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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

The CDC Just Released an iPad App That's Basically 'Contagion: The Game!'

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Solve the outbreak! (Photo: App Store) The Centers for Disease Control (A-town, represent) has just released a new iPad app, meant to educate the public on how its “disease detectives,” a.k.a. epidemiologists, a.k.a Dustin Hoffman in Outbreak, fight epidemics. It is called “Solve the Outbreak,” and the announcement makes it sound...
The CDC Just Released an iPad App That's Basically 'Contagion: The Game!'

Obama To Hold "Fireside Hangout" On State of the Union Address

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt's radio series of 30 "fireside chats" was key way to connect the presidency to homes across the nation in 1933 and 1934. More than 75 years later, President Obama is using Google+ to "Hangout" with his constituents.  In his ongoing series paying respect to the New Deal...
Obama To Hold "Fireside Hangout" On State of the Union Address

House, Senate gain live streaming, 'enhanced features' from YouTube

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Google today announced that starting later this week, all US Congressional members will have access to YouTube channel "enhanced features." While no pertinent details have emerged from the search engine, the new permissions allows the elected officials to live stream video, much the same way that the State of the...
House, Senate gain live streaming, 'enhanced features' from YouTube
Looks Like Google Glass Will Be Assembled on American Soil
Controversial cyber bill CISPA returns to Congress for debate, same as before

Obama commends Apple and Intel for U.S. manufacturing

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In his State of the Union speech, the president gives a shout-out to the two tech companies for creating jobs in the U.S. [Read more]...
Obama commends Apple and Intel for U.S. manufacturing

President Obama to do post-speech hangout on Google+ #thecircuit

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Obama hangout: President Obama will take to Google+ two days after his State of the Union address to conduct a video hangout. Anyone will be able to submit video or text questions to him online ahead of the chat, which will take place at 4:50 p.m. Eastern on Thursday....
President Obama to do post-speech hangout on Google+ #thecircuit

Sony report details what Kaz Hirai has achieved in his first year as CEO

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In recent years, Sony's state of the union report has made for wince-inducing reading, but one year into Kaz Hirai's "One Sony" strategy we seem to be seeing hints of a turnaround. The company is trumpeting its return to profitability after several loss-making quarters, thanks to boosts in its...
Sony report details what Kaz Hirai has achieved in his first year as CEO

Report Suggests Obama May Take Drones Away From The CIA

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While much of the recent conversation here surrounding the United States' use of drones has centered on the fear of how they might be used domestically, there can be little doubt that their use is highly controversial around the world as well. In that arena, the questions that arise...
Report Suggests Obama May Take Drones Away From The CIA

Columbia students share solar panels with NY church

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Green technology came up a few times in President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday -- particularly the use of solar and wind energy. But if the president was looking for a pithy example of how this kind of technology is being used, practically, he could have called up...
Columbia students share solar panels with NY church

Obama gets funky: White House releases dubstep video ahead of State of the Union address

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Much like its response to the public petition to build a Death Star, the latest video uploaded to the official White House YouTube channel once again proves that presidential administration is at least somewhat in tune (or perhaps in step?) with today’s popular culture. Rather than release a string...
Obama gets funky: White House releases dubstep video ahead of State of the Union address

"This year, Apple will start making Macs in America again" - Obama

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Obama in #SOTU: "this year, Apple will start making Macs in America again." #JobsNow— The White House (@whitehouse) February 13, 2013 President Obama gave a huge shout-out to Apple during the State of the Union, using the company as an example of how manufacturers are once again seeing value in...
"This year, Apple will start making Macs in America again" - Obama

Cybersecurity Executive Order Actually Respects Some Privacy; So Do We Actually Need CISPA Any More?

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Exactly as predicted yesterday, President Obama talked about cybersecurity in last night's State of the Union address, including his plan to sign an executive order on cybersecurity. What's a bit surprising is that the executive order... is actually pretty reasonable. Unlike some earlier drafts, it appears that the White House...
Cybersecurity Executive Order Actually Respects Some Privacy; So Do We Actually Need CISPA Any More?

Are You Following The Olympics?

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We experience events like the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the Oscars, and the State of the Union address together by watching them on television—it's the next best thing to being there for most of us. I (@ChloeS) collaborate with our media partners, and have enjoyed watching them weave together new...
Are You Following The Olympics?
Radio Jamming -- Not A Thing Of The Past
Larry Page wants 'great love' for Google, says its future depends on knowing more about you

Tim Cook To Be Michelle Obama's Guest At Tonight's State Of The Union Address

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Will Apple get a special shout-out? Apple CEO Tim Cook is going to be a guest of Michelle Obama at tonight's Presidential State Of The Union address. Cook will be sitting in the First Lady's Box. Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene, was bestowed with a similar honor at the last...
Tim Cook To Be Michelle Obama's Guest At Tonight's State Of The Union Address

Bing announces interactive State of the Union site, Bing Pulse

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Bing will be applying its technology to get a read on what regular people are saying about President Obama's State of the Union speech next Tuesday. In a Friday announcement, the Microsoft search engine said that it will host a site on the day of the speech that will act...
Bing announces interactive State of the Union site, Bing Pulse

2012 Is Going to Be the Twitter Election, Says Costolo

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that Twitter has already changed the nature of political discussion in the U.S. The news cycle, already pretty fast, has sped up another notch. “I really think 2012 is going to be the Twitter election,” Costolo said, during his talk at D: Dive Into Media....
2012 Is Going to Be the Twitter Election, Says Costolo

Here's How Many Jobs Apple Will Bring To The U.S. To Make Macs (AAPL)

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Apple got a shout out during last night's State of the Union for bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. At the end of last year, CEO Tim Cook said Apple plans to invest $100 million in domestic manufacturing to produce some Macs here. In case you're wondering what it...
Here's How Many Jobs Apple Will Bring To The U.S. To Make Macs (AAPL)

Obama, in State of the Union, offers shout-outs to tech

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In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama made a point of drawing attention to three big tech firms: IBM, Apple and Intel....
Obama, in State of the Union, offers shout-outs to tech

Alarming: A Lot of Young Adults Consider the Internet A Moral Influence

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America! (Photo: flickr.com/cristian_rh7) It’s election season, which explains the higher-than-usual incidence of poll-pegged stories we’re seeing in our inbox. And hey, guess what? The Internet now has cultural relevance beyond enabling politicians to send citizens pics of their junk. And so The Atlantic wound up with a couple of interesting little factoids,...
Alarming: A Lot of Young Adults Consider the Internet A Moral Influence

BitTorrent Inventor's New Goal Is 'To Kill Off Television'

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Bram Cohen, inventor of the popular file-sharing system BitTorrent, demoed his latest project at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit yesterday, reports GigaOm. It's a new live video streaming protocol that doesn't rely on a central infrastructure to work. In other words, you could hypothetically watch the Superbowl by connecting...
BitTorrent Inventor's New Goal Is 'To Kill Off Television'

Google TV gets official

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Combining the web and TV in an orgy of awesome, today at I/O 2010, Google announced Google TV. With the goal of mashing together the web and TV in an orgy of awesome without accepting compromise, Google is hoping to let people take advantage of the biggest and best...
Google TV gets official

Obama offers plan to help small businesses, start-ups

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A week after his State of the Union pledge to create a stronger economy, President Obama on Tuesday sent Congress a legislative package aimed at accelerating small business growth and removing roadblocks for start-ups. Read full article >>...
Obama offers plan to help small businesses, start-ups

The 10 Worst Social Media Fails Of The Year So Far

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The year is less than three months old, yet already several brands have made king-sized screwups in social media. Among their crimes: Using a four-letter word to insult a nine-year-old girl. Live-tweeting a mass layoff. And angering Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Poland Spring, American Airlines, Taco Bell and NASCAR are...
The 10 Worst Social Media Fails Of The Year So Far

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Biobot, Nintendo Power Glove and an inflatable bathroom bubble

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week President Barack Obama set the tone for the coming year in his 2013 State of the Union address, which advocated 3D printing...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Biobot, Nintendo Power Glove and an inflatable bathroom bubble

Here's Poland Spring's Official Facebook Response To Marco Rubio's Awkward Water Guzzling

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Poland Spring got the biggest surprise product placement the water company could hope for when Sen. Marco Rubio awkwardly guzzled a mini bottle when he was in the middle of responding to the State of the Union. Awkward Rubio drink vine.co/v/bvEnPmub7Lr -- Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 13, 2013 "Watergate" immediately...
Here's Poland Spring's Official Facebook Response To Marco Rubio's Awkward Water Guzzling

OpenSocial State of the Union 2010 Recap

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OpenSocial State of the Union 2010 Recap
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