GOP to name Google the ‘official social platform and live stream provider’ for 2012 RNC

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The 2012 Republican National Convention today [will announce] that Google, Inc. has been named the ‘Official Social Platform and Live Stream Provider’ of the Republican presidential nominating convention to be held Aug. 27-30 in Tampa. … Google will provide a range of technology support and services, including streaming high-quality, live video of convention events and programs. … Using a host of new technologies and communications platforms including ‘Google Hangouts’ (a new multi-party videoconferencing feature), convention organizers hope to provide voters a virtual front-row seat to convention proceedings and activities. … ‘By incorporating our tools and technology, we are offering a behind the scenes look at the convention process and allowing voters, delegates and viewers to shape the conversation,’ said Susan Molinari, Google’s Vice President of Public Policy.

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