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Our Favorite Videos of the Week: No Online McCain-iana [UPDATE]

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 15 2008

This week we feature a few videos that are either inspired by “Yes We Can,” or try to convey its positive message in favor of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. But we’ve come across no voter-generated ... Read More

Happy Birthday, YouTube!

BY Editors | Friday, February 15 2008

Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac" reminds us today to wish YouTube a happy third birthday. The domain was registered for the first time February 15, 2005. It made its public debut at the end of the year and by ... Read More

Please Take Two Minutes To Read This

BY | Thursday, February 14 2008

A few weeks ago, I stood at Chuck Norris' ran Read More

Daily Digest: Obama's Got Hopi?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, February 14 2008

The "Yes We Can" continues to inspire pro-candidate songs good and bad; new petitions call for transparency about the superdelegates and an opening up of the Democratic nomination process; a new way to visualize the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama's Got Hopi?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, February 14 2008

The "Yes We Can" continues to inspire pro-candidate songs good and bad; new petitions call for transparency about the superdelegates and an opening up of the Democratic nomination process; a new way to visualize the ... Read More

Videracy, and the Latest Riff on "Yes We Can": "No You Can't"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 14 2008

Does the left have a monopoly on funny satire? Does Final Cut Pro only work on computers owned by progressives? Or is it something in the water? What makes some people "viderate" and others embarrassingly illiterate in ... Read More

Videracy, and the Latest Riff on "Yes We Can": "No You Can't"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 14 2008

Does the left have a monopoly on funny satire? Does Final Cut Pro only work on computers owned by progressives? Or is it something in the water? What makes some people "viderate" and others embarrassingly illiterate in ... Read More

The Marketing of the President 2008

BY Patrick Ruffini | Wednesday, February 13 2008

Watching Obamamania unfold over the last few days, I have gradually come to the realization that we are living through the first Presidential campaign that is being marketed like a high-end consumer brand. Here's how. ... Read More

He's Got Zazzle; She's Got Fizzle?

BY Editors | Wednesday, February 13 2008

A large chunk of this presidential election is shaping up to be about tone: big change vs. little change, hope vs. experience. To see how these ideas are manifesting themselves among voters, one needs to look no further ... Read More

Daily Digest: Where is McCain's Online Support?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, February 13 2008

Barack Obama and John McCain sweep the Potomac Primaries; but while Obama enjoys all kinds of voter-generated support, there's nothing on the tubes in support of McCain; a new blog tracks the online advertising habits of ... 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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