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Fantasy Politics website caters to political junkies

Fantasy Politics website caters to political junkies

If you're like me, then you don't really understand the whole point of fantasy football. But put a bunch of presidential candidates in an auditorium and let them go at it in a debate and you'll be captivated. If that's you, then a new website called Fantasy Politics may be the perfect outlet for you. The site connects with Facebook and Twitter and lets users build their own teams of politicians and pundits.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 14, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 14, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Hopefully you had a great week. If you've been too busy to keep up to date with all the goings on in the tech world, here's what you need to know. Eyes are still focused on Instagram, which has grown to 40 million users. Here’s something else to whet your electronics news appetite – T-Mobile breaks 1 million iPhone mark on EDGE. And here's some great news if you're Google stock holder – Google stock splits 2-for-1 to holder’s glee.

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Spotify branded apps to come from McDonald’s, AT&T, et al

Spotify branded apps to come from McDonald’s, AT&T, et al

In an effort to bring in bigger streams of revenue from new sources, Spotify is prepared to launch a series of "branded apps" that feature products and brand names in exchange for advertising dollars. Among the companies already being tapped include AT&T, Intel, McDonald's, and Reebok. The way it would work is users could navigate to, say, the Reebok app if they wanted to get a really good workout playlist.

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Google+ live streaming functionality will feature Republican National Convention

Google+ live streaming functionality will feature Republican National Convention

Google's social network is still working on gaining ground and differentiating itself in the marketplace. But perhaps it may have just found the thing that could really bring in droves of new fans - it will offer live streaming coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida later this year. Yes, so if you wanted to be sure that you don't miss a million endless speeches about conservatism in America, Google+ will be the place to go.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 13, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone! It's the end of another week. Have you all taken care of your taxes, or will you be waiting until 11:59 PM on Sunday? the last minute? If that's got you stressed out, here's some tech news to take your mind off things. Starting off with - Samsung confirms Windows Phone 8 for October and Samsung leaks Espresso tablet line. Oh, and if you were wondering how much that Facebook acquisition is already impacting Instagram, the site now has 40 million users.

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Gaikai console-quality Facebook games launch in beta

Gaikai console-quality Facebook games launch in beta

Step aside, Zynga. There's a new social game player in town, and this one isn't content to slap a bunch of cartoony characters on a screen and call it a game. Gaikai wants to take Facebook games to a new plateau, one that rivals the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. The question of whether or not Facebook users want that may bet yet to be determined, but it's a pretty ambitious and intriguing effort nevertheless.

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Pinterest social platform now supports Vimeo video

Pinterest social platform now supports Vimeo video

Millions of people have been "pinning" things like crazy on Pinterest, the social media platform that has managed to go from zero to hero - or, more precisely, from obscurity to the third most popular social website - in just a matter of months. Now, there's a whole new slate of stuff that people can post to the massive virtual bulletin board: videos from Vimeo.com, one of the best known YouTube rivals.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's April 11 and it's time to take a look at the stories that made heads turn in the world of tech today. Or, at least, the stories that made eyes roll, like this - Verizon upgrade fee last to the party. Yep, now on all carriers you'll have to pay more to get the newest technology. Speaking of new technologies, LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week. And in other Google news, Google+ refresh triggers social fury.

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