Obama's 'Fireside' Shows Google's Still Into Hangouts

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Less than 48 hours after his State of the Union address, President Obama will participate in a question-and-answer Google+ Hangouts session dubbed "Fireside Hangout." The online session starts at 4:45 p.m. ET today, borrowing a thematic page from FDR's fireside chats during the 1930s and early '40s and following a Google+ Hangouts appearance by Vice President Joe Biden three weeks ago.

It marks the second day in a row that Google has had high-profile programming lined up for its Hangouts feature, which lets some 100 million active users (per the Mountain View, Calif.-based



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