Obama Plans to Boost American Wages With Tech Training

The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since President Obama first took office, but American wages remain stagnant. Despite an average of 200,000 jobs created every month for the past 12

President Obama Asks That Germans Give US “The Benefit Of The Doubt” On NSA Spying

In a press conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Obama both spoke favorably of American intelligence work. In 2013, news that the United States’ National Security Agency (NS

U.K. PM To Take His Anti-Encryption Drum-Banging To Obama’s Doorstep

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is evidently not done banging the anti-encryption drum in public yet -- despite being slammed by Internet security experts, startup investors and others earlier this

The Privacy Implications Of NSA Searches Should Not Be Minimized

The Obama administration on Sunday attempted to downplay the damning revelations made in the Washington Post about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) broad data sweeps under Section 702 of the For

President Obama Hits Up The Youths On Tumblr

The President took to Tumblr today, answering users’ questions on topics relating to education. It was another example of the President using alternative mediums to attract the attention of youn

President Obama Will Headline DNC Fundraiser Hosted By YC’s Sam Altman And Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

This May 8th, Y Combinator’s Sam Altman and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will hold a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee headlined by President Obama. The fête will take place at Y C

Zuckerberg Called Obama To “Express Frustration” Over Spying’s Threat To Internet Security

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg made a rare posting on his Facebook page to assure his followers that he takes government threats to Internet security seriously. "I've called President Obama to

Obama Says Intelligence Director Who Fibbed To Congress “Should Have Been More Careful”

President Obama <a target="_blank" href="http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/197060-obama-clapper-should-have-been-more-careful-in-congressional">diplomatically defended</a> embattled

Here’s Where To Watch Obama’s 2014 State Of The Union Online

PRISM. Net neutrality. Patent reform. It’s <em>always</em> a good idea to watch the State Of The Union, but if you’re someone who even remotely cares about technology, this year’s is one you sho

Obama, Celebrities, Politicians And Tech Co’s Come Together To Launch Coding Education Push

Back in January, brothers Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi launched a new non-profit organization called Code.org with a simple mission: Change the perception America has of coding and computer science an

The Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Obama’s Twitter Links And Campaign Emails

“Only the links within our tweets had been hacked,” an OFA official acknowledged. “At no point did they have access to the twitter handle,” the official said. Like many compani

Obama: iPhones Have Glitches Just Like Healthcare.gov Has Glitches. Deal.

President Obama just compared Apple’s imperfect operating system launch to the massive glitches plaguing the new government healthcare price comparison websites. Responding to the government shu

Keen On… The Cave: What Silicon Valley Can Learn From The 2012 Election

Who says that the Beltway always lags behind Silicon Valley? In <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Center-Holds-Obama-Enemies/dp/1451646070/&tag=techcrunch098-20"><em>The Center Ho

Why Obama Was Never Going To Be A Civil Liberties Champion

Barack Obama was never going to be a champion of civil liberties; he leads a very old and quickly growing strain of the Democratic party that prioritizes the collective good over individual rights. Th

Here’s What A Piece Of Viral News Looks Like As It Makes Its Way To Google+ Explore

The No. 1 thing about the Internet that fascinates me is the fact that information can travel at the speed of light. One moment, something can happen in one part of the world, and seconds later, someo

Google Drops Some Knowledge (Graph) On (Kevin) Bacon

When I sat down with Jack Menzel from Google last week, we discussed all of the cool possibilities that are to come for search. One of the most interesting projects the team is working on is Knowledge

Underdog No More: How Romney’s Digital Director, Zac Moffatt, Got Silicon Valley To Power The Campaign

"As a campaign we would not presume to know more than the collective intelligence and resources of the marketplace. We find the best firms in the country and glue them together to achieve our goals,"

Barack Obama’s Record-Setting Speech: 52,757 Tweets Per Minute, 9M Total DNC Tweets

The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, spoke at the Democratic National Convention tonight and broke some Twitter records while he was at it, according to the company. Extra p

Michelle Obama’s Speech Brings In 28K Tweets Per Minute, Destroys Mitt Romney

If you're into all of this political hoopla and you gauge the interest of America from the number of tweets during political events, then Michelle Obama has put the Democrats into the driver's seat wi

Payvia Wins Exclusive Contract To Power SMS Donations In Obama For America Campaign

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.usepayvia.com/">Payvia</a>, which just launched its new mobile payment platform for carrier billing this July, has been selected as the exclusive vendor to power th
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