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Soon HBO Will Let You Stream Without Cable Google’s Chief Fears That Surveillance Scandal Will ‘Break the Internet’ New Study: Millennials Are Addicted to Their Smartphones Cool Jobs: BET’s Ken Gibbs Jr. Talks Innovation and the End Of the Internet Miami’s PlungeCon Will Highlight Tech and Innovators New Apple Watch Can Track Your Steps, Heartbeat RECAP: Black Enterprise Gets ‘Curved’ At Samsung Unpacking Event Board Diversity: Top Tech Companies Without Black Corporate Directors [EXCLUSIVE] Board Diversity: Jesse Jackson’s Campaign to Bring Inclusion To Silicon Valley OPINION: Sketchy Neighborhood App Encourages Fear And Discrimination 10 Most Controversially Banned iPhone Apps How to Get The Most From Your Contacts Rebranding Faux Pas: 3 Tips For Effective Logo Design Apple Has a Secret iPhone Store Business on the Go: 5 Great Apps for Savvy Entrepreneurs Google Will Help Women And Minorities Learn Coding For Free Beats Headphones Banned At World Cup Could This Startup Predict Your Next Business Partner? #NPRBlacksinTech Twitter Chat Series Spotlights Blacks in STEM How I Turned Failure Into 30,000+ Newsletter Readers How to Kick Your Email Addiction Black Twitter Sends Strong Message to USA Today, But Impacts Bottom Line In the Process Tech Startup of the Week: GroupFlix Offers New-Age TV Viewers a Much Needed Alternative Apple’s Big Reveal Recap: Techies Give Thoughts on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. LG G2: Battle of Big Smartphones Comes Down to Complex vs. Convenient How to Create a Successful Podcast Tech Startup of the Week: WeDeliver, Helping Local Businesses Deliver Excellence Tech Startup of the Week: WeMontage, Unwrapping Interior Design for the Consumer MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes On Grabbing a Slice of the Movie Pie 11 of the Easiest Online Businesses to Start Right Now Urban Delivery Founders Navigate Tech Scene with Bike Courier App Does Yahoo’s Tumblr Buy Have the Makings of a Successful Acquisition? Tech Startup of the Week: Tioki, Where Teachers Go to Network and Learn Young Father Inspired to Invent Pacifier with Built-In Thermometer Tech Startup of the Week: Eateria Serves Up Digital Deals Based on Customer Loyalty BlackStartup.com Helps Black-Owned Businesses Secure Funding 3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Inbox International Influence: 10 Power Men in Africa to Follow on Twitter Tech Startup of the Week: Pathbrite Turns Educational Experiences Into Digital Data 10 #BlackTwitter Favorites Internet Raises $150K for Homeless Man Who Returned Woman’s Engagement Ring Tech Startup of The Week: Around The Way Ranks Teamwork #1 for Success 18 Notable (Black) Social Media Moments First Grader Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Person to Create Mobile App Video Game Social Media Networks Are Not Created Equal: How to Choose the Right Platform for Your Brand By the Numbers: Beyonce’s Super Bowl Halftime Show A Social Media Success 5 Tech Inventions We’d Like To See From Nas, Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz 10 Tech Moguls to Watch in 2013 What Brands Can Learn About Social Media Strategy in the Face of Public Crisis New iPhone App ‘Around the Way’ Locates Black-Owned Businesses 5th Annual Blogging While Brown Conference Hits Philly June 1-2 11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

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Soon HBO Will Let You Stream Without Cable

During a Time Warner investor meeting, HBO’s CEO announced plans to offer HBO GO without…

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Google’s Chief Fears That Surveillance Scandal Will ‘Break the Internet’

Chairman Eric Schmidt is concerned for our Internet safety

The United States surveillance scandal has frightened some big names within the tech world. They…

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New Study: Millennials Are Addicted to Their Smartphones

They use phones daily to text, tweet and do business from banking to shopping

Millennials are hooked on smartphone technology as witnessed everyday at restaurants, in traffic, and on…

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Cool Jobs: BET’s Ken Gibbs Jr. Talks Innovation and the End Of the Internet

Director of OnTV operations breaks down future of the Web

Ken Gibbs, Jr., BET’s director of OnTV operations, talks about the web, being innovative, and…

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Miami’s PlungeCon Will Highlight Tech and Innovators

Innovation Slam will let inventors present to experts and tastemakers

From Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, Miami’s Eden Roc Resort will host the Plunge Culture…

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New Apple Watch Can Track Your Steps, Heartbeat

Wearable device wants you to keep your new iPhone in your pocket.

Apple announced its first wearable device, called Apple Watch. It’ll debut in early 2015, and…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Gets ‘Curved’ At Samsung Unpacking Event

Will Samsung have enough to dethrone Apple?!

On Sept. 3, Samsung took over New York at an undisclosed location to present an…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Board Diversity: Top Tech Companies Without Black Corporate Directors

These household names owe a significant portion of revenue growth to African American consumers

In our research for the BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors, we discovered that 74…

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[EXCLUSIVE] Board Diversity: Jesse Jackson’s Campaign to Bring Inclusion To Silicon Valley

Civil rights leader shares why this battle for black board representation is critical

Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Jesse Jackson is using shareholder activism to pressure Silicon Valley to…

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OPINION: Sketchy Neighborhood App Encourages Fear And Discrimination

It’s useless, racist, and ignores the truth about communities

A finalist in New York’s BigApps competition, SketchFactor, is a “sketchiness” crowdsourcing app that is…

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10 Most Controversially Banned iPhone Apps

These apps were not bettering humanity at all

Apple contains the largest store for digital applications in the world, yet these 10 banned…

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How to Get The Most From Your Contacts

Tinyblu app can help you keep your network under wraps

Tinyblu’s reminder system will help you offload your check-ins and keep in contact with coworkers,…

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Rebranding Faux Pas: 3 Tips For Effective Logo Design

Airbnb's redesign serves as example of what not to do when rebranding

Airbnb’s newest logo, Bélo, violates a few core principles of logo design, but with a…

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Apple Has a Secret iPhone Store

The location is not quite what you think

A new eBay store popped up that sells what seems to be refurbished products from…

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Business on the Go: 5 Great Apps for Savvy Entrepreneurs

These tools will help you save time---and money

Who knew the cell phone would end up being one of the most innovative forms…

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Google Will Help Women And Minorities Learn Coding For Free

Partnership with Code School augment Google’s Women Techmakers Program

Google’s Women Techmakers initiative is giving women and minorities interested in programming three months of…

By Patrick Austin

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Beats Headphones Banned At World Cup

Did Beats use marketing tactics to undermine World Cup sponsor Sony?

Beats headphones are banned at the World Cup by FIFA, citing the conflicting agreement that…

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Could This Startup Predict Your Next Business Partner?

Berkeley-based Five is using your existing online persona to craft your personality, and comparing it to people like President Obama and Bill Nye

Five Labs' personality quiz reveals not only much about you, but much about what you…

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#NPRBlacksinTech Twitter Chat Series Spotlights Blacks in STEM

NPR’s ‘Tell Me More with Michel Martin’ hosts Twitter chat with innovators of color

From Dec. 2 through Dec. 20, NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin is chatting…

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How I Turned Failure Into 30,000+ Newsletter Readers

See how an entrepreneur turns a failure into a major marketing success

One entrepreneur shares her account of turning a failure into a major success.

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Do you have any career advancement or job seeking issues you'd like addressed? E-mail questions to careerquestions@blackenterprise.com. Aisha Taylor (@realTAYLORmade) is co-owner and chief consultant at TAYLORmade Professional Career Consulting, a Web-based, full-service career consulting company committed to “equipping, preparing, and empowering today’s professional” globally. Check out her weekly insights on job-seeking and interviewing success every Friday on BlackEnterprise.com.

How to Kick Your Email Addiction

Five steps to kicking the habit

Chris Hunter, co-founder of Phusion Projects, LLC, delves into email addiction.

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Black Twitter Sends Strong Message to USA Today, But Impacts Bottom Line In the Process

Savvy ways to strike back without giving unnecessary page views and advertising revenue

In light of the USA Today “race-themed” headline, Atlanta-based techie points out how Black Twitter…

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Founded by James Norman, GroupFlix offers its subscribers shows from premium channels (Image: GroupFlix)

Tech Startup of the Week: GroupFlix Offers New-Age TV Viewers a Much Needed Alternative

James Norman is giving power to the viewers

Detroit native James Norman spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about what GroupFlix offers that competitors like Amazon…

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Apple’s Big Reveal Recap: Techies Give Thoughts on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7

Apple announced on Tuesday its iPhone 5 replacements after much speculation

As many suspected, Apple announced the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S during its big…

By Janel Martinez

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. LG G2: See which big smartphone is the best pick for you (Image: Sources)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. LG G2: Battle of Big Smartphones Comes Down to Complex vs. Convenient

Which smartphone will you choose?

The battle of the big smartphones will be in full force this fall as manufacturers…

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How to Create a Successful Podcast

Seven tips for launching a winning podcast

BlackEnterprise.com contributor Courtney McKenzie walks you through the steps necessary to create a successful podcast.…

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Tech Startup of the Week: WeDeliver, Helping Local Businesses Deliver Excellence

Chicago-based startup helps local merchants provide white glove service

With technology changing the way the courier industry operates, WeDeliver’s co-founder Jimmy Odom talks to…

By Janel Martinez

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Founded by James Oliver, Jr., WeMontage allows users to design wallpaper with their own photos (Image: Source)

Tech Startup of the Week: WeMontage, Unwrapping Interior Design for the Consumer

James Oliver, Jr. solves design issue through technology with his startup

James Oliver, Jr. of WeMontage caught up with us to talk about WeMontage

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MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes On Grabbing a Slice of the Movie Pie

Founder of MoviePass app looks to create a blockbuster of his own

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes about his newest venture and the convergence of…

By Alan Hughes

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11 of the Easiest Online Businesses to Start Right Now

Legitimate online businesses you can start immediately

The easiest online businesses to start right now.

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Urban Delivery Founders Navigate Tech Scene with Bike Courier App

Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares’ newly-launched app delivers orders in under an hour

Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares founded Urban Delivery, an on-demand delivery service app.

By Janel Martinez

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Does Yahoo’s Tumblr Buy Have the Makings of a Successful Acquisition?

With Yahoo's recent $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition, one writer details why the buy is a major fail

Internet giant Yahoo revealed on Monday that it has purchased popular blogging and social media…

By Janel Martinez

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No. 10. Elementary Education   Although teachers mold young minds and help them reach their highest potential, their paychecks often don't reflect the hard work and long hours. African Americans who obtain this degree can expect an average salary of $40,000. White Americans with this degree can expect the same.

Tech Startup of the Week: Tioki, Where Teachers Go to Network and Learn

Former educator Mandela Schumacher-Hodge helps schools take professional development and hiring digital

Tioki helps people passionate about education connect to one another, discover opportunities, and share information.

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Perspectives Leadership Academy senior presented Thermofier at the 3rd annual White House Science Fair (Image: Source)

Young Father Inspired to Invent Pacifier with Built-In Thermometer

Chicago teen Anthony Halmon moved by daughter to create Thermofier

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) scholar Anthony Halmon about what it…

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Ola Ayeni, founder of Dining Dialog, helps restaurant owners build customer loyalty with his platform eateria.

Tech Startup of the Week: Eateria Serves Up Digital Deals Based on Customer Loyalty

Ola Ayeni's business helps restaurant and hospitality entrepreneurs manage social media marketing

Eateria is a digital loyalty platform for restaurateurs who want to measure, track, and validate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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BlackStartup.com Helps Black-Owned Businesses Secure Funding

Morehouse College alums create crowdfunding platform for African-American entrepreneurs

A group of Morehouse College alums wanted to help other entrepreneurs on their quest for…

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Do you have any career advancement or job seeking issues you'd like addressed? E-mail questions to careerquestions@blackenterprise.com. Aisha Taylor (@realTAYLORmade) is co-owner and chief consultant at TAYLORmade Professional Career Consulting, a Web-based, full-service career consulting company committed to “equipping, preparing, and empowering today’s professional” globally. Check out her weekly insights on job-seeking and interviewing success every Friday on BlackEnterprise.com.

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Inbox

Tips to de-cluttering and organizing email

Tips to spring cleaning your inbox.

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International Influence: 10 Power Men in Africa to Follow on Twitter

From executives to entertainers, these 10 power men should be on your Twitter list

BlackEnterprise.com is highlighting power men in Africa.

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Tech Startup of the Week: Pathbrite Turns Educational Experiences Into Digital Data

Founder Heather Hiles uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment

Heather Hiles of Pathbrite uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment.

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10 #BlackTwitter Favorites

Whether they’re serving up controversy or thought-provoking tidbits, these notables will keep you stalking their Twitter feed

From politicians to celebrities, African Americans are making their mark through social media, garnering worldwide…

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Internet Raises $150K for Homeless Man Who Returned Woman’s Engagement Ring

Couple plans to give all the money raised to homeless man who helped them

Couple rewards homeless man for his good deed

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Tech Startup of The Week: Around The Way Ranks Teamwork #1 for Success

Janine Hausif chose to build a company with experts who could add value and benefit the bottomline

Around The Way App is The Tech Startup of the Week for February 17-23. Co-founder…

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Real-World Influence 

The new algorithm is making social networking prowess less of a big deal. In addition to factoring in your actions on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other networks already included, Klout now uses information from Wikipedia.

“We had to figure out how to balance the real-world influence with the online influence,” said Klout founder and CEO Joe Fernandez. “We still lean more toward the online influence but now your real-world influence is coming more and more into play.”

Read more at Mashable…

18 Notable (Black) Social Media Moments

From Whitney's passing to #hoodiesforTrayvon, see the top social media moments

With Blacks at the helm of social conversations, BlackEnterprise.com takes a closer look at the…

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First Grader Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Person to Create Mobile App Video Game

Pint-size programmer develops app

Inventive first grader Zora Bell took technology into her own hands, becoming the youngest person…

By Janel Martinez

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Real-World Influence 

The new algorithm is making social networking prowess less of a big deal. In addition to factoring in your actions on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other networks already included, Klout now uses information from Wikipedia.

“We had to figure out how to balance the real-world influence with the online influence,” said Klout founder and CEO Joe Fernandez. “We still lean more toward the online influence but now your real-world influence is coming more and more into play.”

Read more at Mashable…

Social Media Networks Are Not Created Equal: How to Choose the Right Platform for Your Brand

How to choose the best social network

BlackEnterprise.com outlines how to choose the best social networking platform for your brand.

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By the Numbers: Beyonce’s Super Bowl Halftime Show A Social Media Success

“The Queen of Pop” blazed the stage and the social networking scene with her electric performance

A by-the-numbers social media breakdown of Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show.

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Queens rapper Nas meets with tech heavyweights Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz this weekend (Image: File)

5 Tech Inventions We’d Like To See From Nas, Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz

Some are calling the recent dinner-date a “Meeting of the Dons”

BlackEnterprise.com explores 5 tech inventions that could’ve come from this weekend’s “meeting of the dons”…

By Winston Ford

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10 Tech Moguls to Watch in 2013

Who's next in tech?

Highlight of the top 10 Blacks in technology.

By Janel Martinez

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What Brands Can Learn About Social Media Strategy in the Face of Public Crisis

Social lessons learned from national tragedies such as the Sandy Hook shooting

In wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, see what brands can learn about implementing an…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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New iPhone App ‘Around the Way’ Locates Black-Owned Businesses

Application uses built-in GPS to pin point African-American businesses in your area

New York-based company Around the Way and mobile-app development firm Clearly Innovative created a free…

By Janel Martinez

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5th Annual Blogging While Brown Conference Hits Philly June 1-2

Get a special BE discount on registration for this year's annual blogger networking event

The Blogging While Brown conference 2012 hits Philadelphia, PA for two days of networking and…

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11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

Presidential advice for the Commander-in-Chief from men and women of color who hold similar titles in business

In honor of Presidents’ Day, 11 Black Presidents from the world of business share their…

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Women of Power

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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