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(Part 1) New Platform Will Find and Market Entertainers Without Sacrificing Artistic Freedom

“Imagine an up-and-coming artist with a small local following becoming a worldwide phenomenon in a…

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Mississippi App Guru Sheena Allen to Appear in New Documentary ‘She Started It’

Serial app creator offers advice on what it takes to achieve tech success

“I am a triple-whammy when it comes to tech. I’m female, I’m black, and I’m…

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BET ‘Single Ladies’ Star Builds Community Watch App in Wake of Police Violence

Chastity Dotson turns her acting talent toward technology in an effort to change the world

With Zafa, when a user presses a button in the app, three things happen; 1)…

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Builder of New Website Creates Employment Opportunities

Founder Ryan Glen Golphin says finding employment for young black men was his main motivation

Bizibid, which launched July 11, has the potential to link millions of job seekers around…

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4 Hot Gadgets for Summer Fun (Part 3)

Check out these cool tech devices to help you push the limits of fun and safety

Check out these cool tech devices to help you push the limits of fun and…

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Virtual Reality Technology Is Changing How NFL Teams Practice

NFL teams are using new virtual reality technology in practices.

The Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first NFL teams to incorporate…

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3 Hot Gadgets for Summer Fun

Check out these new innovations that will help you relax and keep cool this season

Whether you’re in the pool, at the park or on the basketball court, these gadgets…

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Intuit QuickBooks Local Tour Coming to the Windy City

Black tech CEO Jewel Burks to speak about building mobile app PartPic

Intuit QuickBooks is stopping in Chicago on their nationwide local small business tour.

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UrbanGeekz Puts Black Issues Front and Center

Site highlights minorities in STEM by tackling workforce diversity disparities

Aiming to promote educational achievement and career exploration in STEM communities, especially among under-served communities,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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PBS Documentary “Web Junkie” Chronicles Internet Addiction

Is our obsession with the World Wide Web becoming a mental health problem?

According to the film description on PBS.org, there are more than 400 similar treatment centers…

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Sungura Games Goes Live with Toyota Racer

African-American gamers present this interactive game following the African American Festival.

Toyota Racer is an exciting and easy functioning game that allows users to race a…

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‘Anonymously Ask a Black Person’ Site Returns

Developer, Wayne Sutton, talks barriers in tech

Tech expert, Wayne Sutton, created a site, marketed to non-whites, in an effort to stop…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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3 New ‘Foodie’ and Travel Apps

Find the best spots to hang out this summer

3 new foodie and travel focused apps to help you find the best spots to…

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Facebook Taps Nunu Ntshingila to Head its First Office in Africa

The Morgan State University alum will help the company expand its global users

Facebook taps advertising veteran Nunu Ntshingila to head operations in its new Africa office.

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Racial and Gender Gaps Widening in STEM

Women and most minorities are being left behind

U.S. News and Raytheon produce an index that reveals the widening gaps in race and…

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Glassware 2.0 Revolutionizes Working Remotely

Sphere 3D and Microsoft to deliver virtualization and maximize productivity on-the-go and in the cloud

The Glassware 2.0® platform will be useful in helping schools save money as more districts…

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MC2 Tech Summit Reaches Out to Caribbean-based Entrepreneurs

Speakers and sponsors help bring the community up to code

MC2 is a platform that will provide tools, education and the necessary resources to help…

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Concerned Mompreneur Develops Driver Watchdog Device

Device tracks driving and reports emergencies in real time

Christian Johnson never intended on becoming an inventor. But when her son was ready to…

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Networking and Capital: Greatest Obstacles to Race and Gender Inclusion in Silicon Valley

The CBC invites “social good” startups to weigh in on the diversity problem in tech

On Monday, Congressman Donald Payne (D- NJ) held a Google Hangout to discuss the lack…

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New App Teaches Kids About Money Management

Author Rogina Smith transforms her book series to appeal to children of the digital age

Since its publication in 2003 the Kiddie Coins Kids book series has been committed to…

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Apple Launches Streaming Music and Social Platform

New service will 'Connect' fans with artists

Connect, the social networking feature, will allow fans to follow artists, who will post music,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Google Photos App: Worth More Than Words

New app lets users do more and it costs less

The new app effortlessly organizes photos chronologically, geographically and, with the facial recognition feature, it…

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2nd Annual Digital Innovation in Learning Awards

Ed tech nominations due this summer

The Digital Innovation in Learning Awards showcase and share the work of those deeply involved…

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Making Computer Science Accessible to All

Teaching approach attracts female students

Teaching computer science in a way that’s more accessible to women and all students.

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[VIDEO] Top Leaders Talk Diversity in Tech

CEOs at former startups to corporations talk about the lack of diversity in technology and what can be done to improve it

Diversity in tech has evolved into one of the hottest topics in the industry.

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[REPORT] 15% of Small Businesses Have Mobile Apps

And at least 40% of small business have no plans to launch one in the future

About 15% of small businesses have mobile apps, according to the results of a new…

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Nigerian Hotel-Booking Site, Hotels.ng, Scores $1.2 million in VC Funding

Founder Mark Essien says company has many advantages over the competition

A Nigerian hotel-booking company raised $1.2 million in VC funding for its expansion throughout Africa.

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Google and Apple to Enhance Mobile Payments Apps

Google Wallet and Apple Pay are set to introduce new features they hope will attract more users

Mobile payments are getting a fresh take by Google Wallet and Apple Pay, according to…

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100,000 Taxpayers’ Data Stolen in IRS Breach

Criminals accessed tax information through the Get Transcript service provided by the agency

Criminals accessed more than 100,000 taxpayers’ personal tax information and bilked the agency for millions…

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Blastchat Creator Jhamar Youngblood Strives to Simplify Group Communication

The iOS app can mass message groups of friends and even college campuses

Jhamar Youngblood sees Blastchat, his iPhone application, making “mass communication as easy as possible.”

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Coca-Cola Founders Program Invests in Tech Startups

The program seeks out established entrepreneurs to develop innovations for its business

Coca-Cola is recruiting established entrepreneurs to the Coke side of life.

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[STUDY] School Smartphone Bans Boost Students’ Test Scores

Low-achieving students raised scores 14.23% after smartphones were banned from the classroom

A new study conducted in the UK says keeping smartphones out of the classroom may…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] ATM Data Thefts at Highest Level in 20 Years

Debit card compromises at bank ATMs were up 174% and 317% at non-bank machines

The number of debit card users whose data gets snatched by crooks at ATMs is…

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Google Employees Spend 20% of Work Time on Diversity Efforts

Employees in the Diversity Core program spend one-fifth of their time making the company more friendly to women and minorities

How much of your day does your job let you focus on diversity initiatives? If…

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[REPORT] Pay TV Cord-Cutting Accelerated in Early 2015

More customers are dropping cable and satellite in favor of no streaming or no pay TV services

A new report says that more people cut off their cable or satellite dish service…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] Facebook Claims It’s Not an ‘Echo Chamber’

The social media site claims users get differing opinions in their News Feeds

Facebook is at the center of two newly released studies about the access to differing…

By Joel Lyons

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5 Digital Tools and Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

Digital tools to help creative entrepreneurs market and sell their products

It’s super important for creative entrepreneurs to use digital tools that can help them market…

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Google’s Android Wear Update Takes on Apple Watch

A software upgrade allows users to wear smartwatches, but leave their smartphones at home

Android Wear update lets smartwatch users leave smartphones at home.

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New Google Search Procedure Favors Mobile-Friendly Websites

Savvy businesses searched on smartphones will see benefits

Smartphone google searches favor mobile-friendly sites.

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5 Apps for Filmmakers to Maximize Production

Step up your production with these easy-to-use tools

Make your movies better with these apps for filmmakers.

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Report: 25% of Small Businesses Don’t Have Websites

According to a study from Clutch, 10% of small business owners don't plan to build one

According to a recent report, a shocking 25% of small businesses don’t have websites.

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Apple Announces 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference

The tech giant provides registration and attendance details for its 26th annual WWDC

Apple Announces 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

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5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Smartphone

Preserve memories and increase storage space with these tips

You should consider spring-cleaning your smartphone for prime usability. Try these tips.

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FIRST Robotics Sparks Passion for Science and Technology

Winning regional teams to compete in Missouri

FIRST Robotics sparks passion for science, technology, engineering.

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Plucked CEO and Founder joins Black Enterprise for BE Smart Twitter Chat

Denisha Kuhlor talks college experiences, applications, and how to better manage your time

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On Friday, March 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise is hosting…

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SXSW 2015 is Here: Attend Interactive, Film and Music Festivals and Conferences

The extravagant festivals and conferences are being held in Austin, Texas

South by Southwest 2015 took off on Friday, March 13th and will take place through…

By Cristie Leondis

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Jesse Jackson Praises Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Diversity Efforts

Tech giant among companies recently advocating for opportunities for minorities

Apple is among the tech giants joining the fray in seeking to help drive a…

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5 iWatch Apps to Enhance Your Travel Experience

The latest gadget helps you plan and shop without reaching for your phone

If you’re a busy traveler on the go, the much-anticipated Apple iWatch may be the…

By Kandia Johnson

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[VIDEO] Social Media Week 2015 Is Upon Us

Over 1 million people connect through social media to gain the info

Social Media Week 2015 has arrived and leaders in the tech world will be sharing…

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Social Media Week: Black Enterprise Hosts Event Centered on Activism in Today’s Digital Age

Join Charles Wade, Wagatwe Wanjuki and Kelly Pierre-Louis for special event

With social media activism taking rise, Black Enterprise is hosting a Social Media Week event…

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Child Safety: 5 Awesome Organizations to Follow on Twitter and Facebook

These groups offer advice, tips and insights for your family

For safety tips, parenting advice and information related to child safety, check out some of…

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Research: Instagram Preferred Social Media Platform Among African Americans

Facebook still reigns supreme across the board in usage and popularity

Instagram has become a common part of pop culture, news and even legal matters—and it’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Tech Companies Honored MLK Day

With diversity a major issue, many acknowledged but most did not close doors to commemorate

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, as well as the technology industry in general,…

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Former Apple Executive to Take Over Google Glass

Tech mogul Tony Faddell plans on revamping and changing the project

Known as “Father of the Ipod” former Apple executive Tony Faddell is now taking the…

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[Day 1] Wall Street Project Summit: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks Diversity with Intel and More

New York City event includes panels on inclusion, race and advancement of minorities

Hundreds attend day one of Rainbow PUSH’s Wall Street Project Economic Summit, dedicated to creating…

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Spotify Reaches 15 Million Paid Subscribers

Who needs Taylor Swift?

Spotify is available on iOS, Android, and desktop computers. (Image credit: Spotify)
If you pay for…

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Swiss Watchmaker TAG Heuer Could Show a Smartwatch

The company hinted at the timepiece in September

French luxury watch maker TAG Heuer could debut its smartwatch as soon as January to…

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6 Gadgets and Apps to Make Holiday Road Trips Easy

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these tools

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these apps for a seamless…

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Prison Programmers: Inmates At San Quentin Learn How To Code

The Last Mile offers technical skill and know-how to those who desire it

With an 85% recidivism rate, inmates at San Quentin are said to have no hope…

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YouTube’s New Music Key Is Ad-Free Music

It's a Google Play Music subscription with videos

YouTube Music Key offers ad-free music videos, and a Google Play Music subscription, something hinted…

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[RECAP] Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Makes Waves in Miami

Check out highlights from the event

PlungeCon took place in Miami on the weekend of Nov. 6, and Black Enterprise hosted…

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10 Apps That Make Global Business Travel Easy

These will ensure your trip is less stressful and more enjoyable

For international business travelers, mobile technology is a saving grace. Check out these apps that…

By Kandia Johnson

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4 Keys to Sparking Expansion For Your Tech Company

Sentel Corp.'s Clarence Wooten details strategy to stand out in a crowded market

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Clarence Wooten made his millions years ago. His claim to fame goes back to…

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Apple and Google Introducing Ethnic Emojis

A new set of guidelines from Google and Apple could lead to more diverse faces

The joint proposal from Apple and Google would allow for various skin tones on emoji…

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Tech Tip of the Day: Should You Buy a Smartwatch?

No ... well, not yet

Smartwatches for Android phones are already here, and Apple’s own Watch is on the way.…

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Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards Honors Black Girls Code Founder

STEM advocacy leader received the Social Progress Award

At the 2014 Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards 10 talented honorees including Black Girls Code…

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Soon HBO Will Let You Stream Without Cable

Could this get more people cutting the cable cord?

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

By Patrick Austin

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What To Expect From Apple’s Thursday Event

New iPads, new iMacs, but no new notebooks

With Apple’s October event set to kick off Thursday, many expect to see a refresh…

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Amazon To Open Physical Store in New York City

The e-commerce giant's store will launch in midtown Manhattan

The e-commerce juggernaut will open up its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City. Amazon…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Witnesses Monster’s Evolution

Evolve bridges the gap between influencers and 'Monsters'

Black Enterprise was on hand at New York’s The Standard NYC hotel to talk about…

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Actor Orlando Jones: From Hollywood to Digital Diversity

Writer-and comedian becomes digital entrepreneur with iROC Emoticons

Writer and actor Orlando Jones is diversifying the digital emoticon world with his app iRoc…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Shreds Competition At ‘NHL ’15′ Event

Boston Bruins' star Patrice Bergeron loses to a 14-year-old super fan

Black Enterprise was on hand to witness Boston Bruins and EA Sports’ cover star, Patrice…

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WATCH: Bungie’s Live-Action ‘Destiny’ Trailer Is Cliche But Fun

Cheeky, yes, but it's slated to be a smash hit

With less than a week left until Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ hit shelves, the company lets loose…

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WATCH: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Goes ‘Rogue’ In New Gameplay Trailer

A face from past lurks in this new clip

Video games fans will be treated to a wealth of new content courtesy of Ubisoft…

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The security hole allowed hackers to spy on your unencrypted data ranging from bank information to personal emails.

Apple Partners With Credit Card Companies For Payment System

Could mobile payments make the credit card disappear for good?

Apple’s announcement on Sept. 9 could announce not only new iPhones and a smartwatch, but…

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Coolest Cooler Raises Over $11 Million, New Kickstarter Record

After a first failed attempt, latest campaign for the high tech cooler is hot

The Coolest Cooler is the new record holder with more than 52,000 Kickstarter backers pledging…

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Social Entrepreneur Scores Big Globally With the Soccket

Jessica Matthews talks using technology to empower African youth

Social entrepreneur Jessica Matthews is using technology to empower youth in Africa, and you can…

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EA Access Allows Gamers To Play Xbox One Games For $5

Is this the start of a new wave within gaming?

Is EA Access a new and radical step in home entertainment for gamers? Their new…

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Former NASA Employee Launches Diverse Emoji App

App includes black and brown faces, interracial couples and same-sex couples

Former NASA employee, Katrina Parrot, launches a new app called iDiversicons, which is filled with…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Previews Sony’s Holiday Jamboree

What is the company's plan after already conquering the gaming industry?

Sony held its annual holiday showcase in New York City. Check out what the company…

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Apple and IBM Announce Groundbreaking Enterprise Partnership

Most unlikely of companies team up for what could become total domination

IBM and Apple have announced a partnership that could give Apple an unprecedented presence in…

By Patrick Austin

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Business of Beauty: Entrepreneur Talks Expanding Brand From YouTube

Rochelle Graham, founder of Alikay Naturals, details journey to upstart success

Rochelle Graham shares how she went from YouTube personality to founder and CEO of Alikay…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Password encryption could be the difference between security and anxiety

Your USB drive probably has random bits of information, but it could contain data used…

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Developers Still Finding Higher Revenue On iOS

There may be more Android users, but iPhone owners are the ones spending cash for apps

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If you’re a beginning developer struggling to choose a mobile platform, your wallet may…

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Google’s Biggest Announcement at I/O? More Women

More than 1000 female programmers present at smartphone giant's developer conference

Google’s SVP of Android, Sundar Pichai, announced that 20% of conference attendees were women at…

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The battle of virtual reality headsets is heating up as Oculus VR releases the second developer kit for its virtual reality headset, the Rift.

Oculus Buys Xbox 360 Controller’s Design Group

Facebook recently acquired the virtual reality firm for $2 billion

Oculus VR, the company behind the virtual reality Rift headset, has acquired Carbon Design, the…

By Patrick Austin

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Amazon Announces Fire Phone

With unlimited photo storage, a face-tracking camera, and a service to buy anything you see, this could be the ultimate shopping phone

Amazon's Fire Phone can track your head and buy almost anything, but only works well…

By Patrick Austin

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CONFIRMED: Apple Buys Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple and the Beats Music team, while the Beats Electronics team is being

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will both remain at Apple, with Beats Music and Beats…

By Patrick Austin

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The Chronic Apple Buying Spree Continues With Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

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Racist LA Clippers Owner Faces Twitter Firestorm

Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks were caught on tape and leaked online, and Twitter users are up in arms about the situation

On Friday, TMZ Sports uncovered a leaked audio recording of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling…

By Patrick Austin

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50 Cent to Pay $16 Million For Stealing Headphone Trade Secrets

The rapper and entrepreneur Curtis Jackson has his own line of cans, although they're not as ubiquitous as Dr. Dre's line of Beats headphones

That’s a lot of money to pay up

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Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon.

Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Champions

The winning team created Viza, an app that encourages good environmental choices and rewards positive behavior with coupons.

Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation…

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 1 Morning Recap

The morning of the Driving Innovation Hackathon was filled with hackers arriving to form teams and present their big ideas.

This Saturday, over 25 hackers and coders showed up at Black Enterprise headquarters to show…

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Carolyn Malachi is an independent, Grammy-nominated artist and the great-granddaughter of Jazz pianist John Malachi.

Grammy Nominated Singer Provides Her Tech Tips for Recording Artists

From Youtube videos to Bitcoin, Carolyn Malachi has a few tech tips that'll make your music career a little easier

Carolyn Malachi blends Jazz, Hip Hop, Spoken Word and lots of imagination

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Jesse Jackson Targets Silicon Valley’s Poor Diversity Record

Rev. Jackson wants to make companies like Apple and HP address the diversity issue in the tech community.

Rev. Jesse Jackson is using HP's annual meeting to highlight the lack of diversity in…

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#SMW14: ‘Innovate or Die: How to Successfully Leverage Your Brand in the Age of Social Media’

Black Enterprise hosts conversation on branding and social media Tuesday, February 18 in NYC

Black Enterprise presents “Innovate or Die: How to Successfully Leverage Your Brand in the Age…

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Spelman College President Beverly Tatum On Preparing the Next Gen of STEM Leaders

Black Enterprise’s ‘Educating Our Daughters’ speaker discusses women in STEM

Black Enterprise caught up with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to talk about the future of…

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Verizon Executive Michelle Dutton Talks Women in STEM and the Importance of Exploring Technical Fields

Vice President of Global Network Systems and Support at Verizon on career trajectory and opportunities in technology

Black Enterprise caught up with the Michelle Dutton, Vice President of Global Network Systems and…

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High Schooler Jaylen Bledsoe Heads His Own Tech Company, Bledsoe Technologies LLC

Fifteen year old CEO oversees a successful technology company

Jaylen Bledsoe, 15, founded his Missouri-based IT consulting company, Bledsoe Technologies LLC.

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Onboarding service for international students    Many students from other countries attend American colleges and universities.  For those who have not lived in America for awhile or for those who have lived in homogenous neighborhoods until attending college, the college experience may be overwhelming. If you enjoy meeting new people and are compassionate perhaps you can work with the office of student affairs at your school to create a welcoming service and hospitality program for international students.

Congress Urges High School Students to Participate in STEM Student App Challenge

Congressmen invite high school students to flex their tech skills

Open to all high school students in the participating congressional districts, The House Student App…

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Headsets are high up on the list of must-have tech gadgets to gift this holiday season. While some prefer their earphones bedazzled with gems or coated in their favorite color, others like them simple and in-ear or—the exact opposite—over-ear and as large as ever. BlackEnterprise.com has got you covered, suggesting some of today’s latest headphones for the tech geek (or novice) in your life.--Janel Martinez

Listen Up! How to Become a Savvy Social Listener

Women of Power workshop moderator S. Lynn Cooper gives power women the scoop on effective listening

Black Enterprise Women of Power moderator S. Lynn Cooper provides power women with the top…

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A Lifelong History: It used to be acceptable to chronologically list every job you ever had on your resume. However, today’s hiring managers are more concerned about the relevance of your experience rather than the length of your experience. For an experienced professional, listing your first job out of high school isn’t really necessary unless it’s the only job you’ve ever had. While 10 years of work history is the standard, it’s okay to list older experience if it is relevant.

How to Handle Your Online Reputation Like a Woman of Power

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper gives power women a social media makeover

If you’re a power woman, chances are you’re utilizing professional social media site LinkedIn. Here,…

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9 Places to Get Business Tech Advice in a Pinch

Looking for tech advice? Check out one of these resources

Top places to get business tech advice.

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iUrban Teen Tech Founder Deena Pierott Introduces Teens to STEM Disciplines

White House Champion of Change honoree invests in tomorrow’s tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com honors Pierott as Innovator of the Week for her dedication to bridging the achievement…

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The Phat Startup Hosts Panel Discussion with VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk

Innovative entrepreneur drops gems on crowd at Alley NYC

Vaynerchuk, who released Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a…

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The New Alchemy: Engineering Grammy Gold

Alchemists creating Grammy hits with latest studio technology

As the 56th annual Grammy awards approaches, BlackEnterprise.com contributor Carolyn Malachi takes a look at…

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‘Black Techies’ teamed up with Tumblr to organize a 30-plus hour hackathon, which took place over Martin Luther King weekend, at the microblogging site’s headquarters in the Flatiron District in New York City’s Silicon Alley. In true collaborative spirit, organizations such as All Star Code, Blacks in Tech and Silicon Harlem showed their support for Black Techies’ first overnight event.

[Photos] NYC Tech Group Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Hackathon

‘Black Techies’ teamed up with Tumblr to organize a 30-plus hour hackathon, which took place…

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Women of Power 2014: Tips for Managing Your Online Reputation

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper gives power women a social media makeover

Black Enterprise has tapped social media expert S. Lynn Cooper to provide tips for taking…

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‘Black Techies’ Hosts Hackathon to Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hackers work against clock to create social good innovations

Black Techies joined forces with Tumblr to organize the MLK Dream Code Hackathon. The 30-plus-hour…

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5 Ways to Get App Customers Coming Back

These tips will help you retain your app clientele

Five proven techniques for improving customer retention without changing your product drastically.

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Black Girls Code Wins First Place in Windows Azure Developers Competition

TechEd nonprofit focused on girls of color wins $50,000 grant

Black Girls Code wins first place and $50,000 in AzureDev community campaign.

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Tumblr Announces @Mentions for Users

Similar to Twitter, social network adds @ mentions support

Tumblr announced on Tuesday users will be able to @ mention others on the site.…

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10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life

Are you willing to digitally declutter in 2014?

BlackEnterprise.com provides you with a few ways to declutter your digital life in 2014.

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CES 2014: 5 Things to Know About Day One

The most interesting tech findings from CES kickoff

USA Today goes behind the scenes at The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.…

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CES Sneak Peek: Look Inside Of #CES2014 Before Anyone Else

Divas & Dorks' founder Christen Rochon gives you a sneak peek into this year's show

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business…

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CES Unveiled Preview: 3 Stylish Gadgets to Grab in 2014

Products any stylish techie would appreciate

The most stylish gadgets at 2014 CES Unveiled Preview.

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CES 2014: Top 10 Products Revealed Thus Far

Preview of 2014 Consumer Electronics Show International in Las Vegas

Here’s a list of the top 10 products revealed so far.

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Mobile Advertising Projected to Increase 64% in 2014

Mobile and native advertising is on the rise

Companies almost tripled then amount of money spent on mobile advertising.

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3 Reasons You Should Continue to Use Email Marketing in 2014

Email marketing is still alive and well; see how you can leverage the service

Email is not going anywhere. It’s neither dead nor dying. In fact, as you’ll see…

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With Christmas around the corner, time is running out to gift your favorite techie that high-tech item on the top of his/her wish list. Whether it’s a big-ticket gadget like Xbox One or PlayStation 4, or easier on the wallet such as Logitech Washable Keyboard K310, here are a few of our favorite tech things this season:

11 Gift Ideas for the Tech Enthusiast in Your Life

Here are a few of our favorite tech things this season.

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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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Instagram Direct: Photo-Sharing Platform Lets Users Send Pics and Videos Directly to Friends

Instagram unveils direct messages

Instagram announced Thursday Instagram Direct, a feature that will let users share photos and videos…

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Kollective South’s Sian Morson Introduces Atlanta Community to Tech

Tech entrepreneur establishes co-working space in historic district in Atlanta

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the Kollective Mobile founder to discuss the inspiration behind Kollective South,…

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7 Indicators of an Exceptional Digital Brand

How well are you branded online?

Seven indicators will assist you in measuring how well you’re branded online.

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8 Brands That Excel on Snapchat

Brands are using the time-sensitive image-based social media app to their advantage

Eight brands that prove time-sensitive images are an asset to marketers.

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13 Tips for Retailers Planning to Offer Online Shopping

How to prepare for online shoppers this season

Steps retailers should take to prepare for online shoppers.

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HealthCare.gov Website Relaunches, White House Reports Improvements

Site shows improvements in load times and greater server capacity

The federal government’s health care website is running more smoothly, according to the Obama Administration.…

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Felecia Hatcher of Feverish Pops On Her Social Media Savvy Company and Sweet Life of Entrepreneurship

PopPreneur invests in business and burgeoning tech ecosystem in Miami

For her passion for tech, love of entrepreneurship and dedication to the next gen, BlackEnterprise.com…

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14 Surefire Ways to Avoid Cyber Monday Scams

Cyber Monday deals could cost you (more than money) if you’re not careful

Tips to staying safe and secure online during the holiday shopping season.

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It doesn’t matter if you prefer ultrabooks, tablets, or MacBooks, you’re not going anywhere without a smartphone. It is definitely a requirement for every entrepreneur. But a tech entrepreneur needs one because it's web enabled. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a great example. The latest in the Galaxy S series offers more than most smartphones. It has one of the most sophisticated mobile experiences to date. It’s light, thin and can fit right in the palm of any hand, plus the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system makes multitasking simple. You have the option to watch HD videos while emailing or texting, if you so choose.

Why Mobile SMS Marketing to Drive Holiday Sales Is Smart for Black Businesses

Black businesses can take venture to next level with SMS marketing

As African-Americans over-index on mobile phone usage, this means of cost-effective reach might be just…

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White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Hosts Twitter Roundtable on STEAM

WHIEEAA gathers tech experts, founders and supporters for social roundtable

To commemorate 2013 American Education Week (November 18-22), The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence…

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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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#DrivingInnovation: Twitter Chat Provides Platform for Entrepreneurs to Discuss Diversity in Tech

NewME Accelerator alums participate in BlackEnterprise.com Twitter chat on tech and innovation

Two years after airing of CNN’s Black in America, BlackEnterprise.com hosted its first #DrivingInnovation Twitter…

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SOCIALgrlz Launches Campaign to Fund First Mobile App for African-American Girls

Founder Marissa Jennings provides digital content platform for girls ages 13-17

SOCIALgrlz founder and FOCUS 100 fellow Marissa Jennings launches crowdfunding campaign for first mobile app…

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Women Interactive Founders Look to Fix Tech Industry’s Gender Issue

Brains behind Women Interactive Creative Technology Conference on filling tech pipeline with women of color

The founding curators of Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival, Sabrina Harvey and Ashia Sims, spoke…

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Formerly known as Black Web 2.0, B20 commits to featuring innovators transforming the tech space (Image: B20)

Black Web 2.0 Relaunches As B20, New Layout and Groundbreaking Content

Pioneering site is still committed to sharing stories of blacks in technology

Six years since Black Web 2.0 hit the web, Benton announced its relaunch as B20,…

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Independent artist Carolyn Malachi utilizes the power of social media to spread her artistry (Image: Carolyn Malachi/Facebook)

Grammy Nominated Artist Carolyn Malachi On the Power of Social and Her Blerd Appeal

Singer, songwriter and producer strikes chord with many blerds

During downtime on her recent tour, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the Queen of Blerd Music…

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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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Style Bloggers of Color Attendees Learn the Business of Blogging at 2nd Annual Conference

Strength of Nature’s Beautiful Textures presents 2013 Style Bloggers of Color Conference

Founded by Mattie James of Mattieologie, the two-day conference featured a bevy of social media…

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Tech Startup of the Week: Pigeonly, Data Company Takes Flight with $1 Million Seed Investment

NewME alum and Pigeonly CEO provides platform that connects prison population and outside world

Frederick Hutson is the founder and CEO of Pigeonly, a data company that supports connections…

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5 Ways to Improve iOS 7’s Battery Life

Tips to help iOS 7 users preserve their battery life

Here are a few tips to help extend the battery life on your iOS 7…

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Digital Undivided Champions Diversity in Tech With FOCUS 100

Annual tech conference draws large crowd of women entrepreneurs and executives to Ogilvy Worldwide headquarters in New York City

Held at Ogilvy Worldwide headquarters in New York City, the three-day annual event (October 4-6),…

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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Talks Entrepreneurship and Hip Hop

Tech entrepreneur shares tips to business success at The Phat Startup NYC meet-up

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian talked about his entrepreneurial journey at The Phat Startup NYC MeetUp…

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How to Incorporate Visual Social Media Platforms in Your Content Marketing Strategy

Use visual-based social media platforms to garner sales

BlackEnterprise.com lists the various ways you can use images to boost revenue.

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Top 10 Free Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Must-have tools for entrepreneurs

BlackEnterprise.com contributor Courtney McKenzie highlights 10 must-have productivity tools for every entrepreneur.

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Social Media Week Lagos Comes to London

Success of first-ever Social Media Week Lagos sparked invite to capital city of England

SMW Lagos, produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21, is back and heading to London, England…

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Sprint Announces Mobile Health Accelerator Powered by Techstars

Based in Kansas City, Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator brings innovation to emerging tech hub

Sprint and Techstars have partnered to launch a mobile health accelerator in Kansas City. Beginning…

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The 3D printing revolution has ushered in a new era of customization. Human bones, fuel-efficient car parts, and even burritos now take only a few hours to produce through this innovative printing process. As you read this, engineers are using 3D printing technology to experiment with commercial airplane design, doctors are whizzing out organs, and NASA is testing 3D printers that are destined to land on Mars.

With technology constantly evolving, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at 6 noteworthy moments in 3D printing history. –Semhar Woldeyesus

Why 3D Printing Will Benefit Your Business

3D printing is a game changer for small businesses

While there are amazing advancements being made in the world of 3D Printing, there are…

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15 Baseline Tech Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Have

Entrepreneurs tell it like it is when it comes to skills you must possess

Founders weigh in on tech skills all entrepreneurs should possess.

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‘The Chatterati’ Tool Brings Word on the Street into the 21st Century

The Root’s innovative tool highlights engagement happening among Black Twitter users

In May, The Root unveiled The Chatterati, a proprietary tool that relies on algorithms and…

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Save the Date: Women of Power Summit 2016

Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be held…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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