Another pack of Obama for America data analysts has launched a startup to democratize big data smarts. The company, BlueLabs, is already profitable.
At a cloud computing conference in San Francisco, two of our country’s youngest-ever elected statesmen discussed the convergence of politics and tech.
SAN FRANCISCO — Today on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt, San Francisco city supervisor David Chiu revealed a new tool that will let the city’s residents participate in the city’s budgeting — one of the most hotly contested issues in San Francisco.
Internet companies have repeatedly criticized the antipiracy law, believing that it will block bona fide sites.
“The rent’s going up, there’s not enough space,” said Lee, showing the city’s government is planning for and trying to correct the disparity the tech industry has helped to create.
Will he ever run?
President Obama has canceled a meeting with Russia’s Putin citing political issues including Edward Snowden’s asylum.
Ro Khanna probably isn’t a name you’d immediately recognize, but if you follow the tech industry that may soon change.
MindMixer’s founders are on a mission to inspire citizen engagement, particularly around important social issues like education and health care.
Want to promote a petition on Change.org? For $1000 or less, you’re guaranteed more eyeballs to any campaign.
California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal has introduced the “Right to Know Act 2013,” which would force businesses to tell consumers what personal data they have and where it is being shared.
ElectNext just raised $1.3 million to bring its open political database to the news media.
Like millions of fellow Facebook users, you updated your profile picture to support marriage equality. Do social media campaigns like these make a difference?
Chinese cyber-spying may have soured a $20 billion dollar mobile deal. If Chinese hardware makes its way into U.S. core networks, will the nation be compromised?
Either there are very different people on Twitter than the average Jane Q. Everywoman, or we tend to say very different things in public than we do in private.
With Los Angeles facing dismal graduation rates, this mayoral candidate wants to teach students about technology instead of spending money on jailing them in the future.
The Obama Administration hosted a hackathon a couple weeks ago to increase access to its online petitioning system, We the People. Here are the results.
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.
Packages and P.O. boxes will still get Saturday service, but mail carriers are cooling their heels on Saturdays starting in August. It’s all part of Congress’ evil plot against the USPS.
Editor’s Pick BlastRoots is an automated grassroots lobbying platform that seeks to give people the tricks and tools they need to move the political needle.
Causes acquires Votizen to empower Americans to drive political change.
Editor’s Pick Most U.S. tech policy is either non-existent or horribly outdated. And 2012 was the year we woke up to that fact.
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.
The U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that would take the teeth out of online and mobile stalking by creating new rules for location privacy.
Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) took to Reddit this morning to answer questions about recently introduced legislation that would place a two-year ban on legislators and regulators from creating new laws or regulations that would negatively affect the Internet.
When it comes to Reddit users, its much better to work with them than against them. And at least one U.S. representative has decided to get proactive.
Close enough for government work? We guess so. But these days, we expect more from Facebook. The now-publicly traded company can’t make big promises about delivering hope to jobless Americans then return a result so uncharacteristically subpar.
Guest Post Polling wasn’t right about the presidential election — but betting markets were. Here’s how we could use them in the future.
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When President Barack Obama or Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney tweet, millions listen. But how well do their 140-character messages resonate with people across the nation?
“I think we’ve sequenced the DNA of Republicans and Democrats,” Mintigo general manager and CMO Jason Garoutte told me today. “Based on words on someone’s website, we’d have a very good chance of of determining who is a Democrat or a Republican.”
A simple letter sent by the New York Tech Meetup to President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney got the candidates to discuss their policies around startups and the technology community at large.
Tweets equal dollars, according to Twitter.
DEMO startup ElectNext offers a survey that helps you figured out political issues — and where you stand on them.
Republicans better get down on their knees and pray that Americans never vote via Facebook or Twitter.
Obama voters are camping meditators who like Samsung and Visa and like Paranormal Activity as well as The Colbert Report. Romney voters are quilting gun owners who shop at Walmart, eat at McDonald’s, and watch — believe it or not — Atlas Shrugged, the movie.
Google’s getting political this year; the company is bringing all the drama, dirt, and hyperbole of the Democratic and Republican national conventions directly to you in a series of wonky Google+ hangouts.