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Barack Obama plans to post weekly YouTube address

For years, the president of the United States has delivered a weekly radio address to the nation. President-elect Barack Obama plans to be the first to videotape that weekly address and post it on YouTube. The move shouldn't come as a huge surprise. The Obama campaign used new media tools like Twitter, YouTube, and text messaging as a key part of its effort over the past two years. But it's a...

YouTube and New Orleans team up for presidential forum

YouTube, the mayor of New Orleans, and the governor of Louisiana have publicly invited the presidential candidates to participate in a presidential forum this September. Since this is not an official debate, it is unknown if any of the candidates will actually show up. Either way, the event should prove successful -- here's why. It's been quite some time since New Orleans was hit by Hurricane...

Glassbooth releases Facebook application

Glassbooth, the presidential election voting aid we previously covered, has released a Facebook application so that you can put their helpful quiz on your Facebook profile (between your "Hot or Not" and "Which Friends character are you?" apps). After you take the quiz via the application, results showing your top three candidates are displayed on your Facebook profile. Your friends can click the...

Which early personal computer personifies the candidates?

It's Super Tuesday here in the US, the day when a large swath of Americans cast their ballot in the Presidential primary. Try as we might, we couldn't decide who to vote for. So, we thought we'd lay things out with a metaphor we could easily understand; classic computing. After analyzing candidate after candidate, we think we've figured out which goes with what, so without further ado we answer...

Glassbooth: which candidate agrees with you?

If you're not sure which presidential candidate deserves your precious vote, spend 5 minutes on Glassbooth to learn which candidate's views most closely relate to yours. Glassbooth uses a two-part process to lead you to voting enlightenment. The first part is a point-assignment exercise where you assign a total of 20 points to specific topics (gun control, abortion, health care, etc.) based on...

Jerry Yang takes over as Terry Semel resigns

Big news on the Yahoo front as Terry Semel officially departs from Yahoo. The news came down the pipes on Sunday when Terry made the announcement. Through a conference call this afternoon, Jerry Yang went over the details including the management changes. Jerry Yang will be taking over the CEO position, and Sue Decker as the President. Terry wanted to leave sooner rather than later as he said...