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

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…

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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

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…

By Janel Martinez

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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…

By Janel Martinez

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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…

By Janel Martinez

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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…

By Janel Martinez

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

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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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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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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Social Media Strategies for Crisis Communications Presented at Free Webinar

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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Hootsuite:  One of the most popular third party apps is Hootsuite, which allows you to manage multiple social network accounts (including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook) simultaneously.  Two of Hootsuite’s key features are scheduling tweets in advance and integrating analytics (i.e. your clicks stats). In addition to the desktop interface, there’s also a mobile version that allows you to manage your account on the go.

Back to Basics: All You Need to Know About HootSuite

A guide to using HootSuite

Here’s how you can take your social media game to the next level with HootSuite.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Curlistas Share Tips on Natural Hair Blogging

‘Let Your Hair Down Expo’ hosts on expanding your digital empire

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Let Your Hair Down expo hosts Jenell Stewart of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe! and…

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What to Consider Before White Labeling Your App

Is this the right option for your business?

The following are a few things you’ll want to consider before pursuing or accepting any…

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Tablets and mini tablets will see a tremendous jump in market share and become the new standard for mobile content. While mobile phone browsers will still be important, look for most users to embrace tablet based content & apps in 2013.

Tablets to Outsell PCs Before Year’s End

Research firm numbers show consumers prefer mobile devices over personal computers

The sales of personal computers will take a hit for the first time in the…

By Janel Martinez

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RedPlum Social Savings App Combines Social Media with Couponing

This coupon app allows users to include Facebook friends

RedPlum coupons can be accessed directly from your Facebook page or mobile phone.

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Twitter Files for IPO

Social media giant has filed initial paperwork to go public Thursday afternoon

Social media giant has filed initial paperwork to go public Thursday afternoon.

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Which Tech Duties Can I Outsource? 15 Entrepreneurs Weigh In

Entrepreneurs weigh in on tech duties.

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How to Measure Your Company’s Digital Marketing Efforts

Evaluate your digital marketing efforts with these steps

It’s a good idea to take time out of your schedule to regularly evaluate how…

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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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How to Follow Apple’s Big Reveal

Here’s how you can get the scoop on Tuesday’s announcement

Apple has yet to confirm whether or not the big product reveal, which starts at…

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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Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch: A Pretty Cool, Pretty Smart-Looking Dumb Terminal

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch brings smartphone capabilities to your wrist with help from the Galaxy Note 3

Samsung debuts the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

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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…

How to Make Your Content So Valuable, It Goes Viral

Here’s how to get people engaged around your content

Give your networks a reason to talk about you. Online and social media buzz around…

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4 Tech Investments Your Startup Should Splurge On Early

When it comes to tech, here’s what your company should invest in

A list of what your startup should splurge on early.

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There’s an app for practically everything. Whether you need to check the weather, your route to work, or the calorie count for all three meals of the day, you can do so instantaneously with the numerous downloadable apps for mobile devices. While the luxury of having access to almost anything is one of today’s greatest perks (thank you, technology!), the expected glitches can turn a loving relationship with applications into an annoying one. 

HuffPostTech compiled a list of the “least favorite, constantly crashing, glitch-prone apps or phone features that we use nearly every day.”

6 Things You Should Know About Mobile Video Advertising

Infographic details all you need to know about this sector of advertising

Check out the infographic for more things you didn’t (but should!) know about mobile video…

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The Root Hosts ‘March on Twitter’

Online news site will commemorate 50th anniversary of March on Washington with digital forum on Twitter

The Root is tapping into that viral vigor with the launch of #MarchOn Twitter, a…

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Black Twitter Responds to Fast Company’s ’25 Smartest Women On Twitter’ List

#SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter dominates Twitter timelines

BlackEnterprise.com tracked the #SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter hashtag.

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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.

7 Reasons Your Brand Should Start Podcasting

Why you should leverage the audio content opportunity

BlackEnterprise.com contributor Courtney McKenzie outlines why your brand should begin podcasting today.

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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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7 Ways B2B Marketers Can Get Started on Facebook

How B2B marketers can benefit from the popular social networking site

Keep the following seven items in mind as a B2B marketer using Facebook so you…

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Facebook Partners With Phone Companies to Launch Internet.org

Initiative designed to bring affordable Internet access to 5 billion people

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Internet.org, a partnership aimed at…

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Apple iPhone 4 (16GB, $199; 32GB, $299, with apple.com)  Thin build: check. HD video recording: check. And nearly 40% longer talk  time: double-check. A personal favorite, this phone is one you can tote  with you poolside (or to the beach) to shoot a few summertime flicks, enjoy a good read via the iBooks app or show off your new tan with  FaceTime, a video calling option signature to the iPhone4.Carrier: AT&T or Verizon Wireless

Next iPhone May Come in Gold

Gold will be the first new color since iPhone debut

Apple’s popular smartphone will reportedly come in gold.

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It’s never easy to search for a new job while you’re already employed. Professionals often find themselves having to sneak around to send out resumes, go on interviews, or speak with potential employers. 	While you shouldn’t feel trapped in your current position, it’s very important that you conduct your job search with integrity and skill. Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your current paycheck. —Aisha Taylor

8 Simple Split-Testing Tools to Try

Optimize your website with these tools

Eight simple split-testing tools to try.

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LinkedIn Targets Students With New University Pages

Professional networking giant is targeting a younger demographic with latest offering

Starting September 13, LinkedIn will let college administrators set up profiles, which will allow students…

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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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SoMoLend Crowdfunding Site Faces Fraud Charges

Ohio state regulators threaten to shut down the website for making false claims and financial projections

Klein said that SoMoLend is in discussions with the state, and stressed that that state…

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Gerome Sapp created Fluencr, a marketplace that gives individuals the same access to their favorite brands and initiatives that athletes and celebrities have and get rewarded for their influence.

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp On His Journey from Athlete to Tech Founder

Former football player creates platform where influencers gain endorsements from brands

By aggregating algorithm’s of social actions generated by an individual to a specific brand, Fluencr…

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Apple iPhone 4 (16GB, $199; 32GB, $299, with apple.com)     The lecture hall isn’t the time to be on your phone, but after class, why not? This thin-build smartphone is a fan (and personal) favorite. It's easy-to-maneuver design, extensive app options, and camera and HD video capabilities outshine that of its competitors.  With 40% longer talk time, students have no excuse not to call home. It’s carried in black and white; through AT&T or Verizon Wireless.

iPhone 5S: 5 Things to Expect From the New iPhone

Given what we know from the rumors and iOS 7, here’s what you can expect

Five features you can expect from the next gen iPhone.

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Apple to Announce Next Gen iPhone on September 10

Mark your calendar, the tech giant is expected to unveil the next iPhone early next month

Apple is slated to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on September 10.

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Charisse Conanan and Adrissha Wimberly are the founders of Smarteys (Image: Source)

Tech Startup of the Week: Financial Management Service Turns Millennials Into ‘Smarteys’

Financially savvy duo founds startup that helps young people manage their money

Smarteys founders sat down with BlackEnterprise.com to talk about entering a new industry, how they…

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Report Shows Number of Seniors Using Social Media More Than Tripled

Nearly 43% of Internet users ages 65 and older report they use social media

A report released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that the number…

By Janel Martinez

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12 Tools for Collecting Leads on Your Website or Blog

These tools will help you aggregate leads

Tools to use to collect leads on your website or blog.

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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…

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3. Do seek "trade credit" from vendors and suppliers. 

Too many entrepreneurs dream of going to a bank and getting a business loan or line of credit for their enterprise. But maybe you don’t need a traditional bank loan at all to launch or grow your business. 

If you can get your vendors and suppliers to agree to provide you with trade credit---i.e., the ability to pay for goods and services over time---you can creatively and more frugally run your operations.

How to Start That Online Business You’ve Been Thinking About

Five easy-to-follow tips to get your online business idea off the ground

Several easy ways to get a head start on your online business.

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Usain Bolt Added to ‘Temple Run 2’

Six-time Olympic gold medalist is now in popular video game

Usain Bolt is now a playable character in the endless running game available on Apple…

By Janel Martinez

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White House Recognizes Tech Leaders As ‘Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion’

Eleven individuals honored at White House event for implementing initiatives that add more women, minorities and underserved youth to tech pipeline

As part of the White House Tech Inclusion initiative, the Champions of Change for Tech…

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Terrance Gaines is the founder of BrothaTech.com (Image: Terrance Gaines)

Black Blogger Month: BrothaTech, Breaking Tech Talk Down for the Masses

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed geek or tech novice, Terrance Gaines is speaking your language when it comes to gadgets and tools

As Black Blogger Month continues, Terrance Gaines, widely-known as BrothaTech, shares his tech expertise and…

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Accessing Files: File sharing and allowing team members to access content remotely and for co-located teams during meetings is critical.  Two recommended tools are Dropbox mobile app and Google Docs.

From 0 to 100 Million Users: How a Simple Video Can Change Your Business

Tips to leveraging video content

How video content can enhance your business model.

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When it comes to social networking sites, LinkedIn is not viewed as one of the most exciting platforms (thanks to the ability to “pin,” “tweet” and “Facebook” nearly any aspect of life), but it is definitely one web-based network you should invest your time in. In fact, there’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected with others in and outside of their spheres of influence, access applications and remain up to date on the latest career-related news. Mashable outlines five capabilities you should familiarize yourself with and maximize on LinkedIn:

4 Ways to Drive Engagement on LinkedIn

Tips and tricks to enhancing your LinkedIn strategy

BlackEnterprise.com provides four practical methods to integrate into your LinkedIn strategy that will drive engagement.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Small business owners should have a strong mobile strategy that enables them to run their company from a handheld device.  With nearly 90% of people using their smartphone throughout the day, it is important to connect with them at the point of decision-making and engage with those users in real-time. Follow these four easy-to-follow steps to take your startup to the next level with mobile technology.--Hajj Flemings

6 Apps Every Small Business Owner Should Use

Apps to make your small business run smoothly

Applications every small business chief should use.

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6 Ways to Optimize Your Retail Website For Search Engines

Quick tips to optimizing your e-commerce website

Six components of SEO that online retailers should know about when optimizing their e-commerce website…

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14 Low-Cost Ways to Test Your Website With a Small Audience

Affordable strategies to testing your business website

Affordable strategies to testing your website out on a small audience.

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Play GIG-IT lets gamers pick an artist, dress him or her in signature streetwear and create a concert that can be shared with friends across Facebook (Image: Play GIG-IT)

Play GIG-IT Offers Facebook Users a New Way to Game and Music Artists a New Revenue Stream

First-ever virtual 3-D concert game on popular social networking site merges music and technology

Play GIG-IT is a social game that allows players to create customized 3D concerts that…

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Google obtains Pyra Labs, the creators of Blogger. In December, Google Book Search (originally called Google Print) is released.  

Fun fact: The American Dialect Society voted “google” the “most useful” word of the year in 2002 at the top of this year.

#BlackTwitter Stops Juror B37’s Book Deal

Twitter petition launched by Genie Lauren ends book plans for one of six jurors who sat on the Zimmerman jury

One passionate Twitter user, Genie Lauren, known on the platform as @MoreAndAgain, began circulating a…

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Calling All Blerds: Blerdology to Begin 7-City Tour in Orlando

Social enterprise dedicated to supporting the Black tech community will kick off Blerd’s Night Out series in Florida this weekend

Blerdology is kicking off the first installment in its multi-city tour on Saturday, July 13.…

By Janel Martinez

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Jay-Z Spends Quality Time With Fans on Twitter

Rapper-turned-business mogul broke Twitter silence on Monday

Sean “Jay-Z” Carter breaks Twitter silence and answers a barrage of questions from his fans…

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Facebook Graph Search Function Begins Rolling Out Today to All U.S. Users

Advanced search feature now available to all users in the United States

Starting Monday, Facebook will be rolling out the social search tool known as Graph Search…

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Black Girls Code Competes to Win $50,000 in Microsoft Azure Developers Competition

Only TechEd nonprofit focused on girls of color is one of top three finalists

Black Girls Code (BGC) is in the running to win a $50,000 grant from Microsoft’s…

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Why You Shouldn’t Learn to Code for Your Startup

Tech entrepreneur makes argument that you should ditch the coding lessons

A tech entrepreneur shares why he thinks startup founders shouldn’t learn to code.

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6 Strategies to Generate More Leads From Facebook

How to use the popular social platform to generate leads

Ways startups can leverage Facebook to generate leads.

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Over the past year, people have used crowdfunding sites to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, which proves the value of the technique as a funding source. Look for this trend to continue and increase in the coming year.

11 Ways to Get Your Passion Project Funded Online

Tips to scoring financial support on your crowdfunding project

Tips to garnering financial support on your crowdfunding project.

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Former menswear designer, Rachel Brooks, created Citizen Made, an e-commerce platform to assist retailers who sell customizable products.

Maverick Maker Rachel Brooks Talks Business of Design and Technology

Citizen Made co-founder on transitioning to tech, mentorship and perfecting your pitch

Citizen Made co-founder Rachel Brooks talks to BlackEnterprise.com about her transition into the tech industry,…

By Janel Martinez

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#TechLife: Dozens of Companies Showcase Gadgets and Apps At CE Week 2013

Techies gather to see the latest devices during CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits

Snapshot of the companies present at CE Week, the annual mid-year industry event which features…

By Janel Martinez

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Social networking site Facebook rolls out searchable hashtags (Image: Facebook)

4 Tips to Formulate a #Hashtag Strategy

How to build (or improve) your hashtag approach

Four tips to building a stronger hashtag strategy.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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9 Ways to Maximize Your Smartphone’s Battery Life

Increase time between charges by following these helpful battery-saving tips

Several ways to ensure your phone battery never dies.

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If only traveling was as simple as appearing poolside with a refreshing drink in hand. After scouring the web for irresistible flight deals, a worthwhile hotel package and fun activities, many travelers are exhausted and ready to hop on the next flight heading to their locale of choice. With countless resources at your fingertips (thanks to your mobile device), here are 10 apps that will enhance the adventures that await you.—Corvida Raven

How to Protect Your Technology This Summer

Tips to prevent your tech from burning out

Ways to protect your tech this summer.

By Janel Martinez

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Back to Basics: How to Embed Your Instagram Video

Although it’s not super easy, here’s how to embed Instagram videos on your site

How to manually embed Instagram videos.

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Instagram Video vs. Vine: Why Popular Photo-Sharing App’s Latest Element Wins for Brands

Instagram’s 15-second video sharing feature rivals Twitter’s Vine app

If you’re looking to try your hand at creating an online video, here why Instagram’s…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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In 2008, Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network with one another, gain new skills to maintain their technical mastery in social media and technology, and gain opportunities for sponsorship.

Tech Startup of the Week: Blogging While Brown Strives to Make the Blogosphere a More Diverse Space

Gina McCauley on why the voices of Black bloggers matter in today's tech space

Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network…

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Tech Terms Flood June Update of Oxford English Dictionary

“Tweet,” “live-blogging” and “e-reader,” among other tech terms added to OED

The Oxford English Dictionary announced it will officially recognize “tweet” in its latest update, defining…

By Janel Martinez

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Neat mobile app now lets users share, report, collaborate from their smartphone (Image: Neat)

Neat Offers Entrepreneurs On the Go New Mobile Features

Cloud-based digital filing platform launches updated mobile app with expense reporting features

Neat unveiled updates to its mobile app on Tuesday, which would allow users to tap…

By Janel Martinez

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Top 10 Video Game Titles of E3 2013

Electronic Entertainment Expo debuts hot new games

The best game titles revealed at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013.

By Branden J. Peters

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Tech Startup of the Week: Fluencr Rewards Users for Promoting Brands

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp found a way for anyone to leverage their social celebrity

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp created Fluencr.com to provide a marketplace that allows anyone the…

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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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