema, a creaky parody and a supporter of the US president making a bold claimIt won't win any Oscars, it will baffle Bafta judges but this amazingly bad film scene from 1973 Turkish film Kareteci Kiz has become an internet hit despite its non-existent production...
Viral Video Chart: worst movie death, a Knightmare and Obama's phone

Romney's New Facebook App Knows Which Friends Are Most Influential

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Election-mania has driven more than 60% of Facebook users to engage civically or politically on the social network. Yet, most political posts won’t be seen by undecided voters in battleground states, instead being wasted on the ears of unregistered citizens, committed partisans, or those residing in guaranteed blue and red...
Romney's New Facebook App Knows Which Friends Are Most Influential
The revolutionary new Branch, the anti-Twitter from Twitter is ... an online forum

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

Bing & Google: “Spreading Romney” Ranking Tops For “Romney” Is Normal

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Bing and Google have weighed in on the amazing rise of Spreading Romney to the top of their search results for a search on “romney” in less than a month. That’s apparently things just working as normal. Prepare for further “Spreading” site for other candidates to come?... Please visit Search...
Bing & Google: “Spreading Romney” Ranking Tops For “Romney” Is Normal
Still not convinced Obama's a US citizen? Check his Facebook Timeline

Pew Study Confirms Twitter Is Dominated by Negative Assholes

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(Photo: Lynton Web) A year-long study conducted by the Pew Research Center has confirmed what we’ve known all along: Twitter is a rotten cesspool of smug, cynical douche bags consistently trying to out-mean and one-up each other. (Except for when it comes to cat videos. Cat videos are the Internet’s...
Pew Study Confirms Twitter Is Dominated by Negative Assholes

Can't Figure Out Which Candidate Is Winning? Use These Web Apps

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Become a political pro with a few handy web apps that will help you sort out which Presidential candidate is winning on Election Day. The first candidate to win 270 Electoral College votes will be crowned the most powerful man in the world, but only a few swing states actually...
Can't Figure Out Which Candidate Is Winning? Use These Web Apps
Why I'm voting for Barack Obama

Obama's Facebook Fans Love Michelle; Romney's Love Winning

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Some pretty wonderful data scraping reveals striking differences between the campaigns' Facebook audiences....
Obama's Facebook Fans Love Michelle; Romney's Love Winning

What Happens When Pollsters Are No Better Than Psychics?

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I’m going to get a little political here, but bear with me, this is a tech post in the end. I’m in the midst of a trip from my new home in Berkeley, through my old stomping grounds in New York City, to my hometown in Canada. Politically, almost everyone...
What Happens When Pollsters Are No Better Than Psychics?
Talkz, Because Messaging With Your Thumbs Is So 2000 And Late

#horsesandbayonets: The Main Meme of the Final Debate, Explained

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Why American foreign policy took a trip to the 18th century during tonight's debate King and Country If the meme of the first presidential debate was Big Bird, and the meme of the second was binders ... the meme of tonight's third and final debate was bayonets. And battleships. And...
#horsesandbayonets: The Main Meme of the Final Debate, Explained

Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

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The presidential debates finally embraced a question about technology. Last night, CNN moderator Candy Crowley asked each candidate how they would “convince a great American” company like Apple to bring their manufacturing facilities to the US. Romney came out swinging against China, accusing them of currency manipulation, violating intellectual property...
Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

Obama's Tech Team Was Firing On All Cylinders While Romney's Was Still In Beta

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Obviously some of the following may be biased by the hindsight view of who won and who lost -- but it's fascinating to see two very, very different stories emerge about the technology/data teams involved in the two major party presidential campaigns. Right after the election, Time published an account...
Obama's Tech Team Was Firing On All Cylinders While Romney's Was Still In Beta

International Facebook Users Dominate Election Activity: On Nov 6th, 71.7M Mentions In The US, 88.7M Abroad

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While it started in a Massachusetts dorm room, Facebook’s measure of presidential election mentions shows its become an international news carrier. There were 88.7 million election-related mentions outside the US, compared to 71.7 million state-side. “Vote” was the most popular word said on Facebook while to polls were open, while...
International Facebook Users Dominate Election Activity: On Nov 6th, 71.7M Mentions In The US, 88.7M Abroad

Cause For Concern: 'Experimental' Patches Applied To Ohio Voting Machines Without Certification

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While we've covered e-voting issues for years, it really did seem like the issues with e-voting machines were less this year than in the past. Except... maybe not. ES&S, the largest vendor of e-voting machines, who has a long and scary history of problems with their machines, is embroiled in...
Cause For Concern: 'Experimental' Patches Applied To Ohio Voting Machines Without Certification
Ask Not What Obama Can Do For Your Country, Ask Politify What He Can Do For Your Hood

Unpredictable, Agile, and Short

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Campaigns are serious tests of your creativity and foresight. They are unpredictable, agile, and short—an 18 month, $1 billion, essentially disposable organization. Hackers can thrive in an environment like that, to a point where I’m not sure anyone else really can. Everything is over far too quickly to get boring....
Unpredictable, Agile, and Short

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
Political mobile games roundup
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