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Class President-elect Barack Obama tries to go viral on Buzzfeed

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Like a teenager attempting to be school captain, Barack Obama is continuing his rein of putting Coke-in-the-bubblers by talking to millennials through sites such as YouTube and Vox. Today, though, his voyage to reach a particular pop-politics audience, Obama has found himself on the Buzzfeed homepage, just above a ‘Reality Check’ article called 14 Texts You Send In Your Early 20s Vs In Your Late 20s. In the pandering viral video, Obama […]

Obama selects Schmidt to take up cybersecurity coordinator

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NEWS IN BRIEF: President Barack Obama has chosen Howard Schmidt to take up the role as the national cybersecurity coordinator, according to an “administration official” talking to the Washington Post. The role will coordinate cybersecurity policy across the federal government – including the military agencies. Schmidt, who is the president of the not-for-profit consortium Information Security Forum and was a cyber-adviser to the former Bush administration, will report to the […]

Barack Obama names new Chief Information Officer

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Barack Obama has announced that Vivek Kundra, a former Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia, as the new Federal Chief Information Officer, which will oversee the architecture and spending of technology across the entire federal Government. The Chief Information Officer will work with the Chief Technology Officer, which is still currently vacant, to promote the new President’s technology agenda. “Vivek Kundra will bring a depth of experience in […]

Image : 2009 Inauguration Picture

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This is the image from the inauguration from the GeoEye-1 satellite, which Google has exclusive access to it, and it shows the mass number of people seeing the inauguration from Capitol Hill to the Washington Monument. It looks magnificent. Image Credit : GeoEye

Inauguration causes record highs on the internet

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The Inauguration of President Barack Obama has become the busiest day of the internet since ever, as many people were trying to access the Inauguration content live from not only television, but live internet coverage from video to Twitter and live blogs. Akamai Technology has said that 7.7 million people watched the video streams hosted on their servers, a record for the company as nearly 2 million watch video streams […]

Full Text : Obama’s Inaugural Address

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Barack Obama, being inaugurated at the official time of 12:05PM, Washington DC time, made his Inaugural Address right after placing his hand on the Bible that was used by Lincoln. The full text of Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address is below. Source: PIC2009 Committee My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our […]

Change has come to the White House – and to its website

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Change has come to the United States and to the free world when Barack Obama said the Presidential Oath of Office and became the 44th President of the United States at 4:06AM AEDT. Cheering, celebrations and excitement filled the air – but another change came, mainly the website. Officially, Barack Obama and his new administration takes office at 12PM Washington Time, but because of the inauguration was over by a […]

Where to watch Obama’s inauguration – the complete guide

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Barack Obama – the president that (hopefully) bring change to not only to the United States, but to the entire world, as he becomes the successor to the leader of the free world. As well, it will bring a huge change to America as it welcomes its very first Black president. While the United States will see it at 11:30AM (Eastern Time) or at 8:30AM in the morning (Pacific Time) […]

Google reveals top searches of 2008 – “Obama” takes Google’s top fastest rising crown (in the US)

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Following a similar move made by Yahoo, Google has announced that results of its “Fastest Rising” and top search queries from its Zeitgeist; with results from worldwide, the United States and 34 other countries, including New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia (and if you’re scared about your privacy, don’t worry, Google says that no personal data was used). Barack Obama topped the “Fastest Rising” result in the United States; while […]

Israeli Politician “borrows” Obama’s site (design)

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The New York Times is reporting that Israeli Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu has made a near-exact copy of President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign website for his own campaign to win the seat of Prime Minister in Israel. The campaign for Netayahu also took some lessons from Obama by establishing profiles on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. Netayahu’s Russian site, on the other hand, is “Not Ready Yet…”, but […]

Obama’s policy on technology – education and universal broadband

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Just days before the US Presidential election, we managed to find a video about him talking about what is his plan with technology. His plan includes allowing people to comment on new legislation before it is signed, enforce anti-trust laws (no more monopolies!), and ensuring that every American will have broadband. At least his plan does not include a filter. You can view the video below, or if you like […]

Spyware Alert : Obama stars in sex video?

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Remember when people said that don’t believe everything on the Internet? No? Well, you should start listening, especially since Barack Obama is not a terrorist … or a porn star. A malicious e-mail is spreading that claims to have a link to an Obama sex video. However, this contains spyware which steals sensitive data from the computer, according to Sophos on Wednesday. The subject line would say "Obama sex video!!!" […]


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