This morning San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is unveiling a new “entrepreneur-in-residence” program in collaboration with the White House, to bring the innovative energy of startups to bear on a massive underserved market: the $142 billion public sector.
Guest Post Mr. President, my appeal is this: As you make this critical push for reform, don’t forget to clear the path for the innovators like me who are trying to work with you.
Volition will include the first, 16th, 43rd, 44th presidents in a special preorder character pack.
President Barack Obama laid out a four-step plan to help the American public understand the government’s surveillance programs, saying he, too, would be skeptical if he wasn’t on the inside.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google exec Vint Cerf, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and other technology leaders secretly met with President Barack Obama on Thursday to talk about the NSA and tech surveillance,
President Obama has canceled a meeting with Russia’s Putin citing political issues including Edward Snowden’s asylum.
The company is doubling down on owning the marketplace. Or following the Amazon.com strategy to building company value.
“This removes the biggest barrier to entrepreneurs,” Fundable’s Eric Corl told me just minutes ago. “This will give entrepreneurs a much better way to reach outside of their network for capital.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Edward Snowden, who is wanted in the U.S. for espionage, has not committed a crime in Russia and thus will not be extradited back to the U.S.
President Obama took to the Charlie Rose show to defend the NSA’s surveillance practices, which he says are both transparent and legal.
Hoping to help fix the patent system, President Obama is proposing new legislative recommendations that could make life much tougher for patent trolls.
“BC has had legalized crowdfunding for a decade,” super-angel Mike Volker said last night at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum event on crowdfunding. “It’s the only place in North America, and there are no restrictions, no limits.”
Guest Post Is there a double-standard when it comes to linking violence and video games?
While on the phone congratulating China’s new president Xi Jinping on his appointment, President Obama reportedly slipped in some conversation around cyber security and intellectual property theft.
At a press conference today, Obama may have proved that, while he can hire a bunch of Star Wars fanboys to help run the country, he himself is not one.
Video games could hold great mental-health benefits, but the leader of the House of Representatives’ Republican majority would rather not know that.
During his first “Fireside Hangout” on YouTube, President Barack Obama called for education, immigration, and patent reform to support the tech scene, not to mention the American economy.
While congress has yet to reach any sort of lasting solution regarding the nations growing cyber security problems, President Barack Obama has decidedly taken the first big step in an executive order signed earlier today.
President Barack Obama’s state of the union address focused on innovation, jobs, education, health-care … and green technology.
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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.
President Obama will take to Google+ for a Hangout two days after the State of the Union address to answer questions and talk about his second term.
The White House has raised its requirements to make it more difficult to get a response on user-generated petitions today.
Obama announced numerous actions the executive branch of government will take to combat gun violence.
Perhaps it was the most re-tweeted tweet in history. Or the photo with the most Facebook likes ever. Most likely, it’s a history of consistently engaging via social media.
In 2012, the promise of the social election finally came to fruition. From gaffes and memes to true triumphs, here are Washington’s top 10 tech moments.
President Barack Obama had a little fun today on Twitter despite spending most of his time talking about serious topics such as the looming fiscal cliff and middle-class tax cuts.
Guest Post Silicon Valley was one of the largest contributors to President Obama’s election campaign. In return, it expected he would do what he promised — fix the immigration bottleneck that is choking innovation and forcing the world’s best and brightest to return home.
President Barack Obama will hold a “town hall” meeting at 2pm Eastern on Twitter to respond to a number of questions posed to him on the social network about middle class tax cuts.
The $150 billion semiconductor industry has a list of what it needs to make the U.S. competitive.
President Obama signed a new cyber security directive in mid-October, according to The Washington Post, that begins to outline the government’s involvement in securing the private sector, and how it will act when on the offensive.
Guest Post If there is one thing that we’ve seen as a constant throughout the 2012 presidential campaign it is that social media has been the go-to-tool for engaging younger audiences and getting them to influence their friends.
Twitter loves Obama.
Would you rather listen to political commentators or save humanity one more time?
Obama’s agenda for technology is loaded with proposals.
Obama, whose mastery of social media has certainly played a huge role in his victory, tweeted simply this: Four more years.
You’ve likely gone and voted and are now watching the results as they unfold. But what if it wasn’t the issues and polls that informed your vote, but rather the headlines floating around the Internet? What if a click was a vote?
President Obama hopped on Reddit before polls closed today to remind people to vote, a brief follow-up to the hugely popular AMA he held in August.
Topsy has partnered with Twitter to provide live, real-time sentiment analysis of the U.S. presidential election. And after trailing Obama for much of the year, Romney appears to be in the lead.
Today’s elections in the U.S. will likely lead to great consequences — no matter who is elected. But where to actually place your vote?