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Bill Nye at Life is Beautiful: Science, Politics, and Saving The World

By | Sep 26, 2017 at 12:45 am

The Life is Beautiful festival took over downtown Las Vegas this past weekend starting on Friday afternoon with an inspirational talk by Bill Nye the Science guy. Bill Nye captivated a crowd of over a thousand festival goers with his thoughts from his latest book, Everything All at…

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How Tech Leaders Are Opposing Trump’s DACA Order

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Trump administration has today ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or the DACA. No new registrations will be accepted into the Obama-established program and the current members — 800,000 individuals who were brought into the U.S. as young…

Entrepreneur

DC

What Is Startup Day & Why Should You Care?

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Everyday is a “startup day” for me and millions of other entrepreneurs starting and running their own businesses. But today is officially Startup Day, the day when government officials pop out of their summer slumber to show their support for the new economy set…

Politics/Government

How Major Tech Companies Are Standing Up for Net Neutrality

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Simply put, net neutrality is good. It allows for free, un-throttled use of the internet across the board, while preventing internet service providers from creating paid fast lanes for specific content. It helps new companies compete with the big dogs and makes small startups…

Politics/Government

Prominent YouTube Creators Speak Out About Protecting Net Neutrality

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

The internet can be a pretty combative place. Between Facebook threads and YouTube comment sections, you could read a hundreds ad hominem attacks before you even have a chance to post something yourself. This kind of staunch opposition is common on social media, which…

Politics/Government

DC

Live: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate ?

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

If you’re curious about the Russian hacking and fake news allegations coming out of Washington, D.C. lately, you might want to tune into todays’s testimony by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying before the Senate. The questioning of Sessions is said to be…

Politics/Government

Tech Giants Rally the Internet to Save Net Neutrality on July 12

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Despite claims that erasing the laws protecting net neutrality will be good for business, every notable mind in the tech community has spoken out, in one way or another, to oppose those trying to do so. Well now, they’ve taken things a step forward, by…

Politics/Government

Uber and Google Are Teaming Up to Make Voting As Easy As Possible

By | Nov 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Election Day is tomorrow. And if you haven’t voted early in pursuit of that little white sticker, you need to start planning out your route as soon as possible. Between finding your polling place and acquiring transportation, November 8th could end up taking a lot…

Politics/Government

This App Tells You Which Presidential Candidate You Look Like

By | Nov 7, 2016 at 9:15 am

The United States presidential election is tomorrow. People will choose the 45th president of the most powerful country on Earth, in the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Among other candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively from the Democratic and Republican Parties, are the ones…

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…

Politics/Government

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…

Politics/Government

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,…

Politics/Government

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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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…