elections

  • Blockchain technologies could transform government services Crunch Network

    Blockchain technologies could transform government services

    With the current election season sparking yet another conversation about how government can better monitor our elections and deliver secure services, emerging blockchain technologies may provide a solution. By providing both security and transparency — reducing the risk of foul play and enabling everyone to audit the results, blockchain solutions could reshape the future of American… Read More

  • Twitter traffic doubled, Facebook up by 30% on election night

    Twitter traffic doubled, Facebook up by 30% on election night

    Social media usage spiked on election night in America, but overall, internet traffic was down – likely the result of people tuning in to watch election coverage on television, instead of online. In addition, Facebook saw an increase of almost 30% on Tuesday night, while Twitter traffic more than doubled, according to new data published by broadband network company Sandvine this… Read More

  • Google will display election results as soon as polls close

    Google will display election results as soon as polls close

    Google has been highly involved with connecting U.S. voters to timely information throughout this election cycle, by offering everything from voter registration assistance to polling place information in its search result pages. Today, the company announced plans to display the results of the U.S. election directly in search, in over 30 languages, as soon as the polls close. Web searchers… Read More

  • Facebook gives users local ballot guides in voting initiative

    Facebook gives users local ballot guides in voting initiative

    Facebook rolled out a new feature today that gives users a full voter guide, from the presidential candidates to the down-ballot propositions and local politicians, in an effort to “encourage civic participation.” The feature allows users to “favorite” their chosen candidates and initiatives so they can refer to their favorites once they reach the voting booth. As… Read More

  • Tinder brings “Swipe the Vote” worldwide, so everyone can have a say on Clinton vs Trump

    Tinder brings “Swipe the Vote” worldwide, so everyone can have a say on Clinton vs Trump

    Undecided voter? Still? Really?? Well, if you continue to be unsure as to where you stand on some of the most critical issues facing American voters in the upcoming election – like gun control, immigration, climate change and more – Tinder wants to help. The dating app is rolling out a poll to users both here in the U.S. and abroad that lets you swipe on the issues in order to… Read More

  • The tech industry’s regulatory crisis and how Silicon Valley lost touch with Washington Crunch Network

    The tech industry’s regulatory crisis and how Silicon Valley lost touch with Washington

    More than 80 million viewers around the world tuned in to watch the first of three presidential debates. With all the buzz being generated in and around the upcoming elections, no industry is exempt from their impact — Silicon Valley and the tech industry included. The Valley is not sheltered, nor is it immune to national politics — a fact that the Valley used to know. Read More

  • YouTube: presidential debates were the most-watched political live streams ever

    YouTube: presidential debates were the most-watched political live streams ever

    YouTube’s airing of the U.S. presidential debates via news organizations’ live streams have clocked in as the most-viewed political live streams of all time, the company says. That’s not surprising, given the growing number of cord cutters, the international attention the debates have garnered, and the fact that, generally speaking, political live streams aren’t… Read More

  • You can now get daily election updates on Messenger, with NYT Politics’ new chatbot

    You can now get daily election updates on Messenger, with NYT Politics’ new chatbot

    If you can’t get enough presidential election news – that is, you’re some kind of glutton for punishment – there’s now a new way to get automated updates with the latest poll numbers, along with other election news via Facebook Messenger. The New York Times has launched a new elections news service via its NYT Politics Bot for Messenger that will text you… Read More

  • Google adds ballot information to search results

    Google adds ballot information to search results

    Google is again stepping up its efforts to provide U.S. voters with all the information they need ahead of Election Day with the addition of ballot information to Google Search results. Web users who search for a query like “who’s on my ballot,” will now be presented with detailed information about the candidates, as well as information on your own state’s… Read More

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