Politics/Government

DC

The U.S. Government Wants to Supercharge A.I. Research and Development

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm

The U.S. government is taking a stronger look at AI research and development, according to a new report they just released. The report calls for additional support on “high-risk, high-reward AI research and its application,” alongside the need to “prioritize open training data and open data…

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VotePlz is One of the Easiest Ways to Register to Vote

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm

This week on Product Hunt, a new site launched to allow US eligible voters to register for the upcoming primary election. Using a simple three step process, VotePlz checks if you are already registered, registers you, and if needed, gives you instructions for mailing…

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Is Your Startup Giving U.S. Employees Election Day Off? Sign Here.

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm

If your tech startup or VC firm is giving their employees the day off to vote on the  U.S.’s official upcoming election day, let Hunter Walk know about it. Walk, partner at the venture capital firm Homebrew, is running a campaign on Twitter in hopes of…

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Post-Presidency, Obama Might Try His Hand at Entrepreneurship

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Being an entrepreneur is hard work. It takes discipline, focus, and a little bit of luck, not to mention a network of people willing to support you when you’re down. Fortunately, president Barrack Obama has all of that in spades. And according to a…

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Denver

Hillary Clinton Plans to Help Entrepreneurs with Student Loans

By | Jun 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

If Hillary Clinton is elected President, those with student loans keeping them from entrepreneurship might finally be able to start up that small business. Hillary Clinton announced an initiative in Denver today to help young entrepreneurs defer federal student loan payments up to three…

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Anonymous “Total War on Trump” Not Going as Planned

By | Apr 1, 2016 at 6:43 pm

In early March, the hacktivist group Anonymous declared “total war on Trump” for his xenophobic and sexist remarks during this election cycle. April 1st was the slated started date of this war. However, Anonymous hasn’t done much to put a dent in The Donald’s offensive and…

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What Hillary Clinton Teaches Us About Protecting Our Email

By | Jan 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

No matter who you’re voting for in the next presidential election, we can all agree that Hillary Clinton has already taught us a valuable lesson. Whatever you’ve sent or received concerning your email account is unlikely to remain private forever. If you’re reading this,…

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Anonymous Launches Campaign Against Donald Trump

By | Dec 11, 2015 at 11:03 am

Jeff Bezos isn’t the only influential figure responding to Donald Trump’s trolling. On Wednesday, the online activist hacking organization, Anonymous, brought down one of the 2016 Presidential candidate hopeful’s websites – the website for Trump Tower – with a DDoS (distributed-denial-of-service) attack. And, in…

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Instagram and Snapchat Users Like Bernie Sanders Better Than Hillary Clinton

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 8:00 am

The last presidential election was in 2012, and while it really wasn’t that long ago you can’t ignore how far technology has come since then. Case in point: the majority of the world’s data has only been created in the last few years. Given that,…

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Look at All These Hot Guys Supporting Bernie Sanders on Instagram

By | Oct 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Do you #feeltheBern? Well, maybe after checking out the new Instagram account MenWhoBern, you may just feel a slight burn – if you’re into hot guys, at least. Created by some genius citizen of the Internet (who presumably has an unquenchable thirst), MenWhoBern aggregates…

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You Can Now Download This Hillary Clinton GIF and Emoji Keyboard

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

This morning, Snaps, a company that offers the very first end-to-end platform for brand marketing across mobile messaging platforms, announced the release of its Hillmoji keyboard – a Hillary Clinton GIF and emoji keyboard that you didn’t think you needed until today. Available for…

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San Francisco

“The Average Person’s Opinion on News Events is Worth Reading”

By | Sep 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

How many political Facebook statuses do you see every day? I consider myself a light user of the platform, but even with casual usage I notice a lot of them. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing – I actually think it’s awesome. After…

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President McAfee? John McAfee Has Announced a Bid for President

By | Sep 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Software pioneer John McAfee (whose life often plays out as if Michael Bay directed a film written by the Brothers Grim) has announced a bid for President in 2016. McAfee hinted his intentions of a 2016 presidential bid to Wired early on Tuesday and…

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San Francisco

Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Talks Civic Tech in San Francisco

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 11:08 am

Recently, former Maryland Governor and current Democratic presidential candidate, Martin O’Malley visited San Francisco to fundraise and to connect with leaders in the civic-tech community. The former governor of Maryland hosted events which focused on social entrepreneurship and the use of technology to solve…