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  • Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reason No. 1 to tune in to the RNC with us tonight

    Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reason No. 1 to tune in to the RNC with us tonight

    Original post 2 p.m. PT. Scroll below for commentary and to watch the live stream with us.  Donald J. Trump is, to put it gently, not well liked within the Silicon Valley tech industry — and not because it is the liberal bastion it’s often portrayed to be. Mary Meeker, Meg Whitman and other tech leaders are die-hard members of the Republican Party and plenty of those among… Read More

  • How to watch the Republican National Convention

    How to watch the Republican National Convention

    The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland, where the GOP is expected to finalize its nomination of Donald Trump. The entire Trump clan is attending, plus Donald backers like investor Peter Thiel and UFC president Dana White. The convention runs through Thursday, with most of the events occurring in the evening. The RNC is sure to make for interesting viewing, so here are… Read More

  • RNC braces for cyber attacks

    RNC braces for cyber attacks

    The Republican National Convention kicks off today in Cleveland and the event promises to be unusual. Donald Trump’s campaign has, of course, been controversial, and he’s putting his own strange spin on the event. Major GOP figures have declined to attend, so Trump has replaced them with the likes of Scott Baio and Peter Thiel. Read More

  • Tech comes out against Donald Trump

    Tech comes out against Donald Trump

    During the primary season, tech industry leaders kept fairly quiet on the subject of the presidential race and its most notorious contender, Donald Trump. A few investors snarked about him on Twitter, and his campaign netted minimal donations from Silicon Valley. But now, many CEOs are denouncing the presumptive nominee in an open letter. “We have listened to Donald Trump over the past… Read More

  • What’s Peter Thiel going to say at the Republican National Convention?

    What’s Peter Thiel going to say at the Republican National Convention?

    Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley’s own wild card, is slated to speak at the Republican National Convention next Thursday, according to the New York Times. Though Thiel has previously voiced support for the presumptive nominee, his views have historically not fully aligned with the Republican Party. Thiel is a known Libertarian. He donated to Ron Paul in the past who straddles the lines between… Read More

  • Gary Johnson | INNOVATE 2016

    INNOVATE2016: Libertarian Presidential candidate says “We need to Uber everything”

    Whatever one thinks of his ideology, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson may be the pro innovation candidate that Silicon Valley has been waiting for. Read More

  • 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