Hitwise has released a ranking of some of the top news sites, measured by traffic on Election Day. CNN.com came out on top, seeing a 146 percent spike over the day before. But MSNBC.com, Fox News, and the Drudge report all saw nice bumps as well. ABCNews.com had a record day, with a 113 percent jump in traffic over the day before. And CNN’s Political Ticker blog by itself saw a 122 percent… → Read More
The U.S. Election isn’t until tomorrow, but doesn’t it already seem like Obama has won? That is certainly the impression you get if you look at any of the polls, state-by-state electoral maps, or prediction markets out there. Even the latest Fox News poll has Obama leading McCain by 50 percent to 43 percent.
My favorite prediction tool, and the one with the best record of getting elections… → Read More
Pay close attention to this video, citizens of Azeroth! It shows just how divisive this presidential campaign has been: Human against Dwarf, Tauren against Orc. It’s madness. And this, in a time when all of us should be focused on eliminating the Scourge. But seriously, folks, it’s a fun video that will definitely be appreciated by World of Warcraft fans. That McCain has a stamina of… → Read More
Did John and Cindy McCain use their telecom industry connections to have a cellphone tower built right by one of their many houses in order to improve signal strength? That’s what the Washington Post implies. It seems the McCain’s Sedona, Ariz. ranch didn’t have the best cellphone reception in early 2007, so Cindy—what was that word John called her? Begins with a… → Read More
So you’re racing down the road in Burnout Paradise and you’re all, “Was that an Obama ad?” Yes, yes it was. EA has confirmed that the Obama campaign is running ads in several of its video games including Madden NFL 09, Need For Speed: Carbon and, as you see here, Burnout Paradise. The ads appear only after having connected to Xbox Live—it’s not like these ads are… → Read More
Google is getting in on the voting season by offering a Google mapplet that will offer a wealth of voter information before the big day in November.
The site is not yet complete, but it will provide users with “voting location, registration information, and more.” What that more is has yet to be determined since, as the site points out, “all voting location information will be available by… → Read More
Who is going to buy these? Are you really going to hang an Obama Fathead in your ruckus room? Like all your buddies are going to want to hang out with you and your new, life size friend. What more do you need to know? The new Fatheads are $79.99 and available now. Pick either Obama or McCain. PR → Read More
John McCain’s technology plan was released yesterday. Since the plan is from a politician, obviously you might want to approach with skepticism, but click through for our summery. In no way does this reflect the views and/or opinions of Crunchgear, we’re just summarizing the long-ass article for you. → Read More
AT&T announced a partnership with Rock The Vote and FunMobility earlier this week for new civic-minded mobile content. Rock The Vote and AT&T will launch a mobile campaign to encourage young people to vote; the campaign hopes to bring together “popular music, artists and mobile technologies to engage today’s youth with the political process.” And FunMobility will offer a catalog… → Read More