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January 13, 2015

VoteTocracy Hopes to Bridge Gap Between Voters and Congress

by Luke Foster | January 13, 2015 12:34pm

For years, voters who wanted to learn about issues and discuss them with their elected officials in Congress have had to use a somewhat fragmented set of traditional methods.

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November 16, 2013

Startup’s Founder Hopes to Change Political Discourse With Data

by Meryl Willett | November 16, 2013 2:11pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: On July 1, 2014, we updated this story to reflect the rebranding of SwayWhat.com to SavvyRoo.com. It is essentially the same site and same idea, but with a new title and new logo.

Noah Blumenthal is a self-proclaimed data geek who discovered his passion — “evidence-based decision making” — after attending a meeting of his local Board of Education in Sea Cliff, N.Y. following the Newtown shootings.

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August 8, 2013

Romenesko Says AOL’s Patch Is Cutting Up To 500 Jobs; Analyst Says Company Faces Problem of Scale

by Doug Hardy | August 8, 2013 12:25pm

Media watchdog Jim Romenesko reported today that employees at AOL’s Patch say the company is planning to cut about 300 of its lowest performing websites on Friday, including up to 500 jobs.

Meanwhile, at the Batavian in Batavia, N.Y., publisher Howard Owens says AOL CEO Tim Armstrong may have been right with his initial vision for Patch, that local news sites could eliminate the high cost of printing newspapers.

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