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  • Trump tweets at “dishonest media” in Star of David kerfuffle

    Trump tweets at “dishonest media” in Star of David kerfuffle

    Happy American Independence Day, TechCrunchers. Today those of us in the U.S. celebrate the original Brexit with hot dogs, potato salad and fireworks. Americans are also in the middle of a very weird presidential election, as you may know, and Republican presumptive nominee Donald J. Trump has taken to Twitter once again today to explain why he’s not a racist — or anti-Semite, in… Read More

  • DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data

    DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data

    Russian hackers have had access to Democratic National Committee secret files — including opposition research on Donald Trump — for over a year, according to a new report in The Washington Post. The revelation comes a month after the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., said that the agency had seen evidence of possible intrusions from foreign hackers into… Read More

  • DouglasRushkoff | INNOVATE 2016
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    The operating systems of the 2016 elections revealed!

    Each candidate is working off a different operating system, representing a completely different media paradigm. According to media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, Bernie Sanders is the candidate of the radio age, Hillary Clinton of the tv age and Donald Trump of our internet age. Read More

  • Unscaling politics Crunch Network

    Unscaling politics

    America’s two major political parties are in the process of being unscaled. They’re being pulled apart and disrupted like so many other industries and institutions today. Pundits blame Donald Trump for the turmoil plaguing the Republican party and Bernie Sanders for the Democrats failing to pave a smooth way for their establishment choice. But there’s something less obvious… Read More

  • Jeff Jarvis | Innovate2016
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    INNOVATE2016: For CUNY Professor Jeff Jarvis, Donald Trump is the emperor troll

    Both Trump and Sanders, Jarvis argues, are tied together by their anger and their narcissistic use of traditional political platforms and parties to get individual attention. Read More

  • Intel CEO, known for diversity efforts, cancels Trump fundraiser

    Intel CEO, known for diversity efforts, cancels Trump fundraiser

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, widely known for his efforts to improve diversity in the technology industry, planned to host a fundraiser at his home for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump this week. But after an Intel spokesperson fielded questions from the New York Times about the fundraiser, the event was cancelled. An Intel spokesperson said that the fundraiser would… Read More

  • Peter Thiel to back Trump as GOP presidential candidate

    Peter Thiel to back Trump as GOP presidential candidate

    Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has agreed to back Trump as a California delegate in Cleveland this summer. Thiel’s level of support for the Donald is unclear, but Thiel will be one of 172 selected Golden State delegates headed to the Republican National Convention, and a source tells us he has committed to back Trump as the GOP’s presidential nominee while there. Read More

  • What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

    What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

    This year, more money will be spent on political ads – $11.4 billion – than ever before. According to Borrell Associates around $1 billion of that will be spent on digital media, and half of that on social media. Compare that digital media spend to the $22.25 million spent in 2008, and you’ll see a 5,000 percent increase. But forget ad spend for a second. Think about where… Read More

  • The presidential candidate who might do the most for your healthcare is not who you think Crunch Network

    The presidential candidate who might do the most for your healthcare is not who you think

    Despite many healthcare insurers having decried Obamacare as the end of days, the truth–as measured by both stock prices and revenue results–is the nation’s largest healthcare insurance companies have been steadily growing. Read More

  • Donald Trump Says You Should Boycott Apple

    Donald Trump Says You Should Boycott Apple

    Presidential candidate Donald Trump is stepping up his criticism of Apple over its fight with the FBI. As you can see in the footage below (reportedly shot at a campaign event in Pawleys Island, South Carolina), Trump was discussing the need to bring overseas jobs back to the United States when he gets sidetracked by mentioning Apple. “What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until… Read More