The US Republican and Democratic National Conventions may be primarily
concerned with presidential candidates, but electoral politics aren’t
the only thing at stake. Every year, companies vie to be official event
partners, and Google has just announced that it will be serving as the
“official social platform and livestream provider” for the 2012
Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this August.
As part of
the agreement, Google will be livestreaming speeches, and some
Republican leaders will apparently participate in Hangouts, just as Obama did in January.