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Life in the ‘Fast Lanes’: How New FCC Vote Could Harm Small Businesses African American Tech Start-Up Wins TAG Business Launch Competition ‘Black in America’: Wayne Sutton, One Year Later New Software Helps Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure CyberSynchs Founder Goes Undercover as ABC’s ‘Secret Millionaire’ Lessons In Mastery My Cool Stem Career SXSW 2012: The Power of ‘Black Twitter’ SXSW 2012: Revisiting CNN’s ‘Black in America: The Promised Land – Silicon Valley’ Reveal of iPad 3 Expected March 7 BlackPlanet Revamps as Social Aggregator Facebook Criticized Over Lack of Board Diversity Twitter Brand Pages Roll Out to All Advertisers White House Conducts 2nd Annual Science Fair Social Media Week 2012: Jermaine Dupri Discusses Global 14 Rebelle Unveils Speak Chic Mobile App Intel’s Ultrabooks Take World Tour with Will.i.am WATCH: NPD Group Analyst Ben Arnold Talks High-Tech Headphones, Tablets and Ultrabooks WATCH: AndroidTapp.com Founder Antonio Wells Talks Apps WATCH: Lenovo Brings Portability to Business Why Anyone Who Uses the Web Should be Concerned About SOPA TechCrunch TV Talks Diversity in Silicon Valley With Navarrow Wright 5 Online Businesses in Demand 10 Tech Gifts for the Pro on the Go ‘Let’s Connect’: Don’t Let Your Social Media Presence Curb Future Opportunities Lady Gaga Manager, Troy Carter, Tackles World of Tech Juggling It All How the Facebook Privacy Adjustments Affect You Black Founders Rally Support for NewMe Accelerator The Future of Music: Dos and Don’ts of Promoting Your Music on Social Media The Startup Phase: Steps to Launching a Tech Company Why We Must Embrace STEM Education They’ve Got Apps for That New PlayStation 3 Show Pits Gamer Against Gamer Review: Apple’s IPad Not Just A Bigger IPod Touch Berlusconi Moves To Impose Internet Regulation Astronauts Finally Get Internet Access In Space AP Top News At 11:35 A.m. EST Computers Down At All 168 California DMV Offices Miss. Bill Would Limit Public Info On Government Ahead Of The Bell: Google Falls After 4Q Report Quake Relief: The Culture Of Now V. The Real World Obama Takes Latest Jobs Message To Hard-hit Ohio AP Top News At 10:56 A.m. EST Sony Ericsson Q4 Loss Narrows 9 Percent China Slams US Criticism Of Internet Controls China: Clinton Internet Speech Harms Ties With US Google Shows Renewed Vigor With Robust 4Q Results 4 Countries Clear Hurdle For Non-Latin Web Names Time Warner Cable Offering Free Calls To Haiti Microsoft Fixes Browser Flaw Used In Google Breach

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Life in the ‘Fast Lanes’: How New FCC Vote Could Harm Small Businesses

The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) vote last week to allow the new so-called fast lanes…

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African American Tech Start-Up Wins TAG Business Launch Competition

Young Tech company Monsieur wins 2014 competition with robotic bartender technology, will split $400,000

The Technology Association of Georgia, Venture Atlanta, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have announced the winner…

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Wayne Sutton, a co-founder of the NewMe Accelerator, is now founder of PitchTo.co

‘Black in America’: Wayne Sutton, One Year Later

Now an advisor to startups, the co-founder of NewMe Accelertor talks diversity in Silicon Valley

BlackEnterprise.com follows up with Wayne Sutton, one of the co-founders of the NewMe Accelerator, which…

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New Software Helps Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Stephfan Nurse created a software solution to help home loan modification applicants get approved

The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was created to help struggling homeowners keep their homes…

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Amos Winbush III (@CyberSynchs)  	The 27-year-old musician didn’t let a smartphone glitch leave him down and out. Instead, Winbush turned it into a lesson learned—a profitable venture, at that. The CEO of CyberSynchs, a company that allows consumers to sync data between their mobile device and computer, won Innovator of the Year Award at the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, as well as other recognitions, such as Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” and Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Brilliant Ideas" lists. In 2009, CyberSynchs posted revenues of $2 million; 2010 revenues were expected to double the previous year's because of partnerships with Sun Microsystems, Samsung, and Microsoft BizSpark.

CyberSynchs Founder Goes Undercover as ABC’s ‘Secret Millionaire’

The tech entrepreneur returns to his Louisiana roots with the intent to inspire and give back

CyberSynchs founder Amos Winbush III spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about his prime-time debut, giving up his…

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Lessons In Mastery

A technology strategist focuses on driving innovation

“I learned at an early age that the only way I was going to escape…

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My Cool Stem Career

The truth is that a STEM degree is whatever you make of it. If you’re…

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TWITTER:   I know that this is probably an obvious one, but how do you really engage with Twitter? Do you use it as a personal tool to connect with others? Promote your business? Both? Do you need a personal and business account? I would say, it all depends. I have one account for me personally, which I also use professionally. When my new book, Chasing Youth Culture And Getting It Right, is published in April, I will be using another account for book tweets only. I want to make sure that those messages go to people who want data on youth marketing specifically. So the moral of this story is, know your target market. Your tweets will have a greater impact if you’re really focused on who you’re trying to reach.

SXSW 2012: The Power of ‘Black Twitter’

Kimberly Ellis, commonly known as Dr. Goddess, explains why black people are more than mainstream’s view of “Black Twitter”

In her SXSW panel discussion, “The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter,” Kimberly C. Ellis set…

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BEST DOCUMENTARY OF 2011:

CNN’s Black In America 4: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley. This documentary chronicles the journey of eight entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley in an industry where less than 1% of venture capital (VC) backed startups have African-American founders.

SXSW 2012: Revisiting CNN’s ‘Black in America: The Promised Land – Silicon Valley’

Participants from Summer 2011 class of NewMe describe their experience and provide updates on their progress

CNN’s Black in America / Silicon Valley: Aftermath was one of SXSW’s most anticipated panels…

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Reveal of iPad 3 Expected March 7

Fans are eager to get a faster processor, wireless network, and a larger camera on Apple's iPad 3

Apple sent out email invitations for an event on March 7, which blogosphere rumors predict…

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BlackPlanet Revamps as Social Aggregator

The once popular social network gets a fresh design and new features

BlackPlanet Next, the new iteration of the 12-year-old mainstay, has been redesigned into a social…

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Facebook Criticized Over Lack of Board Diversity

Social network site develops urban talent through Year Up program, but is that enough when it comes to diversity initiatives?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is coming under fire for not inviting any women or minorities…

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Twitter Brand Pages Roll Out to All Advertisers

Brands will be able to promote a tweet to the top of the profile timeline

Last week Twitter launched brand pages to all active advertisers on their social media platform.…

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White House Conducts 2nd Annual Science Fair

It's not too late for your child to participate virtually

More than 100 students from over 45 states attended sharing their latest inventions — from…

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Social Media Week 2012: Jermaine Dupri Discusses Global 14

The music mogul-turned-social network creator discusses the power and influence of social media

Jermaine Dupri, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, rapper, and producer, believes that his high profile and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Rebelle Unveils Speak Chic Mobile App

The recently released app gives fashion enthusiasts the power of pronunciation

Just in time for fashion’s busiest season, as designers from New York, London, Paris and…

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Intel’s Ultrabooks Take World Tour with Will.i.am

The Black Eyed Peas frontman helps market super-thin devices for mobile use

Intel has enlisted the help of Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am to work as their…

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WATCH: NPD Group Analyst Ben Arnold Talks High-Tech Headphones, Tablets and Ultrabooks

The industry analyst discusses what tech enthusiasts should expect to see this year

Ben Arnold, a consumer technology industry analyst, sat down with BlackEnterprise.com to discuss trends at…

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WATCH: AndroidTapp.com Founder Antonio Wells Talks Apps

The chief editor discusses Android app potential for products unveiled at 2012 CES

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Antonio Wells at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in January.…

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WATCH: Lenovo Brings Portability to Business

New tablets, laptops, and mobile monitors provide great tools for busy professionals on the go

This year, Lenovo’s new products are making a great impression. See exactly how these recently…

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Why Anyone Who Uses the Web Should be Concerned About SOPA

What the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) could mean to the way you do business online

Web users beware of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) which will strip people worldwide…

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TechCrunch TV Talks Diversity in Silicon Valley With Navarrow Wright

Aol’s TechCrunch TV sat down with Interactive One CTO and Global Grind co-founder Navarrow Wright…

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5 Online Businesses in Demand

You can start just about any Internet venture. Here are a few worth your time and money

A growing number of entrepreneurs are leveraging the current digital explosion to create viable, sustainable…

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10 Tech Gifts for the Pro on the Go

For work or play, these gadgets will be welcome in any stocking

Corporate gifting doesn’t have to be boring or impersonal, especially when you can help your…

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‘Let’s Connect’: Don’t Let Your Social Media Presence Curb Future Opportunities

A young professional just trying to find a balance between personality and professionalism

A young professional just trying to find a balance between personality and professionalism

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Lady Gaga Manager, Troy Carter, Tackles World of Tech

You may not know Troy Carter by name now, but trust us, you soon will.

You may not know Troy Carter by name now, but trust us, you soon will.…

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Juggling It All

How an IT firm uses project management software to build a collaborative timeline

Before using project management software, Tony Williamson, co-founder and CEO of Ajasa Technologies Inc., used…

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Privacy continues to be one of the top issues in sharing content on social networks. Recently, Facebook announced their new privacy settings and the redesign they are rolling out soon. Users started seeing the new privacy changes to the Web version Thursday, and the mobile roll-out of changes will happen soon after. An interesting question is what is driving the new Facebook privacy changes? Is it Google Plus or the need to provide users with a more contextual experience? The launch of Google Plus has intensified content-sharing privacy with their Google Circles functionality. The friendly competition with Google will hopefully continue to provide changes that will benefit the user. The other big plus is that these adjustments enable users to manage their profiles, which represent and reflect a portion of their online identity. ---Hajj Flemings

How the Facebook Privacy Adjustments Affect You

Be aware of changes to the social media site that affect who can see what

Facebook recently announced their new privacy settings and redesign they’re rolling out in the coming…

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Black Founders Rally Support for NewMe Accelerator

Tech professionals in Silicon Valley start the summer with networking, food, and technology

Revolutionary program provides tech-savvy African Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in the digital…

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The Future of Music: Dos and Don’ts of Promoting Your Music on Social Media

Expert tips on how your to 'socialize' your sound and reach the masses

Wayne Sutton and William Moss give expert tips on how your music can reach the…

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The Startup Phase: Steps to Launching a Tech Company

Six tools and resources to get your company up and running

So you’re great with computers, love the latest apps and often advise friends on what…

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Why We Must Embrace STEM Education

To paraphrase an old saying, it will take a village to make our children employable and our nation competitive.

“To paraphrase an old saying, it will take a village to make our children employable…

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They’ve Got Apps for That

Technology is more than a fancy high-definition television, feature-rich cell phone, or cutting-edge video game…

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New PlayStation 3 Show Pits Gamer Against Gamer

NEW YORK (AP) — In the reality show “The Tester,” the top prize is a…

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Review: Apple’s IPad Not Just A Bigger IPod Touch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After just an hour with an iPad, I came away with…

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Berlusconi Moves To Impose Internet Regulation

MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi is moving to extend his grip on Italy’s media to…

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Astronauts Finally Get Internet Access In Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a high tech first — really, really high —…

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AP Top News At 11:35 A.m. EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, wracked by high unemployment,…

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Computers Down At All 168 California DMV Offices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A systemwide computer failure at the California Department of Motor Vehicles…

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Miss. Bill Would Limit Public Info On Government

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill in the Mississippi House that would ban businesses and…

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Ahead Of The Bell: Google Falls After 4Q Report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shares of Google Inc. fell Friday after the Internet search giant posted…

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Quake Relief: The Culture Of Now V. The Real World

More than a week after an earthquake leveled swaths of the Haitian capital, the recriminations…

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Obama Takes Latest Jobs Message To Hard-hit Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, wracked by high unemployment,…

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AP Top News At 10:56 A.m. EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, already wracked by high…

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Sony Ericsson Q4 Loss Narrows 9 Percent

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson on Friday said its loss in the…

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China Slams US Criticism Of Internet Controls

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing issued a stinging response Friday to U.S. criticism that it is…

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China: Clinton Internet Speech Harms Ties With US

BEIJING (AP) — China rejected Friday a call by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham…

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Google Shows Renewed Vigor With Robust 4Q Results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. appears to have regained its financial stride after wobbling…

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4 Countries Clear Hurdle For Non-Latin Web Names

NEW YORK (AP) — Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the…

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Time Warner Cable Offering Free Calls To Haiti

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable Inc. is letting its customers call Haiti for…

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Microsoft Fixes Browser Flaw Used In Google Breach

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. took the unusual step of issuing an unscheduled fix Thursday…

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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