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Squelching the Local Blawg Hype

BY Kate Kaye | Tuesday, July 5 2005

It comes as no surprise that blog-boosters like our very own contributing editor Michael Bassik rally around anything supporting the significance of blogs in political campaigns, local and otherwise -- but some ... Read More

Did She Say Giving Sex to Children? PDF Conference Video Is Up!

BY Kate Kaye | Tuesday, June 21 2005

Yep -- now you can see Arianna make her infamous quip, check out Dan Gilmor as he requests that Buzzmetrics' Jonathan Carson "open the kimono" and more. Take a look at our first batch of video clips from this year's PDF ... Read More

The Back Chat is Back!

BY Kate Kaye | Thursday, June 16 2005

You heard about the PDF Conference Back Chat -- heck, you may have even been among the attendees whose highly intellectual (and...uh...not so intellectual) thoughts were projected onto the enormous Back Chat screen at ... Read More

Do Republicans Do Tech Better Than Dems?

BY Kate Kaye | Monday, June 13 2005

Conservative campaign strategy consultant and blog pundit Matt Lewis thinks so. In response to a recent column from Susan Estrich on RealClearPolitics, Lewis opines that the GOP knows how to apply technology more ... Read More

Schundler Image Big Foul for Big Fish

BY Kate Kaye | Monday, June 6 2005

By now many of you fanatical Web gossip hounds have come across the story of a photo faux-pas involving NJ Republican Bret Schundler. It turns out a photo on the merch section of his primary campaign site had featured a ... Read More

Weiner's NYC Mayoral Campaign Site Insecure?

BY Kate Kaye | Sunday, May 22 2005

It appears that Anthony Weiner's official NYC Mayoral campaign site is (gulp) insecure -- and I don't mean it has low self-esteem. I've checked the site's donation page, which requests credit card and personal info, in ... Read More

PDF Founder Wants Voters to Contribute Ideas to NYC Public Advocate Platform

BY Kate Kaye | Sunday, May 22 2005

Putting his open source philosophy to the test, NYC Public Advocate candidate Andrew Rasiej plans on posting and exploring questions about issues on his site. A 5/19 email announcement from the campaign also claims to ... Read More

Research Shows E-Voting Favored Bush, but Disputes Irregularity Argument

BY Kate Kaye | Friday, May 13 2005

A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that Bush did better among voters using touch-screen voting machines, and disputes suggestions that the prez got more votes because of touch-screen machine ... Read More

Speakers Battle Over Broadcast vs. Web for Political Campaigns

BY Kate Kaye | Thursday, May 12 2005

Dave Pollak, Founder of Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century, and a speaker at this coming Monday's PDF Conference argues that TV's still on top, but other speakers beg to differ. In anticipation of the second ... Read More

Darr Says Online Activists Will Make Partisanship Worse

BY Kate Kaye | Tuesday, May 3 2005

A speaker at this year's PDF Conference, Carol Darr, Director, Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, opines, "the Internet will exacerbate the partisanship that already exists in national politics today," ... Read More

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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