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Obama's Relationship With Silicon Valley Remains Complicated

AP | Jim Kuhnhenn | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Silicon Valley recoils at the government's cyber data-gathering done in the name of national security. It bristles at new potenti...

GOP Plays Catch-Up To Remedy Glaring Weakness

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Embarrassed by how the last presidential election exposed their yesteryear technology, Republicans are turning to a younger generat...

Obama Is One Step Ahead Of GOP

Salon | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

The postmortems blaming Mitt Romney’s election loss, at least in part, on his campaign’s digital incompetence began before the candidate had even ...

WATCH: Tech Execs Come Out Strong For Obama

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology

Recent polls from Gallup and Pew have been pretty hard on President Obama. So given a recent blast of support from the tech community, perhaps the adm...

Alex Wagner

Obama Pushes Innovation to Fix Manufacturing Woes | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

Joking that "one of my responsibilities as commander-in-chief is to keep an eye on robots," President Obama on Friday announced a new public-private s...

Obama Laments Lack Of 'Cool' Phones

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Turns out President Barack Obama would like a phone upgrade. The president, in an unscripted moment with donors in Chicago, was talking...

Sam Stein

Obama To Take First-Ever Presidential Question Via Skype | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Continuing his efforts to chart new territory with respect to the intersection of politics and technology, President Obama is set to take what appears...

The Most Tech Savvy President--Who Ignores Older People

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Saul Friedman

Older people, who should be his natural constituency, are not as enamored with Obama as many younger voters. One reason they are ignored; most of the elderly don't use the internet.

Winning in 2010: Putting the Pieces Together

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

Not only will the new Congress help determine the fate of Barack Obama's remaining agenda, but the state legislators who take their seats in 2011 will redraw districts across the country.

How Candidates Can Use the Internet to Win in 2010

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Colin Delany

Obama's public image will shape the political environment in 2010, of course, but plenty of politicians and political professionals on all sides will also look to his ground-breaking online campaign as an inspiration.

Winning in 2010: Online Outreach

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

Once a campaign has the basic technology in place, it can begin to take full advantage of the internet's ability to deliver donors, volunteers and voters.

Winning Online: 10 Tips for 2010 Campaigns (Part II)

Matt Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Matt Dunn

The reality is that Election Day 2010 is one year away. It's time for campaigns to start gearing up, and interactive needs to play a bigger role than it did in 2008 or 2009.

Winning Online in 2010: Tools, Time and Resources

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

Political professionals trained in the broadcast era often have trouble adapting to the back-and-forth nature of online media, but the rewards for embracing it can be tremendous.

Obama Offers Millions In Muslim Technology Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The White House Friday highlighted a new multi-million-dollar technology fund for Muslim nations, following a pledge made by President Barack Obama in...

Aneesh Chopra: Obama's CTO To "Reboot" America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

President Obama appointed Aneesh Chopra, Virginia's former technology secretary, as the nation's first chief technology officer and charged him with p...

5 Tech Highlights From the First 100 Days

Paul Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Berry

Normally, the campaigning tools and functions that are used to win an election are put aside while the country is being run. But Obama and his team have turned that on its head.

President Obama: The Reality Show

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

This is the first administration to fuse iterative, real-time lifestyle coverage with the star power of a true celebrity politician. So far, it is working.

Some advice for Aneesh Chopra, Obama's New CTO

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

President Obama has announced the long awaited choice for his Chief Technology Officer -- Aneesh Chopra. Says Tim O'Reilly "Aneesh Chopra is a rock s...

Technical Problems Plague Despite Tech-Savvy Team

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The team that ran the most technologically advanced presidential campaign in modern history is finding it difficult to adapt that model to government....

Obama Faces White House Stuck In Dark Ages Of Technology

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day of the Obama administration looked more like the rotary-dial past....

Obamerica's Digital Congregation

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aimee Liu

Thanks to digital organizing, Obama now has a secular congregation as big as America. That congregation elected him. Now that same congregation is going to practice the values that he has preached.

The Permanent Campaign Has No Borders

David Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Hoffman

Instead of pre-packaged messages broadcast overseas, building the capacity of local media and investigative reporters promotes transparency and creates a culture of democratic activism.

Obama's Broadband Roadmap

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Obama has bravely stepped into an Internet void left by his predecessor. Over the past eight years, the U.S. has fallen from fourth to 15th in the world in terms of high-speed Internet adoption.

Obama and the Reinvention of Democracy

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

President-elect Obama's mobilizing the millions of young people who supported his presidential campaign to help him as he prepares to govern a troubled country.

Here to Stay?

Jimmy Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jimmy Leach

During my short stint as head of digital communications for the Prime Minister, there wasn't a lack of will to try new ways of directly interacting with the citizens of the UK, but it didn't necessarily lead to a higher quality of debate or better outcomes.