The neuroscience behind elections

Guest post by Bob Bailly  Over a year ago I wrote a blog entitled Election emotion, where I looked at an article from Margaret Wente in the Globe and Mail. In it, she examined how

Published on: November 6th, 2012 Francis Moran

How to keep the Startup Canada ball rolling

By Christine Wong The tour is over but the journey is just getting started for Startup Canada. At least, that’s what I’m hoping. Startup Canada has accomplished a mindboggling milestone by visiting 36

Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup movements: Obama, Cameron…where’s Harper?

Startup organizations from seven nations will be meeting in Ottawa this October to kickstart a global movement to support entrepreneurship, Startup Canada announced today.But so far, it doesn't seem likely that Prime Minister

Published on: March 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

9 biggest tech stories of 2009

The Great Recession cast a shadow on all sectors of the economy in 2009. IT fared better than most, however, and the slump did not curb the dynamic nature of the industry. Acquisitions

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Marc Ferranti

Obama calls for ‘free and open’ Internet in meeting with Chinese students

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called for a free and open Internetduring a town hall meeting with Chinese university students in Shanghai."I'm a big believer in technology," the president said. "And I'm

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Ian Paul

Why Twitter sucks – microblogging site loaded with landmines

Not since SMS (short message service) was first invented was it so cool to send messages in 140 characters or less – Twitter is taking the Internet world by storm and is blazing

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ten breathtakingly bogus stories published on the Web

Did you hear? Britney Spears had a fatal run-in with a pretzel, a guy named Homosexual ran in the Olympic 100-meter dash, and President Obama attended a Muslim academy. What--You missed that news?

Published on: April 23rd, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff

‘Citizen historians’ help capture Obama inauguration with Microsoft Photosynth

Microsoft is teaming up with CNN to make average people virtual historians. CNN.com put out a call for the millions of people that attended President-Elect Barack Obama's inauguration at noon on Tuesday. Anyone

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Obama inauguration

As Barack Obama raises his hand to be sworn in as the 44th U.S. president on Tuesday, could the millions worldwide watching the historic event on the Internet be left out? The answer:

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Insiders reveal tech secrets behind Obama’s winning campaign

See related story: Obama's creaming McCain – if you follow politics on the Internet New media played a pivotal role in Barack Obama's incredibly successful presidential campaign, according to experts closely associated with

Published on: January 15th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Twitter promises “full security review” after celebrity account hacks

Twitter Inc. has launched a comprehensive review of the defenses in its popular social network and micro-blogging service, after hackers last week hijacked the accounts of several high-profile users. In interviews last week,

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Yes we can – A glimpse into Obama’s Google-enabled government

President-elect Barack Obama's plan to build a Google-enabled government began modestly this week with the new Change.gov Web site, which includes the means to apply for a job in the new administration. One

Published on: November 11th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau and Mike Elgan

E-voting disaster avoided in U.S. elections

Despite reports all day long about an assortment of e-voting machine problems in several U.S. states, no massive systemic meltdown occurred. Despite widespread pre-election concerns about malfunctioning e-voting hardware, election officials, e-voting activists

Published on: November 6th, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

Barack Obama: the Internet president?

Download our latest podcast here.Senator Barack Obama, a Democrat from Illinois, has been elected the first African-American president of the U.S., news organizations declared late Tuesday night. Obama seems to have reached the

Published on: November 5th, 2008 IDG News Service