2/15/2008

Google chosen as official innovation provider for GOP Convention...


GOPConvention2008.com

Google has formed an unusually high-profile political partnership with the Republican National Convention as the official "innovation provider", powering the Minneapolis-St. Paul-hosted event's website using Google Apps, Google Maps, YouTube and several other interactive features. The convention will be held Sept. 1-4, and is expected to draw at least 45,000 conservative activists and create an estimated $150-$160 million dollars in economic stimulus. Glad to see that the RNC is finally pulling its head out of its nether-region when it comes to using the best technologies the internet offers political groups.

I have applied for credentials to cover the convention as a new media correspondent, but no word yet from the party insiders if my application made the cut. I did get an e-mail from the party about 45 minutes before the press release this morning of the Google news, so perhaps I will be getting news soon...
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