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Topic: Barack Obama

President Obama Calls on Technologists at SXSW to Help America Solve Problems

Wants to 'harness the next big thing'

President Barack Obama appeared at South by Southwest Interactive Friday with hopes of inspiring young technologist to start coding for a better America.  "We are at a moment in history where…

President Obama Calls for Finding Middle Ground Around Issues Pertaining to Apple-FBI Fight

Tackled thorny topics at SXSW

President Barack Obama appeared at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin today and weighed in on the issues that are central to the ongoing fight between Apple and the FBI.…

Heading to Austin? Here Are 10 Must-See Marketing and Media Sessions at SXSW

Obama headlines, but there are plenty of other intriguing speakers

Below are 10 events from the SXSW Interactive agenda that caught our eye. The Austin, Texas, festival runs from March 11 to March 15, and all events are listed in…

SXSW Reveals Its Biggest Speaker Lineup Ever: Barack and Michelle Obama

For the first White House to fully embrace new media, it's apropos

President Barack Obama has accomplished a lot of "firsts" when it comes to commanders in chief and digital media. The president created social accounts on Twitter and Facebook, participated in a Reddit AMA, and appeared…

The President of the United States Now Has an Official Facebook Page

Obama continues to socialize the Oval Office

Early Monday afternoon, President Barack Obama debuted an official Facebook page for the Oval Office. Obama's first post entailed a message about climate change, with a video in which he gives…

President Obama Will Test His Survival Skills on a Reality TV Show

Running Wild with NBC's Bear Grylls

It won't be just White House press corps cameras covering President Barack Obama during his trip to Alaska this week. NBC announced the commander in chief will trek through the…

Ice-T and Coco Discuss Their New Talk Show, Media Obsessions and Why They're Mad at Twitter

The married duo hits the airwaves on Aug. 3

Specs Coco Age 36 Claim to fame Model, actress, founder of Licious apparel and lingerie Twitter @cocosworld Base New York Ice-T Age 57 Claim to fame Actor (Law & Order: SVU), rapper Twitter @FINALLEVEL Base New York Latest project…

Capitalist Trappings Are Slow to Come to Cuba

But change is on the way

This week America takes another step toward normalizing relations with Cuba as it reopens embassies on the Caribbean's largest island. While the U.S. embargo remains in place, barring the business…

How Marc Maron Built a Brand That Helped Him Land the President

On WTF podcast, the personal became the professional

That President Barack Obama said the n-word earlier this week while making a point about racism in America understandably made headlines. That he said it during his appearance on WTF…

Meet the $935 Pen That Turns a Scribble Into a Status Symbol

Why President Obama and Johnny Depp both own Montblanc's Meisterstück

It's not often that a pen finds itself at the very center of an international event, but that's exactly what happened 52 years ago when John F. Kennedy visited Cologne,…

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