Obama Wants Federal Agencies to Share Wireless Spectrum

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Share more of your precious wireless spectrum with private businesses, President Barack Obama told government agencies in a Friday memo. What’s the deal? All wireless communications require spectrum, a government-regulated finite resource that’s limited to one larger-scale “user” at a time, like a radio station, cellphone provider or even a local wireless router. As the […]

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Shell Private Launch Party Goes Wrong FAKE

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This video, supposedly taken in secret, shows a ‘PR disaster’ at a recent Shell Oil Arctic launch party. There was a special drinks fountain built as a replica of an oil pump, so there was no irony lost when it broke spraying drinks all over honorable guests.  Problem is, the video — which already seemed […]

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Tomorrow’s Real Debate Will Be on Facebook and Twitter

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When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage for their first debate in Denver tomorrow night, a far more extensive shadow debate will unfold across social media. Campaigns and supporters will aim to seize the online “conversation” in a vast game of spin unfolding well beyond the telecast and media coverage does. As a […]

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Top Tech Innovators Star in New Obama Ad

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Which presidential candidate would be better for promoting technological innovation? The entrepreneurs and innovators in this new ad argue it would be Barack Obama. The ad features a slew of technologists, including Craigslist’s Craig Newmark, Dropbox’s Drew Houston and LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, explaining why they’re supporting Obama. “I support Obama because I’ve personally seen how […]

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So, A Guy Walks In, Takes Over Your Hairstylist, And Scares You Into Realizing Something. Not Funny.

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This video makes a creepy point about what happens when you give away control of the big things. If you don’t like the idea of your life being controlled by someone that other people voted for, go vote. And feel free to share this with your friends so that they do, too. Read more: http://upworthy.com/so-a-guy-walks-in-takes-over-your-hairstylist-and-scares-you-into-realizing-something-not-funny

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You Probably Don’t Own A Horse And Buggy Or Pan For Gold. So Why Are You Interneting Like It’s 1899?

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Maybe you haven’t heard, but right now the freedom of the Internet is in serious jeopardy. As in, giant corporations that control our access to the Internet are on the verge of turning it into cable TV. Gross. We need to take a trip down memory lane and change how we think about the Internet […]

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Nate Silver Blog Now Seen by 20% of ‘New York Times’ Visitors

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If you’ve been anxiously hitting the refresh button on Nate Silver’s election statistics blog, fivethirtyeight.com, you’re not alone. Fivethirtyeight, licensed and hosted by the New York Times since 2010, collects all polls and aggregates them in an algorithm that accounts for their historical accuracy. An electoral vote estimate, and the probability of each candidate winning, […]

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He Had A Show That Everyone Loved, But Then He Took On A Taboo Topic — Which Went Over Hilariously

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Maybe it’s strange to describe a deep dive into income inequality as “pure delight,” but that’s just what John Oliver brings to the table. And stick around till the end to see if this hilarious Brit pulls your number. (Not an innuendo.) Read more: http://upworthy.com/he-had-a-show-that-everyone-loved-but-then-he-took-on-a-taboo-topic-which-went-over-hilariously

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Watch Google Employees Speak Out for Marriage Equality

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Google released a short video this week featuring several of the company’s employees speaking out in favor of marriage equality. The video, titled “Googlers Supporting Marriage Equality,” was made to announce a partnership between Google and The Four, a progressive group working to promote marriage equality in the four states where the issue is appearing on […]

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