Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Behold: Eastwooding. Because, of course.
- Netflix video streaming accounts for 25 percent of all Internet data transmitted in North America.
- Fantasizing about ditching e-mail is like porn for techies.
Bathroom break video: How to make a towel horn.
Video voice mail: Josiah talks Neti Pots, ear wax, and dub step beatboxing.… Read more
You know that wooden chair Clint Eastwood was talking to during tonight's speech at the Republican National Convention? It already has its own Twitter account. At least two actually.
For those who might have missed it (but expect to hear plenty about it during upcoming RNC post-mortems), the iconic action actor spent part of his moment in the convention spotlight chatting (transcript) with an empty chair that was supposed to represent President Obama. And if presidents can have their own Twitter accounts, why can't chairs that are standing in as presidents?
Invisible Obama (bio: Stage left of Clint Eastwood) sent out its first Tweet at about 6:20 p.m. PT. It's been busy tweeting since: "The GOP built me." "When Mitt Romney says 'Mr. Chairman', do you think he's referring to me?" … Read more
President Obama's campaign is getting financial help from people associated with two big tech firms: Microsoft and Google.
Following the University of California, those companies were listed as the second and third top contributors to his re-election campaign by OpenSecrets.org, followed by the lawfirm of DLA Piper and Harvard University.
Mitt Romney's list is a who's who of Wall Street: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and Credit Suisse Group.
The money did not come from the organizations themselves, but from political action committees, individual employees, owners, and family members, and includes … Read more
The session may up the president's tech cred, which has already been bolstered in the past by his social media prowess and use of technology in campaigns.
Many have said that his use of social media in the 2008 election helped him get elected and just last week, Obama's campaign became the first to accept contributions via text messages.
Reddit General Manager Erik Martin said he didn't know what this would do for … Read more
U.S. President Barack Obama briefly took to Reddit today to do one of the popular social news site's AMA or "ask me anything" sessions.
The interview, which kicked off just after 1 p.m. Pacific and lasted roughly an hour, quickly brought the site to its knees.
Ahead of the overload, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian confirmed that President Obama was legitimately participating in the event, adding that the questions were being answered from Charlottesville, Va., where Obama is currently campaigning for a second term.
The format allows any registered Reddit users to ask questions, and the … Read more
YouTube launched "Elections Hub" today -- its one-stop shop for this year's election coverage.
The video service announced that with this specialized channel, all live speeches from the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions will be streamed. Also, people can watch Google+ Hangouts and live streams of the official presidential and vice presidential debates. The channel debuted today and will available through Election Day.
ASPEN, Colo.--European network providers today defended their proposal submitted to a United Nations body that would allow them to levy fees on content providers including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Netflix.
"We believe that this situation is putting at risk our capacity to invest," said Luigi Gambardella, chairman of the executive board of the European Telecommunications Network Operators, or ETNO. "We need to rethink together and to establish a new balance."
While Mitt Romney is getting better at harnessing the power of the Internet for campaigning, the current POTUS still dominates the online world.
President Barack Obama's campaign has used more direct digital messaging than Romney's campaign, according to a Pew Research Center report released today.
The report notes Romney's attempts to catch up to Obama's tech savvy, with Romney's most recent stunt involving the announcement of his VP pick via an app. The report also mentions Obama's 2008 sucess with social media campaigning.
The research -- part of the center's studies over the … Read more