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Inauguration Articles

Lupe Fiasco Incident Gets Him Kicked Offstage Lupe Fiasco Incident Gets Him Kicked Offstage
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Lupe Fiasco may have been invited to perform at President Obama’s inaugural concert, but that doesn’t mean he supports the current administration. In fact, he used the stage as a platform to rail Obama and proceeded to perform a long …

Beyonce: “Disinvite” Petition Removed By White House Beyonce: “Disinvite” Petition Removed By White House
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Beyonce has seemingly done her part in the movement to get kids active and healthy, partnering with Michelle Obama to create a music video for the “Let’s Move!” campaign in 2011; however, some aren’t happy that she’s also partnered with …

Akamai Sees Record Traffic During Inauguration

Akamai Technologies said today it saw a record spike in online traffic during the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.

As the largest day ever for the delivery of concurrent live streaming over the Akamai network, the company reported it reached a peak of over 7 million active simultaneous streams (the majority live streams) at around 12:15 p.m. today.

Total traffic on the network surpassed a rate of more than 2 terabits per second and the company also delivered over 12,000,000 requests per second at the same time.

Inaugural Google Maps Mashups Everywhere
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Yesterday, we looked at different places around the Internet to get your inauguration coverage. Today Google is sharing a few Google Maps mashups that are out there.

Inauguration Around the Net
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As the wireless networks prepare for inauguration traffic jam, there are plenty of ways that users will be utilizing the Internet to stay up to date on their inauguration coverage, just as they did with the election.

Of course Hulu has it covered, and has even gone so far as to provide an embeddable countdown:

Wireless Networks Prepare For Inauguration Traffic Jam

With the 2009 Presidential Inauguration taking place Tuesday, wireless companies are working to optimize their network capacities in and around Washington, D.C. to prepare for the expected increase in demand.

"For months, wireless carriers have been working hard to prepare for what could be an unprecedented Inauguration week," said Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association.

Spam News: Michelle Obama Hotter Than Britney?
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Well, socially speaking, there being more interest in First Lady-Elect Michelle Obama than in Britney Spears or Paris Hilton is a positive change, one that bodes well for society. On the flip side, as Inauguration Day nears, spammers are rewarding that renewed interest in affairs of state with an onslaught of junk mail.

Of the 1.4 million spam emails analyzed by SPAMfighter in December, Michelle Obama was the subject nearly five times as much as Britney Spears was, nearly six times as often as Paris Hilton, and ten times as much as Angelina Jolie.

Amazon Introduces Inauguration Store
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Amazon.com announced today that it has launched an Inauguration Store, which "features everything customers need to get ready to attend the event, host an inauguration party or watch from home."

eBay Pledges Not to Sell Inaugural Tickets
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eBay is saying "yes you can’t" to would be sellers wanting to scalp tickets on the site to President -elect Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20.

eBay reached the decision after meeting with officials from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), head of the committee said earlier this week she was writing both eBay and Craigslist asking the Web sites not to sell any inauguration tickets.

Senator Asks eBay Not To Sell Inauguration Tickets

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is working on a bill that would make it illegal to sell tickets to President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony.

Feinstein is also writing to eBay and Craigslist asking the Web sites not to sell any scalped inauguration tickets.

Feinstein’s bill would charge those caught selling the tickets with a misdemeanor and a fine.  The Senate meets next week for a lame-duck session where the bill could be introduced.