Tag: Barack Obama

  • Revenge of the Nerds

    Revenge of the Nerds

    While everyone spoke of New York Times blogger, Nate Silver’s uncanny, almost witchlike ability to call the election last night, the big winner was the triumph of big data and smart algorithms over gut feel and egos. Those in tech that have been following Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog at the New York Times broke out […]

  • Is this the new Obama phone?

    CNN wonders if the Barak Obama’s new phone is the Sectéra® Edge™ (love the multiple super-scripts in the product name!) by General Dynamics. Features include a “classified key” that you flip when you want to jump on the Top Sekret network for calls, email, or browsing. Click on the image above and check out the […]

  • Yes, We Did!

    Amazing images of today’s Presidential Inauguration from 400 miles up posted on VentureBeat.

  • A Proud Day for All Americans

    A Proud Day for All Americans

    I flew back from Denver last night on a plane full of Obama volunteers who were working Colorado to get out the vote. The pilot reported during the flight that McCain had conceded and the entire plane erupted in cheers the same way it did in the hotel bar when CNN called Pennsylvania and at […]

  • Barack Obama’s Speechwriter is 26

    I missed this write-up on Jon Favreau, Barack’s head speechwriter, in the New York Times Fashion section last week. He first started writing for Obama when he met him during John Kerry’s campaign back in 2004. Life was relatively quiet then, and Mr. Obama and Mr. Favreau had some time to hang out. When Mr. […]

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