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Twitter readies political ads in time for 2012 election

The company says that the ads will initially come from five political campaigns, including Mitt Romney's presidential bid, according to a report.

By September 21, 2011


Canadians who tweet election results face jail

Because of an old law that makes it illegal to transmit (rather than merely communicate) election results, any Canadian tweeting a result might end up in the klink.

By April 23, 2011


Despite challenge, all HP board members elected

HP's annual shareholder meeting is mostly business as usual, despite a challenge to its director slate earlier this month. The company also makes it clear it's moved past the Mark Hurd era.

By March 23, 2011


Politico sues Facebook because he lost election

Majed Moughni ran for Congress last year and lost. Now he's suing Facebook, claiming the site shut down his page and cost him the election.

By March 3, 2011


Apple's iPad: Seeding a next-gen voting machine?

A handful of iPads are being used in Oregon to help citizens vote for their favorite candidates.

By November 8, 2011


Google alters algorithm to make results more fresh

The Web giant makes changes to bring the most recent Web content to its search results, a move that affects about 35 percent of all searches.

By November 3, 2011


Zuckerberg voted 9th most powerful in the world

Facebook's CEO is, according to Forbes, slightly more powerful than British Prime Minster David Cameron, infinitely more powerful than Sergey Brin, but still somewhat behind Bill Gates.

By November 3, 2011


At SoundCloud, it's presidential candidates or bust (Day on the Job)

For Manolo Espinosa, head of audio at SoundCloud, a typical day can involve chasing down presidential candidates and trying to get journalists to use his popular service. CNET spent a day with him.

By October 28, 2011


Was legal site rewrite a liberal plot? Not quite.

Conservative attorney accuses legal startup of concealing U.S. Supreme Court case relating to President Obama's eligibility for office. Turns out it's a programming error.

By October 24, 2011


Solar execs wary of trade war with China

After a group of U.S. solar manufacturers file a trade complaint against China, some in the industry say they're afraid a trade war could erupt, which would be "damaging."

By October 20, 2011