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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…

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Twitter Bot Reformats Trump’s Tweets as Official White House Statements

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This weekend a new Twitter bot emerged that automatically formats President Trump’s tweets into an official White House statement format. The one part novelty account and one part political statement, @RealPressSecBot, comes at a time when the president continues to wage a battle against traditional…



Shaquille O’Neal Announces eSports Gaming Marathon at the White House

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The world of eSports has taken the world by storm in recent years. With everything from official leagues to Olympic consideration, professional gamers are finally carving out their niche in the world of sports and entertainment. And while gaming is still a far cry…

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President Obama Permanently Establishes Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Back in 2012, President Obama’s administration launched the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, a program created in partnership between the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that aimed to bring in innovators to help government agencies…


White House Demo Day: The Push for Greater Diversity in Tech

By | Aug 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Yesterday in Washington, D.C., President Obama held the very first White House Demo Day, an event signifying his administration’s commitment to technology and innovation that showcased the great work of entrepreneurs from across the United States. While many expected to see the work from…

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The White House and SBA Launch the ‘Startup in a Day’ Initiative and Prize Competition

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The White House and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has just announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at providing entrepreneurs and small business owners with an easier way to transform their ideas into actual businesses. Created in coordination with the National…

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President Obama Just Got a Personal Twitter Account…Seriously

By | May 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

President Obama just started his own personal Twitter account, and this is his very first tweet: Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account. — President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 Using the Twitter handle @POTUS (I…

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You Can Apply Now for the First White House Demo Day

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm

It should be no surprise by now that President Obama is not at all opposed to the integration of digital innovation and the federal government. From hosting the first White House Maker Faire last year, to getting involved in a fun BuzzFeed video to…


First Lady Michelle Obama Goes on Vine, Gives Us Lifeee

By | Oct 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm

On Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama got on Vine to respond to various questions from the public regarding Let’s Move, her signature White House campaign focused on educating children about the importance of healthy diets and exercise. Using the #AskTheFirstLady, users on Twitter and Vine got…


White House Introduces New Batch of Presidential Innovation Fellows

By | Sep 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

While no official announcement has been made yet, it seems that the White House has selected its third round of participants in the Presidential Innovation Fellows. A total of 27 people were selected to participate in this round of the program, and their experiences…

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Vegas-Based Hardware Manufacturing Startup Factorli Halted

By | Aug 11, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Just over two months after raising $10 million in Series A funding, Factorli, the small-run, urban hardware manufacturing startup in downtown Las Vegas, has been put on hold according to a statement posted on the Factorli website today. It reads as follows: An update…



Will.I.Am, Bill Nye, and a Robot Giraffe: Just a Few Things We Saw at the White House Maker Faire

By | Jun 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Yesterday, we got to check out the inaugural White House Maker Faire. In an effort to raise awareness about the growing maker community across the country and its lasting impact on American manufacturing and entrepreneurship, President Obama invited innovators from more than 25 states…


President Obama at White House Maker Faire: Today’s DIY is Tomorow’s “Made in America”

By | Jun 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Earlier today, President Barack Obama welcomed guests at the very first White House Maker Faire, where people from across the country got the chance to exhibit some of the most innovative ideas coming from the maker community that could potentially have a larger impact on…



President Obama to Make Remarks About STEM, American Manufacturing

By | Jun 18, 2014 at 9:33 am

Today is the first official White House Maker Faire, and we’re reporting on-scene to let you know the great things being made by and at maker communities – from Local Motors to TechShop – throughout the country. This morning, President Obama is expected to…


Here’s OK Go Telling You to Come to the White House Maker Faire

By | Jun 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

I’m sure by now we’re already aware of El Presidente’s level of cool. Whether it’s hanging out with Jay-Z and Beyonce, or going on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis in a last-minute push for Obamacare enrollment, President Obama and this White House know how…



Tory Burch, Rich Barton, Steve Case Among Those Named Obama’s Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

By | Apr 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On Monday, the White House announced 11 members to the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) program, a new initiative by the administration to develop entrepreneurial interest and activity in the US and beyond. Ambassadors include the likes of clothing retail star Tory Burch, AOL co-founder…


Report on the White House Lab-to-Market Summit

By | Aug 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

On May 20, 2013 I was honored to be one of 20 invited “experts” at the White House Lab-to-Market Inter-Agency Summit held at the White House Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The Summit was organized by the White House Office of Science and Technology…