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Is OFA Ready for This Close-Up?

BY Ari Melber | Monday, March 23 2009

Organizing for America is suddenly getting lots of attention. It almost feels like the traditional press discovered Obama's post-campaign organizing effort this month, even though there have been national gatherings and ... Read More

Can McCain's BlackBerry "Joke" Make McCain a Joke?

BY Ari Melber | Wednesday, September 17 2008

The McCain campaign quickly backtracked from its Tuesday announcement that the Republican presidential nominee invented the BlackBerry, explaining that the declaration was really all a joke. But the joke may be on ... Read More

Can McCain's BlackBerry "Joke" Make McCain a Joke?

BY Ari Melber | Wednesday, September 17 2008

The McCain campaign quickly backtracked from its Tuesday announcement that the Republican presidential nominee invented the BlackBerry, explaining that the declaration was really all a joke. But the joke may be on ... Read More

Can McCain's BlackBerry "Joke" Make McCain a Joke?

BY Ari Melber | Wednesday, September 17 2008

The McCain campaign quickly backtracked from its Tuesday announcement that the Republican presidential nominee invented the BlackBerry, explaining that the declaration was really all a joke. But the joke may be on ... Read More

Huffington Hails Obsessive Compulsive Media (PDF08 blogging)

BY Ari Melber | Monday, June 23 2008

ADD Old Media versus OCD New Media? Read More

McCain Launches New Blog, Links to Kos

BY Ari Melber | Friday, June 6 2008

Why is the McCain Campaign reaching out to Daily Kos? Read More

McCain Launches New Blog, Links to Kos

BY Ari Melber | Friday, June 6 2008

Why is the McCain Campaign reaching out to Daily Kos? Read More

From Jay-Z's Web Book to Khatami's Blog (Berkman10 Dispatch)

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, May 15 2008

Blogging from the most important Internet gathering in the country. Read More

From Jay-Z's Web Book to Khatami's Blog (Berkman10 Dispatch)

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, May 15 2008

Blogging from the most important Internet gathering in the country. Read More

From Exposing Superdelegates to the Bitter Brouhaha, Web Activists Make Their Mark

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, April 17 2008

From Obama's "bitter" brouhaha to making new rules for the superdelegates, Internet activists are upending this presidential campaign. 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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