It seems people still watch the ABC network, specifically Good Morning America. I guess that’s why President-elect Obama agreed to a Barbara Walters interview. He addresses a whole bunch of “stuff,” but all we really care about is, What will he do without his BlackBerry? This short clip (fast forward to 1:15 for the BlackBerry part) explains Obama’s plan. Sounds like he isn’t… → Read More
President-elect Obama loves his BlackBerry, apparently. Too bad his electoral victory may prevent him from using it as much as he likes, if at all. Its like this: as president, all of Obama’s e-mails can be subpoenaed by Congress and courts, should they feel the need to investigate him. So, rather than have his private e-mails dragged through the halls of Congress it’s in his best… → Read More
Where there’s victory, there’s also opportunity…
This Presidential election was profound in its results. Obama won both the Electoral College vote 364 to 163 and the popular vote 53% to 46% with roughly 120,000,000 votes cast. This election was the first in 50 years, in which there was no incumbent President or Vice President from either party competing for the Presidential nomination. Close… → Read More
Barack Obama is already being called the YouTube President because of the 1,800 YouTube videos that help propel him to win the election and have been watched more than 110 million times. So it seems fitting that Obama will continue to use YouTube to get his message out once he takes office. The weekly radio address that every president has done since FDR will be videotaped and put onto YouTube… → Read More
Microsoft might have everyday users proclaiming themselves Window’s fanboys, but both royalty and politicians prefer Macs. Above is Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Al Saud monitoring Mecca and below, President-elect Obama on the campaign trail. When Obama talked about change, a President that uses Mac is a change as he will be the first to do so. Dare we call Bush a PC and… → 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
http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/34590 The upcoming downloadable content (DLC) for Mercenaries 2 has two special characters that you’ll no doubt recognize. Yes, that’s Barack Obama and Sarah Palin running around the game’s battlefields with grenades, machine guns and rocket launchers. In some of the more violent moments, Obama throws a grenade into a tank, killing a man inside and Sarah… → 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
There’s only five days till this insufferable election ends, and one of the more interesting stories as far as we’re concerned (“we” being the tech community) was that “Obama buying Burnout ads” from a few weeks ago. Some people freaked out, others were all, “What’s the big deal? Just drive past the ads,” and others were like, “People play Burnout?” It was fun for… → Read More
Obama’s ad spot in Burnout Paradise garnered both praise and criticism - mostly the later – but in case you wanted to see it for yourself, the map above marks the location. Just like we said originally though, this ad will only appear in the Xbox 360 version and you have to live in either Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio or… → 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
Everyone has their favorite way to predict who will win the Presidential election. Amazon likes to keep track of Halloween mask sales. Supporters of either candidate can buy rubber masks of each to wear for Halloween. So far, 57 percent of the masks Amazon has sold have been Obama masks, versus 43 percent for McCain masks.
The weird thing is that is right around the same number that McCain is… → Read More
Call: Barack Obama has so much money… Response: How much money? Call: He has so much money that he can buy a channel on Dish Network, where he’ll pump his campaign messages 24/7. If you’re keen to check out Obama’s channel, tune in to channel 73. It runs through November. And no, it’s not Dish Network endorsing Obama or anything. It’s merely a paid… → Read More
Now that convention season is over and the candidates have about eight weeks before they find out who will lead the United States for the next four years, it’s time we compare each candidate’s attention online as we head into the final stretch.
Who is doing a better job of getting his message across on the Web: John McCain or Barack Obama? Conventional wisdom says that it is Obama, whose performance on the Web has been strong since the beginning. And conventional wisdom is still correct when it comes to blogs and social networks. But a new study by Attributor that is being released today shows that McCain is actually leading on… → Read More
Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s running mate, is not your friend when it comes to technology. Well, he could well be your friend, if you’re the RIAA or MPAA. The vice presidential nominee has sponsored bills over the year that were championed by both the music and movie industry. He was one of the main forces behind the Perform Act, which is what the RIAA used to sue XM Satellite Radio for… → 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
We all know by now that if you could vote on the Internet, Barack Obama would already be president. His Website has always attracted more traffic than those of other candidates. Unaffiliated video-endorsement site YouBama popped up spontaneously to collect video endorsements from supporters. MoveOn.org is getting its constituents across the Web to rally behind him. Even Silicon Valley digerati… → Read More
First, a disclaimer that I neither support nor oppose any particular candidate blah, blah, blah, here’s something interesting. Barack Obama’s technology plan includes the creation of a Chief Technology Officer position that "would ensure government officials holds open meetings, broadcast live webcasts of those meetings, and use blogging software, wikis and open comments to… → Read More