Barack Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama sign production deal with Netflix

Another (very) big deal for Netflix: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have reached an agreement to produce films and series for the streaming service. The New York Times first rep

Barack Obama’s next move could be a series on Netflix

Former Presidents of the U.S. are typically inundated with offers from the private sector when they leave office.Recent White House tenant Barack Obama is about to take a unique step, however, with re

Using technology to craft accurate, persuasive political messages

In a country that’s increasingly polarized, where partisan politics shape perception, the question of how to create a compelling argument — rooted in facts — that can change minds i

Investing in tech for hospitality and food, Almanac Investments raises $30 million

David Barber, the storied owner of the Blue Hill restaurant, farm, and hospitality consulting mecca (a favorite of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama), has long been an angel investo

As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media

David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he's joined by former U.S. P

President Obama warns against getting ‘cocooned’ in bias via social media

Former President Barack Obama sat down with the UK’s Prince Harry for an extended and far-ranging interview with the BBC this week, and their conversation touched on social media, the use thereo

Elucd’s polling pushes for greater community accountability for police

From his time working as the wunderkind pollster for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign to the launch of his new startup, Elucd, Michael Simon has believed in the power of community feedback.

The most-liked tweet in history says a lot about how the world is doing

The events that unfolded this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia have sparked reactions from all corners of the internet. But one Twitter user, former President Barack Obama, had a response that res

Thrive Capital hires Obama’s Director of Product Josh Miller to focus on tech for the underprivileged

Connections between the Obama administration and Silicon Valley abound, but particularly for Josh Kushner. The latest? Kushner’s venture firm Thrive Capital just hired Josh Miller, a member

Elaine Chao is officially the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao received the confirmation of the full Senate on Tuesday. That’s the last hurdle for Chao, who now becomes the head of

Trump’s draft cybersecurity order raises policy questions

President Trump cancelled the signing of an executive order on cybersecurity without explanation, per pool reports. Trump had been expected to sign the order today to commission a review of the federa

Ethics — the next frontier for artificial intelligence

With one foot in its science fiction past and the other in the new frontier of science and tech innovations, AI occupies a unique place in our cultural imagination. Will we live into a future where ma

In farewell speech, Obama urges Americans to step outside online ‘bubbles’

Tonight in Chicago, President Obama bid his final goodbye. The 44th president’s political career began in the city, soaring with his election to the Illinois State Senate, and he fittingly add

Obama lays out some steps for Trump to tackle criminal justice reform

The United States spends $80 billion annually on incarceration, and has about 2.2 million people behind bars in state and federal prisons and jails. Even though America only makes up 5% of the world&

Obama announces sanctions for Russian election hacking

The Obama administration announced today that it will impose sanctions on Russian intelligence services and officials in response to the hacks of American political institutions during the election se

Obama defends White House handling of Russian hacking

In his final press conference of the year, President Barack Obama addressed intelligence community assessments that hackers, associated with the Russian government, tampered with the U.S. election in

Obama orders review of Russian election hacking

President Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to conduct a complete review of the hacks and leaks that led up to and may have influenced the presidential election, according to White House homela

We need new candidates to run for office, and startups can help

This presidential election pitted two candidates who were the #1 and #2 most disliked candidates, EVER, for president. Why is this happening in our golden age of technology, when information is widesp

White House expands platforms for inclusive entrepreneurship

The White House announced today new and expanded plans to improve diversity and inclusion within the startup economy, focused on higher education, investment and entrepreneurship. The diversity commit

Hillary Clinton will likely be as pro-innovation as President Obama

Behind the less than enthusiastic embrace is a collective skepticism in the tech industry about Clinton's pro-innovation credentials. The shade is unwarranted.
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