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‘Minecraft’ Creator Leaves After Microsoft Buys Company For $2.5B

Microsoft, a software and hardware juggernaut within the video game community, acquired Mojang, the company…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With IBOM L.L.C. Co-Founder Anie Akpe

Entrepreneurship advocate and tech media maven will share leadership success strategies

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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New Apple Watch Can Track Your Steps, Heartbeat

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

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

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Apple’s New iPhone 6 Comes In Two Sizes

For Apple, big phones will live on while your wallet goes extinct.

Apple announced latest smartphones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which feature better cameras, a built-in…

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New Car Service App to Offer Taxis Exclusively for Women

New car service app will be ran exclusively for women by women

A new car service app, launching Sept. 16, will provide female passengers with the comfort…

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

Will Samsung have enough to dethrone Apple?!

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

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Computer Chips Coming to a Credit Card Near You

Notice something different about your credit card?

The new computer chips make it harder for thieves to get your information from your…

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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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Great Timing For The Next Frontier: The Wearable Tech Wars Begin

Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Google LG prepare to wage battle over what you wear

Analysts say the wearable tech market is about to boom. Here’s how.

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WATCH: LeBron James In Cavaliers Jersey In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Decision 2.0 LeBron stars alongside MVP Kevin Durant

LeBron James, returns in 2K Sports’ NBA 2K15 series. Fans can watch the trailer for…

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REVIEW: Samsung Audio Devices and Galaxy Tab S

Are these latest products worth your money?

BlackEnterprise.com producer reviews the Samsung S Tablet and a host of Samsung audio devices to…

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How I’m Building My Tech Startup

Chanel Martin of Techturized Inc. talks behind-the-scenes triumphs and challenges

Cofounder Chanel Martin explains how she is building her tech startup Techturized Inc.

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Amazon Testing Drones in India

Country will have to deal with competitor Flipkart

With the FAA currently banning commercial drone use in the U.S., Amazon is going to…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Celebrates Hoops, Good Food And Team USA In Chicago

An Olympic-sized event took place in Chicago

BlackEnterprise.com witnessed NBA greats alongside NIKE, Inc. and USA Basketball in Chicago as they prepped…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Board Diversity: Top Tech Companies Without Black Corporate Directors

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

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

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Teen Developers Release App to Document Police Abuse

With Five-O, these teens used programming to help their community

The Pinetart team is a group of siblings who wanted to make a difference with…

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Motorola’s Smartwatch Could Be $250

Best Buy's Moto 360 product page showed a $250 price point before it was taken down

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear…

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Twitter’s Favorite Feature Could Get You Fired

Is the company turning favorites into retweets and exposing your privacy?

Favorites were always available on public Twitter profiles, but never seen in timelines. (Image credit:…

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

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

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

By Patrick Austin

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California Is Making Smartphone Kill Switch Mandatory

One university says smartphone theft comprised 62 percent of all campus-related robberies

Apple's win in this lawsuit makes it the second occurrence wherein Samsung has been forced…

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11 Venture Capital Sources Taking Notice of Black Tech Founders

Forums and funds that target minority entrepreneurs

These venture capital sources are targeting minority tech founders. Check them out.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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OPINION: Sketchy Neighborhood App Encourages Fear And Discrimination

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

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

By Patrick Austin

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

The Latest iPhone Could Debut Next Month

Also, a new smartwatch and Retina MacBook Air could be in the pipeline

Apple’s newest iPhone (or iPhones) could debut September 9 with a slew of new features…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Starts Taking Social Seriously With Latest Hire

Musa Tariq, former social media head of Nike, will head Apple's newest initiative

Musa Tariq has worked with Apple's head of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, when…

By Patrick Austin

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FTC Study: Mobile Shopping App Disclosures are Lacking

Is your mobile payment app safe?

The FTC analyzes 121 popular apps used by consumers to conduct mobile payments.

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Uganda’s Oldest Refugee Camp Owns Video Game Arcade

For twenty American cents, resident can play FIFA or PlayStation

NPR’s show, “Planet Money,” is a program that is all about displaced individuals and their…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Leading Leaders: Princeton Producing the Most Tech CEOs

More tech billionaires have college degrees than those who are college dropouts

Though many of tech’s most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts —Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Website eBay Has Dismal Diversity Numbers

Just because it's a little better than the competition doesn't mean its diversity numbers are any good

In total, only 7% of eBay employees are black, with only 2% of them in…

By Patrick Austin

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Tesla, Panasonic Teaming Up On Gigafactory Project

Panasonic will invest in Tesla's planned $5 billion battery manufacturing facility

The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.
Tesla’s planned Gigafactory…

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10 Most Controversially Banned iPhone Apps

These apps were not bettering humanity at all

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

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From Prison to Entrepreneurship: App Developer’s Career Taking Off

Marcus Bullock's Flikshop sends photos to incarcerated loved ones

Flikshop is former inmate Marcus Bullock’s answer to sending messages to loved ones in prison,…

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Beware of a New Scam on Facebook

Sneaky tool tricks user into hacking themselves

Make sure to keep a close eye on all of your social media accounts.

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Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Beta Ranks As Most Played Game In Current Generation

To date, beta version clocked in 4,638,937 unique players

The Destiny beta was a highly anticipated event, but who thought that it would become…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Goodshop App Combines Shopping with Charity

You can buy while giving to a good cause

With this app, you can choose from a list of schools and nonprofits in the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Top-Funded Startup IROKOtv Launches East Africa Headquaters

With offices in Nigeria and New York, regional base will now be in Rwanda

iROKOtv, a leading platform for African films globally, will be moving its base of operations…

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Google Wants You To Be The Perfect Human

Search giant looking to see what makes your body tick and make it better

Google’s new project, Baseline Study, wants to gather massive amounts of data on humanity in…

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Congress Managed To Get Banned From Wikipedia

Editable encyclopedia has had enough of U.S. legislature’s “disruptive editing”

Wikipedia’s administrators have had enough of Congress’ erroneous edits, and has issued a temporary ban…

By Patrick Austin

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How to Get The Most From Your Contacts

Tinyblu app can help you keep your network under wraps

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

By Patrick Austin

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Buy Samsung’s $120,000 TV

Ultra HD television will be pretty lacking in content for quite a while

Samsung’s new 105-inch Ultra HD television costs $120,000, but before you run out and buy…

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Apple’s Wearable Device Could Be Called iTime

Now that the company has smartwatch patents, is it ready to launch?

Patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could provide details about the company’s upcoming iTime smartwatch.

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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’s Newest Board Member Breaks the Mold

Sue Wagner, formerly of BlackRock, has joined Apple's board of directors

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Apple’s newest board member is adding a little diversity to its group…

By Patrick Austin

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PS4 Outsells Xbox One As Sony Announces June NPD Results

Sony claims victory in the much ballyhooed Console War

The winner of the much ballyhooed Console Wars is the PS4, who boasts #1 sales…

By Kevin L. Clark

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#TBH: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Popular Hashtags

Hashtags can provide valuable insight and emotional red flags

Learn how to speak the language of teens on social media from dirty words to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Rebranding Faux Pas: 3 Tips For Effective Logo Design

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

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

By Patrick Austin

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Real Talk on Accelerators: One Woman’s Small Business Journey with Google

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details tangible pros and cons

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details her journey participating in Google’s accelerator program.

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Sci-Fi Fascinations: 10 Twitter Reactions To Bungie’s Destiny Beta Unveiling

Next-gen offering has taken social media by storm

Bungie’s Destiny sci-fi actioner has been regarded as one of the most anticipated games in…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

By Patrick Austin

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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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Tesla Announces ‘Model 3′ Electric Car

Tesla's strategy taking aim directly at BMW's 3 Series car line

Tesla’s strategy taking aim directly at BMW’s 3 Series car line

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Blame Your Browser For Bad Battery Life

Windows users running Chrome may have seen a dip in battery performance

Windows laptops could be falling victim to an issue in Google’s Chrome browser that can…

By Patrick Austin

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Layoffs Could Be Coming To Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella announced dramatic shift in company's strategy

Just days after expressing his opinion about the future of the company, Microsoft CEO Satya…

By Patrick Austin

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2K Sports Debuts Kevin Durant Cover

Pharrell Williams curated soundtrack for top-selling basketball game

Kevin Durant starring in 2K Sports’ upcoming title, with Pharrell Williams curating the soundtrack for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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4 Golf Gadgets to Help You Dominate the Greens

Track your swings and improve your stroke strength with these tech tools

Whether in your office or on the course, you can keep your golf game in…

By Patrick Austin

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Banking Malware Discovered on Google Play

Mobile banking app attacked

Malware clones a bank’s original app and then uploads it the Google Play store.

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[VIDEO] Tekken 7 Debuts At Evo 2014

Gamers rejoice as highly anticipated title leaked during weekend

Katsuhiro Harada had some explaining to do when his title, Tekken 7, leaked over the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Girl Gone Geek: Jamila Rowser Brings Unique Chic to the Masses

Blogger talks digital culture and expanding reach of black nerds

Blogger, Jamila Rowser, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with Rowser on how digital culture and her fight for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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NPR Education Blogger Faces Heat for Racial Tweet

NPR education team lead blogger Anya Kamenetz took to NPR's official education team Twitter account to voice her concern that only white sources respond

Anya Kamenetz let a poorly worded tweet go up on NPR’s education team Twitter account,…

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Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Could Be Illegal In New York

Drivers caught working with the startup, could face fines, vehicle impound

Ride-sharing startup Lyft is expanding its service to New York, but the city’s Taxi &…

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Walker’s Legacy Hosts Brunch for Women Leaders

Speakers included power women Joy-Ann Reid, Demetria Lucas and Lauren Maillian Bias

Walker’s Legacy, a professional collective for businesswomen, hosted its Women in Business Brunch, powered by…

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Apple Has a Secret iPhone Store

The location is not quite what you think

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

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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Two Drone Pilots Arrested By NYPD

Regulation concerning the use of unmanned vehicles has become more important than ever

Two men in Manhattan were arrested on Monday and charged with reckless endangerment for flying…

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New Online Tool For Entrepreneurs With Limited Marketing Resources

Localist integrates social media with calendar and events Web content

Localist, an interactive online calendaring platform, recently launched its ‘Localist Simple’ plan geared toward entrepreneurs…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

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Survey: Advertisers Prefer Twitter Over Facebook

Brands to increase social media spend as part of overall marketing budget

According to Ad Age, marketers reported spending slightly more on digital and social media, but…

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Top 5 Highest Banking Crowdfunding Campaigns

LeVar Burton’s 'Reading Rainbow' and Veronica Mars projects make list

LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow among the highest-funded Kickstarter campaigns at more than $5 million in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Fraud Protection: Stop ATM Skimmers With One Simple Move

The newest generation of skimmers can blend in with ATMs, making it impossible to notice when your card is being scanned by thieves

The latest ATM skimmers steal your card information and PIN without you noticing, but you…

By Patrick Austin

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Can You Sue Google For Ruining Your Business?

Forty-year-old Serbian Crown restaurant says yes, you can

Serbian Crown, a restaurant that once served lion’s meat, is closed, and suing Google for…

By Patrick Austin

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Report: Millennials, Minorities Lead Shift To Digital Banking

Blacks, Hispanics, young people lead growth in mobile, online banking

African Americans, Hispanics, and millennials leaders in mobile, online banking, report finds.

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Business on the Go: 5 Great Apps for Savvy Entrepreneurs

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

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

By Teri Harrison

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Twitter ‘Buy Button’ Appears On Website

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue?

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue through the advent of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with BlackEnterprise.com to talk…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Instagram To Debut First Original TV Show

Is this a brave new step into the future or nah?

Instagram hopes to debut ‘Artistically Challenged,’ its first original TV show, to the masses exclusively…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Google Will Help Women And Minorities Learn Coding For Free

Partnership with Code School augment Google’s Women Techmakers Program

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

By Patrick Austin

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Former Tinder Dating App Exec Sued For Sexual Harassment

Co-founder says Justin Mateen forced her out of the company she helped build

Popular dating app Tinder is under fire as former employee and co-founder Whitney Wolfe says…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple CEO Celebrates In San Francisco Pride Parade

Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't march in the parade, but he did show his #ApplePride in person, as well as on Twitter

Apple CEO Tim Cook showed his support for Apple employees during San Francisco’s Pride Parade,…

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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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Amazon’s Drone Delivery Dreams Are Grounded

FAA bans commercial use, but recreational still allowed

Amazon's Prime Air service would deliver small packages to consumers via drone, hopefully while avoiding…

By Patrick Austin

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Get Paid: Swap Your MacBook Air For A Surface Pro 3

Make the trade and you’ll receive up to $650 off your purchase of a Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is slashing up to $650 off its brand new Surface Pro 3 tablet, as…

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Dismal 2%: Tech Diversity Reports Abysmal For Blacks

At companies like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo!, black professionals scarce

Facebook and Yahoo! have released reports detailing the diversity in their respective companies. Only 2%…

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Google Making Phones Affordable For Developing Countries

Android One will adhere to Google's standards and broaden access

Android One phones will adhere to Google’s standards, and get people around the world on…

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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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Google awards grants to boost innovation

Protests Arise Pegged To ‘Occupy Google’ And Net Neutrality

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn.

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn when protesters stormed the SEO juggernaut’s office…

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Tech Disruptors for Good: Goodie Hack Aims to Transform Communities Worldwide

Entrepreneurs, designers, developers and marketers, gather to help local organizations

Atlanta-based social good hackathon provides support to local organizations and breeds a new wave of…

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ESPN Will Have Bitcoin-Sponsored Football

Post-season NCAA game will be sponsored by a U.S. bitcoin payment startup

ESPN’s NCAA football game in St. Petersburg will be sponsored by startup Bitpay, making it…

By Patrick Austin

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Small Biz Spotlight: Google Gets Into Domain Name Game

Search engine giant taking on GoDaddy and other Web-hosting companies

Google, which has launched Google Domains, says 55% of small businesses still don’t have their…

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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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Office isn't just for Windows devices. Starting at $6.99 per month, you can get it on almost any device.

Microsoft Doubles Cloud Storage, Slashes Prices To Match Google

A terabyte of storage for seven bucks is just what Microsoft needs to become the go-to cloud service

Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud service will soon offer 15GB of free cloud storage, and increase Office…

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Google Pays $555 Million For Home-Monitoring Startup Dropcam

Dropcam and Nest say they won't sell ads or share user data, but many are skeptical

Google’s Nest is shelling out over $500 million for security camera company Dropcam in order…

By Patrick Austin

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The Newest Business Model? Pay $26.99 For $20

Washboard offers mail-order quarters for laundry

Washboard is a laundry-based startup with an interesting, confusing twist. It will send you $20…

By Patrick Austin

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Is Apple Preparing Multiple iWatch Models?

With sensors everywhere, it's hard to say what the wearable device won't track

Apple’s iWatch could debut with multiple sizes or styles and hit the market as soon…

By Patrick Austin

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Yo, This ‘Yo’ App Just Got $1 Million In Funding

You've got SnapChat for video, WhatsApp for texting, and now Yo for ... saying, "Yo."

Yo does one thing and one thing only. Say “Yo.” But it’s tearing up the…

By Patrick Austin

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Beats Headphones Banned At World Cup

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

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

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T-Mobile’s Free Music Streaming Service Is Bad News For Net Neutrality

CEO John Legere's aggressive move could set the Web down a dangerous path

T-Mobile’s John Legere announced Rhapsody unRadio, a free music streaming app for T-Mobile customers.

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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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King’s College Takes Bitcoin To School

A college degree, satellite TV, even pizza---all can be purchased with virtual currency

King’s College is the first accredited institution to accept bitcoin for tuition payment.

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Obama Hosts Inaugural White House Maker Faire

Inventors and scientists from around the country showed off 3D printed homes, low-cost incubators, and even mechanical animals.

A passenger-ready robotic giraffe was one of the many incredible inventions shown by students around…

By Patrick Austin

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New Emoji List Still Lacks Blacks

The Unicode Consortium says it's striving to create a more diverse landscape, but this update proves otherwise

The emoji list includes various hand signs, cat faces, and rocket ships, but no people…

By Patrick Austin

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If Dollars Were Like Bitcoins You Should Panic

GHash is claiming responsibility, but the bitcoin mining pool has promised not to cause any harm to the virtual currency market

Bitcoin miners often use high-powered machines or many low-power ones to generate bitcoins. (Image credit:…

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USA Robot To Compete In World Cup Soccer Challenge

Marquette University's cybernetic creations will take the field in Brazil.

With the hype of the World Cup Tournament in full swing, Americans are focused on…

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AT&T Customers’ Social Security Numbers Stolen In Hack

The company wouldn't disclose how many users were affected by the hack.
If you’ve received mail…

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The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear software.

Google Could Start Tracking Your Employees’ Health

The search giant could start gathering data on your fitness through its Android-compatible wearable devices

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google’s Android Wear…

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The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.

Tesla Wants To Give Its Battery Tech To Everyone For Free

Elon Musk's grand vision includes a world with a standard for electric cars, as opposed to today's proprietary charging methods

The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.
The indie darling…

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Beyoncé Donates $125,000 To TEDWomen Project

The gesture of motherhood will help 1,900 infants avoid hypothermia while spurring the development of a disruptive, low-cost incubator

Beyoncé is trying to help mothers around the world, and she’s using a startup to…

By Patrick Austin

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Amazon Launches Prime Music

It doesn't have as many songs as Spotify, but the company is betting on popularity rather than quantity

Amazon's Prime Music service will be ad-free and bundled with your Amazon Prime subscription. (Image…

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Google Wants In On Virgin Galactic’s Space Business

Talks of a deal have begun between Branson and the SEO giant.

Google is “slanging” its bucks around majorly after its $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging…

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George W. Bush’s Painting Hacker Gets Serious Time

Hacker "Guccifer" was able to hack into various political email addresses simply by guessing security questions with knowledge from Wikipedia

George W. Bush's initial works of art were revealed and spread online, which sparked a…

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Could This Startup Predict Your Next Business Partner?

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

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

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Bitcoin Goes More Mainstream In Yahoo! Finance

The finance site is treating the virtual currency like any other site, all while boosting its credibility among investors

Bitcoin's volatile value has been on the upswing over the last few weeks. (Image credit:…

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RadioShack Stock Plummets; Loss Widens To $98.3 Million

The company's battery life looks to be running on empty.

RadioShack is not out of the woods as the consumer electronics retailer is experiencing major…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Google Buys Satellite Maker Skybox For $500M

$500 million in cash was enough for Google to buy the satellite maker and expand its plans for truly global Internet access

Skybox Imaging is the second company acquired by Google for spreading Internet access, the first…

By Patrick Austin

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Four New Tech Items Revolutionizing Senior Living

It is our duty to take care of our elders.

Baby Boomers are now reaching their golden years, and as their offspring, we’re entrusted with…

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The 5 Best Black Girls Code Apps You Should Know

Imagine if the next generation of tech mavens looked like our daughters and sisters?!

For those who are unaware of the powerfully influential Black Girls CODE organization, please take…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Google Announces Driverless Cars In Less Than 10 Years

The SEO giant plans to revolutionize how the world drives its car.

Search engine juggernaut Google is hoping to alleviate the issue drivers feel when they’re brought…

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Apple Needed Beats To Fix iTunes Radio

Employees reportedly claimed upper management didn't understand how Spotify worked, and in some cases refused to learn

Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, founders of Beats Electronics (Image: BeatsByDre.com)
Apple’s $3 billion purchase of…

By Patrick Austin

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Did Amazon Just Tease A New Smartphone Device?

Believed to be a holographic 3D smartphone, Amazon is building anticipation for its next event.

In a cagey bit of Internet promotion, Amazon let loose a snippet clip to hype…

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If Amazon releases its own TV box, competitors like Apple and Roku may have to play catch-up.

Top 4 Things To Expect From Amazon’s Smartphone

On June 18, Amazon could announce a phone with 3D as its defining feature

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Amazon’s teaser trailer for its June 18 product announcement is more than likely its rumored…

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Target Hacking Aftermath Finds Success In ‘Cartwheel’ App

Browsing Target via mobile devices has jumped 251% in March alone.

Regarded as the largest theft of confidential information in years, Target has been targeted for…

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If Amazon releases its own TV box, competitors like Apple and Roku may have to play catch-up.

Amazon CEO’s Net Worth Rises $1.4B Thanks To Smartphone Rumors

Amazon's June 18 announcement could put the company in direct competition with almost every smartphone manufacturer, including Apple

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Sometimes rumors are good things. In the case of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, sometimes they’re…

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Apple’s Master Plan With Beats: Headphone Lockdown

Apple's proprietary connector could provide more features for headphones, but also damage consumer options thanks to its exclusivity

With Apple buying Beats for $3 billion, the company no doubt wants a return on…

By Patrick Austin

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Designers Say Hoodie Is Badge of Honor for Techies, Symbols Criminal Intent For Minorities

Clothing representing Silicon Valley wealth doesn’t translate across races

Crewneck tees, Adidas sandals, and hoodies have become the startup uniform in Silicon Valley as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sprint Prepared to Purchase T-Mobile For $32 Billion

Two of the largest telecom companies in the United States could become a threat to competition in the wireless industry

Sprint's Masayoshi Son is CEO of Softbank, and is reportedly shelling out $40 per share…

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RECAP: Beats By Dre Premieres ‘The Game Before The Game’

Pegged to the upcoming World Cup, company doubles down on billionaire status

Check out highlights from the world premiere showing of Beats by Dre’s ‘The Game Before…

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Google Overtakes Apple As No. 1 Most Valuable Brand

More consumers appreciate Google than Apple. Do you agree?

In 2013, Google knocked Apple out of the top spot as the most valued brand…

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Amazon’s Smartphone Could Arrive June 18

Amazon's media ecosystem and App store lends itself as the perfect companion to a new smartphone

Amazon has the e-reader market basically in a headlock, and is trying to do the…

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Motorola Moto X

Get a Moto X For $100 Off

The company's been sold to Lenovo and stripped of many patents, but Motorola's flagship phone is still a fan favorite

Motorola's Moto Maker program in Texas has popularized the Moto X as a customizable smartphone.…

By Patrick Austin

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Diane von Furstenberg Partners With Google For Designer Glass

Will Google's designer cache give Glass the boost it needs?

Diane von Furstenberg is a fan of Google Glass, employing it in her fashion shows…

By Patrick Austin

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Was Apple’s WWDC Announcement Compelling Enough To Switch?

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are feature-packed, but how does Android or Windows stack up?

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the company's Worldwide Developers Conference by announced upcoming software…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Will Let You Use Third-Party Keyboards in iOS 8

The company’s upcoming update will let you choose your own keyboard for your iOS device

Previously, getting a third-party keyboard onto your iPhone involved jailbreaking your device and dealing with…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Announces iOS 8 At WWDC

The upgrade brings Health, Apple's health management software, among many other new products

Apple's iOS 8 does a lot to address long-held complaints while providing new features for…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Announces OS X Yosemite At WWDC

A new look, a new notification center, and a new cloud storage system all give OS X Yosemite a forward-looking future

Apple’s WWDC revealed OS X Yosemite, which packs features like iCloud Drive, a new look,…

By Patrick Austin

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Motorola Moto X

Motorola’s Texas Factory Shutting Down

The factory employs 700 workers, and will be shut down at the end of 2014

Motorola's Moto Maker program in Texas has popularized the Moto X as a customizable smartphone.…

By Patrick Austin

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Lookout Uses Selfies To Catch Your Smartphone Thief

Lookout will send you an email when it detects suspicious activity, much like a bank account with unusual purchases

Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 have built-in security measures, like fingerprint sensors, to keep…

By Patrick Austin

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Facebook CEO, Wife, Donate $120M To San Francisco Schools

The donation will help provide Internet connectivity and computers as well as training for new staff

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were married in 2012 after dating since 2003.
Facebook CEO…

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DISH Network Will Accept Bitcoin

Dish is the largest company to accept the virtual currency, ahead of Overstock.com and Virgin America

The decision to accept Bitcoin as payment is great for customer convenience, and a differentiator…

By Patrick Austin

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Erik Moore

Why this Silicon Valley VC Avoids Gaming, Sports, Music

Bay Area investor fancies disruptive technologies in growth markets

An early investor in Zappos, an online shoe and clothing shop, he reaped the rewards…

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Google's David C. Drummond

2% of Google Employees Are Black

The newly released information highlights the racial and gender disparity in the tech community

David C. Drummond is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, as well as the…

By Patrick Austin

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Prototype Is Here

No gas pedal, no steering wheel, no problem

Google's newest self-driving car isn't just an SUV with cameras tacked on; all the sensors…

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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Homeless Coder Leo Grand Still Homeless

Leo Grand's ride-sharing app brought him celebrity and a bit of money, but he still hasn't spent it, and is still homeless

Homeless New Yorker Leo Grand and programmer Patrick McConlogue teamed up to create a ride-sharing…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Apple Preparing For The Connected Home?

Patents and Apple-sold connected devices could be signs the company is ready to control your home through its iDevices.

Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much…

By Patrick Austin

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Twitter Users Honor Maya Angelou With #MayaTaughtMe

Twitter users influenced by the work of author, poet, and director Maya Angelou went online to give their thanks to the woman who helped them discover themselves

Twitter users created the #MayaTaughtMe hashtag to share what they learned from the world-renowned poet.…

By Patrick Austin

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Rap Genius Co-founder Resigns Over Insensitive Santa Barbara Shooter Comments

Mahbod Moghadam left inappropriate annotations on the manifesto of shooter Elliot Rodgers

Mahbod Moghadam was a wild card at Rap Genius, and has been known to share…

By Patrick Austin

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Make It Rain App is Making $50,000 Per Day For Developers

The app may involve mindless swiping, but it does offer some delightful money tips if you look hard enough

Make It Rain: The Love of Money provides some helpful tips on investing while you're…

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

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