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Sean Parker: New Technology Can Diminish The Dominance Of Money In Politics

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, March 13 2012

Sean Parker's string of investments in the political technology space in recent years are rooted in the belief that lowering the cost of electioneering is the key to diminishing the corrupting influence of money in ... Read More

The Power of eBay: Whitman's Search for Success Stories

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 12 2010

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Just How Old Is Jerry Brown?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 15 2010

I'd thought I'd spotted a bout of miscapitalization in this Wall Street Journal blog post about Meg Whitman's advantages over Jerry Brown, California governor from 1975 to 1983, in the current California governor's race: ... Read More

Irony FAIL?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 28 2010

Regarding the Meg Whitman FAIL situation, Stan Olshefski, a new media strategist with experience in Republican politics, suggests on Twitter that perhaps my irony bone is broken, given that a site built on ... Read More

Meg Whitman's Mock-Up FAIL

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 28 2010

An attempt to glean a little hipness from an Internet meme has landed Meg Whitman's (R) campaign for governor in some hot water. Read More

A Living Record of the California Gov Race

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 22 2010

A new project by the Center for Investigative Reporting and California Watch called Politics Verbatim aims to capture the words coming out of Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman in the California governor's ... Read More

The Strange Case of Meg's Domains

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 23 2010

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Making the Most of "Meg-a-Tar"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 22 2010

The New York Times had a piece this weekend describing a new ad technique being used out in California that features a claymation-like avatar of Meg Whitman, Republican candidate in the governor's race there, saying bad ... 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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