Republican Convention Names Google & YouTube Official Social Platform and Live Stream Provider
Source: Wall Street Journal
The 2012 Republican National Convention today announced 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.
As a convention partner, Google will provide a range of technology support and services, including streaming high-quality, live video of convention events and programs.
"Google and YouTube are transforming the political process, providing voters an unprecedented degree of participation and, for the very first time, giving every American who has access to a computer, tablet, video gaming system, interactive television, or video-enabled smart-phone an exclusive backstage pass to the podium of a national political convention," said convention CEO William Harris.
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.