elections

  • Qubie is an open hardware solution for tracking wait times at voting places

    Qubie is an open hardware solution for tracking wait times at voting places

    With an incredibly important national election coming up, it’s more critical than ever that everyone who can vote does — and is able to. Election tech firm Free and Fair is hoping to help avoid overflowing voting locations with a simple, open source device that automatically monitors waiting times and keeps voters and officials informed. Read More

  • Modernizing our voting procedures to reflect 21st century realities Crunch Network

    Modernizing our voting procedures to reflect 21st century realities

    In 2012’s presidential election, fewer than six in 10 Americans eligible to vote came out to perform their civic duty. What’s more, in 2014’s midterms, that number dropped to a staggeringly low 36 percent. When those who didn’t turn up were asked why, almost one in three said they were simply too busy. This is an understandable response when you think about the fact… Read More

  • The state of election technology is… improving Crunch Network

    The state of election technology is… improving

    With the U.S. knee deep in what has been an unusual presidential primary season, many eligible voters are highly engaged in the process. But the number of Americans heading to the polls each election has been declining for the last 50 years, which helps explain a push by election officials to deploy technology that simplifies the process of, and increases participation in, elections. Read More

  • Bumble launches contextual filters for profile pictures, starting with the 2016 presidential election

    Bumble launches contextual filters for profile pictures, starting with the 2016 presidential election

    Swipe-based dating is hard work. With hundreds of potential suitors to swipe through, most of us just take a few seconds to glance at a picture and bio before we decide if we’re going to swipe left or right. So, to help users quickly make an informed decision about which way to swipe, Bumble is taking a page from Snapchat’s book and launching filters for users’ profile… Read More

  • Google puts presidential campaign finance information and more directly in search

    Google puts presidential campaign finance information and more directly in search

    Just in time for “Mega Tuesday,” Google has rolled out new features to Google Search that will allow you to better track the primaries and learn more about the candidates. One new addition provides easy-to-understand campaign finance information, so you can see things like which percentage of funds come from SuperPACs versus individuals, or which industries are more heavily backing… Read More

  • The Mobile Electorate Crunch Network

    The Mobile Electorate

    In 2008, Barack Obama redrafted the electioneering script, becoming the first presidential candidate to use social media as a political channel. His opponents’ failure to grasp the significance of social media proved as catastrophic as Richard Nixon’s dismissive attitude to television in 1960 — an attitude that probably cost him the 1960 election to the more telegenic John F. Read More

  • How To Win A U.S. Election With Digital Marketing Crunch Network

    How To Win A U.S. Election With Digital Marketing

    Marketing is the art of creating awareness, forming impressions, persuasion and leading an audience of individuals to take a specific requested action. While marketing is generally used for products or services, as a digital marketer there is no greater challenge I can think of than using it to win an election. Read More

  • Executives And Managers Should All Be Elected Crunch Network

    Executives And Managers Should All Be Elected

    When my co-founders and I launched SumAll four years ago we decided we didn’t want to work in an evil, miserable environment. When people have crappy managers and deceitful executives, they start to hate life, and things get evil quickly. So, we came up with a solution: Let employees elect their own leaders and make all managers accountable to the people they manage; if leaders… Read More