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In U.S., Smartphones Are Helping Minorities Leapfrog Over the Digital Divide

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, July 11 2011

There's more evidence of smartphone usage in the United States enabling a kind of "leapfrog effect" over the digital divide. According to a new report by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American LIfe Project, 44 ... Read More

White House Mobile Program Adds Android and Pokes, Because You People Really Like Your Portable Devices

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 19 2011

Image credit: The White House If you should so choose, you now have the ability to get your iPhone to buzz whenever President Obama is about to speak. That's one of the upgrades that the White House has announced ... Read More

Android for Activists

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 21 2011

Here's a new visual update on the state of the intriguing Guardian Project, an effort to turn Android-based mobile devices into secure reporting mechanisms for use by journalists, activists, and normal folk. Read More

A Mobile Opportunity for McCain

BY Michael Tate | Wednesday, October 15 2008

Obama's campaign released an iPhone application (thanks to an all-volunteer creative base). So how can McCain catch up and prove that his campaign has tech prowess? Release their version of the application on Google's ... Read More