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

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CISPA Passes Markup Phase, But It Doesn't Look Like Much Was Fixed

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As expected, CISPA passed the House Intelligence Committee today after a closed markup session. The vote was 18-2, and according to Tony Romm at Politico, all of the amendments that were backed by the original authors of the bill were adopted. If that's the case, we're talking about a...
CISPA Passes Markup Phase, But It Doesn't Look Like Much Was Fixed

“Baby Killer” Becomes Healthcare Vote’s “You Lie” [VIDEO]

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On Sunday night, the House of Representatives passed a $875 billion healthcare bill with a vote of 219-212. While discussion of the news is currently dominating the social web, a specific moment from the proceedings is also getting attention – a member of the House yelling out “baby killer”...
“Baby Killer” Becomes Healthcare Vote’s “You Lie” [VIDEO]

House Republicans vote to limit FCC authority

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Republicans in the House of Representatives earlier this week passed legislation that would restrict the FCC in imposing merger conditions as well as limiting other measures. [Read more]...
House Republicans vote to limit FCC authority
Facebook taking a vote on proposed policy changes, will require 270 million votes to be binding

David Einhorn Drops Case Against Apple

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Move comes after the Greenlight Capital founder succeeded in getting a key vote off of the agenda for the shareholders meeting this week. Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn dropped his much-talked about lawsuit against Apple over the issuance of preferred stock on Friday, All Things D reported. The hedge...
David Einhorn Drops Case Against Apple

Insert Coin: New Challengers semifinalists announced!

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As 2012 drew to a close, we asked you creative types to let us in on your forthcoming crowdfunded projects -- and boy did you deliver. We've spent the past week whittling down the submissions for our first-ever Insert Coin: New Challengers competition, and are pretty excited about the...
Insert Coin: New Challengers semifinalists announced!

Vote for Darwin! Write-In Campaign for the Dead Scientist Garners Him 4,000 Votes

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In protest of their creationist congressional representative, voters in Athens-Clark County, Georgia, threw their weight behind the father of evolutionary biology....
Vote for Darwin! Write-In Campaign for the Dead Scientist Garners Him 4,000 Votes
Forget the electoral college: What if each click was a vote?
EU Parliament rejects ACTA

Your vote costs Obama and Romney about $22

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My vote's worth $30 to the U.S. presidential campaigns, according to Abine's vote calculator, which puts a fun spin on several factors that determine the cost of online ads. How cheap will yours turn out to be? [Read more]...
Your vote costs Obama and Romney about $22

FTC won't bring charges against Google on search, patents

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US v. Google is not going to be the tech trial of the decade. Today the government has wrapped up a wide-ranging investigation of the search giant's practices in both its core search business, and its use of standards-based patents. No major charges will be brought. Google agreed to...
FTC won't bring charges against Google on search, patents

Briefly: Free CrossOver, Data Doubler, Apple Store sandbags

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CodeWeavers has unveiled its Halloween plan to give away it's virtualization software for free. From 12:01 AM through 23:59 PM Central Daylight Time on October 31, the company will be offering a free one-year license to Crossover Mac or Crossover Linux at the Flock the Vote promotional website. Existing customers...
Briefly: Free CrossOver, Data Doubler, Apple Store sandbags

No homecoming queen vote if you don't wear RFID tag?

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San Antonio schools have become very enthusiastic about RFID tagging students. One student reportedly claims to have been told "No tag. No vote for homecoming king and queen." [Read more]...
No homecoming queen vote if you don't wear RFID tag?

The vote: A view from a polling clerk

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The vote: A view from a polling clerk

Leahy scuttles his warrantless email surveillance bill

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After public criticism of proposal to allow government agencies to warrantlessly access Americans' e-mail, Senator Patrick Leahy says he will "not support" such an idea at next week's vote. [Read more]...
Leahy scuttles his warrantless email surveillance bill

2013 CISPA passes Intelligence Committee, headed to House for vote

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A slightly modified version of last year's failed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has been voted through the House Intelligence Committee, with an 18-2 victory. The new revision bill left unscathed by the committee will likely reach the House for a general vote by April 19 along with...
2013 CISPA passes Intelligence Committee, headed to House for vote

FCC votes to suspend special access trigger #thecircuit

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FCC votes to suspend special access rules: The Federal Communications Commission announced late Wednesday that it will suspend so-called special access rules that govern price flexibility. In a vote split along party lines, the agency said it will suspend the rules while it looks into whether or not the...
FCC votes to suspend special access trigger #thecircuit
The Verge is nominated for five Webby Awards!

Facebook friends get out the vote

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Research shows that a message to Facebook users showing which of their friends voted in a 2010 US election drove 340,000 more people to the polls....
Facebook friends get out the vote

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Florida Primary: Romney Ahead of Gingrich in Early Returns

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Mitt Romney jumped ahead in early returns from the Florida GOP primary with 52% of the vote to 28% for rival Newt Gingrich, the AP reported....
Florida Primary: Romney Ahead of Gingrich in Early Returns

Vote for your favorite (or most wished for) Apple iPhone 5 ad

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Thumbs, Cheese, Physics or Ears? How about Maps or the new dock connector? FORTUNE -- Following the release of the iPhone 5, Apple (AAPL) blitzed prime-time TV in the U.S. Friday with four new ads, three for the iPhone 5 and one for the new EarPods. You can view all...
Vote for your favorite (or most wished for) Apple iPhone 5 ad

Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

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The digital director for the Romney campaign responded to criticism in the blogosphere  of the campaign’s Election-Day “Orca” vote monitoring platform, saying the program had issues but for the most part performed its mission.  Zac Moffatt said that data about 14.2 million voters was recorded through Orca, including 5,397 instances...
Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss
Maryland passes law prohibiting employers from asking for social network passwords

Obama Campaign Deploys Cat Meme to Get Out the Vote in Ohio

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The Obama campaign is using a mailer modeled after online cat memes as part of their final get out the vote push in the crucial battleground state of Ohio. On the mailer, there is a picture of a cat peeking out from behind a laptop decorated with Ohio-themed Obama campaign...
Obama Campaign Deploys Cat Meme to Get Out the Vote in Ohio

DealBook: Shanda Interactive's Shareholders Back Buyout Plan

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The vote clears the way for Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a Chinese online game developer, to be taken private by a management team led by the company's founding chairman....
DealBook: Shanda Interactive's Shareholders Back Buyout Plan

Vote Clears Way for Taxi Rider Apps

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By early next year, New York taxi riders could be hailing cabs with the tap of a smartphone, a sea change in the interactions between cabbies and fares that was bitterly opposed by other factions of the for-hire vehicle industry. The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted 7-0 Thursday morning to...
Vote Clears Way for Taxi Rider Apps

Tim Cook ends first year as Apple's CEO on a high note

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Tim Cook ends first year as Apple's CEO on a high note: cdixon: parislemon: I'll say. I love Apple, but new management doesn't get tested until they try to create a new product line. Fair point -- which I also made nearly a year ago. The smaller iPad will technically...
Tim Cook ends first year as Apple's CEO on a high note
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