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President Obama to name Tom Wheeler as FCC head

President Obama to name Tom Wheeler as FCC head

The White House is set to announce the next chairman of the FCC, and the position will be going to telecom lobbyist and venture capitalist Tom Wheeler, according to several reports. President Obama is expected to make the announcement as early as tomorrow, which will see the Core Capital Partners managing director take over the FCC helm at that point.

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AP Twitter account hacked with fake White House explosion claim

AP Twitter account hacked with fake White House explosion claim

The Associated Press's Twitter account was hacked today after a tweet was sent out from the account that read, "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured." The Associated Press responded shortly after saying that its Twitter account had been compromised, and now the account has been suspended, but it should be back up shortly after Twitter and the AP resolve the issue.

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House passes CISPA bill with flying colors

House passes CISPA bill with flying colors

After being squashed in the Senate last year, the CISPA bill has made a reappearance in the House of Representatives once again, and it passed with flying colors. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, as it's called, passed in the House by a majority vote of 288 to 127. It's now on to the Senate to get a yea or nay.

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Qualcomm joins President Obama in ambitious BRAIN initiative

Qualcomm joins President Obama in ambitious BRAIN initiative

It would appear that United States President Barack Obama will be showing no end to his interest in advancing home-grown scientific research efforts as the BRAIN Initiative was announced today. This research effort will take on the mighty task of revolutionizing our understanding of the human mind - no small task! Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob has let it be known that they are onboard with this effort and, as he joined the press event at the White House today, has assured the White House and the public that they're bringing more than just a couple of their own innovations to the party.

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Reddit saw 37 billion pageviews in 2012, President Obama AMA most popular post

Reddit saw 37 billion pageviews in 2012, President Obama AMA most popular post

Reddit is regarded as the front page of the internet, and with good reason. The online social sharing community ended up receiving a whopping 37 billion pageviews in 2012, and saw 400 million unique visitors. The site also claims that there were 30 million posts added during the year, and users voted for their favorites four billion times and added 260 million comments.

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Petition for Death Star achieves 25,000 signatures, requires response from White House

Petition for Death Star achieves 25,000 signatures, requires response from White House

Let's admit it: a real-life Death Star would be pretty cool, and we're one step closer to its reality, thanks to a petition calling on the United States to begin construction of this moon-sized megaweapon. It has achieved over 25,000 signatures, which according to the rules of the Obama administration's "We the People," requires a response directly from the White House.

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