White House

  • Watch Obama address the tech community at SXSW live right here

    Watch Obama address the tech community at SXSW live right here

    While most people think about hashtags, marketing stunts and SoLoMo when they hear about the Interactive part of SXSW in Austin, this year is going to be a bit different as President Barack Obama is about to give a keynote at the event. The event should start at 2:40 PM in Austin (3:40 PM ET, 12:40 PM PT, 8:40 PM GMT). Read More

  • White House draft policy wants federal agencies to find open source religion

    White House draft policy wants federal agencies to find open source religion

    By now, the advantages of open source are there for all to see. When you give people access to the underlying code, good things happen. People find bugs and security holes. They make it better. They adapt it to different needs. They even build entire startup ecosystems on top of key projects. It’s become so ubiquitous in the private sector that the government has begun to see the light too. Read More

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    Biden Comes To Silicon Valley For Innovation In White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative

    Biden Comes To Silicon Valley For Innovation In White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative

    Vice President Joe Biden showed up at the University of California San Francisco’s Genentech Hall this morning for a round table discussion with those in the tech industry about efforts towards a future without cancer. Biden’s 46-year-old son Beau passed away from the disease last Spring and President Obama announced Biden would be in charge of a $1 billion national cancer… Read More

  • The White House Joins Periscope And Broadcasts Pope’s Visit

    The White House Joins Periscope And Broadcasts Pope’s Visit

    The White House created a Periscope account on Tuesday, just in time for Pope Francis’ trip to the United States. The White House live broadcast Pope Francis stepping off his plane and greeting the Obama family. More than 11,000 viewers tuned into the White House’s inaugural stream. Twitter, which owns Periscope, is hoping to capitalize on coverage of his visit. The company announced… Read More

  • Developing Targeted Initiatives For Women Of Color In Tech Crunch Network

    Developing Targeted Initiatives For Women Of Color In Tech

    More than 30 diverse tech startups recently attended the first-ever White House Demo Day as part of President Obama’s Startup America initiative to call attention to the low numbers of women and minority tech entrepreneurs. Obama’s call to action included new public/private partnerships that promise to provide Americans with the opportunity to “pursue their bold… Read More

  • America’s Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil Is Coming To Disrupt SF 2015

    America’s Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil Is Coming To Disrupt SF 2015

    White House Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for data policy DJ Patil is coming on stage with us at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015. We’re excited to have him come and chat with us about his role as the first national data scientist. President Obama appointed Patil to his current position this spring. Patil was formerly the head of data science at LinkedIn but came… Read More

  • An Inside Look At The First-Ever White House Demo Day

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama invited 30 companies to the White House (on his birthday, no less) to participate in the first-ever White House Demo Day. The purpose of the event was to accelerate diversity in the U.S. tech sector, and as a supporter of that very goal, TechCrunch showed up to hear what the president had to say. If you want to read our full coverage of the event, check out… Read More

  • Gossip App Cloakroom Is Yik Yak For Washington Insiders Only

    Gossip App Cloakroom Is Yik Yak For Washington Insiders Only

    Capitol Hill feels a lot like a college, with thousands of twenty-somethings all working on the same campus, eating in cafeterias and taking summer recesses. Now the Hill even has its own Yik Yak with the launch of the anonymous forum Cloakroom. Cloakroom is a mobile app where Washington insiders can anonymously post their thoughts. You can only use Cloakroom if you are in the… Read More

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