“The Democratic National Convention Committee announced Monday that Microsoft will be the ‘official software and HD Web content provider’ for the convention, which runs August 25-28 in Denver. The move is a vote of confidence for Silverlight, which is in a battle against incumbent Adobe Flash,” Ina Fried reports for CNET.

“The software maker will power real-time online voting systems for delegates as well as live, gavel-to-gavel streaming coverage of the event at DemConvention.com,” Fried reports. “‘Silverlight multimedia applications will provide an all-access pass for the Convention’s online audience, offering an unprecedented opportunity for viewers to individually tailor their Convention experiences,’ the party and Microsoft said in a statement.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike in Helsinki” for the heads up.]