As the United States and Russia gear up to a summit to discuss their options for handling the ongoing civil conflict in Syria, the country has dropped 79 percent of its Internet connections, according to monitoring company Renesys.
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s popular intellectual host, just concluded an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit in the lead-up to her talk Sunday at South by Southwest.
Madonna joined Instagram over the weekend, posting a photo of herself sans makeup. The 54-year-old pop goddess waited until her second photo to show cleavage. She also posted a photo of herself sporting a fake mustache.
President Obama will take questions about his Tuesday State of the Union speech using a Google Hangout.
The White House’s electronic petitions site, WeThePeople, will move to an API-based service, allowing users to sign petitions without visiting the website, said Peter Welch, a deputy director in the Office of Digital Strategy.
President Obama’s inauguration for a second term on January 21 will be the first such event to have its own mobile app for iOS and Android.
Klout, a service that ranks social network accounts for their influence, released a list of the most influential people, companies, products and cities of 2012.
Twitter reached a new high water mark of credibility today as Pope Benedict XVI announced he would launch a Twitter feed later this month, and President Barack Obama conducted a Q-and-A on the social network about the so-called fiscal cliff.
President Obama visited Reddit an hour ago to ask users, who had engaged him in an “Ask Me Anything” digital conversation in August, to go vote.
Members of the NY Tech Meetup, a group of entrepreneurs and tech professionals who meet in the City once a month, wrote letters to presidential candidates President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney asking them to explain how their policies would affect startups in New York City. The candidates gamely replied.