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After Iowa caucus flub, can tech be trusted in elections?

An app intended to speed up reporting of election results for the Iowa caucuses has failed spectacularly, not only confusing the electorate but perhaps poisoning their feelings toward making any technological “improvements” to the voting process whatsoever. TechCrunch staff reporters Brian Heater, Jonathan Shieber, Zack Whittaker, Devin Coldewey and Ingrid Lunden discussed the issue informally. Brian Heater: We all agree that this is a good sign of a healthy democracy, right? Jonathan Shieber: Totally agree with Brian here. Brian Heater: I’m legitimately finding it difficult to discuss these sorts of…

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Howard Schultz Bombs at SXSW: You Dont Like That?

AUSTIN, TexasHoward Schultz, the independent presidential candidate who cant manage to tweet without getting ratiod, made his pitch to South by Southwest on Saturday morning. There are lines for everything at SXSW and Schultzs featured session was no exception. When NBC News Dylan Byers opened by suggesting that the called Ocasio-Cortez un-American, but now seemed to back off that view when he said, They love the country. They have their core beliefs. But you have to ask them, is any of this possible? The vast majority of Americans are not…

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