The Republican National Convention comes to Cleveland this week, but noticeably absent will be the support of several major tech companies, including HP, Apple and Motorola. The decisions were a big victory for online activists ColorOfChange and Credo Action, which used social media to push the companies to avoid backing Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee.
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Trump's RNC lacks tech support (The 3:59, Ep. 79)